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Mapleton Receiving Flood-Damage Assistance / Mapleton reçoit une aide à la reprise après des inondations

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Ministry of Municipal Affairs

 

Mapleton Receiving Flood-Damage Assistance

Ontario Funding Local Recovery Efforts

 

NEWS                                                                                                                          April 4, 2018

 

Ontario is providing financial support through the Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance (MDRA) program to help the Township of Mapleton with recovery efforts for flood damage that occurred last year.

 

Significant rainfall on June 22 and 23, 2017 caused widespread flooding throughout Midwestern Ontario. The funds will help with culvert and road repairs, and rebuilding shoreline infrastructure in Mapleton. The township may be eligible for as much as $359,601 in provincial funding under the program.

 

The MDRA program helps municipalities address extraordinary emergency response costs and damage to essential property or infrastructure like bridges, roads and public buildings, as a result of a natural disaster.

 

QUOTES

 

“Helping communities recover after natural disasters is a priority for our government. I am pleased that Mapleton is able to access the funding it needs to make essential repairs to local infrastructure that was damaged by last year’s spring floods.”

— Bill Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs

 

QUICK FACTS

 

§  The province delivers the MDRA program, which provides funding to eligible municipalities using a cost-sharing formula.

§  A municipality may be eligible under the MDRA program if its disaster-related costs reach a threshold of three per cent of its Own-Purpose Taxation levy.

§  The MDRA program was activated in Clarence-Rockland, Frontenac Islands, Horton, Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards and Lincoln in 2017 to help offset costs associated with flood recovery efforts and damage to public infrastructure. Ontario has committed up to $2.3 million to help cover response costs and damage to infrastructure in these communities.

 

LEARN MORE

 

Preparing for an emergency

 

Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance Guidelines

 

Mapleton

e: http://news.ontario.ca/m/48791

f: http://news.ontario.ca/m/48792

 

Mark Cripps, Minister’s Office

416-585-6842

Mark.Cripps@ontario.ca

 

Praveen Senthinathan, Communications Branch

416-585-7066

MMA.media@ontario.ca

ontario.ca/mma

Disponible en français

 

 

Plan Ahead to Reduce the Impacts of Extreme Weather Events / Préparez-vous pour réduire les répercussions des phénomènes météorologiques extrêmes

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs has prepared the attached to assist residents, businesses and communities plan ahead to reduce the impacts of extreme weather events.  We would appreciate
you sharing this information with your readers, viewers and listeners.

 

 

Regards,

Lee Alderson

Media Relations / Spokesperson

Ministry of Municipal Affairs

416-585-7066

MMA.Media@Ontario.ca

 

 

 

HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre announces: HOUSEHOLD CHINA COMMUNITY DONATION MATCHING – Press Release: April 2, 2018

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Waterloo, Ontario – Today, HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre officially announces the Household China Community Donation Matching Drive effective April 2nd – 7th, 2018.

In partnership with their retirement and liquidation, Household China was inspired to place the spotlight on HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre. Many previous and existing customers, family, friends, acquaintances and vendors of Household China have been affected by cancer in their lives, and this was 
a way to give back to the community while honoring those that remain dear to Household China’s heart. Traudie Kauntz, owner of Household China is currently facing her own battle with cancer. Donations will be matched up to a maximum of $10,000. Donations may be made by visiting www.hopespring.ca, by phone (519) 742- HOPE (4673), or in person (at the back entrance of the Inn of Waterloo), 475 King St. N, Waterloo, ON.

