Official Notice Of The Annual General Meeting


Location: Goodwood Community Center, 268 Highway 47, Goodwood, ON L0C 1A0 (at the junction of Goodwood Road 21 and Bloomington Road)

All members of the Oak Ridges Trail Association are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Association. We look forward to seeing many supporters, hikers and friends on this occasion.

Our guest speaker will be Andre Flys who together with his family, manage Pioneer Brand Honey,  a commercial apiary in King Township. Named after his grandfather’s honey produced at the forks of the Don River since 1930. Andre’s father John is also a beekeeper and introduced him to the hobby at a young age. Bringing him to local beekeeper meetings and recruiting his help as superintendant of the honey competition at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Grandfather Charles was a heavy influence in understanding the importance of the natural world and in particular, watersheds and maybe most importantly, bringing people together who care about such things.

Andre has served as a past director with the Oak Ridges Trail Association, past President of the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust, The Aurora Farmers Market  and is currently serving as Vice President of the Ontario Beekeepers Association. Andre also teaches beekeeping with the Ontario Beekeepers Association Tech Transfer Team and at Niagara College post graduate commercial beekeeping program. Andre also coordinates the honey bee and pollinator education exhibit at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

Mix and mingle beforehand and indulge in light food and refreshments along with a beer and wine donation bar.

And why not get into the swing of things with a warm-up hike led up Brian Millage prior to the meeting?

Join us and enjoy this opportunity to catch up on your Association’s activities and meet fellow  members. Mark your calendars for what promises to be an interesting and informative evening.

Schedule of Events

4:00pm   Pre-AGM hike, Goodwood

ORTA Map 5; Slow to moderate; 1.5hrs.; Join a short hike prior to our AGM in the lovely Secord Forest Wildlife area. Enjoy the scenic ponds, streams, forest and meadow trails. Meet at Secord parking lot, 2 km south of Goodwood Rd, on Conc 3, east on Secord Rd. GPS: 44.017830, -79.182766 Brian Millage, 905-853-2407, cell phone on day of hike 416-722-6512 

6:00pm   Registration, Food & Social. A $5 contribution is requested, to defray costs.

7:00pm   Business part of meeting.

8:00pm   Guest Presentation, Andre Flys   

For any questions, please contact Wilma Millage, cell phone on event day 416-655-4052