December 7, 2020 – In cooperation with the Primary Place Child Care Centre and the Peninsula Bruce Trail Club (PBTC), and with the cancellation of the 2020 Tobermory Trail Race Weekend (TTRW) due to the ongoing covid19 pandemic, PASA has continued to provide some vital support to the daycare located in Tobermory.
The Primary Place has received a substantial donation each year from the proceeds of the TTRW, and those funds are used to help keep the daycare running throughout the winter months when enrollment decreases substantially.
This year more than ever, Primary Place needed the support of the community, so PASA created The Great Bruce Trail Scavenger Hunt to adapt to the region’s Public Health priorities.
Daycare board member Gillian Ceasar, Tobermory Press graphic designer Tanya Early, and PBTC outreach/membership coordinator Marg Glendon also helped to pull off this fun and exciting event that put a challenge out to PASA’s race community who, for the most part, live up and down the entire length of the Bruce Trail.
The daycare was able to raise approximately $1,000.00 thanks to generous racers, some of whom also donated their 2020 TTRW entry fee.
In all, 72 people participated in the Scavenger Hunt, hunting down up to 20 items such as waterfalls, stiles, and sugar maple trees. There were a few easy ones like “fall colours” and “single blaze” to make sure kids were engaged.
“We were happy to support PASA in organizing the Great Bruce Trail Scavenger Hunt,” states Glendon, “and to raise funds for Tobermory Primary Place Daycare. Planning for a virtual event with in-place participation (wherever you are) is a complicated task, and PASA should be commended for its quick planning and initiative.”
“Looking at the photo submissions, it appears the participants had a lot of fun, explored the Bruce Trail and shared it with friends and family.
Peninsula Bruce Trail Club looks forward to supporting the Daycare and PASA at the Tobermory Trail Race next year, once again. Kudos to PASA!”
“We are thrilled we were able to get people out and active this fall with a fun event,” says PASA’s Leigh Grigg, “and we know the participants will enjoy receiving their awards in the mail. We encourage the residents of Grey Bruce to stay vigilant in preventing the community spread of Covid-19 by following public health guidelines, and we’ll see you on the other side of this pandemic with our great events returning in 2021.”
PASA, a non-profit, was founded in 2011 and supports outdoor sport on the Bruce Peninsula. More information on PASA’s events can found at pasacanada.wordpress.com
Tobermory Primary Place donations can be made by e-transfer to [email protected] Please provide your contact information if you would like to receive a tax receipt.
You can also support the project by joining your local Bruce Trail Club, or making a donation to the Bruce Trail Conservancy. To find out more see the following link: https://brucetrail.org/