“We have been blessed with this generous offer from Household China. In our year of establishing sustainability, this initiative could not have come at a better time. Household China has been a big supporter of HopeSpring over the years and was a famous contributor to our Holiday Home Tour. We thank Traudie and the team at Household China for believing in the free cancer care programming we offer to the community. If you have ever thought of supporting HopeSpring, now is the perfect time to maximize your donation!” – Shuchanna Swaby, Board Chair

“I have known several people who have used the services at HopeSpring over the years. Their stories have moved me in a deep way, especially now that I am facing my own cancer journey. I believe living life fully and making a difference is all that truly matters. It was a natural fit to offer matching donations to HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre. I am urging the community, businesses, the movers and shakers of the community to reach deep into their pockets and help HopeSpring during this blitz. I am so looking forward to helping HopeSpring in this way.” Traudie Kauntz, Owner

About HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre
Until a cure for cancer is found, those facing the diagnosis need a source of support & information in order to cope with the challenges. Since 1995 HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre has offered free individual and group programs and services to people living with cancer and their families. You can learn more about HopeSpring by visiting www.hopespring.ca

About Household China
Household China & Gifts is a family run business in its second generation. We officially opened our doors at our current location in 1966 & since then have attempted to provide the best prices & service to all of our customers. You can learn more about Household China by visiting www.householdchina.ca

For additional information and media inquiries please contact:
Shawn Hlowatzki – President, Board of Directors
Chair, Communications
HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre
(519) 404-2998
shlowatz@estee.ca

HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre
Shuchanna Swaby – Chair, Board of Directors
boardchair@hopespring.ca

Household China
Traudie Kauntz
traudie@grokopolis.com
(519) 884-2792
.

 

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Press Release: STEM Camp launching in First Nation communities (English and French version)

 

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March 26, 2018 (Embro, ON) – “STEM Camp launching in First Nation communities”

Release Date: Monday March 26, 2018

 

STEM Camp, the Saugeen Ojibway Nation and Bruce Power are pleased to announce the launch of two STEM Camp’s in the communities of Saugeen and Neyaashiinigmiing this upcoming summer. Through discussions and coordinating with the community Youth Leaders and Bruce Power's Indigenous Relations team, this initiative will be the first-ever STEM Camp to be carried out within First Nations.

 

The purpose of providing a STEM Camp to these communities is to provide inspirational and fun educational activities for Indigenous children aged 5 through 13 and to provide a mechanism to learn more about their history and culture through, or in conjunction with, STEM-based activities. This is a pilot project that, if successful, could be transferred to other First Nation communities.

 

Kevin Cougler, CEO and Founder, STEM Camp: “The STEM Camp’s in the communities of Nawash and Neyaashiinigmiing are a wonderful opportunity to merge the world of STEM and traditional Indigenous teachings together. We are extremely honoured to be asked to participate in this initiative and hope other First Nations communities will decide to participate in the future.”

 

“We are very excited to have our youth participate in this pilot project. We need more Indigenous engineers, doctors, and scientists in Canada. STEM Camps are a fantastic opportunity for our young people to get exposure to science and technology,” – Chief Lester Anoquot of Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation.

 

“We are pleased at the opportunity to bring STEM education initiatives to our community. Partnering with STEM Camp in this pilot project is something that we are proud to be a part of and we look forward to seeing the program incorporate our traditional beliefs and values. Thank you to Bruce Power for its sponsorship”.  – Chief Greg Nadjiwon, Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation

 

"Bruce Power is proud to support the promotion of STEM in our local communities. It is particularly special to be a part of this remarkable pilot project in Saugeen and Nawash First Nations." said Mike Rencheck, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Being a part of this effort aligns with our focus areas of STEM education, cultural growth and youth development and we are excited about this program."

 

 

About STEM Camp

STEM Camp is a Canadian registered not-for-profit organization with a mandate to offer quality STEM-based programming through educational activities. STEM Camp started in 2013 and specializes in summer camps designed to inspire children ages 5-13 through hands-on and inquiry-based activities in the STEM fields. In the summer of 2017 STEM Camp was expanded in Ontario to 46 locations resulting in 8500 campers enrolled. In 2018 STEM Camp has committed to 77 locations including 15 francophone and/or bilingual and to the exploration of pilot projects within indigenous communities.

