Walk­ing trail re­vives spirit of vol­un­teerism

The Compass - - OPINION -

In the fast-paced world of today, time for oth­ers has seemed to be­come a less fre­quent oc­cur­rence.

The idea of vol­un­teer­ing has be­come some­thing that seems to be slip­ping into the past, but in a small com­mu­nity nes­tled far away from the hus­tles of ev­ery day life, vol­un­teerism is alive and well.

Stretch­ing across the bar­rens from Red Head Cove to­wards the coast, a walk­ing trail that prom­ises fan­tas­tic views of Bac­calieu Is­land is tak­ing shape. Al­though some fund­ing is be­ing pro­vided by govern­ment sources, it is truly be­ing made pos­si­ble by vol­un­teers like Fabian Hyde, his brother Frank and brother- in- law Andy Riggs, as well as oth­ers who are giv­ing their time ex­per­tise and equip­ment to make a dream into re­al­ity.

Spend­ing over 400 hours, us­ing their own equip­ment such as ATVs, brush cut­ters and a truck, they have re­vived the spirit of vol­un­teer­ing, mak­ing the Bac­calieu View Walk­ing Trail per­haps one of the best places to visit on the Bay de Verde Pen­nin­sula.

— Mary Lou Riggs and Marion Hyde writes from Red Head Cove

The idea of vol­un­teer­ing has be­come some­thing that seems to be slip­ping into the past, but in a small com­mu­nity nes­tled far away from the hus­tles of ev­ery day life, vol­un­teerism is alive and well.

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