Once again, more than 160 women in Norfolk County came together virtually in November 2021 and selected the Lynn Valley Trail Association as the recipient of $16,700.
This money is a significant contribution for the Lynn Valley Trail Association and will be used towards the refurbishment of the Rotary Bridge. Following an engineering study, it was discovered that significant work needs to be completed on the bridges columns and supports. Without this work, the bridge would continue to deteriorate and would ultimately need to be taken out of use. In addition, the current access ramps need to be replaced. This will provide a safer transition from trail to bridge for all users.
The Lynn Valley Trail was established in 1993, is currently supported by more than 500 members and many volunteers. Since COVID, the trails use has increased significantly to more than 10,000 people monthly. A PSW in Port Dover says, “Spending time on the trail, surrounded by nature has provided a quiet refuge. Walking in town is overwhelming but the peace & tranquility allows my clients to decompress and relax. The trail offers this community a much-needed emotional relief.”
The presentation was submitted by members Diane Luke, Karen Davis and Helen Wagenaar. The other two presentations submitted were Delhi Public School (Kirby Steinhoff) and Friends of the Library (Nancy Sherwin).
As local charities continue to need support, 100 Women Who Care Norfolk remains committed to giving back to our Norfolk Community. Since 2014, more than $464, 000 has been donated to 30 local charities.