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Covid Questions

You've got questions.  
We don't have all the answers.  But here's what we can tell you...

Most trails are open.  TVTA does not own any of the land on which our trails run and as such, we do not decide which trails are open or closed.  We encourage hikers to check with landowners before heading out - FanshaweCity of London, UTRCA, etc.   If there is a sign on the trail saying it's closed, it is closed - regardless of what you may have seen or heard before heading out. 

If you are hiking, remember that much of our trails are on privately owned land.  Although we know the majority of hikers are very considerate, we have had some feedback from landowners about inappropriate activities happening on their properties.  Please be respectful of private landowners.  The trails are for hiking only.  If you see any illegal activity on your hike, please report it to the necessary authorities.  If you see maintenance issues such as trees blocking trails, etc. please report it to maintenance@tvta.ca

If you chose to go for a hike, please review the most recent Provincial and Federal Government guidance before heading out.


Are you feeling isolated?

For many of us, hiking is an important part of our physical and mental health.  So what happens if we can't hike?
If you are feeling isolated, please reach out to friends and family.  Want to talk to someone else?  Reach out to us!  We have gathered a group of volunteers who would love to chat with you by phone.  Send an email with your phone number to webmaster@tvta.ca and it will be forwarded to one of our volunteers who will phone you back.  If you would like to be one of the volunteers who calls people back, let us know.

We miss you and we miss hiking.  Hopefully we'll be all back on the trails soon.  Until then, take care of yourself and take care of each other.

Happy Hiking.
TVTA Board of Directors

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Is it safe to hike during COVID-19?

If you want to hike, trails are open!

 

Please keep updated on the latest recommendations from Ontario and Canada and your local Public health officials.


Canada's Covid-19 prevention guidance is here.
Ontario's guidance is here


Please take care of yourselves and others.  If you decide to hike, make sure you leave 6 feet or 2 meters of distance between you and anyone who does not live in your home.

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All Group Hikes are Cancelled until further notice

Following the guidance of our elected officials and Medical professionals, we have cancelled all group hikes until further notice.

Trails are still open and we encourage you to keep hiking for your physical and mental health.

 

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to hiking with you again soon.

TVTA Board of Directors

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Trail Reroutes have been updated

 

We have updated our Trail Re-routes!

The only section of the Thames Valley Trail that currently has a re-route in place is Section 10 - GIbbons Park to Kilally Meadows.

 

Check it out here

http://tvta.ca/Trail-Information.htm

 

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2020 AGM - Thursday, November 14

Log in to the Member pages for details!

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Hike Ontario Summit - Oct. 18-20 - Register now!

45th Hike Ontario Summit

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It's working again - Login not working

Update:  Aug 27 10:32am

 

The login is working again.  

What caused the outage?  We changed a password that we didn't realize was required on our website.

 

Thank you everyone for your patience and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.  

 

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We are currently experiencing a problem logging into our website.  We have our technical supports looking into the problem and hope to have it resolved soon.

 

This blog post will be updated when the issues are corrected.

 

We aplogize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

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New Board Members Still Needed

 New Board Members Still Needed
We are pleased to report that Alex Vanderkam has agreed to stand for President. Mike Robertson will assist the board as past president and as the Comings and Goings Editor. 

 

That leaves the following positions unfilled: 

  Vice President

  Secretary

  Activities Director

  Public Relations Director

 

If you are looking for a way to give back to TVTA, please consider applying for any of these roles which may suit you.  Contact Mike at president@tvta.ca  or any member of the Board.

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Warning: Possible Giant Hogweed on TVTA Trail inside London

This picture of a potential Giant Hogweed plant that was growing along the edge of our trail.  These were very close to the Adelaide St. Bridge, on the south west side of the bridge.
Giant Hogweed is a very dangerous plant.  At this time, we have not confirmed that it is a Giant Hogweed.  It could be another member of the group of Giant Hogweed wannabees. Most of these wannabees are also capable of causing nasty rashes in susceptible people. 
We will be assessing these plants soon.  In the meantime, if you encounter them, stay clear of them.

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2017 Don't Miss a Step Event!

Get the details about TVTA's 2017 Don't Miss a Step End-to-End Hike! In celebration of Canada's 150 anniversary, TVTA is offering a special draw for hikers who complete an End-to-End (E2E) during 2017. Download a PDF with all event details. Contest is open to both TVTA members and non-members.

 

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