More Events Along the Rock

Much has been going on along the Escarpment since our Autumn issue was published. Here are some recent events, all photographed by Mike Davis except where noted.

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The Bruce Trail Hike-a-thon, a fundraising activity for the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s 50th Anniversary Milestones Project, had a kick-off event on Aug. 2 at Limehouse Conservation Area. Photo by Gloria Hildebrandt.

 

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Niagara Escarpment Views was an exhibitor at Halton Region’s Joint Chamber of Commerce tradeshow in Oakville on Aug. 13. Here, visitors listen to speeches.

 

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The annual Glen Williams shad fly party, which celebrates the flight of shad flies at the Credit River, happened on Aug. 18. Mike Davis used a strobe light setting to capture the flies’ flight paths.

 

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The opening parade of the 101st International Plowing Match & Rural Expo, held in Ivy, Simcoe County on Sept. 16, featured floats of MPPs from all three parties, as well as miniature horses providing a big “Aww” factor.

 

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The annual Belfountain Salamander Festival on Sept. 27 included activities and animal displays in Belfountain Conservation Area. Here, people inspect a spring peeper while a Jefferson salamander is kept cool in the terrarium.

 

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On Sept. 27 and 28, as part of Doors Open, the restored Armoury in Georgetown was the site of a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War. This 18-pounder cannon was fired regularly throughout the weekend as part of an extensive period military display. Portraying members of the 20th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, are from left, Jason Whitmell, Ron Atkins and Roger Holliday. On Sept. 27, pilots with the World War I Flying Museum put on an airshow with a Sopwith Strutter, a Fokker Dr.1 and two S.E.5a replica airplanes.

 

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Mike Davis enjoyed riding “shotgun” in Trevor Raymond’s 1982 Alfa Spider Veloce in the 1st Annual Rattlesnake Run on Sept 28. The rally was jointly put on by the Ontario Fiat Club and the Alfa Romeo Club of Canada and featured over 30 vintage and contemporary Alfa Romeos, Fiats and a Ferrari driving some winding roads on the Niagara Escarpment including Appleby Line at Rattlesnake Point.

 

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