The Jury Lands Foundation and the Municipality of Clarington invite the community to the official opening of the walking trail linking residential Bowmanville and the lands of the Boys Training School/Camp 30.

When:  Wednesday, May 11 at 5:30 pm (Rain date: Thursday, May 12 at 5:30 pm)
Where:  151 Sprucewood Crescent, community entry to Ehrenwort, the Camp 30 trail, Bowmanville
See map here
Parking:  John M. James School, 175 Mearns Avenue (500 metres to Sprucewood Entrance)

The walking trail is 1 kilometre in length from Sprucewood to Concession Street, including some steps, users may return to the parking lot at John M. James by walking 1 kilometer along Concession Street and up Mearns Avenue.

Walking tours will be offered by volunteers from the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario-Clarington Branch.  Please stay with your tour group route, it is a 700 metre loop.

A World War II Harvard airplane will fly over the opening ceremony, weather permitting.

There will be a donation barbecue by the Lions Club beginning at 5:30, with the Official Opening at 6 pm. The BBQ is located 375 metres from the Sprucewood entrance with steps up and down over the dam. Air Cadet 172 will join the Durham East 4-H Club for a pitch-in clean-up.

The Jury Lands Foundation is a non-profit volunteer community group dedicated to rejuvenating through conservation the national historic site of the Boys Training School/POW Camp 30 in Bowmanville, Ontario.  The JLF, the Municipality, and the owners, Kaitlin Group and Fandor Homes, are working together to determine how several of the historic buildings on site can be conserved and brought back into use in the future.

Funding for the trail development was donated by Hannu Halminen.  Supplies and labour contributed by St. Mary’s Cement, Wynne Property Maintenance, D.G. Biddle & Associates (engineering services), Broz Excavating, Vanstone Mill (formerly Welcome Feeds).

For more information please contact Marilyn Morawetz, chair of the Jury Lands Foundation, at mjm@teamevergreen.com or 905-449-4835