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Spring Salutations!

THIS ISSUE: We announce several upcoming events such as the Trailhead North Algoma Trails Symposium, Spring Hike Day 2018, Take a Hike For Headwaters, and the Oak Ridges Trail Association's annual 'Adventure Relay'. 

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

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Trailhead North Algoma

April 26th & 27th, 2018

Trailhead North Algoma is a northern Trails Symposium hosted by the Ontario Trails Council in Sault Ste. Marie bringing together a broad range of stakeholders from both public and private sectors including tourism, regional organizations, public health, trails user groups and clubs, universities, colleges, municipalities, and First Nations. Engaged trail advocates and professionals, local and from further afield, will meet in Algoma to discuss topics such as cycling trails, urban trails, winter activities and other common trail topics. The venue for this event is the Water Tower Inn.

The agenda for this one-of-a-kind Northern Ontario event includes training workshops, information sessions, and innovative problem-solving sessions, a range of keynote speakers as well as numerous opportunities for networking including a trade show of product and service providers related to trails in and around Algoma.

To register for this great event, please visit: trailheadnorth.com

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Spring Hike Day

May 5, 2018

A province-wide celebration by Hike Ontario and our member clubs in recognition of our birthday! In 1975, Premier William Davis proclaimed Sunday April 27, 1975 as Ontario Hiking Day. Now named Spring Hike Day, we celebrate it annually on the first Sunday in May.

Spring Hike Day highlights the recreational benefits of hiking and walking in support of the Province's ACTIVE2010 Project and raises awareness of our ongoing campaign entitled "Hike for the Health of It!"

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Following a very successful inaugural event last year, the second annual Take a Hike for Headwaters is returning to Mulmur! Taking place on Saturday, June 2, 2018, this outdoor family suitable event provides participants with the choice of three richly rewarding routes along the beautiful and rolling trails of the Dufferin-Hi-land section of the Bruce TrailThe Challenge (approx. 3 hours) designed for the seasoned hiker, The Intermediate (approx. 2 hours) and The Family (approx. 1 hour) – and incorporates sections of spectacular private land opened up for this annual fundraising event.

The goal of Take a Hike for Headwaters is to raise funds to purchase vital medical equipment for Headwaters Health Care Centre, the hospital serving the residents of the Dufferin-Caledon region.

For more information or to register, please visit: hhcfoundation.com/events

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ORTA Adventure Relay

June 9, 2018

The Adventure Relay is a team event in support of the Oak Ridges Trail Association.

A fabulous 160km relay race, divided into 14 stages, including canoeing, biking and running legs, an amazing experience for Elite, Recreational and Corporate teams.Teams range from 2 to 15 members, everyone from veteran adventure racers to active recreational athletes looking for a brand new challenge or wanting to push themselves further.

The route runs from Rice Lake in the east across forest trails and country roads to the finish line in King City.

The event takes place on Saturday, June 9, 2018 – early bird registration available until April 30th.

For more information, please visit the Oak Ridges Trail Association event page here: www.oakridgestrail.org/adventure-relay/

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