Friday, February 12, 2016

Ontario Trails News - Trailhead Ontario 2016, Trailhead Georgian Bay, Trailhead North

Educate Folks about Winter with an OTC Poster!
In order to best explain our relationship between users and our organizations we have produced an "Ontario Trails and...(Use Group)" poster series. Each member group has a page on the OTC website where OTC explains what we do, and the member explains what they do, so that people can see how we work together.

In addition it is clear that the relationship between major use groups and the Ontario Trails Council is not well understood. We have circulated the poster template to member organizations in the interest of having them add their voice to a better public understanding of their work. 

As the OTC continues to grow, and we work with the major use groups as they work to secure land for their activity, and as we work with land managers to promote and manage land access, the OTC wants everyone to understand we want resolution to local issues, with the regulatory and legislative changes that makes all our jobs easier, without losing sight of regulations and safety.

Know a user or trail group you'd like to have a poster for?

Ask them if they are a current OTC Member. If they are we'd be happy to produce a poster for everybody to use. 

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We are also working with Conservation Ontario, and have asked others such as Ontario Invasive Species, County Forest Managers and Ontario Parks to participate in this important public awareness campaign.

For more information contact: Patrick Connor, at 613-484-1140, execdir@ontariotrails.ca


OTC Ramping Up Regional Trail Symposiums

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Trailhead Ontario - Renfrew 2016
Monday
 
 
8:30-9:00AM
Registration
Coffee Served
9:00-9:15AM
Welcome remarks
Dignitaries
9:15-10:00AM
Presentation
Renfrew County and Eastern Ontario Trails
10:00-10:30AM
Presentation
Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization
10:30-10:45AM
Break
Coffee Break
10:45-11:15AM
Presentation
Petawawa - the development of our Regional Trail Association
11:15-11:45AM
Presentation
Ottawa Valley Outdoor Experiences
11:45-12:15PM
Presentation
Parks of the St. Lawrence
12:15-1:00 PM
Lunch
 
1:00-2:00PM
Presentation
Updates on the Trails Act and the Ontario Trails Strategy
with the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport
2:00-2:30PM
Presentation
City of Ottawa Trails
2:30-2:45PM
Break
Coffee Break
2:45-3:15PM
Presentation
Trans Canada Trail Ontario
3:15-3:45PM
Presentation
National Capital Commission
3:45-4:15PM
Presentation
CycleON - Updates and Progress
4:15-4:45PM
Presentation
Understanding and Preventing Lyme Disease
4:45-5:15PM
Presentation
Sentiers Prescott Russell and Glengarry Trails
5:15-6PM
Networking
Cash Bar
6PM - 9PM
Dinner & Keynote Speaker
Federal Climate Change Initiatives and Trails
 
 
 
Tuesday
 
 
8:30 – 9:00AM
Registration
Coffee Served
9:00-9:15 AM
Welcome remarks
Dignitaries - Madawaska Valley
9:15-9:45AM
Presentation
Madawaska Valley and Township Trail Developments
10:00-10:30AM
Plenary Session
Principles of Trail Risk Management
10:30-10:45AM
Coffee Break
 
10:45-11:30AM
Plenary Session
Trails Risk Management - How to Say Yes to Trails
Noon-1PM
Lunch
Networking Lunch
1:00-2:00PM
Plenary Session
Water Trails - Developing trails for Use
2:00-2:45PM
Plenary Session
Ottawa River-Keeper - programs and plans for development
2:45-3:00PM
Break
 
3:00-3:30PM
Plenary Session
Hunting and Fishing Trail Use of MNRF Lands
3:30-4:00PM
Plenary Session
Mattawa Trail Development
4:00-4:30PM
Plenary Session
First Nation Tourism and Trails
4:30PM
Wrap-up and Next Steps
Trailhead Canada 2017!


Trailhead North - Marathon
 
Trailhead North Symposium Itinerary - April 20, 21, 2016
Event Outdoor Hike with Pic River First Nation - REGISTER
Wednesday
 
 
Presenters
8:30 - 9:00AM
Registration
 
 
9:00-9:30AM
Welcome remarks
Coffee Served
Mayor Dumas and Chief Michano
9:30-10:30AM
Marathon, Pic River and our Northern Trails
Sponsor
Bob Hancherow, and Chief Duncan Michano Pic River FN
10:30-10:45AM
Break
 
 
10:45-12:30AM
Presentation
Parks Experiences - Pukaskwa National Park and Neys Provincial
Roel Teunissen, Park Planning, Ontario Parks. Sharon Hayes, Pukaskwa National Park.
 
