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WREVA Group / WRVoltec Upcoming Events

Hello Everyone,
Hope all are enjoying the nice weather (and improved EV ranges)!  Here are some upcoming events to add to your calendars:
1. WalterFedy – ChargeWR Event – Friday May 25th 11:30am – 1:30pm – 675 Queen St S Kitchener – WREVA members are invited to display their EVs during the event.  Please RSVP if you would like to attend!
2. WREVA Meeting – Tuesday May 29th at 7pm – 9pm – Barry Cullen Boardroom Guelph. Presentations by Rob S (Travelling North America in a i3) and Ian G (New Solar announcement by Green Ontario Fund (www.greenon.ca) for residential Solar/Battery incentives).  As well as EV news and discussion.  Again please RSVP so we have the proper amount of seating available!
WREVA decals will be available at the meeting for $5, all proceeds go to the WREVA Group.
Thank you,
Mark Coughlan
@WREVAGroup
@WRVoltec

UNREST: ME/CFS documentary at the Princess Twin Cinemas in Waterloo

The Waterloo Wellington Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association (WWMEA) is pleased to present UNREST (for free) on Tue. May 1, 2018, 7:00 PM EDT at the Princess Twin Cinemas, 46 King Street North, Waterloo, ON  N2J 2W8.
Register for free here:

Jennifer Brea's Sundance award-winning documentary, Unrest, is a personal journey from patient to advocate to storyteller. Jennifer is twenty-eight years-old, working on her PhD at Harvard, and months away from marrying the love of her life when a mysterious fever leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her it's "all in her head," she picks up her camera as an act of defiance and brings us into a hidden world of millions that medicine abandoned.

Quote from Vogue magazine:
"… the documentary is not only for those suffering from chronic illnesses – it’s for everyone, especially those who feel they cannot relate. In the same way that we don’t need to be in love when we read a love story, viewers don’t need to be sick in order to participate in the much-needed conversation that Brea’s documentary proposes. In fact, participation and engagement by a more diverse population is not only preferable, it’s crucial. Millions of people currently have some diagnosis of chronic illness, with a reported 15 to 30 million people worldwide reportedly suffering from ME/CFS alone."

M.E. is a poorly understood, invisible chronic illness. Anyone familiar with M.E. or other invisible chronic illnesses such as Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or Multiple Chemical Sensitivity will appreciate Jennifer's story.

Trailer:
 
Parking suggestions can be found at this link:
Note that street parking is free after 6:00 pm



Sincerely,
Ken Nightingale

 
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Waterloo Wellington Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association
P.O. Box 20075 Pioneer Park Post Office

KITCHENER, ON N2P 2B4
CANADA

web site:
http://www.wwmea.ca/

facebook:
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Twitter:

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MCC Milverton Thrift Shop Closure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

After an in-depth review, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Ontario’s Director of Social Enterprise, Jan Martens Janzen, regretfully announces the closure of the MCC New to You Thrift Shop in Milverton, Ontario, effective June 30, 2018.

 

“We deeply appreciate the dedication shown by the staff, volunteers, customers and churches who have supported the New to You Thrift Shop and we recognize the impact of this difficult decision.” says Martens Janzen.

 

“The ministry of the New to You Thrift Shop has contributed to MCC’s work around the world as well as to the community in and around Milverton. Many families have had access to good quality fairly-priced goods, many volunteers have experienced meaningful work opportunities, and many donors have given their gently used items in support of MCC’s relief, development and peace work in the name of Christ.” continued Martens Janzen. “We thank everyone for their many years of commitment to the mission of MCC.”

 

The New to You Thrift Shop opened in 1989 and was the seventh MCC Thrift Shop to open in Ontario. New to You has contributed more than $700,000 to Mennonite Central Committee’s work of relief, development and peace in Ontario and around the world since it opened.

 

Mennonite Central Committee operates seven thrift shops in Ontario and an additional 90 in Canada and the U.S.  Each year MCC Thrift Shops in Ontario are able to divert more than 4,000 tonnes from landfills.  In 2017 MCC Thrift Shops in Canada contributed over $20 million to the mission of MCC.

