Our thanks to everyone who made this year's Annual Shuswap Trails Celebration and Fundraiser such a success - $42,000 raised for Shuswap Trails in 2016! Check out our remarkable 2016 sponsor list here. And give some good karma to all our event volunteers, partners, and sponsors here. Remarkable!
And if you missed this year's Shuswap Trail Alliance ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on March 2nd at Okanagan College, Salmon Arm Campus. Check out the progress report package and slide presentation on 2015 and the 2016 season to come - report package here and slide presentation here.
Plus check out the special report on the Torres del Paine, Patagonia partnership through the very cool presentation assembled by our super-awesome Facebook Coordinator, D'Arcy McLeod, using photos, film footage, and the CBC Interview with STA Project Manager, Veda Roberge, and Technical Trails Specialist, Sutra Brett. Click here.
What's your vision to improve bicycle infrastructure in the Shuswap? - check out the ideas/input sheet here. Fill out and return the sheet or email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. And get inspired with this link to ideas and resources at www.peopleforbikes.org.
PUBLIC CALL TO ACTION:
Shuswap-North Okanagan Rail Trail concept needs your support! Send your expressions of support to regional leadership.
The Shuswap Trail Alliance is working to park cars and get people on bicycle and feet. . .and paddles, and skis, and snowshoes, and horses, and. . .
The Shuswap Trail Alliance exists as a collaboration of partners working together to create purpose built, sanctioned and sustainable trails throughout the Shuswap region. The Alliance motto is, "Well-designed, well-signed, well-maintained, well-promoted". We see success as people living actively, enjoying nature, and demonstrating a commitment to sustainability.
11 Successful Years
The STA has taken on over 230 projects in the past eleven years, and written or contributed to over 57 community trail plans, publications, guidelines, research reports and public documents. Its a team effort that has engaged over 200 groups, organizations and businesses; and involves 1000's of hours of volunteer time and the incredible support of a host or regional partners and sponsors. Here's a snapshot:
The Shuswap Trail Alliance was recognized as the 2012 BC Parks Volunteer Organization of the Year, and is a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award.
Check out Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo's recent official statement to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia acknowledging the collective work of Shuswap Trail Alliance partners here.
Partners and Sponsors
The Shuswap Trail Alliance acknowledges the Milestone contributions ($10,000 or more) of Western Economic Diversification Canada, Services Canada, the National Trail Coalition Federal Trail Fund, the Province of British Columbia including Recreation Sites and Trails BC and BC Parks, the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District Areas C, D, E, & F, the City of Salmon Arm, the District of Sicamous, North Okanagan Regional District Area F, the City of Enderby, the Village of Chase, Shuswap Tourism, Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union, the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm, Community Futures Shuswap, Thompson Rivers University School of Tourism, the Shuswap Community Foundation's Browne Johnson Legacy Fund, Geoff and Judith Benson Family Endowment, and Robin Jackson Environmental Funds, Shuswap Lady Striders, Mountain Equipment Coop, BC Parks Community Legacy Fund, over 200 regional businesses including Skookum Cycle and Ski, Waterways Houseboats, Twin Anchors Houseboats, Lakeside Insurance, EZ Rock Radio, and Tim Hortons, and the 100s of individuals and volunteers from around the Shuswap who are helping to make our communities healthier places to live.
Shuswap Trail Alliance Annual Dance/Silent Auction
Fri Feb 3, 2017 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
@ SASCU Community Centre
HOT OFF THE PRESS
SCARECROW is getting back together JUST FOR SALMON ARM. Don’t miss this one final farewell show on Friday February 3rd 2017.
Trail-Mix: Artists, photographers, and guides explore the Shuswap in latest gallery exhibition
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
News Release July 5, 2016 Trail-Mix: Artists, photographers, and guides explore the Shuswap in latest gallery exhibition The Shuswap, British Columbia - The latest project from the Shuswap District Arts Council joins forces with the Shuswap Trail Alliance to bring together over 40 participating contributors in a remarkable exploration of the Shuswap natural and cultural landscape through its diverse trail system.
Brand new Pocket Park gets kids out on bikes and trails
Friday, May 20, 2016
News Release May 20, 2016 Brand new Pocket Park gets kids out on bikes and trails The Shuswap, British Columbia - It's official! The brand new CSRD Mt Tuam Community Bike Park is open in Blind Bay. The pocket park, funded and built by CSRD Parks in collaboration with the Shuswap Trail Alliance, is the perfect play spot for novice mountain bikers to practice riding on trails with a short easy green loop and a slightly more challenging but still short blue loop, plus an up trail to get you back to the start to try again.