GREAT WATERFRONT TRAIL ADVENTURE ROLLS IN FOR BURLINGTON BIKE FEST AS PART OF ONTARIO 150 CELEBRATE BY BIKE

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August 11, 2017

GREAT WATERFRONT TRAIL ADVENTURE ROLLS IN FOR BURLINGTON BIKE FEST AS PART OF ONTARIO 150 CELEBRATE BY BIKE
The Honourable Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Member of Parliament for Burlington and Burlington Deputy Mayor Jack Dennison join Cyclists for Celebration in Spencer Smith Park

Burlington – Cyclists of all ages gathered in Spencer Smith Park on the city’s waterfront for Burlington Bike Fest. Organized by the Burlington Cycling Committee, the City of Burlington, and Burlington Tourism, Bike Fest is an Ontario 150 Celebrate by Bike event – one of fifteen such community cycling events taking place throughout Ontario in summer 2017. Ontario 150 Celebrate by Bike showcases Ontario’s cycling assets including iconic routes– the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and the Greenbelt Route, and Bike Friendly Communities. Burlington is home to both iconic trails and is one of 39 Bike Friendly communities in Ontario, having achieved a Silver rating from the Share the Road Cycling Coalition.

 

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Greenbelt Route Recognized as One of Five Inaugural Ontario Trails of Distinction

July 18, 2017

GREENBELT ROUTE RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF FIVE INAUGURAL ONTARIO TRAILS OF DISTINCTION
475km Greenbelt Route celebrated as part of Ontario150 legacy initiative

The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has recognized the Greenbelt Route, a 475km cycling route, as an Ontario Trail of Distinction. The Greenbelt Route joins the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, the Trans Canada Trail Ontario, the Bruce Trail and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs Trans Ontario Provincial Trails in this important recognition.

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Young Cyclists in Cornwall Join Ontario150 Celebrate By Bike with 'Tour de Lamoureux Park'

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July 17, 2017

YOUNG CYCLISTS IN CORNWALL JOIN ONTARIO150 CELEBRATE BY BIKE WITH ‘TOUR DE LAMOUREUX PARK’
Children’s Bike Rally one of 15 events along Ontario’s iconic cycling routes for Ontario150 celebration

Cornwall – In one of 15 community cycling events throughout Ontario, the City of Cornwall partnered with the Cornwall Canada 150 Committee, Transition Cornwall and Ontario By Bike to host a children’s bike rally in Lamoureux Park, the ‘Tour de Lamoureux Park’. The bike rally included games, prizes and live entertainment.

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There Comes a Time...

July 11, 2017

STATEMENT FROM BOARD CHAIR DR. DAVID MCKEOWN ON LEADERSHIP CHANGE AT FRIENDS OF THE GREENBELT FOUNDATION AND GREENBELT FUND

After twelve fruitful years at the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and seven years at the Greenbelt Fund, CEO Burkhard Mausberg has decided to move on. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish Burkhard as much success in his new endeavours as he has brought to our organizations in his time with us.

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Winners of Second Greenbelt Photo Contest on Display in Clarington

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July 10, 2017

WINNERS OF SECOND GREENBELT PHOTO CONTEST ON DISPLAY IN CLARINGTON
20 Winning Photos to be showcased at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington as part of
Photo Tour

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has partnered with the Professional Photographers of Canada – Ontario, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection to celebrate the natural beauty of water in the Greenbelt in the second Greenbelt Photography Contest. The winning photos are now touring the Greenbelt, showcasing water in all its forms.

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"Greenbelt Explore" Offers Customized Itineraries to Experience the Beauty of Ontario's Protected Greenbelt

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July 6, 2017

"Greenbelt Explore" Offers Customized Itineraries to Experience the Beauty of Ontario's Protected Greenbelt

New web platform includes hundreds of customizable points of interest for active adventures in the GTA

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation launched an upgraded, interactive platform building on the success of the GreenbeltRoute. Greenbelt Explore includes the 475km Greenbelt Route, twelve 1-day and overnight cycling loops, 21 Greenbelt Walks, and 3 Brewery Discovery Routes. The recommended itineraries can be customized to match any interests and deliver something for everyone.

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Cyclists in Georgetown Join Ontario 150 Celebrate By Bike with "Bike It to the Market" Event


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June 19, 2017

CYCLISTS IN GEORGETOWN JOIN ONTARIO 150 CELEBRATE BY BIKE WITH “BIKE IT TO THE MARKET" EVENT
Bike It to The Market in Georgetown one of 15 events along Ontario’s iconic cycling routes for Ontario 150 celebration

Georgetown– In one of fifteen community cycling events throughout Ontario, cyclists of all ages participated in the sixth annual Bike It to The Market event on Saturday, June 17. For the first time, an Open Streets element was added to the event, with the closure of Main Street from Maple Avenue to the Georgetown Farmers Market as part of the Town’s Active Easy Strategy, a two-year plan to increase the physical activity levels of people who live, work and play in Halton Hills.

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Waterloo Celebration of the Greenbelt Book Showcases the Success of the World's Largest, Best Protected Greenbelt

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MAY 30, 2017

Waterloo Celebration of the Greenbelt Book Showcases the Success of the World's Largest, Best Protected Greenbelt

Proponents of Smart Growht join Friends of the Greenbelt CEO and author Burkhard Mausberg at Words Worth Books to celebrate the Greenbelt Book

WATERLOO – Local residents and environmental enthusiasts gathered at Words Worth Books to celebrate the launch of a new book from Friends of the Greenbelt CEO Burkhard Mausberg about the history and success of Ontario’s Greenbelt. The Greenbelt is a compelling coffeetable book filled with beautiful photography and rich stories from the Greenbelt, published by Barlow Books.

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Uxbridge Celebration of the Greenbelt Book Showcases the Success of the World's Largest, Best Protected Greenbelt

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MAY 27, 2017

Uxbridge Celebration of the Greenbelt Book Showcases the Success of the World's Largest, Best Protected Greenbelt

Owner-operators of Geissberger Farmhouse Cider join Friends of the Greenbelt CEO and author Burkhard Mausberg at Blue Heron Books to celebrate the Greenbelt Book

UXBRIDGE – Local residents and environmental enthusiasts gathered at Blue Heron Books to celebrate the launch of a new book from Friends of the Greenbelt CEO Burkhard Mausberg about the history and success of Ontario’s Greenbelt. The Greenbelt is a compelling coffeetable book filled with beautiful photography and rich stories from the Greenbelt, published by Barlow Books.

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Burlington Celebration of the Greenbelt Book Showcases the Success of the World's Largest, Best Protected Greenbelt

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MAY 24, 2017

Burlington Celebration of the Greenbelt Book Showcases the Success of the World's Largest, Best Protected Greenbelt

Mayor Rick Goldring and singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer join Friends of the Greenbelt CEO and author Burkhard Mausberg at A Different Drummer to celebrate the Greenbelt Book

BURLINGTON – Local residents and environmental enthusiasts gathered at A Different Drummer to celebrate the launch of a new book from Friends of the Greenbelt CEO Burkhard Mausberg about the history and success of Ontario’s Greenbelt. The Greenbelt is a compelling coffeetable book filled with beautiful photography and rich stories from the Greenbelt, published by Barlow Books.

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