Past Events


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Past Events List

Chords and Strings for Roots & Wings, celebrating Trails 25th Anniversary was held at the Revival Bar on College Street in Toronto on April 28th, 2017.  This fabulous event was organized by Kerri Brock and her wonderful team of volunteers and  "Bay Streets Hardest Working Band"; Men in Suits donated their services for the event. Saying thank you to this incredible group of people isn't quite enough but a huge Thank you from the Trails family!   On the night of the event, guests rocked to this outstanding band to tunes from the past few decades, tickled their taste buds with delicious dishes from The Dirty Bird and supported Trails though the Silent Auction as well as a raffle. Thanks to all for raising $ 8034.

The Roots & Wings Gala was held on Thursday October 20th, 2016 at Airship 37 in the Distillery District of Toronto.  Guests showed up in full force to support Trails despite the inclement weather.  Our evening started with cocktails and guests enjoyed a variety of deliciousd foods at the various booths around the room, including the ever popular oyster bar by Coastline Catering.  A big thanks to Gordon Cressy who hosted our Live and Wish List Auctions.  To our amazing guests, Foundation and Corporate supporters, Thank You!, we couldn't do this without you.

The 8th Annual Limberlost Challenge took place at the Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve  on July 8th, 2017. 350 plus runners ranging in age from 15 to 72 and over 60 volunteers helped out. The Limberlost event raised an all time best of $9,573.50!  A huge Thank You to the organizers; Neil Jefferson, Lowell Greib and Rob Horton, the volunteers and the participants.

Vance Cooper held Vancestock V at the Hard Rock Cafe on Thursday October 6th, 2016.  It was a fabulous evening of live music benefiting Trails Youth Initiatives raising $34,813!. The night featured Meghan Patrick, Hot Rocks; a Rolling Stone tribute band and Logan, Jessica & Siblings. Thank you Vance for another incredible evening of incredible music. Save the date for next year-Thursday October 12, 2017.  The venue has moved to Adelaide Hall, 250 Adalide Street West, Toronto. 

Trails BATL of the Axes took place on Thursday March 10, 2016. More than 40 people were in attendance and raised $6,000.00.


The first Annual Inside Ride was held on May 2nd, 2017 at the Adelaide Club in Toronto was a huge success!  25 Teams with 6 people per team took part in a ride lasting over 2 hours.  Lots of laughter and friendly competition amongst the riders.  All of this couldn't have been achieved without the many hours of behind the scenes efforts of many volunteers; naming just a few- Janis Duncan, Jen Werry and Carolyn Werry.  We raised $35,174, enough for 5 kids to go to camp for the year.  All of this was made possible by the many riders, their sponsors, our host event sponser; The Adelaide Club and so many more.  A huge thanks from the kids at Trails.  SAVE THE DATE:  Tuesday May 1st, 2018 for the 2nd Inside Ride!




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Trails BATL of the Axes took place on Thursday March 10, 2016. More than 40 people were in attendance and raised $6,000.00.