Last week the Heritage Trail Committee recognized the significant contribution from Canopy Growth for the construction of phase 1 of the Upper Canada Heritage Trail.
Their donation of $40,000 allowed for the completion of the trail to East and West Line, said trail committee chair Rick Meloen.
On top of that donation, Sean Webster of Canopy Growth was also instrumental in the planting of trees along the trail, connecting with Niagara College and Forests Ontario to obtain and pay for about 50 trees. With volunteers and help from town staff these trees, all native species, were planted on the trail from Charlotte Street to East and West Line, said Meloen.
“We are very thankful for the generous donation from Canopy Growth and for their continued interest in the trail.”
Looking ahead to the next stage, and the need for more fundraising, the Heritage Trail committee is planning a five-kilometre fun run and two-kilometre dog fun walk on Saturday, Sept 24. The events will take place at Memorial Park, where the race will begin, and will involve runners and walkers starting at different times.
The run will follow the trails through Parks Canada property to the Heritage Trail, then to East and West Line and back again. The event will be limited to 150 runners and 50 walkers and their canine friends. The event was planned and then cancelled due to COVID, said Meloen, so the committee is especially pleased to be able to hold it this fall.
Check the website for more details or register at www.heritagetrail.ca