 

Author’s note: STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

 

Contact Info:

Larissa Mendonca, Public Relations and Marketing

STEM Camp

t: 519-475-6600 x11

e: lmendonca@stemcamp.ca

w: stemcamp.ca

f: facebook.com/SummerSTEMCamp

 

Media Newsroom Page

https://stemcamp.ca/sc-news/


 

 

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Press Release: STEM Camp launching in First Nation communities

 

Date de distribution :

 

STEM Camp, Saugeen Ojibway Nation et Bruce Power ont le plaisir d'annoncer le lancement de deux camps STIM dans les communautés de Saugeen et Neyaashiinigmiing cet été. Grâce à des discussions et à la coordination avec les leaders jeunesse de ces collectivités et l'équipe des relations avec les Autochtones de Bruce Power, cette initiative sera le tout premier camp STIM à être réalisé au sein des Premières Nations.

 

Le but d'offrir un camp STIM à ces communautés est de fournir des activités éducatives inspirantes et amusantes pour les enfants autochtones âgés de 5 à 13 ans et de fournir un mécanisme pour en apprendre davantage sur leur histoire et leur culture par le biais d’activités STIM. Il s'agit d'un projet pilote qui, s'il réussit, pourrait être transféré à d'autres collectivités des Premières Nations.

 

Kevin Cougler, PDG et fondateur de STEM Camp : «Le camp STIM dans les communautés de Nawash et de Neyaashiinigmiing est une merveilleuse opportunité de fusionner le monde des STIM et les enseignements autochtones traditionnels. Nous sommes extrêmement honorés d'être invités à participer à cette initiative et nous espérons que d'autres collectivités des Premières Nations décideront de participer à cet initiative dans un avenir proche. "

 

"Nous sommes très heureux de voir nos jeunes participer à ce projet pilote. Nous avons besoin de plus d'ingénieurs, de médecins et de scientifiques autochtones au Canada. Les camps STIM sont une occasion fantastique pour nos jeunes d'être exposés aux sciences et à la technologie. »- Lester Anoquot, chef de la Première nation des Chippewas de Saugeen.

 

"Nous sommes heureux d'avoir l'occasion d'offrir des initiatives d'éducation en STIM à notre communauté. Le partenariat avec STEM Camp dans le cadre de ce projet pilote est une chose dont nous sommes fiers de faire partie et nous avons hâte de voir le programme incorporer nos croyances et valeurs traditionnelles. Merci à Bruce Power pour son parrainage ". »- Chef Greg Nadjiwon, Première nation des Chippewas de Nawash non cédée

 

"Bruce Power est fière de soutenir la promotion des STIM dans nos collectivités locales, particulièrement dans le cadre de ce projet pilote remarquable dans les Premières nations de Saugeen et de Nawash." a déclaré Mike Rencheck, président et directeur général. "Faire partie de cet effort s'harmonise avec nos domaines d'intérêt de l'éducation STIM, la croissance culturelle et le développement des jeunes et nous sommes ravis de voir naître ce programme."

 

 

Au propos de STEM Camp

 

STEM Camp est un organisme à but non-lucratif canadien qui a pour mandat d'offrir de la programmation STIM de qualité grâce à des activités éducatives. STEM Camp a été créé en 2013 et se spécialise dans les camps d'été qui ont pour but d’inspirer les enfants de 5 à 13 ans grâce à des activités pragmatiques et d'exploration dans les domaines STIM. Au cours de l'été 2017, STEM Camp s’est étendu à 46 emplacements à travers l’Ontario, ce qui nous a permis d'accueillir 8500 campeurs et campeuses. En 2018, STEM Camp s'est engagé à 77 emplacements, dont 15 francophones et / ou bilingues, et à l'exploration de projets pilotes dans les communautés autochtones.

 

Note de l’auteur: STIM est un acronyme pour Science, Technologie, Ingénierie and Mathématiques.

 

Contact Info:

Larissa Mendonca, Public Relations and Marketing

STEM Camp

t: 519-475-6600 x11

e: lmendonca@stemcamp.ca

w: stemcamp.ca

f: facebook.com/SummerSTEMCamp

 

Céline Beaudoin, Directrice du programme francophone / Francophone Program Director

STEM Camp

t: 519.475.6600 x.14

e: cbeaudoin@stemcamp.ca

 

Media Newsroom Page

https://stemcamp.ca/sc-news/

 

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CKMS Video Trainer Needed

Greetings,

With the help of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, CKMS is expanding its capabilities to include equipment for video streaming. We are looking for the right person to help us train our volunteers in this new opportunity.

