An Ontario Trails/Frank Cowan Company Webinar – “Covid-19 Research on Trails and Outdoor Recreation: What We’ve Learned so Far”

Hoping you would be able to attend this important webinar!
As we all deal with aspects of COVID-19, an understanding of its impacts on trails and trail use should help all of us plan and manage our trails throughout this pandemic.

Please consider attending.

To register go to:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covid-19-research-on-trails-and-outdoor-recreation-what-weve-learned-so-f-tickets-118001199765

Just select the tickets button and you will be redirected.

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Please renew to take advantage of your free ticket for this and other webinars. 

We have another webinar on October 22 – Greenway Trail Networks – Combining Recreation and Nature.

https://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/support/join

Thanks

North Vancouver cyclist plans to ride across Canada wearing a face mask – Vancouver News

Jake Musgrave wants to raise awareness, funds for COVID-19 and leukemia research

a day ago By: Ben Bengtson

Jake Musgrave knows what it’s like to lose somebody close to you. Now, as a pandemic threatens people’s well-being the world over, he’s raising awareness and money so others don’t have to go through a similarly heartbreaking experience.

At the end of August Musgrave plans to bike across Canada, from Horseshoe Bay to Halifax, to raise money for leukemia research – as well as those impacted by COVID-19.

Musgrave, a lifelong North Vancouver resident, lost his dad, Randy, to leukemia when he was just eight years old.

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Face masks also beneficial outdoors, says Canada’s top doctor – 660 News

OTTAWA  – Canada’s top doctor is encouraging Canadians to use face masks more frequently–not just when you’re in crowded indoor spaces.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam says physical distancing is still the most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

But with more and more Canadians taking advantage of the summer weather–hitting hiking trails, camping, or heading to the cabin or cottage–Tam says physical distancing might not always be all that practical.

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COVID-19 Outdoors: Toronto Health Officials See No Signs Of Rising Cases From Outdoor Contact – HUFF Post

When Torontonians were spotted crowding beaches this past weekend, the public shaming followed. Ontario Premier Doug Ford said the photos that came out of Cherry Beach looked more like South Beach, Florida.

“And you’ve seen what happened down in Florida,” said Ford during a Monday briefing. “There [were] 4,000 cases in one day the other day.

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Participaction report card gives children a D-plus for physical activity – from the Chronicle Journal

Kids get D-plus in Participaction report card

Before the pandemic, Canadian children were barely getting a passing grade for overall physical activity and sedentary behaviours.

Restrictions from the COVID-19 crisis have made things even worse, according to numbers released Wednesday by Participaction.

The report card gave children and youths a D-plus for overall physical activity and a D-plus for sedentary behaviours, according to a two-year stretch of research and data analysis through February 2020.

“This report card confirms that children and youth in Canada are not as active as they should be and have too much screen time,” said Participaction scientist Dr. Mark Tremblay.

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Parks Canada limiting people at tourist hot spots to prevent COVID-19 spread

“Coming to Banff National Park and some of our iconic spots will still look the same – the mountains are still the mountains and the beautiful places are still the beautiful places – just the way that we visit them is changing.”

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