COLLINGWOOD, ON, April 18, 2012 /CNW/ - A group of Bruce Trail fans is offering expert trail guides along a section Ontario's renowned Niagara Escarpment this spring to raise awareness of issues facing the biosphere reserve.
The Peak to Peak Escarpment Challenge hike-a-thon on Saturday, May 12, offers experts in geology, archeology and wildlife stationed along part of the hike-a-thon route south of Collingwood.
"We're trying to create a family-friendly event that helps people get to know the Niagara Escarpment biosphere, and at the same time raise money to help us protect it," says organizer Janet Gillham.
The hike-a-thon offers routes for all abilities, from 26 km to 6.5 km, and a children's program. Pre-register for free at www.peaktopeakhike.com. $200 fundraising minimum. Draw prizes include a $5,000 trip for two to the five-star Fogo Island Inn. Free BBQ & buffet, silent art auction, live music by Aaron Garner, Romney Getty and Tom Barlow.
Image with caption: "A hiker in the Pretty River Valley near Collingwood, Ontario, along the route of the Peak to Peak Escarpment Challenge, taking place May 12, 2012. www.peaktopeakhike.com (CNW Group/Clearview Community Coalition)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120418_C6852_PHOTO_EN_12482.jpg
For further information:
Clearview Community Coalition, 705-445-6095, [email protected]