Welcome from our President

The Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club has had a very busy year since the April 2019 AGM. Our club held a fundraiser with Theatre Orangeville in May, we held our annual Volunteer picnic in June, in July we did the Xmas tree pruning and were joined by our CEO. In September, the club supported a trail run through the Forks of the Credit,the annual Bruce Trail Day event took place in October, as well as the Elora film festival event and in December the club held our annual Christmas sales at Hockleycrest Farm and the Winter Pot luck. Details of these events will be in the individual director’s reports. We now have over 1000 members in the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club for the first time in our clubs history! Congratulations all. Our financial outlook is good as you will see in the treasurer’s report. Our trail maintenance and land stewardship teams work year-round, as do all our volunteers in their individual portfolios and as you will see reading their individual reports. The hiking program is thriving and has had a significant change with the introduction of the unified BTC hike listing. The student hiking program was also very successful in 2019.

Now with the Covid19 creating a new environment, everything has changed and cancellations are in place for all our regularly scheduled activities, including the 2020 AGM which had been scheduled for April 5th.

The annual board reports are being made available on line for all club members to read and the slate for the 2020-2021 board is shown below. For the first time, you will all be able to vote online this year as well.

Standing for the 2020 -2021 board of directors for CHBTC are:

Heidi Bischof Louise Carberry Sally Cohen
Colleen Darrell Sandy Green Bob Ferguson
Gary Hall Sheila Kingsborough David Lamb
Peter Leeney Rob Martin Janice McClelland
Diane McKenzie Heather Murch Joan Richard
Marilyn Ross Andree Zeritsch

As is always done, the specific positions for each elected board member will be determined by the board after the election.

The CHBTC has an outstanding board of directors who give many hours working towards a successful club and I would like to thank them all for their contributions to the club. I would like to thank Julia de Paz for her time working in the role of Director of Publicity as she is moving on to other club activities. And I would also like to thank Jackie Clark for her time and efforts for our club social events.

I look forward to another great year as we continue to work on “Preserving a ribbon of wilderness for everyone forever”

-Marilyn Ross

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