Innaugural Rosy Rhubarb Hike

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Rosy Rhubarb has been going on for 22 years. Each year the funds raised have been poured back into the community. Helping to build Keystone Complex and the War Memorial and currently the new Library.
We only had 7 people for the first walk but the weather was mild and sunny. A deer walked in front of the group on Blind Line and a turkey vulture was seen sunning itself on a hydro tower. Jackie heard bobolink, but neither of us were able to spot them. In the wet spots the mosquitoes were active, always take deet when hiking. The hike turned out to be 9.5 kms, just long enough for everyone to work up an appetite.
The Dutton Lions club prepared a great breakfast for everyone. Some people still had room for rhubarb sauce and ice cream. After a brief walk around Rosy Rhubarb we headed back to the cars. Thanks to Jim Northey for suggesting and planning this hike.
We are all looking forward to doing it again, weather willing in 2015.
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Laura Secord Anniversary Hike

30 km hike Queenston to De Cew House
30 km hike Queenston to De Cew House

Please advise D.J. if you are interested before June 9th.

1) ONE DAY HIKE – Saturday, June 15th
Check in by 5:45am at De Cew House. The bus will take you to Queenston to start your trek. The hike takes between 5 and 7 hours to complete depending on your pace. There will be four check points along the way and a light lunch will be served at De Cew. Registration is $20.
Send cheque payable to “Niagara Bruce Trail Club” along with your email address to:
Marion Roggeband
2 Kitto Blvd
Grimsby ON L3M 1E2
For more information contact Marion at 289-235-7584 or email: marrogg@hotmail.com
More information at Niagara Club.

A special badge is being created to commemorate the 200th year since Laura Secord’s journey to advise of American attack.

D.J. Smale would prefer a one day hike on June 15th. Going to the area Friday night and staying overnight so that we are ready for the 5:45 am start on the Saturday. D.J. has spoken to Marion and she recommends staying the Friday night at Brock University residence – $50.00 per night per person. A single room per person, two people sharing one bathroom. Rooms are currently available and D.J. would be willing to do the booking. De Cew house, the starting point for the hike is only 5 minutes away from Brock. If anyone is interested in going please contact D.J. at 519-765-2029 before June 9, 2013.


Option 2 below is just for info.

2) TWO DAY HIKE – Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16
Check in by 6:45am at Woodend Conservation Area on Saturday June 15th. The bus will take you to Queenston to start your trek. There will be a check point along the route.
On Sunday you will check in by 7:45am at De Cew House and the bus will take you to Woodend where you will continue your hike to De Cew House. There will be one check point and a light lunch will be served at De Cew House. Registration is $25.
Send cheque payable to “Niagara Bruce Trail Club” along with your email address to:
Margaret Northfield
6340 McMicking St
Niagara Falls ON L2J 4L3
For more information contact Margaret at 905-354-0188 or email: northfields@sympatico.ca