Thursday, July 20, 2017

Great News of a BIG Donation

To all members of the Kaslo Trailblazers Society and CFNKLS
We are delighted to report that the Grand 2017 Charitable Treasure Hunt, organized by CFNKLS with the support of Pennywise, has concluded with the full amount of the Treasure Fund being donated to the Kaslo Trailblazers Society. This “treasure” will be used in support of Trailblazers’ work encouraging local outdoor recreation and fitness. Trailblazers was chosen by Fiona Anderson from a list of ten local charities. Fiona found the hidden Treasure Box above the Lost Ledge campground, 30 days after the first clues were revealed to the public.
The Treasure Fund came from dedicated donations made to the fund before and during the Hunt.
In total Trailblazers received $1,158 from Fiona.
Shown above - left to right:
Julie Wilson from Pennywise
Tom Duchastel, President of Trailblazers
Fiona Anderson, Finder of the Treasure
Barney Gilmore, Secretary of CFNKLS; 
 Honora Cooper, President of CFNKLS.
For more information about the Hunt and its unfolding, visit the Hunt website at
www.nkltreasure.wordpress.com.

Fwd: Singletrack 6 - Course Marking and Marshalling Support needed

Hi Kaslo Friends,

We're in the final preparation phase for Singletrack 6! We are looking for a few more people to help with Course Marking and Course Marshalling for the Kaslo (and Nelson) stages.

Course Markers work in teams of two with direction from one of our marking team leaders. Each stage takes 2 days to mark, so marking starts 2 days prior to the day we are racing that stage. So the Kaslo stage will be marked on July 31-Aug 1. Course marking requires a bike and ability to spend a long day on the trail (lunch break most days), carrying marking supplies with you.

For course marking, for each day you work with us entitles you to ride a day of Singletrack 6 as a guest rider or $100!

Course marshalling is a shorter commitment, and we are looking for the following shifts in Kaslo:
Wednesday, Aug 2 - 8:15 - 9:15 - 6 people
Wednesday, Aug 2 - 9:30 - 1:30 - 4 people

Course Marshals receive a Singletrack 6 t-shirt and we will make an additional donation to local trails of $50 per 4 hours of marshalling.

If you are interested in helping, please contact Kevin McDonald at kevin@transrockies.com or 403-483-9977.

Please pass this onto any friends who may be able to help out!


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Mt Buchanan trail work party

This Wednesday July 19 we will be heading up to Mt Buchanan lookout to do a regular annual maintenance of the 1.5km loop trail up there. For tools, long handled loppers would be great, and KTS will be providing chainsaw and brush saws. Meet at the Kaslo Community Garden for car pooling at 8:30am. There will be mosquitoes. We should be back in Kaslo by noonish but you may want to bring a lunch, and certainly drinking water as there is none available up there.

Stu

Monday, July 3, 2017

KTS work party Wednesday July 5

There will be a work party this Wednesday July 5 starting at 8am due to the summer heat. We will meet at the Wardner Viewpoint trailhead kiosk which is north 1 block on Wardner St in upper Kaslo. All tools provided. We will be building new trail at a higher elevation on Trail #5 Connector 2 so its a bit of hike in to the start location. This new trail will replace a steep section of existing trail with a more moderate grade.

Stu

Monday, June 12, 2017

Work party Wednesday June 14 9am to noon

This week we will be working on a wet and muddy area of the Lettrari Loop trail, located a bit upstream of the rock bluffs. We will meet at the  New Denver Hwy trailhead kiosk at 9am. Wear work gloves and possibly gumboots if you have them or other fairly waterproof footwear. All tools will be provided.
Thanks
Stu

Friday, May 26, 2017

Work party Wednesday May 31 9am to noon

We had lots of folks out at the work party this past week which made the work much easier to accomplish. We're looking for the same for this coming Wednesday May 31 as we are placing 2 concrete benches and they are heavy.  Meet at the Moyie info centre at 9am. The concrete pads are there already so its a case of drilling bolt holes and then assembling the benches in place. 

June 7th work party is cancelled.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Workparty May 24 2017 9:00am to 12 noon

 May 24 Wednesday: Meet at the Moyie. Val will be coordinating the placement of two concrete benches near the Moyie. We may also be putting up chainlink fence on the posts put in this last workparty .Please contact Val 353-2168 for tools to bring.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

May Days Parade Help Wanted

Can you help out with the May Days Parade event? Please call Val @353-2168 if you would like to participate in the Kaslo Outdoor Recreation & Trailblazers Society float…..help represent ALL outdoor recreational opportunities in Kaslo. Carry a banner, snowshoes, skis or skates….ride an ATV….carry a tennis racket, ride a skateboard or bike, be a fly fisher person…carry a canoe??. Represent your favourite outdoor activity. Please contact Val so he knows what activity you want to represent….ASAP.
Thank you.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Work party schedule for the next few weeks

Here is the KTS work party schedule 9am to noon for the next few weeks (please wear work gloves and bring drinking water):
 - May 10 Wednesday: Meet at the Wardner Trail Viewpoint trailhead along Wardner St. Please bring a rake and clippers if you have them. We will be working on the new trail set in by Ian McKinnon.
- May 17 Wednesday: Meet at the Moyie. Val will be coordinating the chain link fence work along the Moyie. No tools required.
- May 24 Wednesday: Meet at the Moyie. Val will be coordinating the placement of two concrete benches near the Moyie. Please contact Val 353-2168 for tools to bring.

Thanks for your help.
Stu


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Work party 9am to noon Wednesday April 26

Our work party this week will focus on a variety of tasks on the north side of the Kaslo River Trail, including brushing out access to the old pelton wheel, digging out the steps of the bypass, possibly raking/cleaning the Mountain Bike park track, and clearing debris off the trail. 
We will meet at the trailhead kiosk at the end of Higashi Way. For tools, work gloves, grub hoe if you have one, pruning saw/hand clippers. 
Thanks

Stu