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You talked! We listened! As a Canadian campaign we want you to feel secure about donating in Canadian dollar currency instead of US currency. Visit our new campaign donation page at https://www.tilt.com/tilts/guelph-to-goderich-rail-trail. We have moved our campaign over to a great crowdfunding website called Tilt. Through this we are able to not only have no fees on donations we earn but when you send a donation using a Visa Debit or Mastercard Debit there are no fees at all as opposed to other platforms which can take up to 10% in site fees and credit card fees! Meaning every cent goes to this great initiative. Thank you for understanding and sharing your concerns, and thank you for donating. You can look below for our donation perks.

Each trail segment and community can benefit directly from this $60,000 fundraising campaign. We’ve had a tremendous amount of support in the past from communities that are touched by the G2G Rail Trail experience. The 127 km route is made up of the amazing Kissing Bridge Trailway, Perth Harvest Pathway and the Lake Huron Route.

G2G Crowdfunding Campaign Info:

The Guelph to Goderich Rail Trail surrounds cyclists and hikers with the richness of Ontario’s pastoral landscape and rural heritage. Through hushed forest groves and rolling Mennonite farmland, across river valleys and wetlands, past 13 villages and towns, to the sunset horizon of one of the world’s Great Lakes, visitors of all fitness and skill levels can enjoy any part of the G2G’s 127-km length through four counties. Completion of the G2G Rail Trail opens Ontario’s pastoral heartland to the global fitness and recreation phenomena of backpacking and cycle tourism. The G2G helps rural Ontarians share their countryside and hospitality with the world.

More information on the G2G Rail Trail can be found at: http://www.g2grailtrail.com/ or www.facebook.com/G2GRailTrail

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A charitable donation tax receipt will be issued for all people donating $20 or more.

Help others – Leave a comment about a trail!

Got a comment about a trail? Got Facebook? Leave information for others on any one of 2600 trails in Ontario on our trail pages! For example see:http://goo.gl/XNlH7W In this case some folks help others with information about parking. Thanks

Shirley Rose

I would love to go to the lake and walk around but unless I live right by the lake there is nowhere to park to get to the lake. Does anybody go to this lake that doesn’t live right beside it because it seems to be right in the middle of apartment buildings, townhouses and houses where there is no parking. How do I get to go to the lake and where do I park so I can do this?
Craig D Tibbits ·

If you park at meadowvale towncenter close to the bus terminal. There is a path from the bus terminal that leads right into the ” aquitaine loop ” trail as i call it. Walk my dog there all the time. Its great. Walk across the field where the busses pick up passengers. And the path leads to a tunnel with beautiful murals and past the community center and voila your at lake aquitaine. Enjoy.
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Sudbury Celebrates “Fire and Ice”

Outdoor gala brings ‘fire and ice’ to Sudbury’s Ramsey Lake

‘This is something in the spirit of northern Ontario, the spirit of Sudbury’

CBC News Posted: Mar 05, 2015 8:05 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 05, 2015 8:05 AM ET

The Fire and Ice Outdoor Gala will take place on Saturday, March 7, on Sudbury's Ramsey Lake.

The Fire and Ice Outdoor Gala will take place on Saturday, March 7, on Sudbury’s Ramsey Lake. Related Stories

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Fire and Ice Outdoor Gala in Sudbury

Sudbury’s Ramsey Lake will be transformed into a winter spectacle this weekend to raise funds for the YWCA Genevra House women’s shelter.

The inaugural Fire and Ice Outdoor Gala will take place near Science North and will feature figure skaters, musicians, horses, an ice bar, and a vintage snowmobile show.

Paul Kusnierczyk

Paul Kusnierczyk is one of the people behind the Fire and Ice Outdoor Gala. (Roger Corriveau/CBC)

“It’s going to be something Sudbury has never seen before,” organizer Paul Kusnierczyk said on CBC Radio’s Morning North. “This is something in the spirit of northern Ontario, the spirit of Sudbury. Embrace the elements.”

Kusnierczyk is one of three real estate agents at Royal LePage who are raising funds for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. That foundation will provide the funds to the YWCA Genevra House.

