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 a hike through Mono Cliffs Park and David Francis spoke about the National Hiker award Trail Challenge. You can find out more about this initiative to unite and educate Canadian Hikers on our website under ‘What’s New’ New! National Hiker Award – Dufferin Bruce Trail Club

But as most members know we are far more than just a trail. To emphasize BTC ‘s expertise in land stewardship and strengthening biodiversity Martina Rowley, Biodiversity Committee Chair, asked attendees to consider what biodiversity means to them and why it was important. Clearly a success as at least two new members volunteered to join her committee.

Our volunteers recognize they can be involved in more than just the work they do on the trails and the lands around them. They are a part of a social community, and this event offered the more than 60 attendees an opportunity to mingle with friends, meet like minded people, to win prizes, to shop for gifts, all while getting a free lunch.

I particularly want to thank Marianne Dzuba, Helen Bailey, Marianne Rowley and Susan Bate for organizing the event and Susan for standing in for me as I enjoyed the ER services of Orangeville hospital. I look forward to being there in person next year.

 

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