Great Canadian Bucket List Robin Esrock

Photo: President KTCT Al MacPherson (left) with Author Robin Esrock (right)

On April 26, 2015 Robin Esrock, the author of The Great Canadian Bucket List spoke at our local fundraiser. We’d like to thank Robin for his efforts, it was a great event!

Renowned travel writer and TV host Robin Esrock spent years visiting every province and territory to craft the definitive national Bucket List. Having travelled to over 100 countries on 6 continents, he never expected Canada to offer so much, and neither will you. This isn”t your typical travel guide – it is an inspiration for your next trip. Full of adventure, humour, photos and fun facts, The Great Canadian Bucket List is the definitive list of things to do in Canada before you die.

For more information on Robin Esrock and the book, you can visit his website: canadianbucketlist.com

trans canada trail snow grooming

The trail has been groomed and is ready for winter use! Get out on the trail and enjoy our beautiful winter weather. The Kawartha Trans Canada Trail is ideal for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling.

Public is welcomed to attend KTCTA Annual General Meeting at Fleming College

Tuesday November 18th at 3:00pm

Room Number posted in main foyer of the College

The Kawartha Trans Canada Trail was listed as one of the 4 ‘Great Places To Hike’ in Kawartha Lakes by Bill Hodgins today.

  1. Emily Tract
  2. Fleetwood Creek Natural Area
  3. Kawartha Trans Canada Trail
  4. Ken Reid Conservation Area

You can read the full MyKawartha article by Bill Hodgins, here.

The indigenous people have always known that trees have spirits within them. Two cedar log sculptures have been carved alongside the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Pic Seed Sun Shelter where the trail crosses Eldon Road, located south of Oakwood not far from Mariposa Elementary School.

Knock on the sculpture to awaken the tree spirit inside as the images on the two cedar logs symbolizes the spirit within the logs that provides uplifting energy, cleansing, protection, prosperity & healing.

Colin Partridge from Thornton, Ontario a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, an avid supporter of the Trans Canada Trail vision of connecting Canada together creating the longest trail in the world, did the carvings for the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail.

colin partridge doing a cedar log carving

tree spirit cedar log carving showing a face

Photo of Colin using chain saw to create the tree spirit image by Al MacPherson

The trail heading west after Highway 36 overpass bridge leading into Lindsay has been blocked by construction at the end of Dobson Street sub-division – you will need to dismount you bike and walk to Dobson Street – remember KTCT continues to the left at Dobson and Logie; for those traveling east dismount you bike end of Dobson Street and walk to trail be careful. Plans are to have a temporary trail constructed as soon as possible.

bee box

Jamie Morris, a retired teacher and volunteer with Kawartha Trans Canada Trail, and students at Mariposa Elementary School built and installed Bee Boxes along the trail near Eldon Road, south of Oakwood, at the Pickseed Trail Access Point.

Al MacPherson and Wayne Alldred

Two volunteer awards were presented this year at the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Annual General Meeting December 2, 2013. Pictured above is President Allen MacPherson with Wayne Alldred Director and Treasurer who has decided to step down from the Board of Directors. During his five years with KTCTA he has provided excellent leadership, commitment and support.

Bill Elliot and Dave Birch

Bill Elliott Vice President KTCTA presents Dave Birch the Volunteer Award for 2013 for his efforts looking after the east section of the KTCT.

Ellen Woodward and Wayne Alldred

Ellen Woodward and Wayne Alldred were presented five year Trans Canada Trail Pins by President Allen MacPherson for their volunteer time with the KTCTA. Absent from the photo is John Hagarty and Linda Skelton who have contributed five years to the organization.

Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association Annual General Meeting. Everyone welcome to attend. December 2nd, 2013. Fleming College Lindsay Room 252, 4-5 pm. Amendment to Bylaw #1 Section 9.01 to be presented.

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