Spring is near, AGM next month

Signs of spring

“Forty years ago, February 19th, 1975, a group of individuals got together to discuss the possibilities of establishing a walking trail in the Elgin County area”. written by the late William Stewart in 1979. Look at us now! Ninety members and a very dedicated executive. Our hard work behind the scenes makes it possible for many to enjoy the trail. The hard work of our maintenance crew ensures a safe enjoyable hike. This work is ongoing and never ends. Thank you to all who give freely of their time. Sincere thanks to our landowners.

This year we submitted the following 6 names for the “2015 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards” sponsored by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.

  • Tom Beharrel (trail maintenance, grass cutting, executive position) 5 years
  • John and Mary Kirkland (whenever and where ever needed) 25 years
  • Paul Nicli (Spirit Walk) 10 years
  • Mara Scomparin (Spirit Walk) 15 years
  • Dave Nopper (executive) 5 years

Each will receive a lapel pin and a certificate in recognition of their commitment as a volunteer. Thank you to all of you.

Within the next month you will receive a call from the nominating committee, Mary Kirkland, John and Jeanette Cervan re AGM and positions open on the executive. Please consider what you might be able to help with and the time frame you would be available; if not able to commit a full year to.
If you have any suggestions re our 40th anniversary celebrations in the fall please share them.

Looking forward to all our hard work of planning spring activities to producing a lot of spring and summer FUN!
Happy trails,