 

Sheryl Bruggeling

Communications & Events

MCC Ontario

 

203-50 Kent Ave, Kitchener, ON, N2G 3R1

22-595 Carlton St, St. Catharines, ON L2M 4Y2

519-745-8458 ext 265

289-407-4758 (cell)

mcco.ca

 

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Earth Day Celebration

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Celebrate Mother Earth with us at

COMMON GROUND 
 Earth Day Festival 2018

April 21, 2018 from 12:30 to 8pm
The Regina Street Commons, Regina and Dupont, Uptown Waterloo

FREE

The businesses at The Regina Street Commons, located at the corner of Regina and Dupont Streets in uptown Waterloo, will host their second Earth Day Festival titled “Common Ground”. Free all-day activities, music and art will engage our community in discussions and actions challenging the myth of separation and looking deeply at how intimately we are all connected to each other and to the land. 

Kultrún Market and Neruda Arts will present live world music from Mari Palhares and Y Josephine, a female led percussion duo from Venezuela and Brazil, followed by a drum circle, so don’t forget to bring your drums!

Torchlight Tattoo will open Connected, a group art exhibition featuring 5 artists working in a variety of mediums as well as a collaboration between members of the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Seven Shores Café will provide locally sourced sweet potato and chive soup, free of charge if you bring your own reusable container or purchase one on site. Yoga and/or mindfulness meditation classes will be offered (pre-registration required for limited
spaces). 

A vendors’ market full of local and eco-friendly organizations/businesses will be showcasing their products. Click here for a full schedule. 

The Mighty Kultrún is Coming Soon! 

Mark your calendars
JULY 13 – 15, 2018

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Department of Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, City of Waterloo, City of Kitchener and Waterloo Region Record. 

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Bulletin: Province Expands Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians in Brantford

 

Updated: Province Expands Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians in Brantford

 

April 12, 2018

 

Ontario has expanded
the activation area for the
Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program in the
City of Brantford
(see map).

 

Minister of Municipal Affairs Bill Mauro activated the program in Brantford on February 27, 2018 following flooding along the Grand River. Expanding the original activation
area will allow more residents who were affected by the flood to submit claims for assistance.

 

Additional areas on the west bank of the Grand River and south of Baldwin Avenue are now eligible for assistance.

 

Due to the expansion of the activation area, the deadline to submit claims for applicants from Brantford is extended to
August 10, 2018.

 

Deep thaw and heavy rains between February 19 and 21, 2018 led to
flooding that damaged homes along the Grand River. Parts of Brantford were evacuated due to an ice jam that was released, sending water surging into the city.

 

Individuals, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations that have experienced property damage or loss as a result of this disaster may be eligible to receive help with
emergency and recovery expenses. The program provides reimbursement of expenses incurred but may also offer interim payments to those who need upfront help.

 

The program applies to a primary residence and its basic contents, or to main small business premises, a farm or not-for-profit organization. Damage from sewer backup is not
eligible under the program except under special provisions for low-income households.
 

 

More information and detailed program guidelines are available at
ontario.ca/DisasterAssistance or
call toll-free 1-844-780-8925.

 

Event type: Flood

 

Event date: February 19 – 21, 2018

 

Map:
http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=19796

 

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Mise à jour : La province élargit le Programme d’aide aux
sinistrés pour la reprise après une catastrophe à Brantford

 

Le 12 avril 2018

 

L’Ontario a élargi la zone d’activation du Programme d’aide aux sinistrés pour la reprise après une catastrophe dans la cité de Brantford
(voir la carte).

 

Bill Mauro, ministre des Affaires municipales, a activé le programme à
Brantford le 27 février 2018 après une inondation le long de la rivière Grand. L’élargissement de la zone d’activation initiale permettra à davantage de résidents touchés par l’inondation de présenter une
demande d’aide.

 

Des zones additionnelles de la rive ouest de la rivière Grand et au sud de l’avenue Baldwin sont maintenant admissibles à une aide.

 

En raison de l’élargissement de la zone d’activation, la date limite de présentation des demandes pour les demandeurs de Brantford est
repoussée au 10 août 2018.

