Our guest speaker was Corrie Kellestine of the Bruce Trail Club. Corrie recently retired and is now taking time to pursue her hobby of hiking and serves as the Media Relations Director with the Niagara Chapter of the Bruce Trail Club. Corrie told us she has had a life-long passion for the outdoors. She is working on hiking the entire 885 kilometres of the trail from Queenston to Tobermory. Nine Bruce Trail clubs look after the maintenance of the main trail, about 50% of which is on private land. Six million people live within 90 minutes of the trail, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. The trail grew from an initial idea in 1960, with the first blazes painted in 1962. The trail officially opened in 1967 and now has over 400,000 visitors annually.
For anyone interested, the Bruce Trail Clubs offer opportunities for membership, volunteering, and donations. Click here to learn more.
At our next monthly meeting on May 14th, we will hear from Cathy Summers on the subject of war-time housing in a talk entitled “Home from War”.
The photos below were taken by Wayne Tester of our club along the Bruce Trail. Click on each picture for a closer look!