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Sports store serves outdoor users in region

DOUG LUNNEY

Into the great outdoors

Wilderness Supply celebrates 20 years of bringing people into the wild

Doug Lunney

BY , WINNIPEG SUN

FIRST POSTED: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 05:46 PM CST | UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 05:53 PM CST

Rick Shone is the owner of Wilderness Supply Co. celebrating 20 years in business this month.
Rick Shone is the owner of Wilderness Supply Co., celebrating 20 years in business this year.

It’s not an exaggeration to say it was a life-altering moment when Rick Shone first entered the Wilderness Supply store on Ferry Road as a customer in 2000.

A year later, Shone joined the store as a part-time summer employee, then he met and began dating Elysia Sjoberg, the daughter of Wilderness Supply’s owners, Frank and Jan Sjoberg.

Shone and Elysia eventually married and in 2009 he took over the business from his in-laws. Memories from those early days have Shone feeling nostalgic this year as Wilderness Supply celebrates its 20-year anniversary.

“When they opened in 1995, the store was probably less than 1,000 square feet and it was just jam-packed with canoes,” Shone recalled from the store, which has long since doubled in size by taking over a neighbouring tenant.

Like any small business owners, the Sjobergs took a risk when they turned their love of camping, paddling, and hiking into a full-time venture, but their success resulted in the expansion of two more stores in Thunder Bay, Ont., in 2004 and a second Winnipeg location in 2012 on Speers Road, just off Lagimodiere Boulevard.

Boasting “the largest selection of canoes, kayaks and SUPs (Stand Up Paddle boards) anywhere in central Canada,” finding enough floor space continues to be a challenge 20 years later.

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Public Notice – Fitness is what Ontario Trails and Trailhead North, is all about!

The Ontario Government released its first update to Ontario’s Health and Physical Education curriculum since 1998 on Monday.

While the government came under scrutiny for the progressive health and sex education inclusions, other shifts in the curriculum also exist, including what appears to be a further shift away from formalized sport, toward fitness.

The new Health portion of the curriculum revamps an out of date document which made little to no mention of topics such as gender identity, self concept, and communications technology, and now encompasses an overall aim at understanding ones self, accepting others, and forming healthy relationships.

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Calling Northern Ontarians – 5 Reasons you’ll want to attend Trailhead North

Hi  – we want you to attend Trailhead North, April 17, 18, 2015.

canoe on shore outside of atikokan ontario
canoe on shore outside of atikokan ontario

A two day meeting of trail lovers from Northern Ontario. We want you attend because we want you to join us in declaring:

  • Our appreciation for the land.
  • Our love of the outdoors.
  • Our desire to get out of doors.
  • Our enjoyment of physical activity.
  • Our work to make more trails in the north.

Please join us. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trailhead-north-trails-symposium-tickets-15559035494

Nipigon Tower and Trails – sky high views

Nipigon tower promises ‘incredible’ view to attract tourists 

CBC News Posted: Jan 07, 2015 3:03 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 07, 2015 3:03 PM ET

Northern Development Minister Michael Gravelle and Nipigon Mayor Richard Harvey stand in front of an image of the Nipigon waterfront development plan, at the town offices on Wednesday.

Northern Development Minister Michael Gravelle and Nipigon Mayor Richard Harvey stand in front of an image of the Nipigon waterfront development plan, at the town offices on Wednesday. (Township of Nipigon)

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Visitors to Nipigon are expected to get a panoramic view of Lake Superior and the distant countryside once a lookout tower is constructed in the community.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund is providing $1 million for the project and other aspects of a tourism development plan, Northern Development minister Michael Gravelle announced Wednesday.

Nipigon Mayor Richard Harvey said he expects the tower will boost tourism in the area.

“We’re gonna have a 360 degree view that will be looking into Greenstone,” he said.

“We’ll be looking probably almost over to Rossport. We’ll be seeing all the way out to St. Ignace Island, possibly right over to the American border. It’s gonna be an incredible view up there.”

Trails Development Investment in Red Lake Area

Greg Rickford, MP-Kenora announced an investment to help Red Lake diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
The FedNor of $84,008 will enable the Municipality of Red Lake to support two tourism-related initiatives. Of the total, $45,000 will be used to conduct an engineering study for the development of a multi-community trail network that would link Balmertown, Red Lake, Cochenour, Madsen and Starratt-Olsen. The remaining $39,008 will assist the city to upgrade its community docks, which serve as a focal point for community and angling events that draw visits to the area. http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=918519