 

La fonte rapide et les fortes pluies survenues du 19 au 21 février 2018 ont causé une inondation qui a endommagé des maisons situées le
long de la rivière Grand. Des secteurs de Brantford ont fait l’objet d’une évacuation en raison de la rupture d’un embâcle qui a fait déferler l’eau dans la ville.

 

Les personnes, les petites entreprises et les organismes sans but lucratif qui ont subi des pertes ou des dommages matériels par suite
de cette catastrophe peuvent être admissibles à une aide pour les dépenses d’urgence et de reprise. Le programme prévoit le remboursement des dépenses engagées, mais peut aussi offrir des paiements provisoires aux personnes et entités ayant besoin d’une aide
immédiate.

 

Le programme s’applique à une résidence principale et à son contenu de base, ou aux locaux principaux d’une petite entreprise, d’une exploitation
agricole ou d’un organisme sans but lucratif. Les dommages causés par un refoulement d’égout ne sont pas admissibles dans le cadre du programme, sauf en vertu de dispositions spéciales visant les ménages à faible revenu.

 

Pour obtenir plus de renseignements et les lignes directrices détaillées du programme, visitez
ontario.ca/aideauxsinistres
ou composez sans frais le 1 844 780-8925.

 

Type d’événement :
     Inondation

 

Date de l’événement :  
Du 19 au 21 février 2018



Carte :
http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=19797

 

 

What does “Sauerkraut and Enterprise” have to do with Book Sales and Scholarships?

For Immediate Release

What does “Sauerkraut and Enterprise” have to do with Book Sales and Scholarships?

Waterloo, April 9, 2018: Canadian Federation of University Women Kitchener-Waterloo (CFUW K-W) announces its 54th Annual Used Book Sale on Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st, 2018.

The first used book sale was the vision of the late Edna Staebler, writer, philanthropist, and member of CFUW K-W. In 1964, Ms. Staebler suggested organizing a used book sale to raise funds to support local scholarships. Since then, funds raised at their annual book sale have helped CFUW K-W recognize and encourage educational excellence by offering scholarships and awards at the secondary and post-secondary levels in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region, and nationally. Since its founding in 1922, CFUW K-W has awarded close to $500,000 in scholarships.

Each year, thanks to generous donations from the community, CFUW K-W offers an incredible selection of pre-screened, top quality used books, starting at just $1, including hard and soft cover books for adults, youth and children, CDs, DVDs, talking books, sheet music. On Saturday, the final day of the sale, shoppers can take home any boxful of books for only $10.

Where: First United Church, 16 William St W, Waterloo, ON N2L 1J3

When: Book donations can be dropped off on April 18, 2018 between 9 am and 9 pm and April 19 between 9 am and 6 pm. The Book Sale runs from 9 am to 9 pm on April 20 and 9 am to 1 pm on April 21, 2018.

CFUW K-W is the local chapter of CFUW, a national, non-partisan, voluntary and self-funded organization, and one of 100 such clubs across Canada. CFUW works to improve the status of women, promoting human rights, public education, social justice, and peace.  CFUW holds special consultative status with the United Nations (ECOSOC) and belongs to the Education Committee of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

Contact: Susan Vecchiarelli, CFUW K-W Past President, 2018 Book Sale Committee Chair
Email: msvecchiarelli@rogers.com
Phone: (519)885-7924

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Best,

Cheryl

 

Cheryl Ambrose BSc PhD 

VP Advocacy 

Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW)

Cell: 519-546-89110

cheryl.d.ambrose@gmail.com

The Power of Women Working Together

 

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WREVA / WRVoltec Upcoming Events

1. EV Information Day – Sat April 14 Guelph – 10am – 2pm
Barry Cullen Chevy will be holding its first ever Electric Vehicle Information Event at their dealership in Guelph.  This event is to inform the public so they may see and understand how EV's operate in the region, and outline the benefits and advantages of going EV.  This is NOT a car sales event, and this event is open to ALL EV owners and enthusiasts.  There will be presentations about EV ownership, food, and the opportunity to speak with experienced owners from around the region.  WREVA has been invited to attend with as many owners and cars (any EV manufacturer) that would wish to attend and to converse with the public.  Please RSVP (and have not already),  if you would be interested in attending this event so they can plan to have enough food and space for the participants!

