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CTAL: The Bruce Trail Conservancy

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Trillium United Church
450 King St. East, Cambridge ON
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The Bruce Trail Conservancy
With Beth Gilhespy, CEO, Bruce Trail Conservancy

Beth Gilhespy, CEO of The Bruce Trail Conservancy, will showcase the history and work of the Bruce Trail Conservancy against a backdrop of images and stories about the Niagara Escarpment. Participants will learn the origins of the BTC as a conservation organization, its role in Escarpment land protection, and be treated to a virtual hike of the Bruce Trail from Niagara to Tobermory.

About Beth Gilhespy

Beth Gilhespy has had a passion for the Niagara Escarpment and the Bruce Trail all her life. An avid hiker and amateur geologist, she became a volunteer on the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) Environment Committee in 1993, eventually joining the Board of Directors in 2002. In July 2004 Beth moved into the senior staff position as Executive Director of the BTC, and is now its CEO. She supervises a staff of 15 and in the past 12 years has overseen the permanent protection of over 5,000 acres of Niagara Escarpment land, worth almost $18 million. Prior to her work as the BTC's Executive Director and CEO, Beth worked for 15 years in the field of toxic chemical management. Beth holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Guelph.

About Cambridge Third Age Learning (CTAL)

Cambridge Third Age Learning (CTAL) is a movement that encourages learning and discovery experiences for those in the “third age”—the stage in one’s life beyond full-time employment. By cultivating opportunities for discussion and engaging the expertise of local university professors and community professionals, CTAL supports those who have an intellectual curiosity and an interest in life-long learning. At Idea Exchange, our hope is to foster a self-organized group which would create CTAL programs throughout the year with our support as a venue and promotional vehicle.


Online: Please note an email address is required for online registration.

By Phone: 519.621.0460

In person: Visit any Idea Exchange location to register.


$8.85 + HST per lecture


For more information, call 519.621.0460 or ask us online.