A Walking Guide to the Old St. Margaret’s Bay Road

Book Launch Celebrations Planned

Publicity Update:  Listen to Wayne Rogers on CBC Radio’s Information Morning on Thursday, June 1 at 6:45 a.m. to hear an interview about the new edition. 90.5 FM in Halifax.

Chronicle Herald article published Monday, May 29.


A fabulous second edition of the popular book A Walking Guide to the Old St. Margaret’s Bay Road is ready for sharing and the Trust is celebrating!

Just in time for summer hikes and outdoor fun, this full-colour 40+ page guide offers detailed descriptions, updated colour maps and coordinates to points-of-interest across this once main route of the Chebucto Peninsula.

Author Wayne Rogers will attend the book launches to sign copies. Numerous Trust members, volunteers and supporters helped tirelessly to update the content of this edition and ensure its accuracy. Many of them will also be available to talk about the new edition.

This publication has been made possible through the generous contributions of Bay Treasure Chest, Halifax Regional Municipality Grants Program, St. Margaret’s Bay Region Tourism Development Association, Sage Fund, HRM Councillor Reg Rankin and an anonymous donor, and many Trust members and supporters who provided new content.

Book Launch Details:
Everyone is welcome.
Thursday, June 1    7:00 – 8:30 p.m.        
Prospect Community Centre, Conf. Room
2141 Prospect Rd, Hatchet Lake, NS

Monday, June 5    1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Keshen Goodman Library
330 Lacewood Dr, Halifax, NS

Tuesday, June 6      6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tantallon Library, Community Room
3646 Hammonds Plains Rd, Upper Tantallon, NS

Following the book launch celebration events, the Trust will be distributing free copies of the Walking Guide broadly to libraries, schools, sister organization members and community groups to encourage use of the trails and wilderness areas.



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11th Annual May Fair in the Park

The weather is fine for this Sunday…

May Fair in the Park.

Sunday, May 28 from noon to 3 p.m.

Jerry Lawrence Provincial Park, Upper Tantallon, NS.

Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust officially invites the community to celebrate spring at this family fun event at Jerry Lawrence Provincial Park, Upper Tantallon, NS.

Festivities will begin with a BBQ at noon followed by face painting, scavenger hunt, games and a chance to enjoy the outdoors with friends and neighbours.  Free event.  Everyone is welcome.  Meet in the general picnic area.

For the first time, the provincial Learn 2 Fish program will join the event to offer kids a chance to try fishing off the dock.  First come, first serve sessions planned for 12:30 pm and 1:45 pm starts.  Each session will accommodate 35 kids and a sign up sheet will be available to keep things organized.

In the case of rain, events will be moved to the Estabrooks Community Hall, Lewis Lake.

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Bay Treasure Chest Winner Announcement – May 17, 2017

It’s a rollover.  Number drawn was not played.

Next draw:  Wednesday, May 24.  Remember to play your toonie.

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Bay Treasure Chest Winner Announcement – May 10, 2017

Number Drawn: #12486   Prize Amount:  $8,323

Congratulations to Casandra Jamieson of Blandford, N.S.

Remember to play your toonie before noon on Wednesdays.


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