By Patricia Richards
The Gaetz Brook Greenway (GBG) was a hub of activity on a beautiful sunny, Saturday, October 30, especially on the section from East Chezzetcook to Pine Hill Drive, the location of the “Trick or Treat Trail Walk” hosted by the SATA Trails Society, which is responsible for maintaining and promoting the GBG.
Businesses, politicians, non-profit organizations, community groups, neighbours, and friends participated by donating candy, books, and other treats, which they handed out from stations located along 2 KM of the trail. Many volunteers dressed up in festive costumes while they gave out treats and information from decorated booths.
People of all ages from the elderly to the very young joined in the fun. Many participants (and their well-behaved dogs) showed up in full costume, and there was lots of conversation and laughter. People greeted friends and neighbours that they hadn’t seen for awhile – or were meeting for the first time. Several people told me how much they appreciated being able to get out on the trail to enjoy nature during the pandemic.
SATA Trails and community volunteers are planning future family friendly events and would love to have you join us. If you want to join or volunteer with the SATA Trails Society, go to our webpage at SATATrails.ca. And watch for updates on our Facebook page, “Gaetz Brook Greenway, SATA Trails Society.”
[Note: Patricia Richards is the chair of the board of SATA Trails Society.]