"The name George Christie is well known and has been synonymous with trails in this Town," said Trails Committee Chair Murray Knowles. "As a result of that, the Trails Committee felt that it would be appropriate to put something concrete on the trails network to recognize that."
In recognition of George Christie's passion for the Collingwood Trails and his many years of dedication to their development, Council renamed the 11th Line Trail the 'George Christie Nature Trails.'
"It is quite an honour, and while I'm still alive, that's really unusual!" said George Christie. "The trails committee has done a lot of work over the years, I'm just one member. They are your trails, not ours; they belong to the town and all the people and visitors that come to the town."
George will be on the newly renamed trails (area 5 on the map) this coming Saturday, August 29 at 10:00 a.m. and encourages the public to join him to explore the trails and hear about the area.