Hike NS Presents Summit Award: Social Media Release

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April 15, 2014

Hike NS Presents Summit Award

Hike Nova Scotia has awarded Lionel and Lily Conrod, of the Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, with its highest award.

“The Summit Award is presented to an organization and or an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to the growth and development of hiking in Nova Scotia,” explains Deb Ryan, Hike Nova Scotia’s Past President.

In 1983 the Conrods help found the first Volksmarch group in Canada and last year (2013) they celebrated its 30th anniversary. This club continues to be the largest and the most active walking club in Nova Scotia.

“Organizations such as these take strong leadership, consistency and ongoing administration, commitment and support,” says Ryan. “Lionel and Lily have worked as a team providing needed leadership for those 31 years.”

The award was presented on April 12 at Hike Nova Scotia’s annual Summit held this year in Parrsboro at the Fundy Geological Museum. About 80 people representing avid hikers, hiking clubs, trail groups, provincial government, municipalities and others attended the event. The Summit was a celebration of Nova Scotia’s hiking culture, and included sharing best practices and stories, networking and hiking. Hike Nova Scotia thanks the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness for its support.


Media Contact:

Janet Barlow, Hike Nova Scotia
(902) 717-4408(902) 717-4408


A more detailed description of Lionel and Lily Conrod’s contribution to hiking is found here.

Photos are available upon request.


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