Long Shore Path
Volunteerism has always formed the backbone of the East Coast Trail and the Association. Each year, ECTA recognizes outstanding volunteer contributions at an Awards Night Celebration held in a trail community during National Volunteer Week. Five unique awards are presented to outstanding volunteers:
The Tuckamore Award is awarded to a supporter, person, group, organization or municipality who has made a difference and helped the association persevere.
The Flamber Head Award is given to volunteers of the East Coast Trail Association who have volunteered for three (3) years or more and have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the Association.
The John Ross Clipper Award recognizes volunteers who have shown great commitment to the trail maintenance activities in the year past.
The Cape Spear Award recognizes and honours an individual or group who has made an outstanding and long-term contribution that supports the ongoing sustainability of the Association.
The Motion Head Award recognizes and honours the #1 individual fundraiser and the #1 team fundraiser for their contributions to the East Coast Trail.
Beginning in 2023, we have implemented a Years of Service recognition program for East Coast Trail volunteers; certificates are given every five years beginning after five years of volunteering.