The Bruce Trail Conservancy is the proud recipient of the 2017 Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Special Achievement. The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, presented the award to honour the Bruce Trail Conservancy's unique and lasting conservation work over the past 50 years.
During the ceremony at Queen's Park, Ms. Dowdeswell noted "These exceptional individuals, organizations, and communities are champions of our past and architects of our future. On behalf of a grateful province, I thank them for their exemplary achievements in conserving the best of Ontario from which we may learn and mature."
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, with John Grandy, Bruce Trail Conservancy Board Vice Chair, and Harvey McCue, Chair of the Ontario Heritage Trust at the Ontario Heritage Awards ceremony February 23, 2018 (Photo: Ian Crysler, courtesy of the Ontario Heritage Trust)
Bruce Trail Conservancy Board Vice-Chair John Grandy (above, centre), who accepted the award on the Bruce Trail Conservancy's behalf, reflected on its significance. "For over 50 years, the Bruce Trail Conservancy has been committed to protecting the natural land along the Niagara Escarpment. The Bruce Trail and the tremendous conservation work done by the Bruce Trail Conservancy results from the dedication of volunteers, landowners, members, donors and communities, and we are pleased to see this exceptional commitment recognized."
The Bruce Trail Conservancy is proud to accept this honour and also applauds the efforts of the other recipients of the 2017 Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards.