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
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.
Veda Roberge is the quintessential balance between positive energy and practical "let's figure this out and do it." She coordinates the daily projects, making sure tools, crews, volunteers, and technical partners are prepped and supported. She also anchor's the world of signs, materials, and supporting vendors.
Jacob (Sutra) Brett
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.
June is Paddle Month
Wed Jun 1, 2016 - Thu Jun 30, 2016
@ The Shuswap Paddle Centre and other locations
A full month of Blueways and Paddle Trails! Once you’ve got in the habit of daily walking and biking, it’s time to add a little paddling to the mix.
June 30 (Thursday) – Trail Mix Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Thu Jun 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
@ Salmon Arm Art Gallery
Join the over 45 participating artists, trail guides, and photographers who have been working in 15 teams to feature 15 unique Shuswap trails and their stories.
Trail Mix Art Exhibition - All Summer!
Thu Jun 30, 2016 - Sat Aug 27, 2016
@ Salmon Arm Art Gallery & Various Off-Site Locations
The celebration of Shuswap trails, art, and story continues all summer long at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery, three satellite exhibition sites at Prestige Inn, Prisa Lighting, and the Blue Canoe Bakery Cafe, and two on-trail installation sites on the Foreshore Raven Trail (Salmon Arm) and Mt Baldy Lookout (South Shuswap).
The Shuswap Outdoor Learning Foundation Dance, Fundraiser, Silent Auction, and Gear Swap
Fri Sep 30, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
@ SASCU Recreation Centre
How about a fun evening of dancing and socializing while supporting the
growth of outdoor learning in the Shuswap?
Supervised Bicycle Parkade & Bike-Bucks for Bike-to-Work week in Downtown Salmon Arm
Friday, May 20, 2016
News Release May 19, 2016 Supervised Bicycle Parkade & Bike-Bucks for Bike-to-Work week in Downtown Salmon Arm The Shuswap, British Columbia – Shuswap Bike-to-Work Week organizers really want to make it easy for you to bicycle to work next week.
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.