Shuswap Trail News – May 28

STA logo with blaze (horizontal) 72dpiFriends, the healthy active goodness continues. . .

Bike-to-Work Week Continues – Still time to register to log your bike and walk distances this week, and help show the Shuswap is walking and cycling towards more healthy communities. Register at

Morning station at Ross Street Plaza, Salmon Arm – 7:30 – 8:30 am.

Also – look for the Bicycle Infrastructure ideas/feedback sheets at the Bike-to-Work stations in Salmon Arm, or on-line at, and send us your thoughts for improving bicycle use in communities in the Shuswap.


And from Shuswap Bike Month to Shuswap Paddle Month. . .starts with the REEL Paddle Film Festival this Friday, 7:00 pm doors, at the Salmar Classic. Tickets at Wearabouts.


Summer work opportunity from our friends at FunHog Adventures. . .Your job is to to go to the beach all summer…FunHog Adventures is looking for staff to work at the beach this summer! Get a tan, talk to people, rent out paddle boards and kayaks. Email us with your resume at


More Highlights. . .

  • Love Your Trails
  • Bike-to-Work-Week
  • Invasive Species Forum – May 28
  • REEL PADDLE Film Festival – May 29
  • Guided Trail Orientation Hikes – May 30, White Lake Lookout
  • Paddle Centre Open House – May 30
  • Boogie for Nature Fundraiser for SOLF – May 30
  • Shuswap Paddle Month – All June
  • Bike for Your Life Century Ride Registration Opens – June 1
  • White Lake Iris Pull – June 5
  • Together Shuswap – June 10
  • 12 Annual Dragon Boat Festival & Outrigger Races – June 20
  • National Aboriginal Day Cultural Interpretive Paddle – June 21
  • Accessible Trails: Book the Trailrider
  • TrailReport Hotline: trailreport@shuswaptrails.comand here are the details. . .


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    Love-Your-Trails and Build-a-Metre continues. . . 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, 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.


    May is Shuswap Bike Month – check out for the event schedule. And don’t miss the. . .

    Bike to Work Week and Bike to School Challenge – May 25 – 31 – finish up Shuswap Bike Month right, with a commitment to bike to work or school all week. Teams can register and log their kilometres for great prizes. And look for events throughout the week.

    District 83 Bike/Walk to School Challenge details at your school office or visit

    Bike to Work Week registration at for a chance to win a trip for two to Europe and daily prizes.

    Free breakfast at Ross Street Plaza in Salmon Arm all week – 7:30 – 8:30am at Ross Street Plaza with the Shuswap Cycling Society.


    Invasive Species Forum – May 28, 7 pm – 9 pm, at Deo Lutheran Church, 1801-30th St. NE, Salmon Arm) Learn about effective, positive ways to address invasive plant and animal species within our region. Hosted by WA:TER with keynote speaker, Robyn Hooper, with the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society. Plus speakers from Thompson Rivers University, Switzmalph Cultural Society, White Lake Stewards, and the Shuswap Trail Alliance. For more information contact, or visit

    Check out upcoming courses with the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society at


    2015 REEL PADDLE FILM FESTIVAL – May 29 – The 10th Anniversary Reel Paddling Film Fest will be held Friday May 29 at the Salmar Classic Theatre. Hosted by the Shuswap Paddling and Rowing Society. For more information


    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. People are encouraged to pre-register by emailing Carmen at or calling 250-804-3466. Next Up:

    • White Lake Lookout: Saturday, May 30 at 10:00 am. 2 hour hike. Meet at the John Evdokimoff Bike Park in White Lake.


    Paddle Centre Open House and Membership Sign-up – May 30 – find out more about the Shuswap Association for Rowing and Paddling (SARP), try out some of the boats, and start discovering “Blueways” throughout the Shuswap. More info on the Open House and other events at


    Boogie for Nature with Jon Treichel’s Scattered Atoms Blues Band and Special Guests Butterballs – May 30, 7:30 pm – a fundraiser dance and silent auction for the Shuswap Outdoor Learning Foundation at Elks Hall, Salmon Arm. Tickets $20 at Acorn Music. Info at 250-832-8669.


    Shuswap Paddle Month – All June – its coming! A full month celebrating and promoting paddling throughout the Shuswap. Watch for updates at

    • Annual Dragon Boat Festival & Outrigger Races – June 20
    • National Aboriginal Day Cultural Interpretive Paddle – June 21


    Bike for Your Life Century Ride Registration Opens – June 1 – on-line registration begins on Monday morning, June 1 at for the Saturday, September 19 Salmon Arm Bike for Your Life Century Ride.


    White Lake Iris Pull – June 5, 5:00 pm – Join White Lake trail stewards at 3163 White Lake Road (just down from John Evdikovmoff Bike Park) Bring food for shared supper, then a brief “how to” session followed by a paddle and pull around Little White Lake. Bring kayaks, canoes, pdfs, and paddles if you have them.


    Together Shuswap: Building Bridges for a Better Future – June 10 at Quaaout Lodge. The annual workshop that brings the cultures, governments, sectors and community members of the Shuswap together for a day of education, celebration, sharing, exploration, and action toward creating a better Shuswap for all of its’ people. Registration details at: www.futureshuswap/business/
    Early Bird is $30; after May 27th, $40. Includes snacks and lunch.
    Contact Darlene Lincoln at Shuswap Community Futures for more info:

    A youth component to this year’s workshop creates an opportunity to listen and engage with youth on the challenges and opportunities they think are important for the future. This is free to youth between the ages of 16-24 so pass the word!  Lunch and refreshments provided. To register, email: or call 604-488-5367


    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:


    And don’t forget to send trail issues and reports to


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