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50 Years of Learning and Leadership in Outdoor Education at Albion Hills Field Centre

Oct 14, 2014

Media Advisory

Caledon, October 14, 2014

On October 16, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) celebrates 50 years of outdoor education at Albion Hills Field Centre, located in the Albion Hills Conservation Area in Caledon.  Albion Hills Field Centre was the first overnight outdoor education centre in an expanding conservation education program operated by TRCA. Since then, schools, Scouts, Guides and a wide variety of other community groups have enjoyed the experience of a lifetime while connecting with nature.  Approximately 2,000 visitors walk through the doors of Albion Field Centre each year, making it one of the top outdoor education sites in the area.

Since 1963, approximately 100,000 students have stayed at Albion Field Centre learn to connect with nature, foster leadership skills and become environmental stewards in their schools and communities. Over the course of a 3- or 5-day visit, students are encouraged to live and learn together in a wide range of programs designed to provide groups with hands-on experiences in a safe and supportive outdoor setting.

50th Anniversary of the Albion Hills Field Centre

Date:     Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time:  Media are invited to the formal celebration at 11:00 a.m.

To attend please rsvp with Rowena Calpito at


11:00 a.m. Formal celebration including greetings and remarks from:

  • Gerri Lynn O'Connor, Chair, Toronto and Region Conservation
  • Garry Sault, Elder, Mississaugas of the New Credit
  • Marolyn Morrison, Mayor, Town of Caledon
  • Emil Kolb, Chair, Region of Peel
  • Sylvia Jones, MPP , Dufferin-Caledon
  • David Tilson, MP, Dufferin-Caledon
  • Ken Higgs, TRCA 1957-1983; General Manager 1961-1982 to speak to history of the Albion Hills Field Centre

 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Public Open House: Tour the facility and speak to education staff.  


Location: Albion Hills Field Centre, Albion Hills Conservation Area, 16500 Regional Road 50, 8 km north of Bolton, in the Town of Caledon

Toronto and Region Conservation

With 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and care for the natural environment. Our vision is for The Living City®, where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature's beauty and diversity.  For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at




Media contact/registration:

Rowena Calpito, Supervisor, Public Relations, Toronto and Region Conservation                   

T: 416.661.6600 ext 5632; E:                                                                                               



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Elizabeth Oakley
Tel: 416-661-6600 ext 5856

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