Last week I visited the Niagara Region again. This time to take the Bruce Trail from its very beginning, starting right at the U.S./Canadian border next to the Brock Memorial.
I had never hiked that section of the Bruce Trail before and was amazed once again by the beauty of the trail, its great condition (thanks Bruce Trail Conservancy!) and the opportunity it gives hikers to see the great diversity of Niagara.
As President of the Greenbelt Foundation, I play many roles - one day, I'm a team leader, a speaker, an activist, a beer connoisseur and local food enthusiast; the next, I'm a gardener.
Last week we hosted a workshop with about 50 people to discuss options for new local food distribution ideas in the Niagara-Hamilton region. Over the years I have spent a lot of time in Niagara, biking in the Tour de Greenbelt, visiting numerous wineries, hiking the Niagara Escarpment, and oh yeah, my mom lives there too.
I met with Joe Kantor for lunch this week – a leader in the Oshawa Generals organization. The Generals are a local OHL team with great history and pride in junior hockey. Joe has two young kids and is really committed to incorporating the Generals into the fabric of Oshawa and its surrounding Greenbelt.
Colin Firth attended the Green Living Show this past weekend in Toronto, where he was awarded (along with wife Livia and business partner Nicola Giuggioli) the first Green Living/EMA (Environmental Media Association) International Award, given to celebrities who make outstanding contributions to promoting a global green economy. The group’s store Eco Age, for which they were honoured, is the UK’s first ecological destination store.