ANNAPOLIS COUNTY TRAILS SOCIETY
NS TRAILS NEWSLETTER
The Annapolis County Trails Society has their first "honourable"-honorary member in the form of Right Honourable Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Mr. Harper was in the area announcing funding to build highway expansions on Friday, March 6, 2009. He later took his first snowmobile ride along the first phase of ACTS’ recently completed section of Trans Canada Trail at Wilmot NS. There he announced $25 million for funding of the national Trans- Canada Trail system.
ACTS, ATVANS, SANS, NSORRA, Hike NS, Canadian Trails Coalition and NS Trails members, and Annapolis Valley Trails Coalition coordinator, Rick Jacques, were in attendance at the site posing with Mr. Harper for the photo op. Walkers, skiers, snowshoers, dogs and horses all took a part. Mr. Harper and his team were impressed with and enjoyed the well-organized event. Media were transported along the trail by ACTS director, George Noble, and his horse pulled sleigh.
ACTS recently had several members take the Trail Wardens course: James Frank, Al Worthen, Bill Bishop, Bob Wright, and Bob Bennett. Bill Bishop has been appointed coordinator of the Trail Warden group for the Wilmot area.
The near future plans for trail development include the westward extension of the Mt. Hanley trail to the Lawrencetown-Paradise line, and "Between the Bridges" from the Moose River at Clementsport to the Bear River bridge.
Bill Bishop, ACTS’ 2nd Vice President, has been busy building our new web page at www.annapoliscountytrailsociety.ca. It is easily accessible and full of information.
Check out the site re the upcoming International Trails’ Day for June 6 2009 at Cornwallis, NS.
Submitted by Marilyn Wright, Sec ACTS