Responding to the world refugee crisis one family at a time

Hello,

 

On Saturday, April 14 from 9 am to 3 pm, MCC Ontario will be presenting a one day conference entitled Responding to the world refugee crisis one family at a time.

 

This important conference will provide opportunities to learn more about how you can respond to the current refugee crisis through the Blended Visa Office Referred Refugee Sponsorship program.

 

Keynote speaker Ann Voskamp, noted blogger and passionate refugee sponsorship advocate, will share her refugee sponsorship experience. Named by Christianity Today as one of fifty women most shaping culture and the church today, Ann knows unspoken brokenness and big country skies and an intimacy with God that touches wounded places. Millions do life with her at her daily photographic online journal, one of the Top 10 most widely read Christian sites: annvoskamp.com

 

Other presenters include Barbara Treviranus, former field worker for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, representatives from Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada, Brian Dyck, MCC National Migration and Resettlement Program Coordinator, Moses Moini, MCC Ontario Refugee Program Coordinator, and Kaylee Perez, MCC Ontario Refugee Resettlement Associate.

 

For more information, please go to mcco.ca/refugee-conference or contact Sheryl Bruggeling at sherylbruggeling@mcco.ca or 519-745-8458 ext 265.

 

Thank you,

 

Sheryl Bruggeling

Communications & Events

MCC Ontario

 

203-50 Kent Ave, Kitchener, ON, N2G 3R1

22-595 Carlton St, St. Catharines, ON L2M 4Y2

519-745-8458 ext 265

289-407-4758 (cell)

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Magical Wizards Festival-Waterloo Central Railway

Thanks for your interest in the Magical Wizards Festival. I look forward to speaking with the hosts about any opportunities they have avaliable. Attached below is the flyer for the festival and here is a link to our festival's video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrJ4BgpTisY
The festival takes place on September 8 and 9th with multiple interactive train experiences running both days. Here is some more information about the event.
"Train Ticket holders will become agents upon boarding the "Hogwarts Express". Prior to boarding the train all agents will enter our training camp allowing them exclusive entertainment, live music, aerial acts and illusions like never seen before.

ALL ABOARD!! Your dark forces briefing and training begins as you board the train with your professors and off you go on this mystical excursion. Some prisoners have been plotting to escape "Azkaban" Spellbound prison, it is your job to help transport them to a new secure location to await trial. Will you be successful in the mission?

At the Festival Harry Potter fans may take part in interactive shows, potions classes, learn about the care of magical creatures, take a workshop in Defending Against the Enemy, write spells and see wondrous animals and magic shows. Fans can join thousands of other Harry Potter fans to wander the merchants of our Enchanted Alley where you can see all sorts of strange and wonderful items and maybe even sip on some Butter Beer too!

Fans are encourage to wear their Harry Potter costumes. Go all out with your garments relating to Harry Potter, Moaning Myrtle, Hagrid, Dumbledore and more Harry Potter characters. Dress to impress; it will only add to the fun!"

Feel free to contact me for more information about the event. I look forward to speaking with the hosts!

Cheers,
Emme

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

BULLETIN

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

 

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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

 

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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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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 
RainBarrel.ca/Media-Resources


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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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.

Registration Now OPEN
 
#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!

REGISTER HERE

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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G2G Rail Trail Winter 2018 Update




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Crawl, walk, run, cross country ski, snowshoe, 3 legged race, hike, bike, coach and train, observe, socialize and learn.  The options are endless year round and with spring just around the corner G2G encourages everyone to be part of over 127km of safe passage.  The organization is committed to working toward achieving equity and enhancing diversity. No matter your physical shape, accessibility, race, gender, social class, sexual orientation, we support participation and the enjoyment of the lifestyle of the trail.

 Please continue to support with your donations.

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Local Trail Profile
Up to the Challenge...
Meeting the People on Your Trail
 

Did you bike your 150 during Canada’s 150?  Seventy-five year old Jim Bauman sure did – he averages at least 5000 km per year on his wheels.  No that is not a typo – Five. Thousand.  Part of that was indeed the entire G2G Rail Trail and he generously shared his experiences with us.

