By Donna Weitzel 

  • September 1982 – plans to host Hike Ontario Summit
  • End-to-End hikes organized and those completing are logged in a record book – End-to-End for 1983 started in Conestoga, repeated in 1986
  • Hikes to be advertised in local papers as well as the Information Centre in Stratford
  • Members’ Meetings at Kiwanis Community Centre
  • Suggested Boy Scouts could help groom and blaze trail as credit towards badge. Plan was agreed to by Stratford and Ellice Scouts
  • Saturday, May 14, 1983 – first Province wide “Go-ToBlazes Day”
  • Participated in the “Great Participation Challenge” in 1983 to vie for the title of “Most Fit Canadian City”
  • Expenses will be paid for a FOHTA rep (Federations of Ontario Hiking Trail Associations, later renamed Hike Ontario) to attend annual meeting
  • Attempts made to involve youth in executive positions and in planning activities
  • May 15, 1984 – report prepared by Douglas Robertson for the National Trail Association Conference held in Ottawa in March regarding the idea of a hiking trail linking

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