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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The Greenbelt Book Launch Tour Celebrates the Success of the World's Largest, Best Protected Greenbelt at Ajax Stop

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MAY 18, 2017

The Greenbelt Book Launch Tour Celebrates the Success of the World's Largest, Best Protected Greenbelt at Ajax Stop
Mayor Steve Parish joins Friends of the Greenbelt CEO and author Burkhard Mausberg at Carruthers Marsh Pavillion to support the Greenbelt book

AJAX – Local residents and environmental enthusiasts gathered at Carruthers Marsh Pavillion to celebrate the launch of a new book – The Greenbelt from Friends of the Greenbelt CEO Burkhard Mausberg about the history and success of Ontario’s Greenbelt. 

The Greenbelt is a compelling coffee table book filled with beautiful photography and rich stories from the Greenbelt, published by Barlow Books.

Ajax Mayor Steve Parish spoke to the crowd about his vision for the Greenbelt and the region as a passionate Greenbelt supporter. Mayor Parish was interviewed in the book and shared his commitment to environmentalism as a core value of the community in Ajax.

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Statement from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation Regarding the Final Amendments to the Growth Plan and Greenbelt

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MAY 18, 2017

Statement from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation Regarding the Final Amendments to the Growth Plan and Greenbelt 

With today’s announcement, the Province has reinforced the most central legacy of the Greenbelt – its permanence. Along with the addition of 21 urban rivers and 7 coastal wetlands, we look forward to participating in the process to consider additional watersheds and hydrological areas to include in Greenbelt. Protecting a clean water supply supports agriculture and ensures the long-term health of the region.

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