The Bruce Trail is 50 years old this year! To help celebrate our 50th Anniversary, in April and May the BTC relayed a ceremonial 50th Anniversary baton along the entire length of the Trail, from Niagara to Tobermory. The baton was carried by over 550 volunteers along its journey!
May 15 - Sydenham Club received the Baton from Beaver Valley Club, and headed north into Sydenham section. Here, the Baton crosses the Rocklyn Creek bridge.
May 25 - our hikers were joined by our Federal MP Larry Miller, who presented us with this Certificate of Congratulations to recognize our 50 years of excellent conservation work. Thank you Larry!
May 26 - we were joined at Kemble Mountain by our Provincial MPP Bill Walker, who helped carry the baton for a while through the damp forest. Thanks Bill, for your support!
On May 27, the baton was passed from Sydemham Club to Peninsula Club, in Wiarton.
On June 10, the baton arrived at the northern terminus cairn in Tobermory, marking the 50th Anniversary of the official opening of the Bruce Trail. Hundreds of supporters then joined in with a special outdoor 50th Anniversary Celebration followed by lunch, hikes and more!
All volunteers who carried the baton for at least 2 km have received this special new badge.