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Trailhead Frontenac

A day of discovery, trails development and partnership.

Soldiers Memorial Hall, 1107 Garrett St. Sharbot Lake, Ontario. K0H 2P0

Frontenac County and the Sharbot Lake Business Group with Ontario Trails Council, have collaborated on this Trailhead Symposium. The aim of this event is to convene and connect stakeholders and interested parties to address identified priorities and opportunities with regards to The Frontenac K&P Trail, the Tay-Havelock Trail, the Cataraqui Trail and other regionally significant trails. Networking with trail use groups, trail planners, regional tourism to establish linkages to other regional Trails.

Background:

Building on our extensive experience of over 250 community meetings, over 20 regional and provincial level conferences and over 35 national meetings of trails stakeholders, Ontario Trails Council is pleased to partner with Frontenac County and The Town of Sharbot Lake on this Trailhead Event.

As with all Ontario Trails Symposiums or conferences, OTC works collaboratively with communities to create a relevant and inspirational event, helping communities build on Ontario Trails Council Membership and local participation in trails.

Our April 2019 Trailhead Kitchener Waterloo was a co-hosted event between the Region of Waterloo. City of Kitchener, the University of Waterloo and the Ontario Trails Council. Similarly, the March 2017 Trailhead Hastings was supported by Hastings County, North Hastings Economic Development Committee, and Ontario Trails Council; and the June 2016 Trailhead Renfrew was co-hosted by Renfrew County, with partnership support of the Regional Tourism Organization, Ontario Highlands Tourism Organization Unit, and Ontario Trails Council.

About Frontenac County:

Frontenac County is a public governmental organization that convenes conversations and projects in support of community well-being. Frontenac County is also the backbone organization supporting the development of recreational trails in the Frontenac region, supporting community coalitions that aims to engage all residents in the region in active transportation, on safe and connected routes linking communities.

To engage the community on issues of shared concern and create opportunities for action, the Trailhead Frontenac acts as a forum to connect and collaborate locally, by bringing trails stakeholders together with other interested residents and potential project champions.

Thank-you

For those kind enough and able to attend we thank you. Thanks for the sharing and your involvement in the day. We are looking forward to planning a second gathering in the future. In order to do this we are seeking your feedback on our first event. We welcome your comments and suggestions. On behalf of Ontario Trails, our sincere gratitude.

COMMENTS WELCOMED

Important Topics

Discover best practices, innovations and ideas from across the country.

Inspiring Speakers

Gain insights from a range of influential leaders and experts.

Networking & More

Exchange ideas with fellow attendees and those shaping the future of trails in Ontario.

Conference Agenda

A glimpse of what’s in store for the Trailhead Frontenac Event.

Registration for Day Of Arrivals is from 0800 to 0830

30min

Lobby

Welcome Remarks from The Town of Sharbot Lake, Frontenac County, and the Ontario Trails Council.

15min

Main Hall

Sharbot Lake Trails Stakeholders – Events and Trail Development Goals

30min

Main Hall

K & P Trail Plans - looking ahead to the future and what the Frontenac County hopes for this trail in the future.

30min

Main Hall

An Economic Development Pathway for Trails

30 min

Main Hall

Coffee served

15min

Lobby

Representatives from the Algonquins of Ontario talk to the success of the Bancroft Eagles Nest Trail and how their leadership through partnership made this trail a reality.

30 min

Representatives from the OVRT Trail talk to the development fo this trail, as well as the inter-linkages this trail hopes to achieve between trails, users and communities.

30min

Main Hall

Representatives from the Trans Canada Trail Ontario will talk about the trails throughout Canada that focus on multi-use and the way that they have developed and implement the Yellow Trail designation.

35min

Main Hall

Representatives from Renfrew County ATV, OFATV and the New Verona ATV Club talk about effective trail management through club processes in support fo multi-use and better trails.

45 min

Main Hall

Trail Building - the IMBA Standard
Trail Risk Management - Best Practice in Risk Abatement
Trail Classification - implementing the Ontario Trails Standards
Trail Counts - ways of tracking use and use patterns

60 min

Main Hall

Coffee Served

15min

Main Hall

Panelists include, Richard Allen, Frontenac County; Lanark County Trail Planners, and North Hastings Trail Advocates discussing their contribution to making their trails and users inter-link.

60min

Main Hall

Meet our speakers

 

Our handpicked speakers will share important insights, success stories and actionable advice. *Invited.

Patrick Connor
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Patrick Connor

Ontario Trails Council Inc.

David Naulls
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David Naulls

Independent Trail Contractor

Denise Erickson
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Denise Erickson

Ontario Federation of All-Terrain Vehicle Clubs

Zane Davies
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Zane Davies

Treadscape Inc.

Dora Yateman
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Dora Yateman

Algonquins Of Ontario

Cathy Trimble
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Cathy Trimble

Hastings Destination Trails Inc.

Teresa Hebb
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Teresa Hebb

Renfrew County ATV Club

J. William (Bill) Bowick
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J. William (Bill) Bowick

North Frontenac Trail Advocate

Richard Allen
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Richard Allen

County of Frontenac

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THE VENUE

Trailhead Frontenac will be held at Soldiers Memorial Hall. 1107 Garrett St. Sharbot Lake Ontario, just steps from beautiful Sharbot Lake!

Soldiers Memorial Hall

Soldiers Memorial Hall
1107 Garrett St.
Sharbot Lake Ontario.
K0P 2P0

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Sponsors & Partners

A big thank you to our sponsors!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Trailhead Ontario has great sponsorship opportunities available for companies looking to extend their brand within and beyond the trails community.

Your tax-deductible conference sponsorship is a great way to reach trail directors and decision-makers, showcase your organization, and support healthy communities.

Opportunities for sponsors include:

Conference Program

Food/beverage

Welcome bag

Contact us for more!

Pay by cheque to Ontario Trails Council – contact trailhead@ontariotrails.ca

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NEWSLETTER

The Ontario Trails Council is a nonprofit organization, a charity incorporated in 1991, that promotes the development, preservation, management, and use of recreational trails. The Trailhead “Event” series celebrates trail success coast to coast. Developed in Ontario Trailhead Conference showcases the best of the trail economy, trail activity, programs, services, marketing, and communication. These events reinforce community, build bridges between groups, put Canadians to work through trail tourism,…

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