As a member of the Easy Riders cycling group and a cycling enthusiast extraordinaire, Jim is out on the trails or the roads almost every snowless day.  He has always enjoyed biking, and has often done longer trips with his wife and friends in West Virginia, around Lake Ontario’s 120km Waterfront Trail as well as touring around Lake Erie and the P’tit Trail du Nord in Quebec just to name a few.

Jim discovered the Kissing Bridge Trailway (KBT) nearly 25 years ago when he and his family moved spitting distance from it and he’s been a regular on the trail ever since.  He’ll often ride from Elmira to Guelph or Millbank, meeting at the turnaround for a meal date with his wife before heading back but until a G2G newsletter about #Canadarides150 and the IPM by the trail in Walton this past September hadn’t realized riding the entire G2G was a possibility. 

Although he has done over 100km in one day on paved roads this past summer he decided to break it down in chunks.  
The first leg was McNaught Line to Blyth and contained one detour that has since happily become unnecessary with the opening of the Blyth Brook Bridge in the fall.

Going from Blyth to Goderich he was able to experience the unique vista from the Mennesetung Bridge overlooking the Maitland River and out to the shore of Lake Huron.
Elmira to Millbank is old hat to Jim, but the next sections from Millbank to Milverton and the on to Walton were more of a challenge and also provided the most memorable moments of his G2G ride.  Since he completed his ride there have been more bridges installed at Monkton and Millbank making the route more easily passable by bike but at the time he roughed it over a few fences and detoured again in Walton.  It was also on the Perth Harvest Pathway that he shared the trail with a group of Mennonite children on scooters with fat tires as well as a herd of sheep!

After completing all sections of the G2G Jim shared his journey with us and made suggestions for improvements along the trail to ease the passage for future riders, including himself – he plans on doing the whole trail again in a two day trip as soon as it is fully connected. 
Thanks Jim – Happy Trails!!
 

Milverton Kiosk Project Completed 

In early December with the help of local Steward Group – The Milverton Lions Club, the installation of another kiosk was completed in Milverton at the trail-head located just off CPR Drive. This kiosk will enhance accessibility to the trail and help to promote, educate and increase public use of the Perth Harvest Pathway section. Once all phases are complete with signage and maps, trail users who live in or visit this community will be greeted with information about the trail, way-finding information for the area, and a resting point. This project was made possible with a grant from our partner the Stratford Perth Community Foundation through the International Plowing Match 2005 Fund.

Gateway and G2G Join Forces
New partnership sharing healthy goals

Photo credit Kathleen Smith/Goderich Signal Star

G2G is very excited to formalize a partnership with Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health.  Director of Operations Chris Lee met with Gateway director Jay McFarlan last month to sign a Memorandum of Understanding and provide another avenue to support and encourage healthy living in rural Ontario.

Gateway is a non profit research group that directs research and promotion with a goal to improve “the quality of life and overall health” right in G2G’s neighbourhood and we are pleased to find ways to work with them throughout the 13 communities we connect. 
 

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NEW POSITION OPEN  FILLED!
 
Executive Coordinator

G2G Rail Trial Inc. is proud to welcome Grace Vanden Heuvel 

Hello G2G Newsletter Subscribers,

I am thrilled to be working with G2G Rail Trail Inc.. I am joining the team with enthusiasm, experience and a fresh set of eyes and ears!  Over the next several months there are many projects and events that will have my full attention. As the Executive Coordinator I am supporting the local communities and numerous volunteer board members in planning, administration and funding. I will be working diligently for G2G to ensure the committee, events, maps and charity stays a vibrant part of our local landscape. I look forward to meeting several new faces in 2018 on the trails, in the community, at meetings and events.  Make sure you join our social media pages to stay connected or you can reach me at grace@g2grailtrail.com for any reason.  

Together we are building bridges and connecting local communities while developing safe and accessible trails.

