Oak Ridges Trail Association Announces 2nd Annual Moraine For Life Adventure Relay

King City, January 15, 2008 - The Moraine for Life Adventure Relay, supporting The Oak Ridges Trail Association (ORTA), returns June 14th and 15th, 2008, and invites teams to register. The 24-hour relay sees teams of up to 15 racers bike, hike, run and paddle across 160 kilometres of the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail, from Rice Lake to King City in Ontario's Greenbelt. The event is designed to bring awareness to the moraine and its vibrant habitat. All proceeds will help ORTA protect the Moraine's healthy ecosystem and heritage, extend the Oak Ridges Trail and encourage responsible land use.

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At Peak of Ontario’s Thanksgiving Harvest, New Poll Finds Overwhelming Majority Prefer to Buy Local Food

Toronto, October 2, 2007 - Do you know where your Thanksgiving pumpkin came from? How about the corn, yams or even the turkey you'll put on your table? A new public opinion poll on food released today by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, finds that central Ontarians are very concerned about where their food comes from.

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Immigrants to Farm Ethnic Crops with $400,000 Grant

Toronto, September 6, 2007 - Thanks to a $400,000 grant from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, immigrants to Canada will soon be farming bitter melon, okra, green chilies and sweet potatoes and other ethnic foods in Ontario’s Greenbelt.

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Come See What All the (Peach) Fuzz is About

Niagara-on-the-Lake, August 6, 2007 - For a taste of the juiciest fruit of the Greenbelt--a Niagara peach--stop by Union Station the morning of Wednesday August 8.

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Rex Murphy to bring his quick wit to the Niagara Wine Festival Celebrity Luncheon

St. Catharines, August 1, 2007 - The Grape Growers of Ontario together with the Niagara Wine Festival, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and Scotiabank are pleased to announce that Canadian writer and broadcaster, Rex Murphy, will be the speaker at the Celebrity Luncheon which kicks off the 56th annual Niagara Wine Festival. The event will take place at Club Roma in St. Catharines on Wednesday, September 19th at 11:45am.

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Passion for a Healthy Environment and Hearty Farmlands Evident as $3,260,000 in Grants Awarded

Toronto, July 31, 2007 − The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is pleased to announce more than $3,260,000 in grants to agricultural and environmental organizations in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. “Just like kids’ passion for Harry Potter, we are seeing Ontarians’ passion for clean water, green spaces and local food,” says Burkhard Mausberg, President of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. “A fine example of our passion is our commitment today to Greenbelt farmers to grant an additional $1 million to help them green farm operations through the Greenbelt Farm Stewardship Program.”

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Cyclists can Travel Greener with the Toronto-Niagara Bike Train

Toronto, June 5, 2007 - The Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce & Visitor and Convention Bureau and its partners launched the Pilot Year of the Toronto-Niagara Bike Train with a media event at Union Station on Tuesday, June 5. The Bike Train is a new tourism initiative that will be introducing bike racks onboard VIA Rail Canada service between Toronto and the Niagara Region this summer.

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Join Sarah Harmer on the Hamilton Nature Walk for Our Environment

Hamilton, May 25, 2007 - Join Sarah Harmer for a walk along Hamilton's Waterfront Trail on June 2 to raise funds and awareness for local environmental initiatives. The Juno Award-winning singer/songwriter and environmentalist will be the grand marshall of this year's Nature Walk for Our Environment.

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Premier Davis honoured at Greenbelt ceremony as an environmental visionary

Toronto, May 22, 2007 − Former Ontario Premier William Davis today received the 2007 Friend of the Greenbelt Award for his outstanding work as an environmental visionary determined to protect and enhance the natural heritage and rural land in the Golden Horseshoe.

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Ticat Fullback Takes a Three Point Stance on the Environment

Hamilton, May 8, 2007 − At a press conference announcing three major Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation grants to Hamilton and Burlington area environmental organizations, Tiger-Cat fullback Julian Radlein challenged the people of Hamilton and the Golden Horseshoe to “do your part to help the environment... by raising your awareness of the positive role local foods and the Greenbelt play in combating climate change.”

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