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Community Fund-raiser Underway to “Light Up The Brock Trail”

Community Fund-raiser Underway to “Light Up The Brock Trail”

As well as to continue major upgrades and improvements to the trail

Brockville – A community fund-raiser is underway to “Light Up The Brock Trail” and continue major upgrades and improvements to Brockville’s popular 12-kilometre walking/cycling route.

A key element of the $100,000 fund-raising effort for the trail expansion and improvements is the installation of solar-powered, motion-sensor lights for the entire trail.

This next phase of the development follows an amazing 2018 that had work completed on the trail, including the new one-kilometre section from the trail head at Centennial Road to Laurier Boulevard, new infrastructure (Aspen Bridge, multiple crosswalks and crossovers), major
upgrades (paving of Perth to Stewart, Central and Ormond sections) and a solar lighting pilot project on the Tom Dailey Bridge behind the Mill Restaurant.

Much more is planned for 2019 to enhance safety, convenience and accessibility. With the community’s generous support, we can “Light Up The Brock Trail” and continue major upgrades and improvements.

Major plans for the future include linking the historic Brockville Tunnel directly to the trail network, and future redevelopment of the trail section from Central Avenue to the intersection of Stewart/Front to make it fully accessible.

As well, planning continues for future extension of the east-west section of the trail across the city.

“This online campaign direct to the Brockville and Area public is a new approach for our committee,” said John Taylor, chair of the Brock Trail committee. “Your individual support will be most welcome – all contributions will be much appreciated.

“The City will provide individual tax receipts for donations of $20 or more. Also, the City will match funds collected on a 1 for 2 basis (ie. for every $2 collected, the City will match with $1) for the 1st $100,000 raised this year. In other words, a successful campaign will provide
$150,000 towards 2019 projects.”

There is also a new and easy way to make donations: https://www.gofundme.com/light-up-the- brock-trail or contact any member of the committee if you prefer to give a cheque or other form of donation.

Committee members are: John Taylor (chair), Conal Cosgrove, Councillor Jane Fullarton, Jim Gilbert, Doug Grant, Alan Medcalf, Ron Magen, Larry Zylstra and Doug Coward.

For more information about the trail, including a new interactive map and a downloadable map, go to www.brocktrail.com

A Brock Trail page and Friends of the Brock Trail group page can also be found on Facebook.

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