FIRST they roll over, camera-ready, each small change a delight of awe to a new parent. A thousand photos later and you’ve lost friends on Facebook but to you it is still magic. Then they start to scooch or crawl, eventually stand, then walk and in Fernie, they begin to climb, ski and bike. A natural progression. A marvel to witness. Infants and toddlers shift and change without resistance and without fear.
As we shift into a new season the Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA) is also moving into a new direction with hiring of a Trail Manager. This individual will be responsible for managing and coordinating volunteers, coordinating the inspection and maintenance of existing trails, managing budgets and providing weekly trail reports. This role is key to our trail network, as it will help us manage our volunteers more effectively, improve our reporting to funders and landowners and to the community at large.
What an unbelievable time to be alive! For the first time in over a hundred years, we are witnessing new and trying times as we step forward into the uncharted territory of a global pandemic. As a community, and in true Fernie fashion, we are coming together to support one another and make the best of an unknown situation.
After careful deliberation, the ISSW2020 organization committee has made the difficult decision to reschedule the upcoming ISSW conference due to the many uncertainties presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. The ISSW conference is now scheduled for October 3-8, 2021 and will remain in Fernie, BC.
Fernie local, Carter Nieuwesteeg has returned to the vally after having graduated from University, ready to set down roots and give back to the community. A competitive mountain bike racer and certified NCCP Coach, Carter is offering an Athlete2Athlete Coaching Program (A2A) for youth in the Fernie area this summer.
Spring is in the air and you may be keen to hit the trails on foot or bike. April can be a tricky month for weather so please be mindful of trail conditions before heading out. Reviewing the IMBA “Rules of Trail” is a good way to make sure you are respecting the environment and our trail network.