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Special Notice - Phased re-opening of the Bruce Trail beginning May 15, 2020 Read our COVID-19 Updates

BruceFest 2019: Bruce Trail Conservancy 2019 Annual Meeting

September 20, 21 & 22
Hamilton, ON
Hosted by the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club

Registration is now closed. See you on the weekend!

Locations & Directions

Scottish Rite (September 20 & 21)

4 Queen St S, Hamilton ON  L8P 3R3
Google Map

Driving directions to the Scottish Rite [pdf]

Chedoke Civic Golf Club (September 22 Hike Meeting Location)

Parking Lot at end of Beddoe Dr (200 Beddoe Dr, Hamilton, ON)
Google Map

Directions to Chedoke Golf Club from downtown Hamilton:

Drive along King St W and turn left onto either Queen St or Dundurn St. You will be heading towards the Escarpment. Turn right onto Aberdeen Ave. Directly before you see a railway overpass (the only overpass), turn left onto Studholme Rd, turn left onto Beddoe Dr and continue towards the clubhouse at the top of the hill. Park at the far end of the parking lot.

Directions to Chedoke Golf Club from Highway 403, in either direction:

Take Aberdeen Ave exit and continue straight (the off-ramp turns into Aberdeen Avenue). Drive under the railway overpass, and immediately turn right onto Studholme Rd, turn left onto Beddoe Dr and continue towards the clubhouse at the top of the hill. Park at the far end of the parking lot.

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Special “Bruce Trail” rates available until August 20 at:

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel: Special Rate $169/night
116 King St W, Hamilton, ON  L8P 4V3
Reserve by calling 1-888-627-8161 and asking for the ‘Bruce Trail’ group block or by following this link Bruce Trail Special Rate, before August 20.

Staybridge Suites Hotel: Special Rate $144/night 
20 Caroline Street South, Hamilton, ON  L8P 0B1
Reserve by calling 905-527-1001 and asking for the "Bruce Trail" group block before August 20.

For other options, go to 

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Program of Events

Friday, September 20

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Wine and Cheese Social with Special Guest Speaker and musician, Sarah Harmer
(at the Scottish Rite)

Sarah Harmer is a songwriter, citizen and Escarpment lover. She has a Polaris Prize nomination, a couple Juno awards and a new album in the works. The Burlington/Hamilton area is where Sarah grew up and it’s her home away from home.

  • Visit the silent auction table
  • Cash bar

Saturday, September 21

8:00 am to 9:00 am  ** Please arrive as close to 8 am as possible **

Registration (at The Scottish Rite) 

  • Voting on the nominees for the Board
  • Snacks, coffee and tea will be provided.
  • Visit the silent auction table during breaks all day until prior to dinner

9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Business Meeting (See Important Information for Members >)

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunch (for all who have pre-paid).

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Workshops & Tours (See Workshop & Tour Descriptions >)

  • Pre-registration is required for all events.
  • Finish times may vary.

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Dinner & Awards (at The Scottish Rite)

  • 5:00 pm - Cash bar opens. 
  • Silent auction will close prior to dinner. Cheques, cash and credit cards accepted for auction items purchased.
  • 6:00 pm - Dinner and Volunteer Awards 

Sunday, September 22

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Hikes: Short, Medium & Longer distance options (See Hike Descriptions >)

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Thank you to our sponsors for supporting our biggest member event of the year.


C'est La Vie Wellness
Stansbury & Co


First Asset Exchange Traded Funds


Canadian Tire, Dundas Store  |  Horizons Exchange Traded Funds 
Lamont Law  |  OpenAire  |  RBC Wealth Management (PH&N Investment Counsel)

For sponsorship inquiries, contact Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club Fundraising Director, Allan Meyer at (905) 528-4637 or

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