Hiking for a living has been my joy for the past 5 years both on the Bruce Trail and in sunny Arizona. As President of Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club for a third year, I meet a lot of great people with similar interests. I enjoy being an ambassador for the Bruce Trail and working with our Board and Conservancy to promote and protect this wonderful ribbon of wilderness.
I joined the BT as soon as I retired to Collingwood in 2013. I was so busy getting my house organized it took me a full year to get out on my first hike! I enjoy being on the trail through all four seasons, but especially in the winter. I signed up as a Trail Captain in 2015 and joined the Board in 2020. See you on the Trail.
Past President & BTC Representative
I studied engineering and retired from a career in and around the computer business. I became an outdoor enthusiast at summer camp in my teens when I took up sailing and water-skiing. As a weekender from Toronto, I joined the Blue Mountains Club in 2001 where I have been a trail captain, hike leader, and land steward, as well as President for three years. I am currently a member of the BTC Board of Directors.
Director of Events and Fundraising
I am an enthusiastic hiker whether on the Bruce Trail or other amazing landscapes. Recent trips to Lake Superior country, and the South West Circle Tour in the US visiting many national parks, and Tofino B.C. have reinforced to me how beautiful hiking can be for the body, mind and soul. I was appointed to the BMC Bruce Trail Conservancy Board as volunteer Director of Events and Fundraising in April 2022 and I look forward to doing my part to help conserve this ribbon of nature called The Bruce Trail.
Active BMBTC member for 5 years and is a hike leader.
Although retired, Sandy is active on the Board and multiple committees of the Muskoka Lakes Association and is an Advisory Board Member of the Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Center and is a Board Member and Secretary of the Breezy Point Road Association.
Sandy’s career included senior management roles in public and private firms, large and small in the investment real estate industry operating across Canada.
I have been the newsletter editor for the BMBTC for 1 year. Prior to joining this board I completed my masters research with the BTC on wellbeing and trail use. In my spare time I’m a year round runner and hiker, and prefer snowboarding in the winter! I love all things gardening and water sports related, and my favourite activity to do on the Bruce Trail is birding!
Dave & Bev Matthews
Our volunteer work with the Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club includes connecting with landowners who have generously allowed Trail access and other property owners in our Section. Our work with the Bruce Trail Conservancy includes exploring opportunities to permanently secure the Bruce Trail in the Blue Mountains Section.
I’ve been a member of the BMBTC for over 15 years; have been on the board for 12 years; membership director for going on 11 years; and am a trail captain. I love the outdoors, enjoy hiking, camping, skiing , snowshoe, and still heli-ski.
I have been a member of the Bruce Trail since 2018 and Hike Director for BMBTC since 2020. I enjoy promoting a healthy respect for our environment and our trails. Hiking and Snowshoeing have become a passion. Standing Rock and Singhampton Caves Trails are without a doubt my favourite adventures. Equally enjoyable are the challenges of my Arizona hiking experiences.
Land Steward Director
I’ve been a BMBTC Board Member for little over 6 months. I moved to the Collingwood area from Northern Ontario after working 35 years in the Mining Sector. I have always enjoyed outdoor activities; particularly X-C skiing, running, hiking, and biking. Hiking has now become one of my foremost activities, and the proximity to the Bruce Trail accommodates that perfectly. Helping out with trail maintenance and construction work adds to the overall satisfaction.
Richard (Dick) Edwards
Director at large
I joined the BMBTC board circa 1996. Was the club president from 2000 to 2005. I now enjoy helping with trail maintenance, construction projects, & landowner relations. I completed my own BTC End to End in the early 2000’s. My recreational pursuits (besides hiking) include skiing, cycling, wood-working, and Old-timers hockey.