AGM 2010

"The commitment of the Bruce Trail Conservancy to help protect sensitive natural areas along the Niagara Escarpment by land acquisition is an inspired moved that meets and far exceeds the Founders' Dream of 50 years ago.
I applaud the tremendous success of the organization, its leaders, and the many hundreds of committed volunteers.  We can all be so proud of our achievements."
~ Dr. Philip Gosling writing in the 2009/2010 BTC Annual Report, September 2010

The Bruce Trail Conservancy's 2010 Annual General Meeting was a great success!  It was a wonderful chance to see new and familiar faces and to hear about all of the great things that have been happening (and will be happening) for and within the organization.AGM

Thank you to the Iroquoia Club for hosting and to everyone who attended. We appreciate all who have supported the Bruce Trail Conservancy in its mission to conserve and protect a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment through donations, memberships and through your dedication as volunteers.





*Click on the link to view a copy of the AGM Annual Report (.pdf, 2 MB) and click below to view a copy of Beth Kummlings
2010 AGM Executive Director's Presentation (.pdf, 4.3 MB)


The weekend long AGM was hosted by the Iroqouia Club and began with an enjoyable guided cruise of the Historic Hamilton Harbour.  



Saturday began with the Annual General Meeting, hosted at St. Luke's Church in downtown Burlington, and was opened by Burlington's Mayor Cam Jackson. 



Introducing the new 2010/2011 Board of Directors.  For a full listing of board members click here.



 Good Food
 Good Friends
 Silent Auction
Wine Provided by Angels Gate Winery located in Beamsville, Ontario
 Door Prizes



Paul Vanhanen, John Farquharson,
Bruce Price and Todd Bardes recieving
5 year Volunteer Service Award

Tom East presenting the Tom East
Award to Jean Kerins president of
the Caledon Hills Club



Kay MacCulloch recieiving 10 year
Volunteer Service Award

Don Richards, Jim Macdonald, Cheryl Duke
and Dave Paape recieving
the 15 year Volunteer Service Award




One of three Volunteer of the Year Award
recipients, Don McIlraith, with nominator
Donna Baker

Ed Hazell presenting the Honorary
Life Member Award to
Lynn Allen & Hamish Duthie,
with nominator Bruce Calvert



Getting the Philip & Jean Gosling Award
ready for presentation which went to
the Iroquoia Club 

Susan Oleskevich Award being accepted
by Jean Kerins on behalf of Dennis Gallant

". . . here stands a rugged, beautiful continuum of rocks, waterfalls, greenery and recreational opportunity that must be preserved in its entirety for us and for the future.The Bruce Trail is the chain that at once binds this potential into a unified whole; that brings the very existence of a unique resource sharply to the attention of a population used to taking things for granted; that, when it is built and being used, will inspire a desire to protect and preserve from further encroachment a green belt across the province which could be our pride in future years." ~ Ray Lowes, writing in Volume 1, Number 2 Bruce Trail News, September 1963