Winter is Here!

THIS ISSUE: Held over due to popular demand - a great opportunity to get a 20% discount from Coleman Canada - EXCLUSIVE to our Club Members. We reveal the upcoming Mood Walks 2017 Summit, and announce some of our upcoming Training Courses. Also included, details of our involvement in the provincial 'Specialist High Skills Major' education program, and encourage everyone to check out some of the great Volunteer Opportunities available at Hike Ontario.

As always, stay happy and healthy in the great outdoors, hikers. We wish you Happy Trails!


Coleman Canada 20% Off Event

Due to overwhelming demand, this great deal has been extended!

Coleman Canada, a global leader in Outdoor Equipment & Gear, is offering 20% off ALL regular priced items at colemancanada.ca!

As one of our valued partners in supporting 'Get Outside Day', Hike Ontario is extremely pleased to work with Coleman Canada to provide this special offer.

This discount is available EXCLUSIVELY to Hike Ontario Club Members.

Learn more here: hikeontario.com/coleman20percentoff/


Coming Soon...Stay Tuned!


Mood Walks II: Youth In Transition

Summit 2017 (Feb. 26)

The 2017 Mood Walks summit will be an opportunity for 40+ agencies participating in the Mood Walks for Youth in Transition project to come together and share their experiences. This event will include key learnings from the project, storytelling, and learning opportunities for mental health professionals, program leaders, volunteers, project partners and youth participants. The summit will also be an opportunity to exchange knowledge and explore other areas of mental health, nature, physical activity and youth engagement. Over 200 participants are expected from across Ontario.

For more information, please visit: www.moodwalks.ca/news-and-events/summit2017/


Upcoming Training Courses

Did you know you can view all of Hike Ontario’s public training courses on our online Course Calendar? Whether you’re interested in the introductory ‘Safe Hiker Program’, aspire to guide others as a ‘Certified Hike Leader’, or wish to expand your skills to ‘Wilderness Hike Leader’ – we have you covered.

To see all the future training courses that will be offered in the next 3 months, be sure to check out our website HERE.


Specialist High Skills Major

The Ontario Ministry of Education's Specialist High Skills Majors program allows students to focus on a future career through a bundle of classroom courses, workplace experiences and sector certifications.

Hike Ontario is a provincially recognized supplier for training and certification to support the Specialist High Skills Majors program goals. We offer the Safe Hiker Program and Certified Hike Leader to SHSM schools and welcome the chance to work with you and your students.

You can learn more about this great program HERE.


Volunteers Needed!

Help us grow the joy of hiking in this province by supporting Hike Ontario. As a non-profit
organization, we rely almost entirely on volunteers to meet the increasing public interest
for simple, inexpensive, and healthy methods to stay fit and enjoy.

If you or anyone you know is interested in some great opportunities, just let us know. Volunteers are always welcome.

We are looking for people with skills in marketing, public relations, fundraising, writing, and advocacy. Many of these roles are a great fit for post-secondary students, seasonal workers, and retirees.

Positions include:

• Web/Media/Graphics Artist

• Documentation Specialist

• Database Developer

• Archivist

• Photographer/Videographer

If you require additional information, believe you can assist Hike Ontario in some other role, or would like to make a donation, please contact us at info@hikeontario.com.


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