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Trivia Night Fundraiser on Earth Day, April 22
Trivia Night is on Earth Day this year, Saturday, April 22
and we will be celebrating our gorgeous planet while having fun and raising
money to support the Bruce Trail.
Meaford Community Centre and Arena
151 Collingwood Street West, Meaford
Game start: 7 pm
Maximum 10 players on a team. Single players, couples or small groups
welcomed and will join others to create full-sized teams.
Free snacks and non-alcoholic drinks available. Cash bar.
Tickets: $25 per person
Contact Joan Nuffield at
or 519-599-6470 for tickets or more information.
Baton Passing Event to Mark the 50th Anniversary of the BTC
Historical images of the 30th Anniversary baton passes into and from
During the 30th Anniversary, the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) passed
a ceremonial baton along the entire length of the trail. To celebrate
our 50th Anniversary, the BTC will have another baton passing event.
A 50th Anniversary baton will be created to journey along the entire
length of the Bruce Trail, travelling from Niagara to Tobermory. The
baton will make its way along the Bruce Trail, carried by volunteers
of each of its Clubs. The baton will be presented to the Niagara Club
April 1 and passed onto successive Clubs until it reaches the the
northern terminus in Tobermory on June 10, marking the 50th Anniversary
of the official opening of the Bruce Trail.
The baton is expected to make its way through the Beaver Valley
from May 7 to May 15. BVBTC is planning a series of day hikes for the event,
which will average 16 km a day. We hope that you will join us for any of
these hikes while we host the baton. BVBTC will post our itinerary once
the event (and baton) is nearer. We welcome your ideas (and cameras!) for
unusual photos and photo locations from the Beaver Valley, as we move
the baton along its journey.
Once the baton reaches Tobermory, the BTC will celebrate with a special
outdoor 50th Anniversary Celebration at the northern cairn, followed by
lunch, hikes and more!
Join us on this epic journey and help get the word out about the 50th
Anniversary Celebrations in Tobermory on June 10. Post your own
photos of the 50th Anniversary baton event on on social media and
share it with the BTC. Please use #brucetrailbaton to identify posts
and photos. Contact Jill Smith-Brodie at
for more information.
Help BVBTC Identify Dangerous Trees
The BVBTC chainsaw crew is dedicated to provide our Club and visiting
hikers with obstruction-free and safe hiking. We will respond
promptly to reports of downed or threatening trees. However, we need
to know those trees are out there and hikers could do much to help
us. If you encounter such a tree that is too large for a trail
captain with a hand saw please contact us at
The best reports tell us approximately what kilometre on the
hiker’s trail map the tree can be found, plus a brief
description, such as “down across the trail”,
“broken and hanging above”, or
“leaning over the trail”, and a hint of the trunk size.
We are particularly interested in trees like the one in the
accompanying photo. They seldom get reported but are very fragile,
highly unpredictable, and could be disastrous if they were to fall
when hikers are present. We are asking our members to watch overhead
for these precarious trees and to report them. They will be removed
on a priority basis.
Thank you for helping to care for our
spectacular Beaver Valley hiking trails.
- Blain Horsley
Spectacular Early Spring Waterfalls!
Ephemeral Waterfall, Km. 111
Watch the weather! With our early
spring melt, streams are high and waterfalls are at their highest. You
have to watch the weather for both safe parking, and to plan your footing
- snowshoes or boots? But the next two months are when you'll get the
best look at the numerous waterfalls along the Bruce Trail in the valley.
You might even see an ephemeral waterfall that dries up later in the
summer, and only flows at this time of year (as in the picture above).
This one is about a 15 or 20 minute walk on the trail west of the 7th