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Bruce Trail Association fonds
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CA ON00380 2001.044
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6.1 m of textual records
Ca. 500 photographs
Ca. 500 photographs
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The Bruce Trail Association was incorporated on March 13, 1963 and today still remains dedicated to its mission to “provide a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment and promote the protection of the escarpment and appreciation of its natural beauty.” In 1960 Ray Lowes, a Hamilton naturalist and hiker proposed the idea of developing a continuous hiking trail along the Niagara Escarpment from the Niagara Gorge, originating at Queenston Heights and ending at Tobermory. His suggestion was met with enthusiasm from the Federation of Ontario Naturalists and a Bruce Trail Committee was formed. The clearing and the marking of the trail was accomplished by a large group of volunteers whose dedication enabled the Bruce Trail to be officially opened on June 10, 1967. Currently the Bruce Trail Association is comprised of nine Trail Clubs that represent the following areas: Niagara; Hamilton (Iroquoia); Toronto; Caledon Hills; Dufferin Hi-Lands; Blue Mountains; Beaver Valley; Sydenham and Peninsula. The affairs of the Bruce Trail Association are managed by its Board of Directors, which includes representatives from these Clubs as well as elected members of the Association. In 1995 the Bruce Trail Association received the Lieutenant Governor’s Conservation Award.
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The Bruce Trail Association fonds documents the development of the Bruce Trail Association and the Bruce Trail from 1959 to 2002. Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, by-laws, Annual Reports, media clippings, newsletters, executive reports, photographs, slides and maps. Fonds consists of the following series: Board of Directors’ records Bruce Trail Clubs newsletters End-to-end journals Executive Committee’s records Ida Sainsbury records Office of the Secretary’s records Philip Gosling series Press clippings Publications Rasberry House and Family records Ray Lowes series Research papers, plans and studies Ross McLean series Tom East series
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Fonds was donated by the Bruce Trail Association in November 2001.
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Access to membership lists and financial donations records are restricted without the permission of the Bruce Trail Association.
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Use of the records for the purpose of publication requires the permission of the Bruce Trail Association.
A finding aid is available at the Region of Peel Archives.
Further accruals are expected.
Fonds also includes 29 negatives and 13 slides.
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- Lowes, Raymond (Subject)