July 2010 marked the launch of the Stride for Success Fundraiser with T4G’s Future Focus Foundation. The fundraiser culminated with the construction of the Recovery Trail at the Cassidy Lake site. The trail system, which features a cabin, a large fire pit, a large platform by the water, a 3.8 km path and more, has been used for bicycling, running, walking, snowshoeing, group sessions and celebratory gatherings at the cabin.
With a generous contribution from the Estate of Murray and Marie Cassidy, the trails are being extended and will be added to with boardwalks benches and lighting. To recognize the family whose generous gift is making these new developments a reality, Portage Atlantic staff members will be on hand with Garth and Carol Christie in mid-November to inaugurate a portion of the trail named, “Cassidy Way”. Cassidy Way, a newly renovated portion of the trail, kneaders through 2.5 km of hardwood and softwood forest.