|Each year, the Toronto Club, along with its 8 sister clubs, holds special hikes and events to celebrate Bruce Trail Day. This year, on Oct. 1, 2023, as our President David Royle noted above, the theme is inclusion and “welcoming.”
Bruce Trail Day is especially geared to those new to the trail, who might want to learn more. For this year’s theme, we want to emphasize “belonging” for all; so that everyone, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, physical limitation, or age, feels welcome to connect to nature and to your community of hikers.
As this newsletter reaches many members and regular supporters, we encourage you to invite a friend that might benefit from our theme of “welcoming.” We’ll also be reaching out to various special interest organizations and media and influencers to introduce the trail to non-members.
If you want to learn more about our people, our clubs, and the Bruce Trail, there are special hikes and displays Oct. 1 in Limehouse (near Georgetown). Limehouse Memorial Hall is open for refreshments, displays and washrooms. Toronto Club members will be on hand to answer questions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
New this year, is an emphasis on urban Toronto, the multicultural capital of Canada where we can make hikes more easily accessible, by transit, for many more people. Our hike leaders will take special care to “make you feel welcome,” and talk about how we want to build an inclusive hiking community.