Residents are invited to get out and enjoy nature at the third annual Seniors Day at Island Lake Conservation Area, Wednesday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is hosted by the Friends of Island Lake (FOIL) as part of 2016 Seniors Week, which runs June 6 to 11.
“This event is intended to give all seniors an opportunity to get out and enjoy the beautiful trail at Island Lake,” said Mike Walker, event coordinator for Seniors Day and member of FOIL. “We started the event a few years ago in response to community interest. It’s been very well received. Our goal is to make sure everyone can enjoy the lakeside trail regardless of mobility levels.”
Seniors are invited to enjoy a tour of the latest section of the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail. Visitors can participate in a ride to the west bridge of the trail. Shuttles and parking will be available on the east side of Highway 10 across from 5th Avenue. People can also walk in to the park via the 4th Avenue entrance. Refreshments will be provided by French Press Coffee and M&M Food Market.
The west link of the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail was opened in July 2015. It was the final section of a 10-year Island Lake Community Trails campaign providing an accessible trail around the perimeter of the lake. The trail includes five boardwalks: three water crossings and two land crossings on islands that connected the original north and south shore trails.
The event will run rain or shine. For more information or group bookings call Mike Walker at 519-940-9539.
Conservation authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. For more than 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation has worked with its partners to build a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. Credit Valley Conservation gratefully acknowledges financial support from our member municipalities for facilities, programs and services: the Regions of Peel and Halton; the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton; the Towns of Caledon, Erin, Halton Hills, Mono, Oakville and Orangeville; and the Townships of Amaranth and East Garafraxa. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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