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Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club November 2019

Three Cheers for Christmas!

BVBTC Christmas dinner December 7 2019. Venue St Georges Church Hall Clarksburg. Doors open 6 pm. Tickets in advance $35.

Thank you to our Volunteers and Landowners

Samples of memories of the Bruce Trail shared by participants of Volunteers and Landowners Celebration event. Photos Nadia Dubyk 2019.
Photo credits: Nadia Dubyk, 2019.

The Club is driven by our committed and generous volunteers and landowners, and we had the opportunity to celebrate at an evening gathering on October 17th at the Beaver Valley Ski Club.

There was representation from our various teams including trail maintenance, land ambassadors and stewards, hike leaders and communications team, who mingled over coffee and desserts. With numerous prizes kindly donated by local businesses, many went home with gifts such as lunches, ski lift packages, gift cards and books. During the evening, we also shared our favourite memories and stories of being on the Trail. It was inspiring to hear of the friendships made, beautiful vistas discovered and unexpected adventures. A few memories are posted here and more to be shared throughout the year!

Thank you for all the tireless hours, creativity and camaraderie!

Congrats to Lilla, our Volunteer of the Year!

Lilla Fodor awarded BVBTC volunteer of the year by Kelly Killoran. Photo Marg Yaraskavitch 2019.
Photo credit: Marg Yaraskavitch, 2019.

As part of the recent Volunteers and Landowners Celebration event, the Club honoured Lilla Fodor as our Volunteer of the Year. You may already be acquainted with her through her many posts to Instagram and endearing tales of Eager the Beaver. In capturing moments, people, and events at both the Club and Bruce Trail Conservancy level, she puts us out there in a big way. Her posts always have that spark of creativity that creates interest.

Lilla is as avid a hiker as she is a photographer and the Bruce Trail lets her enjoy both her beloved pursuits. So passionate is she in these pursuits, that she completed the End-to-End this year, with plenty of pics along the way. We can’t wait to see what badge she and her sidekick Eager will get next!

She is an enthusiastic ambassador for the Bruce Trail and brings it to life in so many different ways for others to enjoy. Lilla is out on the trails constantly and chats with everyone she meets and willingly gives a helping hand to anyone in need. She’s made so many connections and given encouragement to lots of hikers. Despite the hours she spends taking photographs both on the trail and at a variety of Bruce Trail events to create Instagram posts, Lilla is always happy to pitch in with trail maintenance or temping as our trail angel dispatcher or managing Bruce Trail Day. She spreads joy with every task!

We are grateful for your passion and so many talents! Thank you, Lilla!

Wonder-fall Time to Hike!

Bruce Trail viewpoint in Loree Forest. Photo Alan McPherson 2015.
Photo credit: Alan McPherson, 2015.

Join Ruth Hayworth on November 23 for a climb up the escarpment to hike some of the Bruce Trail in the beautiful Loree Forest. Hikers will then descend the escarpment to return to the meeting spot to finish this 13 km hike.

Find details on BVBTC hikes and any hikes offered by all of the Bruce Trail Clubs on the Bruce Trail’s new integrated Hike Schedule. Easily search for hikes by date, location and Club and quickly add hikes to your Calendar. Register for hikes or contact the hike leader right from the web page! See participant information for our organized hikes to arrive prepared to hike.




Deer hunt in Beaver Valley November 4-9 and December 2-7. Hikers advised to take precautions on trails during hunting season.

See Annual Trail Closure for more details.