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Did you know that most recreational trails in communities throughout Nova Scotia wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for hundreds of dedicated volunteers who develop, maintain and manage trails across the province? We at NS Trails salute these volunteers and would encourage others across the province to become involved as many hands make light work.
NS Trails' Volunteers Recognized
We are very proud to announce two more of our NS Trails volunteers have been recognized with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Congratulations to NS Trails Vice President, Avery Bain and former President Terry Norman on receiving this prestigious medal in a recent ceremony at Government House. Terry and Avery join our President Holly Woodill, TCT Committee Chair, Blaise MacEachern and long-time Cole Harbour Parks and Trails volunteer Jim Tudor who were honoured in 2012 with this award. Congratulations to all five recipients!
Avery Bain has been Vice President of the Nova Scotia Trails Federation for the past 10 years. He has also been very active with the Dynamite Trail Association in developing more than 10 kilometres of abandoned rail line into a multi-use trail near Mahone Bay. From May 2009 until December 2010 he served as a volunteer representing NS Trails on the Nova Scotia Regional Advisory Committee for the National Trails Coalition. He devoted more than 400 hours of volunteer time to the 2009-2010 National Recreational Trails program. His volunteer service to the trails community is appreciated and recognized by this award of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Terry Norman was volunteer President of the Nova Scotia Trails Federation from 2001 until 2009. He was also a founder and volunteer President of the Canadian Trails Federation from its incorporation in 2004 until 2009. In that role he was an active partner in creating the National Trails Coalition (NTC) in 2008. He played a key role in the success of the 2009-2010 National Recreational Trail Program. He was volunteer Vice President of NTC from January 2011 to June 2012 when he was elected President of NTC and he continues in that position today. His volunteer service to the trails community across Canada is appreciated and recognized by this award of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.