Jane's Walk Brock 2021 (from Home!)

The Cross

Saint Paul’s Anglican Church in Beaverton has a new sculpted cross installed on the exterior front entrance wall. It was designed and created by artist Sarah Cowley in 2019 who gifted the piece to the church.

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Blacksmith and Carriage Shop

The Blacksmith was an important person in a community before the advent of the car and other modern machinery. Blacksmiths made items out of iron, repaired items and sharpened blades. Farm implements, wagon parts, building materials, cooking utensils, cutlery, hooks and hinges, chains and bells were in their array of tasks.

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Old Hodge Podge Building

Ralph Boake had the building built in 1948 and ran a cold storage facility out of the building, called Lakeshore Lockers. Farmers would take their slaughtered meats to the lockers for storage. I was also told that owning a fridge was rare and residents  would rent out a locker to keep their food.

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Explore the Blossom Trail in Beaverton

Learn about the history of the Blossom Trail located in Beaverton. This includes the creatures living here and the different plants.

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Rainbow Crosswalks and Steps in Brock Township

A crosswalk is a reminder to those of us with power to look out for the vulnerable people, to respect their right of way, and to let them pass unharmed.. To paint a crosswalk with a Rainbow is to show pride and celebration of local and visiting 2SLGTBQ+ communities.

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The Blossom Trail

The Blossom Trail Project was commenced in 2017. It began with a group of environmentally-concerned citizens envisioning a Blossom Trail flanking the sides of a pathway in a public park. This has now become Beaverton
Park’s Blossom Trial.

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The Cross

The Cross at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Beaverton had a new cross added in 2019 to represent and welcome those in the LGBTQQIP2SAA community.

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Downtown Beaverton

Artwork created by Ron Baird.

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Rainbow Crosswalk Unveiling

The  three rainbow crosswalks were unveiled in 2019.  This is the ribbon cutting at  Albert & Park Street in Cannington.

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Cannington's MacLeod Park

My favourite walk in Cannington starts in MacLeod Park and can go anywhere, but I will take you past some of the more interesting spots where you can rest, eat a packed snack, stop and go back or continue on...or you can always come back another day!

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Beaverton Harbour

Artwork created by Ron Baird.

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Map of Cannington 

A community located in Brock Township on the shores of
Beaver River. Home of quaint shops, a variety of services and
historic buildings. Its charming appeal is sure to welcome you.

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The Ice Fishing Chappel

Ice fishing is very popular in the winter months on Lake Simcoe. St. Paul's Anglican Church in Beaverton came up with an idea to make an ice fishing chappel in 2015.

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Jo's Barber Shop

Artwork created by Ron Baird.

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To participate in Jane’s Walk Brock please consider some of the following options for sending your videos, writings, drawings, or pictures:

Instagram: record a video or snap a photo and tag it with the #JanesWalkBrock hashtag
Youtube: record a video and tag it with the #JanesWalkBrock hashtag
Facebook: post to the Brock Township Jane’s Walk timeline here.
Email: email a story to janeswalk@brocklibraries.ca
Print: drop off your print contributions (hand written, printed, whatever you like) at any Brock Libraries location--we will scan your contribution at put in on the Brock Libraries website.

To follow the contributions to this year’s Janes Walk use the #JanesWalkBrock hashtag on any of the platforms mentioned above, follow the Brock Township Jane’s Walk page on Facebook, or check back to this page!

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