The Friends of Kananaskis Country is a big team of over 1,100 volunteer followers. Supporting this army of trail lovers is our small staff which includes myself and Tim Johnson, Program Coordinator, who works part-time.
Over the last few years, the Trail Care program has grown in number of trail events we host and the number of volunteers participating in trail activities. In 2021, the program hosted 70 public trail events that enabled over 350 individuals to fill approximately 650 in-field shifts; investing over 3,200 hours to help build and maintain trails and to protect Kananaskis Country’s natural environment.
To sustain the programs activities and be capable to take on more projects, it was time we hire a full-time, seasonal Trail Care Supervisor. The individual in the role will help plan and perform trail building, maintenance and repairs on non-motorized trails throughout Kananaskis Country.
It is my pleasure to introduce our new Trail Care Supervisor, Bruce Gleig:
Bruce’s lifelong passion for trails began right out his back door onto the Niagara Escarpment and the 900km long Bruce Trail. After university, a love of the outdoors led to stints as a river guide in Canada and guiding hiking trips in Guatemala. He has spent the past 25+ years working in the environmental sector (government, non-profit, and private consulting). After 8 seasons as a Friends volunteer crew leader for trail stewardship programs, he’s thrilled to join the Friends of Kananaskis team as the Trail Care Supervisor. When he’s not building trails, you’ll find him hiking, biking, skiing, fishing, or paddling. Bruce and his family have lived in Canmore since 2001.
Welcome to the team, Bruce!