The Harvest Walk will be BACK on October 14th, 2023.
The first Harvest Ontario Walk in October of 2022 was a beautiful and inspiring event with great music, great people and great local food -- now grassroots activists are planning for another event on Saturday, October 14th, 2023.
This year's Harvest Walk will be focused on Bolton.
There are two different walking routes that will travel through Bolton and meet by the river for live music, speeches and a peak at some local history. Or you can join a picturesque hike through the nearby Nashville Conservation Reserve led by Katie Krelove of the Wilderness Committee - and still join the other two walks for sign-waving at the intersection of King and Queen Streets in Bolton.
The provincial government has reversed its recent Greenbelt removals -- but Highway 413 still threatens hundreds of acres of the Greenbelt and thousands of acres of prime farmland!
This walk is being held in memory of Jenni Le Forestier, a beloved and dedicated environmental activist from Caledon who passed away in 2022. Jenni was for many years one of the driving forces behind the grassroots Stop the 413 movement. If you'd like to know more about Jenni, you can read this tribute written by Dan O'Reilly.
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Walkers are welcome with or without registration.
Nashville Conservation Reserve - 9:00 am - 10:45am
Meet at the intersection of Kirby and Huntington Rd. Parking is along the road, so we encourage car-pooling! Hosted by the Wilderness Committee. RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/harvest-ontario-stop-highway-413-hike-tickets-727862485287
Bolton Walk South - 10:00 am - Noon
Meet at Caledon Public Library and walk to the rally by the river, then loop back for sign-waving at the intersection of King and Queen. 2 km with stops.
Bolton Walk North - 10:00 am - Noon
Meet at Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness - 14111 Hwy 50, Bolton, ON - (park near the baseball diamond) and walk to the rally by the river, then loop back for sign-waving at the intersection of King and Queen. Hosted by GASP, SCAN and the Unitarians of Mississauga. 2.4 km with stops.
King-Vaughan Road Walk - 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Climate Action King (CAK) and Concerned Citizens of King Township (CCKT) are hosting this walk along the King-Vaughan Road. It will be mostly street parking, with a few spots at TRCA location on Mill Road. Car pooling encouraged. Bring your Stop the 413 Signs!
Contacts: Sherry Draisey firstname.lastname@example.org
Etobicoke Creek Cycle - Brampton - 9:30 AM
Join Bike Brampton at Rosalea Park for a ride up the Etobicoke Creek trail (13km) to the proposed route of the 413 at Old School Road where riders will stop and discuss the planned highway. From there, riders can choose to return to the starting point along the trail or ride along Old School Road to Bolton.
Ride details: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/44680001