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Street to Trail Log – May 18th, 2018

Our group from Sistering wasn’t huge but it was strong!

We made our way to Mt. Nemo conservation area for a beautiful hike along the steep, rocky cliff sides of the Niagara Escarpment. We shared knowledge together about birds, plants and animals and some folks collected a few bunches of Dandelion greens to take home.

It seemed that around every corner was another perfect photo opportunity with the clear blue skies and a view all the way back to Toronto. After eating lunch looking over fields and across to Rattlesnake Point and Crawford Lake we made our way back to the van.

What a beautiful day, Sistering. See you again in June! 

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Street to Trail Log – May 17th, 2018

Our first hike with Homes First was an absolute blast! The group of hikers were incredibly patient and supportive of one another as we made our way along the more difficult sections of trail. Everyone was ready for the break by the time we made it to our lunch spot at the Nassagaweya Canyon Lookout point.

Homes First provided some delicious lunches that had our group feeling satisfied and fuelled to continue along to the serene Crawford Lake. We walked the boardwalk through the cedar groves all the way around the lake before heading to explore the Haudenosaunee Village. We were fortunate to join a tour of the village and had some experts of our own to really give some valuable knowledge to the group.

Everyone was pretty exhausted on the drive back but spoke very highly of the trip and it seemed that many were looking forward to joining us again in June! Thanks for a great day, Homes First!

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Street to Trail Log – May 15th, 2018

Another grey and misty day with our friends from Woodgreen but the group was all smiles as we made our way to Hilton Falls for a beautiful hike.

We began by walking along the steep edges of the reservoir, trying to count the perched Turkey Vultures who seemed to follow us along the trail. We observed a small waterfall at the top of the lake before making our way through the woods to main attraction: Hilton Falls.

When we made it to the falls we unloaded our picnic lunch and got a small fire started to warm us up before walking down to the base of the falls.

Many stories were shared and pictures taken as we made our way back to the van.

Thanks again, Woodgreen!

 

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Street to Trail Log – April 25, 2018

Our core group of hikers at Woodgreen wouldn’t be scared off by a little bit of rain. We loaded up the van just after 10am and hit the road to explore Mountsberg Conservation area.

Everyone took a look at the map together and we made a rough plan on our direction. We detoured to check out the sugar bush and had to turn back because part of the trail was totally washed out but the flexibility and positivity of the group never waned.

Before leaving we explored the Raptor Centre and got to know some beautiful birds of prey, observed geese and ducks on the reservoir and went on a Buffalo hunt that yielded no Buffalo but a few horses instead.

See you next month, Woodgreen!

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Street to Trail Log – April 24, 2018

Another outstanding day out with West Neighbourhood House! Our groups seem to grow every month and we always have a great time – no matter the weather. This month the weather was on our side as we headed out to Rattlesnake Point with a group of excited hikers.

We meandered along the edge of the escarpment, stopping regularly to take in the view and snap some pictures. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at a beautiful lookout point, laughed together, and took a break in the sunshine.

On our way back to the van, everyone adopted an animal name, helped each other out when needed, and stopped to watch the Turkey Vultures land in nearby trees.

See you next month, West Neighbourhood House!

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Street to Trail Log – April 20, 2018

What a beautiful day for our inaugural hike with Sistering! Everyone was eagerly awaiting our arrival and once we filled every seat in the 12-passenger van we made our way to Crawford Lake.

The trail was still snow covered but the sun shone on our group as we made our way to the Nassagaweya Lookout. We enjoyed our lunches overlooking the canyon and observing the soaring Turkey Vultures now returned from their winter migration.

Making our way to the take in the views of picturesque, Crawford Lake we shared stories, and filled the quiet woods with laughter. Many photos and endless snacks later we made our way to the Iroquoian village to explore the interactive longhouses and exhibits.

Thanks, Sistering! Looking forward to next time!

 

 

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Street to Trail Log – March 27, 2018

I half expected the day to be called off before arriving at The Meeting Place for our group from West Neighbourhood House, as the forecast was calling for all day rain, but not these folks! Not only did we carry on with the trip, but the van was completely full of new and familiar faces excited to get on the trails!

The hazy skies and pitter patter of rain on the leaves while we hiked Mt. Nemo Conservation Area added a certain ambience to the trip, a special camaraderie that can only be born from muddy trails.

One of our returning hikers shared this beautiful poem that she wrote upon returning to the city from our last excursion describing the yellow leaves of Beech trees that hang on until spring. Thank you for sharing and excited to see you all again on April 24th.

Golden sails of leaves
Almost wrapping me
Forever at eye level
Deep in the tree trunk sea

-Shelley

 

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Street to Trail Log – March 20, 2018

No better way to celebrate the first day of spring than by getting out of the city and exploring some new trails. That is just what Street to Trail and Woodgreen Community Services did on this blue skied March day.

Our group has been steadily growing and we took a full minivan of hikers out to Forks of the Credit Provincial Park to enjoy the sunshine, meadows, and shady forests.

The day was filled with laughter, a few grunts as we climbed the hilly terrain, and sharing of knowledge and stories. Woodgreen, it is always a pleasure and today was no different! Already looking forward to our next hike on April 17th.

About us

2017 Annual General Meeting

The Board of Directors

invites you to their

Annual General Meeting for the year ending December 31, 2017

in the Boardroom, PI Financial Corp.

34th Floor, Scotia Plaza

40 King Street West, Toronto

5:30 pm, April 16, 2018

 

AGENDA:

Welcome and Introduction

  1. Presentation and approval of the minutes of the AGM held on June 21st, 2017
  2. Appointment of Auditors
  3. Election of the Board of Directors
  4. Report from the Board
  5. Presentation and approval of the 2017 Financial Reports
  6. Presentation on Operations by Program Manager
  7. Other Business and Questions

 

Adjournment and refreshments.

 

PROXY

 

As a member of the Street to Trail Association, I hereby appoint ____________________,  or Theresa Day to vote on any motion that arises if I am unable to attend the Annual General Meeting on April 16, 2018.

 

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Street to Trail Log – March 6, 2018

What a blast of a day with Sagatay!

Street to Trail and the Sagatay program at NaMeRes embarked on a thrilling adventure to Forks of the Credit Provincial Park. The energy with the men on this trip was high from the get-go and it didn’t seem to slow down much until we arrived back in the city at the end of the day.

It didn’t seem like any element of the park would be left unexplored with this group! And by the end of the day we had walked a majority of the trails, climbing up along ridges, onto and under trees, and getting some great waterfall views. There was never a dull moment as we laughed our way through the woods and meadows of Forks of the Credit, swapping stories and enjoying the freshness of the air in the cedar groves.

Thanks for another amazing day! Looking forward to getting back out on the trail with you!