Headwaters Trails Summit

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HCIA Trails/CHATT (Citizens of Headwaters for Active Transportation Team) will again be partnering with the Ontario Trails Council (OTC) to host a Trails Summit.  The OTC has a wonderful track record of hosting and managing Trailhead events.  This event to be supported by our partners at the County of Dufferin, The Town of Mono, and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. The Summit will be an opportunity for stakeholders, interested groups and residents to come together and discuss all things Trail.

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What has happened since the first summit in 2009? Given our growing population and identification of Well-Being issues in our latest Well-Being Report, what are the Trail priorities now?

Trail experts are joining us from across Ontario:

Rail Trail Development: with a presentation from Chris Lee who is on the Guelph to Goderich Rail Trail Committee

Dufferin County Active Transportation and Trails plan (DCATT): Jay Cranstone from MMM Group and Patrick Connor from Ontario Trails Council will detail the Trails masterplan model and as it applies to Dufferin.

Regional Trail Committee Discussion: Patrick Connor of OTC with Alex Brodka- Administrator of the Hamilton Burlington Trail Council on the possible development and implementation of a Dufferin Regional Trail Committee.

Economic Impact of Trail Development: Kirsten Spence – Trans Canada Trail and Park to Park Trail Association, with Patrick Connor. Detailing economic recapture tools.

Developing Interpretive Signage: Implementation of Interpretive Signage with AODA Compliance Standards (TBD)

Headwaters Trails Connectivity: Roundtable discussions of priorities identified by Headwaters citizens, project opportunities, and possible next steps.

Headwaters Trails Summit

Date: Wednesday May 10, 2017, 9:00am -4:00pm
Registration 8:30am with light breakfast and coffee provided
Lunch provided with a walk on the local Trails weather permitting.
Location: Monora Park Pavilion, 500 Monora Park Drive, Mono, ON L9W 0E1
Cost to attend this full day event (lunch included with all tickets):
$75.00 ~ Organization representatives (Trails, Municipal, Recreation, etc). This ticket also allows you to attend all sessions and profile your organization with literature handouts and/or a table display. A table will be provided and your organization promoted where possible.
$50.00 ~ Ontario Trails Council members. Attendance for all sessions.
$25.00 ~ General Admission: Public and non-OTC Members: Attendance for all sessions.

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If you want to participate in the development of this event please contact us.

List of 2017 Headwaters Trails Summit Exhibitors

  • Nicola Ross, Author of Caledon Hikes: Loops & Lattes and Halton Hikes: Loops & Lattes
  • The Bruce Trail
  • Heritage Caledon

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