Introducing Our Newest ECA Director – Annette Sandberg!

Annette Sandberg grew up on the Niagara Escarpment on a farm between Castle Glen and the Scenic Caves, and she now resides in Collingwood. Her love for the area developed as a child and it has driven her to research and document our local history, focusing primarily from the time of the Petun to the early emigrants of the 1800s. Annette was elected to the Town of Collingwood Trail and Active Transportation Advisory Committee that fosters ongoing stewardship of Collingwood’s multi-use pathways, trails, and on-road bicycle lands/routes and connections.

Annette is a member of the Ontario Museum Association and her articles have been included in the Indigenous and early pioneer exhibits at local museums, conservation newsletters, and our local CollingwoodToday newspaper. Annette is a certified Ontario Hiking Guide leading historical hikes for Bruce Trail Clubs and independently through her Historical Hiking Tour business. Annette is an active member of a Volunteer Provincial Ground Search & Rescue Team and a Certified Outdoor Survival instructor. She has been with the local Gaslight Tour since its inception in 2010 and is the Director of Guides researching and writing historical scripts for the production. In 2016, she completed the 900 km trek of the Bruce Trail from Queenston Heights to Tobermory and researched and recorded the history of the land that she walked on.

Please join us in welcoming Annette to the ECA Board!

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