More Shuswap Trail Love. . .

STA logo with blaze (horizontal) 72dpiLove-Your-Trails Month continues in the Shuswap – this Weekend!

Any of you who regret that you missed an opportunity or would like another opportunity to do some volunteer work on the South Canoe trails have another chance!

An additional volunteer day will happen tomorrow, Saturday, May 1.  Be at the parking lot at 8:45 with gloves, water, snacks and a happy attitude J  Those who signed a waiver over the past days do not need to do so, but the log sheet does need to be done.

This work party was only decided last night by the South Canoe Trail Advisory, so we regret the short notice, but are pleased with the work done this far.  The 4 volunteer days this spring have amassed over 800 work hours on these trails!  Along with donated materials and some purchases from donated cash we have put a value of just under $20,000 into the South Canoe trail system.

Also note: May 4, 11, 25 – Rubberhead Trail Clean-up Evenings (6:30 pm)

Or grab some friends for a walk and help stick flick, conduct a trail inspection (see inspection forms online), and move blow down from the trails.

There is a useful link to obtain information about how to brush and clear trails online.  Technique is important and safety for users a must.  For a short slide set, go to www.shuswaptrailalliance.com/volunteer.php

And don’t forget to send trail issues and reports to trailreport@shuswaptrails.com.

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Hike for Hospice – Enderby Cliffs – Sunday, May 3, 2015. Meet 8 am in the Parking Lot of Enderby IGA. Time of Departure 8:30 am. More info at http://www.shuswaphospice.ca/hike-the-enderby-cliffs/

Plus – 2nd Annual Teedy Bear Hospital & Community Health Fair – May 2, 11 – 3 pm, at Save-On-Foods at Picadilly Mall, Salmon Arm. Info at www.shuswaphospice.ca

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Love-Your-Trails and Build-a-Metre – support 2015 trail projects – $10, $20, $50, $100. . .every little bit helps. Please donate by May 30th. Help build more trails, become a Trail Blazer. Donate online at www.shuswaptrails.com, or drop off contrubtions at G-Force (Chase), Sutherlands Bakery (Enderby), Skookum Cycle & Ski (Salmon Arm), Eagle Valley IDA (Sicamous), Sorrento Prescription IDA (Sorrento). All donations are tax deductible and go directly to building and maintaining trails throughout the Shuswap. Check out the campaign poster here.

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Trail Orientation Days:  Guided hikes by Carmen Massey. The Hike series is a partnership of the Shuswap Trail Alliance and the NSSCRA (North and South Shuswap Children’s Recreation Association). This three day hiking series is for families and individuals in the South Shuswap area. Learn the basics of hiking with a group, learn more about the trail system throughout the Shuswap, find out how to get more involved in trail care as a volunteer, enjoy a day out with friends and neighbours on our world-class trail system.

Next Up: 2)  McArthur Heights to Balmoral: Saturday, May 9 at 10:00 am. 4 hour hike

Meet at the Balmoral Parking area, 3 km north of Hwy 1 at Balmoral store, on Blind Bay road.  We will shuttle up to the McArthur Heights parking area from there.

Be sure to bring a large lunch!  This hike will extend well over the mid-day, including shuttling vehicles at both ends.

3)  White Lake Lookout: Saturday, May 30 at 10:00 am. 2 hour hike

Meet at the John Evdokimoff Bike Park in White Lake

People are encouraged to pre-register by emailing Carmen at ctmassey@hotmail.com or calling 250-804-3466.

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Wild Soles fun spring trail races are back (Monday evenings) featuring Shuswap Trails:  NEXT UP. . .

  • May 4 at South Canoe
  • May 11 at Eagle River nature trails

Registration is open on zone4.ca Limited on-site registration will take place at each event between 5 and 5:30 pm. The 2 kilometre race starts at 5:45 pm and the 5 km starts at 6 pm.

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May is Shuswap Bike Month – check out http://shuswapbike.com/ for the event schedule. And don’t miss the Salty Street Festival, May 9th, on Hudson Street, Salmon Arm. Check out the Poster link here. And of course, the Salty Dog 6 Hour Enduro hits the South Canoe trails the next day, May 10th.

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Looking Close: check out Sky Steven’s latest invitation to get outside and Looking Close with a new Saturday  morning series starting April 18 to May 16 (9:15-10:00 am New Stewards Program for kids 3-6 years, and 10:30-Noon Explorer Program for kids 7-9 years.) More info at lookingclose1@gmail.com

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Accessible Trails for Everyone: Book the TrailRider – two Trail Riders are available for booking out to use on trails throughout the Shuswap (minimal donation of $10). They’re a great way to get out on trails with friends who need mobility assistance. Visit: http://shuswaptrailrider.com/

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