Thank you,

Grace Vanden Heuvel

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.
#golf4G2G
Wednesday June 6th, 2018
Dr. Ahuja Memorial Charity Golf Tournament
Proceeds will go to expanding the Middlebrook Memorial Garden
Ariss Valley Golf and Country Club 5700 Wellington County Rd 86, Ariss, ON  

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

4 Day Rail Trail Ride on Canada Day Long Weekend. 
This will be a GREAT ride from the Guelph area to Lake Huron and back!
Please let us know if you (and your Club/Family) is interested: info@g2grailtrail.com
Cost per Rider, Routes and Registration to be announced shortly

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1st Annual G2G Fall Colours Ride 

Sunday October 22nd, 2017, G2G proudly hosted its first Fall Colours Fundraising Ride for Hospital and Hospice.   Thirty-four riders took advantage of the gorgeous weather to cycle 28km and raise nearly $11,000.  Twenty percent of the funds raised will be put towards the trail while the remainder to the essential works of the AMGH Hospital Foundation and the Huron Residential Hospice.

Milverton Trail-head

Hardworking volunteers from G2G, Stratford Perth Community Foundation and Milverton Lions Club joined forces in early December to build and install a new kiosk for your information and resting pleasure!  Maps to follow later this year…

Bridges

Just a quick “humble brag” to remind you of the three new bridges that were installed along the G2G last year in Walton, Monkton and Millbank.  Plans are underway for even more bridges over the next 2-3 years as we keep moving forward to our ultimate goal:  147 km of fully accessible, safe and healthy rail trail.  In case you wanted to see it again, here’s a link to our video of the Blyth Brook Bridge in Walton. Enjoy!
https://vimeo.com/232819829

Volunteer with Us!

The G2G Rail Trail Experience is physically made up of three distinct trail sections within four counties and includes 13 communities.

The Experience also consists of the communication, education and events on the trail.  It takes much time and effort to coordinate this backdrop to the trail and we need more help! 

If you have time and skills to help with newsletter writing, social media marketing, event coordination and other enthusiasm ambassador roles please contact us at:  volunteer@g2grailtrail.com 

Currently we are looking for individuals for who would like the share their time and experience in; 

G2G Rail Trail Charitable Foundation – Board Members
G2G Rail Trial Events – Community Chairs & Captains
G2G Rail Trail Financials – Commitee Members
G2G Rail Trail Operations – Commitee Members and Trail Rangers

If you would like to volunteer specifically to help with the physical trail work parties to improve the trial, please email the contact for the section of trial in which you are interested; 

Kissing Bridge Trailway
Section: From Guelph to Millbank
Contact: Mike Curtis

Perth Harvest Pathway

Fwd: Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Month Media Kick-Off Invitation

This is a call for media representatives. Let me know if you would like to attend as a programmer for CKMS.
Thanks,
Nat

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kaitlynn Barrett (Waterloo-Wellington Community Office) <Kaitlynn.Barrett@ontario.cancer.ca>
Date: Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 11:18 AM
Subject: Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Month Media Kick-Off Invitation
To: "office@soundfm.ca" <office@soundfm.ca>

Good morning,

 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.

Sincerely,

Kaitlynn Barrett
Community Fundraising Specialist
519.249.0074 ext. 3147
Canadian Cancer Society, Waterloo – Wellington Community Office

 

 

 

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Holiday Open House
at Kultrun Market 

Friday November 24
from 4pm to 9pm 

8 Regina St N Waterloo 

Join us at our first collective open house with our partners Fearless Heart Yoga, Seven Shores Cafe, Torchlight Tattoo and our very own Kultrun Market. We will have giveaways, music, food and much more.

Hot Chocolate / Alfajores Sampling / Ice-Cream / Free Gift Wrapping

Bring your family, get your passport and visit each place. 
When you're done, collect your goodie bag!!!!!

Neruda Arts gratefully acknowledges our operating supporters:

Department of Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, City of Waterloo, City of Kitchener and Waterloo Region Record. 

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Workshop for Sport Instructors and Coaches

For Immediate release  until Dec 13 


Building a Foundation of Physical Literacy for Women 55-70+

 A FREE Workshop for Sport Instructors and Coaches

 The KW Sports Council has partnered with the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) and Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) to offer a free physical literacy training workshop for Instructors and Coaches.

