HI – I am writing you as Co-Chair of the Trailhead Canada Trails Event taking place in Ottawa November 21-23, 2017.
If you are a trail user, manager, marketer or builder, I want to encourage you to attend this national trail event.
Here’s how I think you’ll benefit by joining us:
1) Attendees will be part of the first national gathering of trail leaders since 2010
2) Parks Canada Trails Training is open to delegates
3) Participants will be shaping a national trails policy
4) You can join in with Federal Government leaders who will be meeting with Provincial Government leaders
5) Registrants can be part of the national trails showcase November 21-23
6) As an Activity leader you can join other Activity leaders, hiking, snowmobiling, cycling, mountain biking canoe and kayak, climbing, cross country and equestrian.
7) Attendees can learn from experts in various ares of trail development, management and operation.
8) As a Trailhead Canada’er you can lead the nation with your work group
9) Networkers are present to build your national connectivity and connections.
10) Enablers are on site to assist with your local, design, build management, attraction, conflict or advocacy.
National events like this only happen once every 20 years.
Make this your time to have a say in Canadian trails.
Terri LeRoux has been the Executive Director of the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF) since July 2005.
In this capacity, Terri works collaboratively with the Board of Directors ensuring that financial support from CVCF permits Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) to make continuous progress towards the achievement of its mission.
Specifically, Terri formulates and executes comprehensive fund development strategies that enhance revenue from major donors, foundations, government agencies, and corporations.
Personally obsessed with Ontario’s trail network, Terri has been an active relationship builder, leader and strategist with organizations such as Hike Ontario, National Trails Coalition and the Ontario Trails Council. In her role with CVCF / CVC, she led a successful ten year campaign that raised more than $2 million dollars and constructed 10 kilometers of fully accessible perimeter lake side trail at Island Lake Conservation Area.
Joey Schwartz is the Advocacy Director for the Toronto Bicycling Network (TBN), the largest recreational cycling club in the GTA. He’s also a CAN-BIKE instructor teaching at various locations throughout the GTA.
He was on the founding committee of the West Toronto Railpath, when it was a sub-committee of the Roncesvalles–MacDonell Residents’ Association back in 1997.
He’s also been active with the Bells on Bloor campaign and with Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists (ARC), mostly helping out on the memorial Ghost Bike Rides they sponsor about a week after a cyclist is killed in Toronto.