Walking the Bruce Trail: End to End in 30 days
The Bruce Trail For Kids - three local philanthropic adventurers - start their 3rd week of walking, aiming to hike the entire length of the Bruce Trail
Three philanthropic adventurers, local men who previously conquered the North and South Poles, are taking on a challenge closer to home: hiking Canada’s longest footpath to raise funds for inner city kids and to raise awareness of the Bruce Trail on its 50th anniversary.
Peter Turkstra, Fred Losani and Mark MacLennan began their journey back on Sept 24th with a 25.3 km hike from the Bruce Trail Southern Terminus cairn, located in the eastern end of Queenston Heights Park. They’ve aimed at 25-30 kms per day every day since then. (They took Thanksgiving and one other day off.)
Over the course of their odyssey, The Spectator will be tracking their progress below, gathering together their tweets and photos, their observations and those of the school children following their journey. Each day the hikers will file a short video focusing on their day, or some aspect of it – and you’ll find those here too.
How to follow the adventure and donate
The trek along the Bruce Trail is planned to be an interactive experience. The hikers have launched a Bruce Trail Expedition for Kids website which is also being regularly updated with video, photos, and a tracking map.
The site offers a link for the public to make donations to the cause, which is primarily nutrition programs for inner city Hamilton schoolchildren.
To follow the hike, more information about the team, or to donate, go to www.brucetrailforkids.ca .
Donations made through the website are being allocated by the Hamilton Community Foundation . Donors will have some flexibility with respect to where their donation is being directed.