 In this workshop you will:

 • Learn what motivates women 55-70+ to be active

• Better understand what helps build confidence/competence

   in physical activity and sport for women 55-70+

• Receive training in NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)

• Learn FMS adaptations/considerations for women 55-70+

• Learn about how incorporating FMS can increase physical

 
 Saturday, December 16, 8:30am – 3:30pm (lunch provided)

The Family Centre, 200 Ardelt Ave., Kitchener ON N2C 2L9

 No Cost for workshop, materials or FMS training

  To register send an email to Shelley at: purpledog@sympatico.ca

 (limited to first 30participants)

 sponsored by:

Canadian Association for Advancement of Women in Sport

 Coaching Association of Canada

Kitchener Waterloo Sports Council

Media contact:  Shelley Callaghan, Project Manager (CAAWS)

613-324-1798; purpledog@sympatico.ca


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G2G Rail Trail Experience – Ribbon Cutting



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Come out and join G2G Rail Trail Inc., RTO4 and Huron County in celebrating a wonderful working partnership as we officially open the new Blyth Brook Bridge. 

Over the last 5 years more than $500,000 in local support funding has been coordinated to improve the G2G Rail Trail Experience.

 Please continue to support with your donations.

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Ribbon Cutting and Presentation
Join us on the Trail, then back at Cowbell Brewery

If you have seen our video – you MUST be curious! The most recent bridge installation, located between Limekiln Line and Sandhill Line (just outside Blyth, ON) was a challenging and rewarding project. 

Now you’re invited to be a part of it! Bring out any trail enthusiast or stakeholder you can convince to take that last walk out on the trail before the snow flies!

Please accept this invitation to join us to commemorate Guelph to Goderich Rail Trail’s (G2G) newly installed Blyth Brook Bridge at our Celebration of the Trail: The Blyth Brook Bridge Ribbon Cutting Event! 

The G2G Rail Trail Experience has been built on the former CP rail line decommissioned in 1988 and acquired by the Province in 1990.  Local trail enthusiasts, naturalists, the County of Huron County, Perth County, Wellington County, the Region of Waterloo and MTCS’ Regional Tourism Unit RTO4 the have all invested more than $2 million dollars towards the goal of creating Canada’s longest fully accessible off-road trail system of 127 km’s from Guelph to Goderich.

Event Details
Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 11:00am

11:15am – Ribbon Cutting on the trail (Coordinates 43.75099, -81.50425)
Parking along Limekiln Line, Auburn, ON is encouraged, with the bridge being a 10-minute walk from the trail entrance.
(The weather is looking grey, so please dress appropriately for the walk out to the bridge)

12:00pm – Reception at Cowbell Brewing Company (40035 Blyth Rd, Blyth, ON N0M 1H0)
Brewery Tours and Tastings are available downstairs following the presentation. 

We look forward to celebrating with you our dream of building bridges, connecting communities.
 

Major accomplishments along the G2G Rail Trail over the past 3 years include clearing over 60 km of the trail and the constructions of 5 bridges. The Blyth Brook Bridge, installed just weeks ago, is the newest contribution. This event aims to celebrate and recognize the work of the communities throughout the region who continue to work hard to build support and momentum for the last big push: replacement of the three major river valley bridges.

Background and Additional Details

The village of Blyth, where the reception will be held, is an industrious and active community. In May, the totally renovated Blyth Memorial Hall was unveiled. Home to the Iconic Blyth Festival, the hall opened its doors to festival patrons and community entertainment in June 2017. Additionally, The Cowbell Brewing Company opened amid much fanfare in August 2017. One of a kind, this destination brewing company chose to locate and support the local Blyth economy. It is the world’s first closed loop brewery and the first carbon neutral brewery in North America. 

The Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity is refining its plan to be a significant player in Blyth as a hub for cultural and rural community development, challenging the definitions of rural and how it impacts creativity. The Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity offers programs and experiences that build skills and creative partnerships, as well as leveraging opportunities for social entrepreneurship. The reception in Blyth offers the potential to celebrate the economic transformation going on in Blyth where all players, including the G2G trail, are playing an important role.
 

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Meeting the People on Your Trail
 

You might have seen them on the trail this morning, breezing through with a cheery smile and a friendly wave.  If you’re a regular on the Kissing Bridge Trailway section of the G2G it’s likely you’ve even seen them more than once.

