Bill Hogg was honoured by the Town of Cornwall for his work in the community, especially his work around the new Terry Fox Sports Complex, its Naturalization Gallery and a 1.8 kilometre unnamed trail, lined with Acadian trees that goes around the complex.
“Bill Hogg has been a passionate driver and committed president to our Terry Fox Centre and our gallery. I don’t think there is anyone more passionate or committed to our (trail) project,” said Cornwall Mayor Minerva McCourt.
McCourt went on to say that the gallery will live on in history for the town of Cornwall and its residents.
She presented Hogg with a framed photo of Hogg and the people he has influenced over the years on Wednesday, Oct. 16, and thanked him for all his hard work.
“I do want to say thank you for this recognition and I do want to express my gratitude on behalf of a working crew of half a dozen people,” he said.
Hogg mentioned specifically Karalee McAskill, who he called a passionate and hard worker he had a huge respect for.
“This is an idea that I had 25 years ago, teaching at Eliot River School when I was skiing with a 100 little snot nosed jack-rabbits every Tuesday and Thursday at Brookevale … the Town of Cornwall has been hugely supportive.”
Hogg went on to say that the Town of Cornwall committed $20,000 over two years and from that, the community was able to turn it into a $100,000 trail project.
He said specifically for the trail, maintenance and marketing will help with bringing more people into the community, while maintaining its natural beauty.
“I see huge potential for our trail, we have three national registered geo-cache sites,” he said.
“We have to promote this … we should get some walks going on that trail. That is a safe 1.8 kilometres … this is a beautiful venue for walks for charities and organizations.”