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Secwépemc Landmarks - Expression of Interest Now Open - Main Monument, Salmon Arm Marine Park. To create awareness of Secwépemc traditional territory through a series of iconic orientation Landmarks (sculptures) situated at key, highly visited areas, which portray Secwépemc location names, culture and stories throughout the Shuswap lakes region. This Expression of Interest is for a collaborative sculpture with one Secwépemc and one non-Secwépemc artist to create one ‘Main’ Landmark situated permanently at the Salmon Arm Marine Park. The project team visualize having a Secwépemc sculptor work on the rock or concrete base sculpture to symbolize Secwépemc connection to land and ancestral territory, and the non-Secwépemc artist work on metal work that will be attached to the base sculpture to symbolize settler and visitor presence in Secwépemcúl̓ecw. Applications due: February 20th 2020, Work period: APR 01 to SEP 07, 2020. More information and how to apply can be found here.

Secwépemc Landmarks - Expression of Interest Now Open - Trailhead Post Carving Artist and Instructor, Various Locations.  To create awareness of Secwépemc traditional territory through a series of iconic orientation Landmarks (sculptures) situated at key, highly visited areas, which portray Secwépemc location names, culture and stories throughout the Shuswap lakes region. This Expression of Interest is for a Secwépemc artist to lead workshops with youth from grades 6 to 11 in School District 83 (“SD 83”) to carve and paint pictographs into a series of 100 trailhead posts. More information and how to apply can be found here. 


 

Project Team Leaders

Phil McIntyre-Paul
Executive Director
(250) 804-1964

Phil McIntyre-Paul is one of the original "...what if..." guys that has helped make a dream become a reality. Through his tireless efforts, he has helped bring together a large majority of the regional trail stakeholders to sit down and discuss how this idea can become a reality. He has helped develop the Trail Alliance Business Plan, the Shuswap Trails Strategy, facilitate the creation of the Shuswap Trails Roundtable, and submited countless grant applications. Phil's background is in Community Development, Tourism Management and Experential Event creation and implementation.

Lori Schneider Wood
Executive Coordinator
(250) 832-0102

Lori Schneider Wood is also one of the "originals" - co-founding the Shuswap Trail Alliance with a broad circle of regional leadership in 2005. Lori's persuasive energy and ability to build lasting relationships has become a hallmark of the STA's mission to get people working together. She currently tag-teams with Phil to coordinate the day-to-day organization of the Shuswap Trail Alliance, as well as mobilize special projects like the Shuswap Trail Stewards Program.

Jacob (Sutra) Brett
Technical Trail Specialist
(250) 832-0102

Sutra is our lead technical advisor, designer, and trails specialist. He brings a particular sensitivity to designing for both the environmental and social needs of a trail, seeking to understand what motivates a person to walk, ride, or ski a trail as a core consideration in its design. 

Adrian Bostock
Project Operations Manager
(250) 832-0102

Adrian makes it happen on the ground. Where there's a plan and people willing to make it happen, he provides the glue that brings it all together and turns it into reality overseeing our field project teams, volunteer days, and stewardship support. It takes just the right mix of experience, skill, practicality, and good humour.


Seasonal Trail Crew - Resumes Welcomed

The Shuswap Trail Alliance is privileged to support projects throughout the region on behalf of our many partners.  Fundraising, donations, grants, and partner contracts allow us to hire project trail crews each year. Size, season, and timing is variable, depending on available funding and project priorities - so we always welcome submission of resumes from qualified candidates each season to keep on file should project funding be secured and warrant hiring. Recruitment is always pending funding, so we recommend checking back in seasonally to renew your resume. For a little more detail on what work on the trail crew might involve check the general posting here.

 


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What's New
West Bay Trail Working Group Memorandum of Understanding Signing
Fri Jan 31, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
@ Pierre's Point Log Building
A safe connection between the City of Salmon Arm and neighbouring Indigenous band lands takes a giant leap forward with the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the West Bay Connector Trail in January.
Annual Shuswap Trail Alliance Fundraiser/Dance
Fri Feb 7, 2020   6:30 pm - 1:00 am
@ SASCU Community Centre
The Tickets for our Annual Shuswap Trails Party & Fundraiser on Friday, February 7th, 2020 are now ON SALE! You can pick up your tickets exclusively at Skookum Cycle & Ski in Salmon Arm, while supplies last! Tickets are $45, cash or cheque only. Reserve tables are also available for $100 donation plus a group of 10 tickets purchased. Every dollar raised goes to supporting trail projects throughout the Shuswap.
Information Session for all South Canoe trail users
Thu Feb 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
@ Salmon Recreation Center in Room 1
For all South Canoe Trail users, come and learn about one of our beloved trail networks.
Salty Dog
Sat May 9, 2020 @ 9:30 am
@ South Canoe Trail Head Parking Lot
Riders from near and far gather for the annual spring classic at our very own South Canoe Trail System for what has become one of the largest mountain bike events in BC, and certainly one of the most anticipated. Hosted by our good friends at Skookum Cycle and Ski!
West Bay Trail Working Group Memorandum of Understanding Signing
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
The Shuswap, British Columbia, Secwepemc Territory - A safe connection between the City of Salmon Arm and neighbouring Indigenous band lands takes a giant leap forward with the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the West Bay Connector Trail in January.
Give the gift of Shuswap Trails for Christmas
Thursday, December 12, 2019
News Release Updated: December 12, 2019   Give the gift of Shuswap Trails for Christmas   The Shuswap, British Columbia, Secwepemc Territory – They’re here! Those coveted Shuswap Trail Party tickets have arrived just in time to continue giving the gift of trails this Christmas! Who knew going outside for a walk or ride would turn into one of the hottest sell-out items of the season in the Shuswap?    15 years ago regional leadership launched the what-if idea of Shuswap communities working together to support each other in the creation of trails and pathways.
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