As long as the weather is halfway decent and the snow stays away, Marg and Jim Blackler are on their bikes at least 5 days of the week and many of those days you’ll find them riding the KBT.  At 67 and 69 respectively, their endurance rivals that of cyclists a quarter their age – last year they logged over 5000 km on various trails throughout Ontario.

Being too busy through their working and child-rearing years, they only came into their new ‘lifestyle’ after Jim’s retirement 12 years ago.  Marg decided they needed a hobby that kept them active and settled on biking.  “Being in nature opens up your brain, it’s just a great way to start your day,” she enthuses, “Even with whatever the weather brings you can say, ‘That was a good ride!’”

The Guelph couple do sections on different trails but find the G2G Rail Trail convenient, with easy access to parking and locations where they can take breaks.  Riding anywhere from a 20 to 40 km loop, the Blacklers take a break halfway for a bite to eat and a rest before heading back.  They really appreciate having countryside trails on their rides for the landscape and for the safety.  On one of their trips earlier this year Marg was knocked over by a car in Elmira and spend 8 weeks recovering before hopping back on the proverbial horse.  Since then they have been taking it ‘easy’, only doing 20-25km per day and holding off on the longer rides for a little while longer until Marg is fully confident she has recovered her previous stamina.

Marg and Jim show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.  Jim is especially looking forward to the day they can ride the trail from downtown Guelph and out of the city without having to go on a road at all.  He’d like to do a mini holiday along the G2G spending a few days on the trail exploring and staying en route.  They’ve adjusted their bikes for long distance comfort – crank forward hybrids, slightly recumbent with noseless seats – and are not at all daunted by such a challenge.

The Blacklers praise the trail for encouraging people of all ages – seniors, young families, all skill levels – to “get out and get active, to enjoy Canada and be healthy.” They’re even training the younger generations: their 4 year old granddaughter rode with them for 9km this summer.  With frequent check ins and breaks she proudly showed them what an inspiration they are.
 

NEW POSITION OPEN 
Executive Coordinator

G2G Rail Trial Inc. is looking for an individual to work directly for the organization. This would be a robust Part-Time position suitable for someone who exhibits deep multi-tasking skills, a very good understanding of cloud computing and social media, familiarity with all aspects of multi-use trail systems and MUST be able to work on-site in north Waterloo, ON. 
Volunteers Needed!
Board of Directors Positions are available

The G2G Rail Trail Experience is physically made up of three distinct trail sections within four counties and includes 13 communities.

The Experience also consists of the communication, education and events on the trail.  It takes much time and effort to coordinate this backdrop to the trail and we need more help! 

If you have time and skills to help with newsletter writing, social media marketing, event coordination and other enthusiasm ambassador roles please contact us at:  volunteer@g2grailtrail.com 

Currently we are looking for individuals for who would like the share their time and experience in; 

G2G Rail Trail Charitable Foundation – Board Members
G2G Rail Trial Events – Community Chairs & Captains
G2G Rail Trail Financials – Commitee Members
G2G Rail Trail Operations – Commitee Members

If you would like to volunteer specifically to help with the physical trail work parties to improve the trial, please email the contact for the section of trial in which you are interested; 

Kissing Bridge Trailway
Section: From Guelph to Millbank
Contact: Mike Curtis

Perth Harvest Pathway
Section: From Millbank to Monkton
Contact: Joel Phelan

Lake Huron Route
Section: Walton to Goderich
Contact: Grant Dawson
 

Dates to Remember

Annual SOTT Get off the Couch and on the Trail May 12, 2018
Come celebrate spring on the trail with our annual season opener – Spring on the Trail!  Kiosks at communities throughout the trail – save the date and watch for details!

Kissing Bridge "Day on the Course" June 6th, 2018
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.

G2G End2End Challenge  #CanadaRides150 #CanadaWalks150  Annually the Week of July 1st, 2018 – 127 km of pure Canadian trail waiting to be filled with celebratory strides and rides.  Hike or ride for a section or go the distance on this special Canada 2017 challenge. Can you do the full 127km (150km with detours) this year?

Annual BBQ and General Meeting  Wednesday July 4, 2018
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.

 

 

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