Caledon East 10th Anniversary Celebrations
By Walter Getman & Jan Smith-Bull
People from all walks of life came out on June 24th, 2006 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the very first Trans Canada Trail Pavilion, located in Caledon East. It was an idyllic summer day – the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the commitment and generosity of Trail supporters.
The Pavilion and Park were built in 1996 with funds from the Trans Canada Trail, the Town of Caledon, and support from local businesses and residents. Today these sites are a natural place to enjoy the beautiful pond, the wildflower and perennial gardens, the pathways and developing arboretum.
The Trans Canada Trail, represented by Sanderson Layng, President and CEO; Ron Vrancart, Vice-Chair (ON); and Dan Andrews, General Manager (ON) attended the festivities, along with the current and former mayors of Caledon, members of Caledon council, and area MP David Tilson.
To mark the milestone, four new panels were installed in the Trans Canada Trail Pavilion: a special panel marking the 10th Anniversary, a Kilometre Club panel, an Honour panel and the names of 544 metre inscription donors.
Adrian Marples, Sales and Marketing Manager of Raleigh Canada, was presented with the Kilometre Club certificate in appreciation of Raleigh’s contributions to the Trans Canada Trail.
There will be more to celebrate in the coming year, with the completion of a bridge over the five lanes of Highway 10, providing a safe passage for Trail users and linking the west and centre portions of the Caledon Trailway.
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the first Trans Canada Trail pavilion are (from left to right), Sanderson Layng (President & CEO of the Trans Canada Trail; Local Committee Member and long-time volunteer Walter Getman; and Jan Smith-Bull, Parks Service Facilitator for the Town of Caledon.
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