It’s that rewarding time of year when we tally all our volunteer trail care days and hours. We are always amazed at the dedication of time and effort that volunteers contribute to improving Kananaskis Country trails. Spring brought uncertainty as to how the ‘Covid trail season’ would unfold, but as the summer progressed we were amazed at the strong turnouts for the majority of our trail care days. We are very excited to share the outcomes of our 2020 Trail Care season, with 327 volunteers who came out 669 times and worked over 3,000 hours. Amazing!
We are grateful for our partnership with Alberta Environment and Parks which enables our Trail Care program to offer these unique opportunities. A big thanks as well to the Canmore & Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA) and Greater Bragg Creek Trail Association (GBCTA) for their great partnership on several co-hosted trail care events that brought together keen trail workers from different groups.
Drum roll…presenting the 2020 Trail Report!
All of our incredible work is a result of our dedicated crew leaders, volunteers, members, partners, supporters and Board of Directors. We are a big Kananaskis Country family who like giving back to this special place while in good company of like-minded, fun and engaging people.
We would like to take this opportunity to give a BIG thanks to our volunteer Crew Leaders:
Friends of Kananaskis Crew Leaders: Colin Graver, Crawford Smyth, Derek Ryder, Don Cockerton, Ghulam Jamro, Jeff Gruttz, Tim Giese, Andrew Faltus, Karl Bauer, Tim Johnson, John Kerkhoven, Pete Irwin, Brad Small, Ian Harker.
Canmore Trail Alliance Crew Leaders: Bruce Gleig, Greg Thompson, Dwayne Brown, Eric Trouillot, Ken Davies, Stephen Hanus.
Canmore & Area Mountain Bike Association Crew Leaders (partner crew leaders): Andrew Dickison, Trevor Dingman, Grant Fox, Brett Romanow, Paul Kerfoot, Torben Jensen.
These people put in extra hours towards first aid certification, participating in our annual Crew Leader Training, and help ensure we deliver trail days that are well organized, safe, productive and fun.
A BIG thank you to the 327 volunteers who are the enthusiastic engine of our volunteer program. Thanks for your remarkable and creative trail building, trail maintenance, trail brushing and assessing throughout Kananaskis. Your hard work, time and positive energy is truly appreciated.
Notable mention goes to these volunteers for dedicated hours!
Feedback from volunteers
Learned a lot about what goes on “behind the scenes” in terms of what hard work it takes to keep ski trails in top, and safe condition for skiers of all levels.
It’s great to be able to help maintain the trails we use. I would be happy to help again.
I really enjoy the day of hard work in the fresh air. Great group of people to volunteer with!
Great way to give back to the community! thank you! Looking forward to doing more next year!