Please find a full job posting attached. If you know of anyone who may be suitable for this, please let them know.

All applicants should contact Nat Persaud (nat@radiowaterloo.ca) by 2-April.

Thanks for your help!

Nat – CKMS President

G2G Rail Trail REMINDER March 25th, Meeting!



Final Notice and Invitation

THIS SUNDAY: March 25th, 2018 – 1:30 @ Cowbell, Blyth ON

Trail User and Stakeholder Informational Meeting 

Everyone welcome, you wont want to miss it! 

G2G is truly looking forward to working with all of you very shortly, your support is greatly appreciated. 

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G2G Rail Trail Inc.  Registered Charity
Trail User & Stakeholder Informational Meeting
Sunday Mar 25th 2018 @ 1:30PM
Cowbell Brewery, Blyth ON

All users and stakeholders of G2G Rail Trail Inc. are invited to attend an informational meeting on March 25th, at Cowbell Brewery in Blyth, Ontario at 1:30pm. Executive Coordinator and Board of Directors for G2G Rail Trail Inc. will host this meeting along with local Trail Advisory Committees, MOU Partners, local Media and RTO4.

Please join us upstairs in Threshers Hall for networking with refreshments and light food (Alcoholic Beverages not included). 
Should you have any questions regarding this event, please email Grace Vanden Heuvel: grace@g2grailtrail.com 

Agenda Topics

1.     Introductions and organizational structure

2.     On the ground updates

3.     Past accomplishment and Lessons Learned

4.     Future Priorities/ Strategic Development Planning

5.     Events and Marketing

6.     Financials

7.     Closing and Final Questions

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Community involvement is a huge focus for us, we hope to involve as many businesses, locals, tourists, groups and clubs as we possibly can. How awesome is it that we can bring so many people together from Goderich to Guelph all by connection of the trail.

G2G Rail Trail Inc. Vision Statement

To develop and maintain a continuous, safe and fully accessible G2G Rail Trail Experience that is 127 KM of linear, multi-use green space from the 401 corridor at Guelph, Ontario to the shores of Lake Huron at Goderich, Ontario.
 

G2G Rail Trail is a natural, historical and culturally significant conservation corridor that supports community recreation and active transportation, promotes health and well-being and brings awareness to rural agriculture, heritage and the environment.

Events you Won't Want to Miss
This spring we are coming at you with great opportunities to get participating in events and live a healthy and safe lifestyle; motivating you off the couch and into the community.

 

Annual SOTT Get off the Couch and on the Trail  
May
 12, 2018 (SAT)
Come celebrate spring on the trail with our annual season opener – Spring on the Trail!  SOTT is every communities chance to get on the trail and welcome those who use the trail. Local businesses, clubs, committees, etc will have fun activities along the trail as a chance to meet and greet the trail users. More info to follow.

G2G Dr. P Ahuja Memorial Golf Tournament 
June 6th, 2018 (WED)
Always a fun day at the beautiful Ariss Valley Golf and Country Club. Whack a ball around the course, win a prize, raise money.  Registration starts at 11 am, boxed lunch and steak dinner included. This will be the 7th year our local supporters have joined together to help improve the Kissing Bridge section of the G2G Rail Trail.

Canada Rides G2G – 4 Day Rail Trail Ride  
June 29th – July 2nd, 2018 (FRI – MON)
Annually the Week of Canada Day Long Weekend – 127 km of pure Canadian trail waiting to be filled with celebratory strides and rides.  This year we invite you to ride the distance with a whole bunch of like-minded folks. The ride will be include staging areas for those who wish to camp, a SAG vehicle for hauling gear, emergency services and a mobile bike repair vehicle. You don't have to leave SWO to explore on your bike!
Even if you can't join us we still challenge you to do the full 127km (150km with detours) this year. 

