Program

Wednesday Presenters
8:30 – 9:00AM Registration  Sponsored
9:00-9:15 AM Traditional Welcome, Algonquins of Ontario

Welcome Remarks

Algonquins of Ontario

Jack De Wit, President, Ontario Trails

9:15-10:00 AM

Panel – Establishing and Understanding The Value of Trails

Between Communities: Trails, Heritage and Cultural Awareness

Ethan Huner, Algonquins of Ontario

Utilizing Lands for Trails – A New Way Forward with First Nations

Robert Orland, Orland Conservation
 10:00-10:30AM The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization and Ontario By Bike

Partnering for Cycling Routes and Ontario By Bike Programs

Louisa Mursell Ontario By Bike, with support from OHTO
 Break
 10:45-12:00 AM Panel – The Economics of Trails, Investment, Development and Management

Cost Effectiveness Implementing Effective Trail Building and Accessible Trails

Zane Davies, BES, BEd, OCT, Proprietor Treadscape
Update on Ontario Trails Legislation and Trails Action Plan Carol Oitment, Policy Advisor Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport.
Panel – Understanding the Trail Consumer

Trail Lessons Learned from Local Trail Data

Patrick Connor reporting for Hamilton Burlington Trails Council
 12:00-1:00 PM   Luncheon

Acknowledgements

1:00-1:30 PM Trails Classifications Emerging Expectations Implementing Standardized Trails Classification Mark Schmidt,Parks Trails Analyst, Parks Canada Visitor Experience Branch
1:30-2:00 PM Hastings County Developments Routes, Branding and Stakeholder Check-In Cathy Trimble, NHEDC; Kasey Rogerson, Hastings County
2:00-2:30 PM Round Table Discussions Hastings County Trails What we have, what we want, what we earn.
2:30-2:45 PM Round Table Discussions Regional Trail Development What we have, want we could have.
2:45 – 3:00 PM Round Table Discussions Making the Pieces Fit – Mapping Out Success Recommended Integration of support systems.
3:00- 4:00 PM Plenary Focus Goals and Objectives for Trails 2017-2020 Getting a More Robust Trails System and a More complete Trails Economy in Hastings County
4:00 PM Wrap-up  Thanks

As at 1/3/2017 Program content subject to change based on availability. *Invited, to be confirmed. Location of event: Bancroft Ontario. Site TBD