N E W S & U P D A T E S
Wednesday, December 15th, 1999
In the three and a half years since June 1996, the Grand Trunk Trail committee has worked on behalf the Town of St. Marys and its residents to create a trail from the old CN Rail line. In that time, $161,000 has been raised from a variety of sources, the Sarnia Bridge has been transformed into an attractive local landmark, and a popular walking trail exists where there was none before.
The Grand Trunk Trail committee has decided that our original purposed-to create a walking trail on the abandoned CN line-has been fulfilled. Now the committee passes back to the Town this recreational facility.
Specific committee members will see to completion the few outstanding obligations such as the ongoing installation of donor plaques, the installation of a cairn with a time capsule on the west abutment of the Bridge, the draw for the quilt on April 29/00, tree planting and the continued management of the website.
Those who want to contribute to further enhancements to the Grand Trunk Trail can do so in the method that has already been established-at the Recreation Department. That procedure has not changed. Tax deductible receipts and acknowledgements of same will still be provided. Please click here for additional information.
I want to extend my personal thanks to the GTT committee members who have worked hard in so many ways for this project and, as a committee, we thank each and every one of you who has supported our efforts during this exciting and stimulating three and a half years. We have all made possible a truly wonderful addition to our town-one in which we can all take pride.
Reprinted from the St. Marys Journal-Argus, Wed. December 15, 1999