Annual BBQ and General Meeting  
July 18, 2018 (WED)
Learn what's happened on the trail over the past year and where it will be going in the next. A great evening out to share your enthusiasm for the trail!  Save the date and watch for details. The final location will be announced in our next newsletter. 

 

 

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Press Release: A New Spin on Local Efforts for World Water Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Gardens with Rain Barrels Support World Water Day’s Message

 

HAMILTON, March 20th, 2018

 

Ottawa resident, Cana Balay enjoys her backyard garden of roses and summer flowering plants each year, where she uses water,
collected in a rain barrel, to keep them well hydrated throughout the growing season. She learned about collecting rainwater in barrels, made especially for that purpose, and purchased one at a local rain barrel fundraising sale. “Instead of coming inside
the house and taking water out, we use the hose attached to the rain barrel outside and fill watering cans to water my plants” says Cana. She appreciates being able to use free water to care for her garden and recognizes the added benefit of conserving and
protecting local water resources at the same time.

 

Water stewardship is the main focus of World Water Day, which has taken place annually for over 25 years on March 22nd. This
year’s theme, “Nature for Water,” looks to naturally-occurring solutions to the global 21st century water challenges. With environmental damage and climate change magnifying water-related crises around the world, people are experiencing floods,
drought, and pollution on unprecedented scales. South Africa is facing extreme water shortages and indigenous communities in Canada continue to struggle with water quality issues. Nature-based solutions (NBS) emulate what already occurs in our world to protect
water sources such as replenishing forests and reconnecting rivers to floodplains.

 

Canadians can use small-scale practices carried out around the house to conserve and protect water sources. Most of us are well
informed about the benefits of turning off the tap and taking shorter showers, but fewer people may realize that every rainfall presents its own opportunity for conscientious water stewardship.

 

Rain barrels, which are becoming increasingly widespread, collect free water from a roof and store it for future use in gardens
and for watering lawns, shrubs, and trees. Rainwater is free of chlorine and fluoride typically found in tap water and is often the preferred choice of local residents for their healthy gardens. Homeowners with rain barrels can disconnect their downspouts
from sewer systems, resulting in redirection of rainwater to permeable ground surfaces that filter and absorb water. This natural filtering helps ensure a cleaner and replenished water supply for the entire community and prevents rainwater from going into
the storm management systems, keeping down water costs and related charges and taxes.

 

Hundreds of non-profit organizations have utilized rain barrel fundraising sales to support their work in their local communities
and the World Water Day message can be supported with rain barrel use. A growing list of 2018 participating non-profit organizations and municipalities is now posted at 
RainBarrel.ca.
 

 

About RainBarrel.ca – RainBarrel.ca reclaims
food grade barrels and re-purposes them as rain barrels. Once used to transport fruits and vegetables, they now offer years of reliable service as rain barrels. Partnering with various non-profit organizations, 
RainBarrel.ca helps
stage truckload fundraisers in communities across Canada with new communities added each week. Several municipalities distribute our newly manufactured rain barrels at a reduced cost to their residents. For more information, please contact Larry Pomerantz
at
Larry@RainBarrel.ca905-545-5577,
or visit 
RainBarrel.ca.
Please see our rain barrel fundraising video on 
YouTube.

 

