Musings from a Landowner

On a quiet evening last week, I walked to the back of my property to watch the sunset. I hiked my familiar path through the cedars and the pine trees, and as I turned a corner I came face-to-face with a group of deer grazing quietly. I watched, entranced, and soon realized I wasn’t alone. … Read more

From Northumbria to Normandy – Hadrian’s Wall to Juno Beach.

In October 2024, the team is leading a 15-day walking tour entitled From Northumbria to Normandy – Hadrian’s Wall to Juno Beach. Along with our partners at Ellison Travel, our tours use the heritage walking principle, an approach that encourages experiencing history through gentle/achievable walking on an exciting historical itinerary. In October 2024, the … Read more

President’s Comments February 2024

What are we doing? Our Board The Board continues to change with new faces and a continuing determination to support each board role with dedicated assistance and, where appropriate, volunteer teams. Stuart Law, one of our avid hike leaders, is our new Hike Director.  He will share a portion of his duties with Margery Cruise, … Read more

Upcoming Events

Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club Events for 2024 Mark the dates on your calendars! Stay Tuned! More information to followcloser to the dates… Tecumseth Earth Fest – April 27 Make Mono Shine, Mono Centre – May 4 Dufferin Hi-Land BTC 2 Day End2End – May 11/12 DHBTC Solstice Event – June 15 Alliston Potato Festival … Read more

Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club Directors

Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club Directors Revised: January 2024 For more information click on the drop down menu to reach the person you need. President:  John Dickason BTC Rep:  Bill Duron Treasurer: Alison Campbell Secretary: Helen Bailey Hike Director: Stuart Law Land Securement, Landowner Relations and Interim Trail Maintenance Coordinator: Carl Alexander Land Stewardship Director:  … Read more

President’s Comments

DHBTC Social Meet Up 2023 The annual year end “Social Meet-up” occurred in November last year with the objective of showing people from our local communities who we are, what we do, and how they might contribute. Most non-members learn of us through hiking the Bruce Trails. So, Stewart Law our new Hike Director, led … Read more

The Life and Times of Peter Blackmere

When Peter and his wife Carol relocated to Orangeville 10 years ago, his tax accounting business behind him, retirement had a rosy glow. Peter wanted nothing more to do with numbers and files, computers, and regulations. Peter’s life had always involved a wide variety of volunteer positions, the last being a full-time driver for Meals … Read more

Introducing: Our New Biodiversity Plans

By Martina Rowley   Following the enrolment of our new Board of Directors in August, DHBTC has started making good use of its fresh energy and new ideas.  As a new Director at Large, I started without a specific role, so I could get to know the club and its purpose and discover an area … Read more

President’s Message

Big changes at the club board When seventy percent of members are new to the board or in new roles, exciting changes are certain to occur. Helen Bailey, Club Secretary, and Robert Verhagen, Land Steward Director, are busy in their past roles which have expanded to assisting others on the board. Carl Alexander, Landowner Relations … Read more

New! National Hiker Award

Stepping into Nature… Are You up to the Challenge? This program is about uniting hikers across Canada from the Yukon to Newfoundland and Labrador. It is also an education program about hiking trails and hikers in Canada.  There are four challenges to complete for the National Hiker Award badge and Certificate.  The requirement is to … Read more