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Glengarry Trails Summer 2016 Newsletter

2016 Glengarry Trails Run/Walk August 28th

Sunday Aug 28 Registration 8:30 am Run/Walk begins at 9 am. Starting location is the Bonnie Glen Pavillion, 15956 County Road 34, Alexandria ON.  

A Timed Run: 8 km, 4 km, 2 km or 1/2 km or a Sunday Walk 4 km, 2 km, 1/2 km

Registration at the event $35 Individual $60 Family 

Advance registration $30 Individual $60 Family  at www,glengarrytrails.com

Net proceeds will benefit Glengarry Trails maintenance and development and the projects of La Fondation de l’Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital Foundation.


Township of North Glengarry Grant $3500

The Township of North Glengarry has granted $3471.24 to the Friends of Glengarry Trails for advertising and new materials to enhance the 2016 Glengarry Trails Walk/Run event which will be held August 28th.  Advance registration is available on the website GlengarryTrails.com


Photo Submissions

We welcome your photos of your activities on the trails for our web page at GlengarryTrails.com and for our Facebook page .  Please email to patricia_kerr@yahoo.com with a note about granting your permission to publish.  


Ongoing Events on the Trails

Work Bee on the Trails:  To keep the trails in good shape, the Board has decided to have a Work Bee the 1st Monday of each month. The first session will be this coming Monday, August 1st. Contact Helena at 613-347-2573,

Anyone interested is invited to meet at the Lakeshore Rd parking lot at 9:00 am. (weather permitting) We will work until noon.  Since the deerflies are very active it would be good to wear protective gear or at least hats, gloves, long pants and long sleeves. Some of the jobs that need to be done are scraping moss and weeds off the board walks, clipping brush, moving gravel. Feel free to bring any tools you feel may be useful.

The Glengarry Trails Walking Group meets at the Alexandria Island Park parking lot on Wednesdays at 9:00am. New walkers are most welcome. Contact Helena McCuaig 613-347-2573  helenamccuaig@sympatico.ca


Province Passes Act to Support Ontario's Trails

New Legislation Takes Action to Protect and Enhance Trails System June 1, 2016 12:28 P.M.

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Today, Ontario passed legislation that will sustain and improve the province's trails system, helping to build a healthier and more prosperous Ontario. 

The Supporting Ontario's Trails Act, 2016 will strengthen ‎Ontario's extensive trails system. It will protect and enhance thousands of kilometres of the province's urban, suburban, rural and remote land and water trails while also encouraging its expansion by:

• Providing the trails community with enhanced tools to effectively develop, operate and promote trails

• Removing barriers to help connect and expand trails across the province

• Increasing trail awareness and promoting local tourism by enabling the recognition of Ontario trails of distinction, supporting communities and jobs across Ontario

• Enabling the development of a classification system to help users find trails that match their interest and ability.

The new legislation also makes amendments to existing legislation to address liability, trespassing and protection of property issues.