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.
10 Successful Years
The STA has taken on over 170 projects in the past ten years, and written or contributed to over 56 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.
Wild Soles Trail Running Series
Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:00 pm - Apr 27, 2015
@ Park Hill Trails
Wild Soles fun spring trail races are back (Monday evenings) featuring Shuswap Trails
South Canoe Trail Annual Volunteer Blitz
Sun Apr 26, 2015 @ 8:30 am
@ South Canoe Trail Head
The annual South Canoe mega voly blitz (with BBQ lunch hosted by Skookum Cycle and Ski)
$35,000 raised to kick start 2015 Shuswap Trail projects
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
News Release February 10, 2015 $35,000 raised to kick start 2015 Shuswap Trail projects The Shuswap, British Columbia – The Shuswap showed up full force last Friday to raise $35,000 in support of Shuswap Trails at the 10th Annual Auction and Dance.
Build-a-Metre-of-Trail is back for 10th Anniversary
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
News Release February 02, 2015 Build-a-Metre-of-Trail is back for 10th Anniversary The Shuswap, British Columbia – Communities around the Shuswap are continuing to rise to the challenge of redesigning how we think about moving through the landscape.