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Hot Party tickets, new ales, and Shuswap trails
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Updated: December 14, 2018
Hot Party tickets, new ales, and Shuswap trails
The Shuswap, British Columbia, Secwepemc Territory - Hot off the press - those coveted tickets are back for the annual Shuswap Trail Party & Fundraiser just in time for stocking stuffing over the holiday season - and they come with a brand new twist this year. The Barley Station Brew Pub in Salmon Arm is raising a toast to trails with a brand new beer made exclusively for Shuswap Trails called Trail Head IPA. It goes on sale over the next few weeks and will be featured during the February 1st event.
"Everyone working together, growing the Shuswap Trail system each year - it's something good to celebrate; something to support," said long-time Trail Alliance supporters, Stu and Kathy Bradford at the Barley Station Brew Pub in Salmon Arm. "We're delighted to offer this special new beer to celebrate." Proceeds from every glass served throughout the year will go to support trails, greenways, and active transportation development throughout the Shuswap. 
The Shuswap Trail Party and Fundraiser organizing team is delighted too. "It models what we've always tried to promote," said event committee co-chairs Margaret Moores and Cathy Bartsch. "The event is a celebration of Shuswap trails, a taste of the Shuswap community spirit and working together, it's a way to give back to the Shuswap. . .not to mention get out and dance in the middle of winter," they are quick to add.
This year's event features the Shawn Lightfoot Band with DJ Partico's Patrick Ryley sharing the stage to keep the dance floor bouncing, locally made applies fresh from the DeMille's Farm kitchen, and another silent auction table featuring more uniquely Shuswap experiences. "Expect to find everything from ski passes to outdoor gear and backcountry tours to Lewiston Ultra Trail Run packages on the auction table," say Moores and Bartsch.
"Every single penny raised goes toward planning, building, and caring for trails and inspiring people to get outside on foot and bicycles and snowshoes and skis - even by paddle," says Shuswap Trail Alliance Executive Director, Phil McIntyre-Paul. "We were able to support another 5 new trails this year, and have 8 new trails approved and ready to build in 2019 - not to mention helping to move the big legacy projects forward like the Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Trail and the West Bay Connector. Plus watch for another bloom of new trail signs in the spring and launch of the Secwpemc Landmarks and Trailheads project under direction of leadership from the First Nations communities."
STA leadership are quick to acknowledge all the regional partners working together to make it happen. "The Shuswap Regional Trails Roundtable continues to be a defining hallmark of our efforts here in the Shuswap," says McIntyre-Paul. "The commitment to work together, to reconsider our relationships in the landscape, to find a more just way to work as Secwepemc and non-Secwepemc leadership - it is humbling and inspiring, even when it's hard."
Tickets to the February 1st, 2019 Shuswap Trails Party & Fundraiser are available now exclusively at Skookum Cycle & Ski in Salmon Arm (Tickets $40, cash or cheque only). For information on the Shuswap Trail Alliance, regional partners, projects, and how to contribute, visit
PSA: Tickets to the annual February 1st, 2019 Shuswap Trails Party & Fundraiser are now available exclusively at Skookum Cycle & Ski in Salmon Arm (Tickets $40, cash or cheque only please). Featuring the Shawn Lightfoot Band, DJ Partico Patrick Ryley, catering by DeMilles, the Barley Station's new Trail Head IPA, bar tending by the Firehall 3 team, a fully stocked Silent Auction table, wine pull, 50/50 draw, plus more best-of-the-year photos from Shuswap Trails at the Salmon Arm Recreation Centre. For information on the Shuswap Trail Alliance, regional partners, projects, and how to contribute, visit
For more information contact:
Phil McIntyre-Paul
The Shuswap Trail Alliance


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Rubberhead voly day
Sat Oct 5, 2019   8:00 am - 10:00 am
@ Rubberhead Trail system
Shuswap Cycling Club Association with Skookum Cycle and Ski and Shuswap Trail Alliance will host trail days on the Rubberhead Trail System. These will run Saturday mornings as posted, meeting at the 2.5km parking lot on the 110 FSR at 8am. All are welcome to come lend a hand on trail improvements.
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