sun shelter construction

Thank you to Dave Saunders and his students from the Community Based Construction Program at St.Thomas Aquinas High School Lindsay for the construction of a beautiful Sun Shelter along the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail near Eldon Road (Pickseed).

managing partners meeting

Volunteers representing 8 out of the 11 managing partners attended an information session at Fleming College about KTCT.

fevang inukshuk

In memory of Marg Fevang the family requested funds to be donated to the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail. Ron, Jeff and Mark Fevang agreed that a stone inukshuk would be an appropriate reminder of their wife and mother and she would be very honoured to have such a trail marker erected in her memory. On May 15, 2010 the Stone Inukshuk was dedicated in her memory with over 75 people attending.

donor wall group

donor wall

On Saturday May 15, 2010 the official unveiling of the Fred DeNure Donation Wall for the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail happen. The cloudy, cool day did not stop over 125 people from attending. Those who donate over $50 will be given a tax receipt and their name on the donation wall that is located next to the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail on the campus of Fleming College. Anyone interested in donating please email us and we will send you a donation form.

mariposa school group

Students, teachers, Victoria Stewardship Council and Kawartha Trans Canada Trail planted 120 wildlife shrubs along the Trans Canada Trail in their effort to improve wildlife habitat.

mariposa group map

Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Wall Map was presented to the Green Team and Students of Mariposa Public School for their continuous support in the improvement of wildlife habitat along the Trans Canada Trail by Trans Canada Director Bill Elliott.

jack callaghan students

jack callaghan students

jack callaghan students

jack callaghan students

With the asistances from the Victoria Stewardship Council and Kawartha Trans Canada Trail volunteers students from Jack Callaghan enhance the beauty of the Trans Canada Trail by planting over 150 trees and shrubs within their Environmental School Zone.

lady eaton earth day planting

Lady Eaton Public School in Omemee invited Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Managing Partner Omemee Lions Club members Brian Brown and John Jones, President of KTCT Al MacPherson and KTCT volunteer Ron Fevang to help plant trees in the school yard and to pick up litter along the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail. Photo above is Brian Brown with two of the schools Green Team students helping plant a tree.

Over the last few weeks due to the nice weather we have had and increase in illegal use of the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail by ATVs and Dirt Bikes. They are trespassing. The Police have been notified for assistance in dealing with this illegal use. If you notice this type of use while on the trail please record licence number, description of the ATV and Dirt Bike and rider and time and date and email us with this information. DO NOT confront the individuals.

ktct emily road sculpture

(left to right) Jack Murphy, director (and Omemee Lions Club member) Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association; Al MacPherson, president Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association; Dave Birch, president Fowlers Corners Lions Club; Bill Hawman, president Omemee and District Lions Club; Sam Pittman, secretary and past president, Omemee and District Lions Club.

New sculpture marks Trans Canada Trail in CKL

OMEMEE – A sculpture has been added to the Trans Canada Trail in Omemee where the trail borders the City of Kawartha Lakes with Peterborough County.

An inukshuk in the shape of a ‘K’ now welcomes trail users and passing cars on Emily Park Road, about half a kilometre north of Highway 7.

The artwork by Creemore-based blacksmith and sculptor Rene Petitjean was commissioned by the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association using an $8,000 grant from the provincial National Trans Canada Trail Foundation.

KTCT Association president Al MacPherson, his wife Barb MacPherson and Petitjean began designing the sculpture in August of 2009. The construction started in November and was completed this month.

Members of the Lions clubs in Omemee and Fowlers Corners were on hand with MacPherson this month to mark the completion of the project. The Lions clubs work with the KTCT Association to maintain the portion of the trail that passes through Omemee.

Facts:

The sculpture is made of steel that was hammered to look like stone. It sits on a limestone base. ‘Trans Canada Trail’ and its logo are written on the base. The sculpture is designed to require no upkeep.

Rene Petitjean has been sculpting since 1972 and teaches at theHaliburton School for the Arts in sculpting and blacksmithing. His work can be found in public and private collections across North America, including with private collectors in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Quotes:

“The sculpture lets people on Emily Park Road know we have a trail. It’s like a little billboard.” – KTCT Association president Al MacPherson

“It was fun to make but the guys who work for me are upset because their arms hurt. There were 80 hours of banging.” – Sculptor Rene Petitjean

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