Fonds 00919 - Iroquoia Bruce Trail Association fonds

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Iroquoia Bruce Trail Association fonds

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CA ON00131 00919

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  • 1962-2019 (Creation)
    Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club

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1.211 m of textual, graphic and audio-visual materials

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(1963 -)

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The Bruce Trail Association, incorporated as a membership organization in 1963, aimed to complete a walking trail along the Niagara Escarpment in time for Canada’s Centennial in 1967. Construction of the trail began in 1963 and opened in June of 1967. The trail runs the length of the Niagara Escarpment from Tobermory to Queenston a distance of 720 kilometres (432 miles). In 2009, the Bruce Trail Association became known as the Bruce Trail Conservancy, which reflects the association's mandate to conserve the land on which the Bruce Trail is situated. The Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club, established in 1963, is one of nine clubs supporting the Bruce Trail Conservancy. The Iroquoia Club is responsible for the section of the Bruce Trail between Grimsby and Kelso. Its responsibilities include the maintenance and stewardship of the land, as well as public education and promotion.

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The material in the fonds was donated to the Hamilton Public Library Local History & Archives Department in 2003 by the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Association.

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The fonds consists of the Club's meeting minutes, trail status reports, publications, scrapbooks, artifacts such as plaques and badges, photographs and an audio-visual recording of an interview with artist Robert Bateman regarding the conception of the Bruce Trail.

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Bruce Trail Guide Books catalogued in LHHA: R796.52 BRU [1965, 1971, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980-1981, 1983-1984, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014]
CF – Hamilton – Organizations & Societies – Iroquoia Bruce Trail Association
Periodicals: Bruce Trail News (1963 – present), Iroquoian (1966 – present)

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Accrual received April 10, 2017 of minutes, by-laws and an AGM report.
Accrual received electronically April 30, 2019 consisting of by-laws, meeting minutes of the Board of Directors, and annual reports.
Accrual received electronically January 2, 2020 consisting of a copy of the 2018-2019 annual report, as well as meeting minutes for the Board of Directors for the 2019 year.
Accrual received electronically February 18, 2021 consisting of meeting minutes for the Board of Directors for the 2020 year, as well as the Annual Report for 2019 to 2020.
Accrual received electronically March 21, 2022 consisting of an annual report for the 2020-2021 year, board meeting minutes for 2021, club nominations committee guidelines approved in 2018, and volunteer awards.
Further accruals are expected.

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Revised by Jennifer Dell 07/04/2016 and revised again by Archivist Tracey Krause 07/07/2017.

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Iroquoia-Bruce Trail Association fonds finding aid. (2015). Hamilton Public Library, Local History & Archives.
Bruce Trail Conservancy. (2016). Bruce Trail clubs. Retrieved from
Ontario Trails Council. (2016). Bruce Trail. Retrieved from

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