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CITY

PROV / STATE

ORGANIZATION NAME

DATE of Sale

RainBarrel.ca or RainBarrelFundraising.com URL

Bobcaygeon

ON

The Firefighters' Association of Trent Lakes

5/26/2018

RainBarrel.ca/trentlakes

Bracebridge

ON

District Municipality of Muskoka

5/26/2018

RainBarrel.ca/muskoka/

Bradford

ON

Chris Hadfield Public School

5/1/2018

RainBarrel.ca/chps/

Brampton

ON

Brampton Home Delivery

Home Delivery

RainBarrel.ca/Brampton

Cambridge

ON

Kin Club Of Preston

Coming Soon

RainBarrel.ca/PrestonKin

Cambridge

ON

Preston Heights Community Group Watertower Gardens Committee

5/1/2018

RainBarrel.ca/phcg

Carlisle

ON

The Optimist Club of Carlisle

6/17/2018

RainBarrel.ca/CarlisleOptimists

Cobourg

ON

Habitat for Humanity Northumberland

4/21/2018

RainBarrel.ca/HabitatNorthumberland

Collingwood

ON

Collingwood Lions club

5/13/2018

RainBarrel.ca/LionsCollingwood

Embrun

ON

Dairy Queen

5/13/2018

RainBarrel.ca/DQEmbrun

Etobicoke

ON

Haven on the Queensway

6/2/2018

RainBarrel.ca/havenontheq/

Fall River

NS

Lockview High School

6/17/2018

RainBarrel.ca/lhs/

Fergus

ON

Centre Wellington District High School

5/2/2018

RainBarrel.ca/centrewellington

Gatineau

QC

Aylmer United Church

5/26/2018

RainBarrel.ca/gatineau-eng

Gloucester

ON

Beacon Learning Centre

4/21/2018

RainBarrel.ca/BLC

Gloucester

ON

Just Food

4/29/2018

RainBarrel.ca/justfood/

Grimsby

ON

Kinette club of Grimsby

5/5/2018

RainBarrel.ca/grimsbykin/

Grimsby

ON

St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School

4/19/2018

RainBarrel.ca/SJCES

Guelph

ON

Centennial CVI

4/25/2018

RainBarrel.ca/ccvi/

Hamilton

ON

Escarpment Project

4/21/2018

RainBarrel.ca/escarpmentproject/

Hamilton

ON

North End Breezes

5/5/2018

RainBarrel.ca/northendbreezes/

Ingersoll

ON

Ingersoll Minor Baseball

Coming Soon

RainBarrel.ca/IngersollMBA

Innisfil

ON

The Friends of the Innisfil Public Library

5/12/2018

RainBarrel.ca/innservices

Kanata

ON

Kanata Research Park Family Centre

5/16/2018

RainBarrel.ca/krpfamilycentre/

Kingston

ON

Knights of Columbus

5/26/2018

RainBarrel.ca/kingstonkofc/

Kitchener

ON

Auditorium Neighbourhood Association

4/21/2018

RainBarrel.ca/Auditorium

Lindsay

ON

Kawartha Conservation

5/5/2018

RainBarrel.ca/kawarthaconservation

London

ON

London Central Lions Club

5/26/2018

RainBarrel.ca/londonlions/

Long Grove

IL

Congregation Beth Judea

5/8/2018

RainBarrelFundraising.com/bethjudea

Markham

ON

The City of Markham

5/26/2018

RainBarrel.ca/markham/

Miami

MB

Miami Minor Soccer

Coming Soon

RainBarrel.ca/MiamiSoccer

Milford/Picton

ON

County Sustainability

5/26/2018

RainBarrel.ca/csgpicton

Minden

ON

Friends of Ecological and Environmental Learning

6/16/2018

RainBarrel.ca/feel/

Missisauga

ON

John Fraser Secondary School

4/26/2018

RainBarrel.ca/JohnFraser

Mississauga

ON

École Secondaire Catholique Sainte Famille

4/30/2018

RainBarrel.ca/essf

Mississauga

ON

Sheridan Park Public School

4/26/2018

RainBarrel.ca/sheridanpark

Mundare

AB

Mundare Public Library

5/4/2018

RainBarrel.ca/Mundare

Nepean

ON

62nd Scout Group Ottawa

5/12/2018

RainBarrel.ca/scouts/

New Lowell

ON

Royal Canadian Legion New Lowell

4/7/2018

RainBarrel.ca/NLLegion

Norfolk County (Vittoria)

