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Special hike to commemorate National Indigenous History Month


June is designated National Indigenous History Month to recognize the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.  GVTA is hosting a special hike and commemorative event in Brantford on Saturday, June 25.


The hike group will meet at 10 a.m. sharp at Lions Park in Brantford. We will hike along the Grand River for 8 km then head to the Woodland Cultural Centre, Museum and Art Gallery where we will have our lunch, hear a short presentation and visit the cultural centre. Specifics on meeting place, hike details and preregistration requirements are provided below. 


Invite a friend - you do not need to be a member to attend but you need to preregister!


Registration and hike details

Start time:      10 a.m.

Where:            Meeting at Lions Park parking lot off Gilkison Street, Brantford. 

                        Coordinates to the meeting place 43.11764068033499, -80.2728026163339 or refer to Google map 

Hike Leaders: Jane Kenyon and Pauline Copleston.  

Preregistration required: Register here . 


Description:    The hike is 8 km along the Grand River from kilometre 33 to kilometre 36.9, and return. (Reference Map 7 in the GVTA Guidebook.)  After the hike, we will drive 7 minutes to The Woodland Cultural Centre, Museum and Art Gallery where we will have our lunch and hear a short presentation on GVTA's new Territorial Statement. Then we will visit the cultural centre free of charge for GVTA members. 


There is also the option to visit the Indigenous bookstore, a leading source of Indigenous resources for schools, Indigenous authors, illustrators and translators.


What to bring: Please bring lots of water, sunscreen and insect repellent, as well as your lunch and picnic chair or blanket.  


Sorry - no dogs on GVTA hikes.