The SAFE HIKER PROGRAM is a training course for day hiking that introduces novice hikers to the joys and benefits of hiking. It builds awareness of the hiking opportunities in Ontario. Participants in this foundation course will learn essential skills to keep safe while hiking.
Tom Friesen is your workskop leader. Tom is the past president of Hike Ontario. A retired teacher of the Deaf, he has been able to hike on all continents in the world and is passionate about the hiking opportunities here in Ontario. When not on trails in Canada, he can often be found in Spain walking or volunteering in pilgrim shelters.