ON

Nature's Calling Environmental Education

4/21/2018

RainBarrel.ca/NaturesCalling

Ottawa

ON

Lady Evelyn

4/21/2018

RainBarrel.ca/LadyEvelyn

Ottawa

ON

Lester B. Pearson High School

4/29/2018

RainBarrel.ca/LBHS

Ottawa

ON

Overbrook Community Gardens

5/19/2018

RainBarrel.ca/Overbrook

Peterborough

ON

Fairhaven

5/16/2018

RainBarrel.ca/FairhavenLTC

Pickering

ON

Fairport Beach Public School

4/27/2018

RainBarrel.ca/Fairport

Port Hope

ON

The Canadian Firefighters Museum

4/28/2018

RainBarrel.ca/CFFM

Richmond Hill

ON

Chorus York

Coming Soon

RainBarrel.ca/chorusyork

Sarnia

ON

Alzheimer Sarnia

5/11/2018

RainBarrel.ca/AlzheimerSarnia/

Scarborough

ON

West Hill Highland Creek Lions Club

4/28/2018

RainBarrel.ca/highlandscreeklionsclub/

South River

ON

Almaguin Adult Learning Centre

5/5/2018

RainBarrel.ca/AdultLearning

St. Catharines

ON

Competitive Dance Kids of Niagara

Coming Soon

RainBarrel.ca/Dance

St. Catharines

ON

Holy Cross Catholic High School

5/18/2018

RainBarrel.ca/hcchs/

Stirling

ON

Stirling and District Lions Club

5/12/2018

RainBarrel.ca/stirlinglions/

Stittsville

ON

A Lorne Cassidy Elementary School

5/10/2018

RainBarrel.ca/ALorneCassidy

Sudbury

ON

Health Sciences North Foundation

Coming Soon

RainBarrel.ca/HSNF

Sudbury

ON

reThink Green

6/2/2018

RainBarrel.ca/reThinkGreen

Sutton West

ON

St Bernadette Elementary

4/21/2018

RainBarrel.ca/SBE

Toronto

ON

Cabbagetown South

6/8/2018

RainBarrel.ca/cabbagetownsouth

Toronto

ON

The Lighthouse

Coming Soon

RainBarrel.ca/Lighthouse

Toronto

ON

Toronto Region Conservation Authority (SNAP)

5/26/2018

RainBarrel.ca/TRCA

Toronto

ON

West Hill Highland Creek Lions Club

6/9/2018

RainBarrel.ca/highlandscreeklionsclub2/

Val Caron

ON

Confederation Secondary School

5/12/2018

RainBarrel.ca/confederationss/

Welland

ON

20th Welland Scouting

Coming Soon

RainBarrel.ca/cabbagetownsouth

West Seneca

NY

Edward & Son

6/2/2018

RainBarrel.ca/EdwardandSon

Whitby

ON

Whitby in Bloom

Coming Soon

RainBarrel.ca/brooklin

Additional Sales Are Added Often; See RainBarrel.ca/Truckload-Sales For
Updates.

Additional information, local contacts and photos for your use are available
at 
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Elora Festival & Singers 2018 Annual Giant Book Sale

Booklovers:  The Elora Festival & Singers' 30th Annual Giant Book Sale is Friday May 4 (5 9pm), Saturday May 5 (9:30 am-5 pm), and Sunday May 6 (9:30 am-4 pm). Browse 60+ thousand gently-read adult and children’s books, music, cds and games. Come to the Elora Curling Club on David St West. $5.00 admission Friday night only, with a voucher redeemable in books Sunday afternoon.www.elorafestival.ca/booksale


G2G Rail Trail Meeting Invitation




Hello Fellow G2G Supporters!

Since our first Spring On The Trail event in 2010, G2G Rail Trail Inc. has raised generous amounts of $ to improve the trail.  In 2018 we look forward to a new grassroots fundraiser.

The following newsletter is a quick update on some of the meetings and events to be held in the next couple months. We value your feedback and welcome your attendance.  

You wont want to miss it! 

G2G is truly looking forward to working with all of you very shortly! All your support is greatly appreciated. 

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G2G Rail Trail Experience
Trail User & Stakeholder Informational Meeting
Sunday Mar 25th 2018 @ 1:30PM
Cowbell Brewery, Blyth ON

All users and stakeholders of G2G Rail Trail Inc. are invited to attend an informational meeting on March 25th, at Cowbell Brewery in Blyth, Ontario at 1:30pm. Executive Coordinator and Board of Directors for G2G Rail Trail Inc. will host this meeting along with local Trail Advisory Committees, MOU Partners, local Media and RTO4.

