Grand Opening of the Hibou Boardwalk Trail May 10, 2015

Opening 1The new boardwalk trail is ready to be officially opening.  Marie Knapp talks about how it was a community that brought the Conservation Area into being, a community that began Friends of Hibou and now a community of volunteers that built the Boardwalk.


Opening 2The Trail is officially opened when Evelyn Holley who is on the Friends of Hibou Committee, and Susan Tuohy, Bank Manager from TD Canada Trust, the funder of the materials necessary to build the Boardwalk, cut the yellow ribbon.


Opening 3Bob talks about how the Boardwalk makes an area passable that would otherwise be underwater due to Beaver activity and nature.  In spring the wetlands come to life.




Opening 4 The group enjoys walking along the 200 feet of Boardwalk built by volunteers and laid down late fall 2014.





Opening 5Marie shows Susan where we walked in and how the trail system works.  There are maps at all junctures on the trails and each map is placed so the reader is facing North to simplify map reading.

May 11 at 12:30 Grand Opening of the Hibou Trail Boardwalk

Oct 2013 eIn the Fall of 2014, an enthusiastic group of volunteers built and placed about 200 ft of boardwalk over a wet portion of trail.  That trail had been impassible for a good portion of the year.  Now we will celebrate by officially opening this new boardwalk.

Come and join us Monday May 11 at 12:30pm for a brief opening ceremony located in the north east section of the park.

Park on the road by the beach entrance and head north towards Leith to the trail entrance.  Try to arrive at the Boardwalk for 12:30pm opening which should be very brief. Light refreshments will be served.

Anyone who would like to volunteer for trail work following the opening, bring some clippers or a pruning saw and we’ll be making sure the trails are in good shape.

Boardwalks moved back and ready to be installed

Hello All volunteers,

OCt 2013 cWe have good news.   The GSCA has moved the boardwalk out to the area in Hibou where they will be installed.  A big thank you to  Chris Hachey.  There are approximately 24 eight foot sections that we will need to place and attach together with a screw gun using a piece of 2×6.  The sections will sit on cement blocks that are at location.  The area where they are being placed is dry at this present time, but boots would be good to have while working.

We have set aside Wed. Sept. 10 and Thurs. Sept. 11 as work days.  If we can get 8 volunteers most of the work should be completed in 1 day with Thurs. saved as a back up or rain day.

If you could help us to install boardwalk on Wednesday simply give me a phone call(519 371 1255) or send me an email    We will meet at 9:00am at the north end of the park by the main entrance to the beach.

We will have some snacks available but you might like to bring your own water and some lunch if you are able to stay for the day.

I am really looking forward to getting this boardwalk installed after all the preliminary work we have done.  Hope you can make it.

Bob Knapp Chair Friends of Hibou