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BTC Volunteer receives Ontario Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dave Moule


For 50 years now the Bruce Trail has thrived on the efforts of volunteers. Each volunteer is different, bringing unique skills and talents to this grand enterprise. Some commit to the boardroom, working on strategic plans and organizational by-laws others are found where there are no tables or walls, happiest with a shovel in hand. And then, there is David Moule.

Since 1984 David Moule has been a volunteer with the Bruce Trail Conservancy and his local Caledon Bruce Trail Club. He has held so many posts it is a real trick to keep them all straight. Over the course of 28 years David has acted as a: Trail Captain in Lion's Head, Director on the BTC Board, Land Steward Director, BTC Trail Development and Maintenance Committee Member (where he continues to organize the annual chainsaw training workshops), BTC Land Stewardship Committee Member, and Land Securement Secretariat Chair.

Thankfully, the whole Moule family has adopted the Bruce Trail as their charity of choice. David and Sally purchased their homestead along the Bruce Trail and donated an easement to the BTC to ensure the Bruce Trail could forever run along this section of land. The Moules have been incredibly committed and generous donors to the Bruce Trail Conservancy. Their children Peter, Allison and Lauren have basically grown up on the Bruce Trail, being welcome fixtures at Trail events.

David has shown a level of commitment and passion for the Bruce Trail that is truly inspiring. It was a fitting tribute to award David the Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement. This award is given annually to 15 Ontario individuals who have contributed to conserving community heritage over a period of 25 years or more. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions made by these individuals to the identification, preservation, protection and promotion of Ontario's heritage. In accordance with the award's requirements, the official application was submitted by a municipality (the Township of Mono).

At the ceremony, The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario said, "Conserving our heritage is an integral part of preserving the quality of life we enjoy here in Ontario. I'm delighted to recognize these volunteers and communities for their outstanding achievements."

On behalf of the Bruce Trail Conservancy and the people of Ontario, we would like to thank David Moule for his unwavering commitment to conservation and the mission of the Bruce Trail Conservancy. His energy and determination offers endless inspiration to us all.