If you have not been to the aquarium this year there is still time
Fantastic article on the CBC about the community and how the residents have ensured that it has managed to flourish over the last 25 years . Well done Wanda Pippy on a great interview
Some great publicity in The Packet this week
Excerpt from an article this week in The Packet
“The trail has been expanded from 2.7 km to 5.3 km to go right around the peninsula of Champney’s West.
With the upgrades, the trail is now part of the provincial trail system along with famous local trails like the Skerwink in Port Rexton and Trinity’s Gun Hill.
“So we’re all at the same standard now. We’ve got our kiosk and we’ve got our trail marked completely on it. We’re at the same as those trails in the provincial system,” Hiscock told The Packet.
A team led by John Vivian put a lot of work into building the kiosk, developing the parking lot at the mouth of the trail and marking the trail.
There is still some work to done in the way of getting material to mark the map showing the entirety of the trail, Hiscock says.”
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The folks from Ottawa have been visiting our lovely province and were lucky enough to drop by Champney’s West
This is what they had to say
Everett Piercey has generously donated carved walking sticks and carved wood spirits in support of our fundraising. While quantities last, a minimum donation of $100 will receive a carved walking stick; a minimum donation of $50 will receive a carved wood spirit. You can make a donation using the Donate button on our website at: www.champneyisland.net , submitting a cheque payable to “Champney’s West Heritage Group Inc.” or making a cash donation at the Heritage House in Champney’s West. Donations will be used to support: Champney’s West Heritage House;Champney’s West Aquarium and the Fox Island Trail.
The Fox island trail is one of my favourite walking trails in the area. A little know gem of a trail that in my opinion is a rival to the Skerwink trail. Come visit Champney’s West, follow the signs and hike the trail. If you get tired or just want to enjoy the view take a rest on Marjorie Ragosta’s bench. For the more adventurous there is a rope to take you onto the top of Fox Island, where the view is spectacular.