Please join us upstairs in Threshers Hall for networking with refreshments and light food (Alcoholic Beverages not included). 
Should you have any questions regarding this event, please email Grace Vanden Heuvel: grace@g2grailtrail.com 

Agenda Topics

1.     Introductions and organizational structure

2.     History, current plan and future planning

3.     Events and Marketing

4.     Operations and “on the ground” updates

5.     Financing Projects and Grants

6.     Strategic Development Planning

7.     Stakeholder Input and Q&A

Not only do we encourage your participation at strategy and planning meetings, but we are also looking for volunteers to join our operation and events team this summer. We look forward to sharing these positions with you and building one rock solid team

International Plowing Match Donation

It was sincere gratitude that Grace Vanden Heuvel,  Executive Coordinator, G2G Rail Trail Inc. accepted Gerry Wheeler, IPM Chair – Tented City generous donation of $2000.  Now that G2G Rail Trail Inc  is open from end to end our primary goal is to continue to improve the rail trail corridor between Guelph, ON and Goderich, ON.

Our organization has been humbled by the vast number of supporters like Gerry and IPM who have stepped forward over the past few years. We thank everyone for their support and hope you, your friends and family are able to further enjoy this trail as we move forward with the financial support.

Accepted on the 7th of March in the Year 2018.

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Community involvement is a huge focus for us, we hope to involve as many businesses, locals, tourists, groups and clubs as we possibly can. How awesome is it that we can bring so many people together from Goderich to Guelph all by connection of the trail.

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#CanadaRidesG2G
Friday June 29th, 2018 – Monday July 2nd, 2018

4 Day Rail Trail Ride on Canada Day Long Weekend. 
This will be a challenging ride from the Guelph area to Lake Huron and back!

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Events you Won't Want to Miss
This spring we are coming at you with great opportunities to get participating in events and live a healthy and safe lifestyle; motivating you off the couch and into the community.

Annual SOTT Get off the Couch and on the Trail  May 12, 2018 (SAT)
Come celebrate spring on the trail with our annual season opener – Spring on the Trail!  SOTT is every communities chance to get on the trail and welcome those who use the trail. Local businesses, clubs, committees, etc will have fun activities along the trail as a chance to meet and greet the trail users. More info to follow. 

G2G Dr. P Ahuja Memorial Golf Tournament June 6th, 2018 (WED)
Always a fun day at the beautiful Ariss Valley Golf and Country Club. Whack a ball around the course, win a prize, raise money.  Registration starts at 11 am, boxed lunch and steak dinner included. This will be the 7th year our local supporters have joined together to help improve the Kissing Bridge section of the G2G Rail Trail.

Canada Rides G2G – 4 Day Rail Trail Ride   June 29th – July 2nd, 2018 (FRI – MON)
Annually the Week of Canada Day Long Weekend – 
127 km of pure Canadian trail waiting to be filled with celebratory strides and rides.  This year we invite you to ride the distance with a whole bunch of like-minded folks. The ride will be include staging areas for those who wish to camp, a SAG vehicle for hauling gear, emergency services and a mobile bike repair vehicle. You don't have to leave SWO to explore on your bike!
Even if you can't join us we still challenge you to do the full 127km (150km with detours) this year. 

Annual BBQ and General Meeting  July 18, 2018 (WED)
Learn what's happened on the trail over the past year and where it will be going in the next. A great evening out to share your enthusiasm for the trail!  Save the date and watch for details. The final location will be announced in our next newsletter. 

 

 

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If there are any concerns, issues, or problems related to the Rail Trail lands or crossings of the provincially owned Goderich to Guelph corridor please submit a brief explanation along with your full contact information directly G2G Rail Trail Inc. in writing. G2G Rail trail Inc. is committed to facilitating all communication necessary to aid in the resolution of any submitted documents.

Our mailing address is:
36-620 Davenport Road, Waterloo, ON, N2V 2C2

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