Presentation
Group of Seven Trail
Kirsten Spence, Quercwood Consulting
 PresentationNorthern Ontario ExperiencesCarole Caputo and Paul Pepe, Director of Tourism Thunder Bay
12:30-1:00 PM
Lunch
 
 
1:00 - 1:30PM
Presentation
Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport
 Jim Antler and Carol Oitment
1:30 - 2:00PM
Presentation
Trans Canada Trail
Mike Goodyear, Trail Director Trans Canada Trail
2:00-2:30PM
Presentation
Path of the Paddle and Trail Auditing
Carrie Nolan, Executive Director POPA
2:30-2:45PM
Break
Trans Canada Trail Ontario - Sponsor
 
2:45-3:15PM
Presentation
Importance of Trails for Northern Ontario Tourism
David McLaughlan and Susan Forrest, NOT
3:15-3:45PM
Presentation
World Class Cross Country - Destination Marathon
Marathon X-Country Ski, Dr. David Juliano
 3:45-4:15PM
Presentation
Northern Snowmobile Trails
Dennis Burns with Craig Colbourne
4:15-4:45 PM
Presentation
OAC - Ontario Access Coalition - Places to Climb
Jana Wells
 
Break
 
 
5:30-6PM
Networking
Cash Bar
 
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Dinner & Keynote Speaker
Trails, Travels and Experiences, A personal perspective
Michael Haynes, Trails Ambassador and Author
 
Silent Auction
 
 
Thursday
 
 
 
8:30 - 9AM
Registration
Coffee Served
 
9:00-9:15 AM
Welcome remarks
 
Kirsten Spence, Patrick Connor
9:15-10AM
Presentation
Funding for Trails with NOHFC, FedNor and Ontario Trillium Foundation
Maureen Brophy OTF,  Sean Irwin NOHFC, and Jamie Taylor FedNor
10:00-10:15AM
Break
Coffee Break
 
10:15-11:15 AM
Presentation
Aboriginal Tourism Ontario Summit Report
Kevin Eshkawkogan, Aboriginal Tourism Summit
11:15-Noon
Presentation
Hunting and Fishing Trail Use of MNRF Lands
Greg Farrant, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters with Greg Rivard
Noon-1PM
Lunch
Networking Lunch
 
1:00-2:00PM
Presentation
Outfitters and Tripping - How to Get North
 Steve Bruno, Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership
2:00-3:00PM
Presentation
Voyageur Trail - Developments along the Trail
Carole Blacquiere, President VTA
3:00-3:45PM
Presentation
 Outdoor Recreation - the Tourism Experience
Dr. Harvey Lemelin, Lakehead University
 3:45-$:00PM
Wrap-up and Next Steps
 
Kirsten Spence, Patrick Connor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As at 11/2/2016 Program content subject to change based on availability.


Trailhead Georgian Bay

May 11th, Killarney Park Lodge.
Wednesday
 
 
Presenters
8:30 - 9:00AM
Registration
 
 
9:00-9:30AM
Welcome remarks
Coffee Served
Kirsten Spence, Patrick Connor
9:30-10:30AM
About The Georgian Bay Coast Trail
Sponsor
GBCT Board
10:30-10:45AM
Break
 
 
10:45-12:15AM
Presentation
Killarney Provincial Park - A Lead Partner in Development
Killarney Provincial Park
 
Presentation
Friends of Killarney
Friends of Killarney
 
 Presentation
Trail Experiences - Explorer's Edge
James Murphy, RTO12
 
 Presentation
Auditing and Planning our Route
Niall Lobely
12:15-1:00 PM
Lunch
 
 
1:00 - 2:00PM
Presentation
Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport
Carol Oitment
 
 Presentation
Indigenous Peoples Economic Development
Local First Nations
2:00-2:30PM
Presentation
Trail Inventories Georgian Bay Partners
 Kirsten Spence
2:30-2:45PM
Break
Trans Canada Trail Ontario - Sponsor
 Al McPherson
2:45-3:15PM
Presentation
Importance of Variety of Trails
GBBR and GBCR
 3:15-3:45PM
Presentation
Great Lakes Guardian Plant and Trail Inventory
 Henvy Inlet and Ontario Trails
3:45-4:15PM
Presentation
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Local MNRF
4:15-4:45 PM
Presentation
Relations with Local Landowners
Georgian Bay Landowners Association
4:45 - 5:15
Wrap-up
Thanks
GBCT
As at 11/2/2016 Program content subject to change based on availability.