A world-renowned oil painter, filmmaker and explorer, known for his for his passionate portrayal of Canadian landscapes, joins the ranks of other distinguished Caledon Walk of Fame inductees such as artist Daphne Lingwood, filmmaker Norman Jewison, writer Farley Mowat, builder Conn Smythe and the founders of the McMichael Canadian Collection in nearby Kleinburg, Robert and Signe McMichael.
“Even though his travels may have taken him to the Arctic and around the world, Cory still makes his home, here, in the rolling hills of Caledon,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “We are very proud as a community to honour and celebrate the international success he has achieved.”
“Caledon has been my home for over 35 years and I’m most honoured to have my name be included alongside this illustrious group of individuals,” said Cory Trépanier. “And as a National Champion of the Great Trail, being recognized at Canada’s very first pavilion on the trail itself makes this occasion even more meaningful.”
The Caledon Walk of Fame induction ceremony is 11 a.m. on Sept. 8 at Trans Canada Trail Pavilion Park, on the west side of Airport Road in Caledon East. The ceremony will also include recognition of the town’s partnership with Trans Canada Trail in updating and upgrading trail signage and panels.
The upgrade includes wayfinding signage, interpretive panels and trailhead signs to help trail users navigate and find their way along The Great Trail, learn more about the local natural environment and highlight regional points of interest on an upgraded map.
Parking for the induction ceremony is available on Airport Road, Emma Street, at town hall or the Caledon East Community Complex, a five-minute walk along the Caledon Trailway.