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Supporting Trail Development in Saskatchewan
The Saskatchewan Trails Association (STA) is now accepting individual and corporate donations for its recently developed Saskatchewan Trails Fund. Once core funding is achieved, this new trail fund will provide annual grants to local trail organizations and communities to help support trail development and maintenance projects in Saskatchewan.
If you would like to make a donation to support Saskatchewan's trails (via PayPal), please click on the above "Donate" icon.
Thank you for your support!
Trail Days Organizer's Manual
If you are interested in holding an event on Saskatchewan Trails Day, the Event Organizer's Manual is now available on the website. This manual will assist you in planning and building your event, fundraising through partnerships and sponsors, publicizing and promoting your event, and getting your message out to the media.
For a Saskatchewan Trails Day Event Organizer's Manual, click here.
Partnership approach works for trail development
By Cathy Watts
Since 2004 Parkland Trans Canada Trail has had a wonderful relationship with Outter Limits at 630 Broadway Ave. in Saskatoon.
One of their store employees, Adrian Taylor, was attending Seedy Saturday many years ago and became engaged with the members of Parkland who were displaying their dream to complete the Trans Canada
Trail through Saskatoon.
Adrian went to Janice Fagnau, the owner of Outter Limits, and suggested that Parkland be the recipient of the funds that are raised at their annual Fun Run which is held at Elk Ridge Resort every September. Parkland was able to leverage the funds through the Saskatchewan Trails Association to partner with a
trail grant and then partnered with Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA) to conduct a pilot wayfinding project.
The next year Parkland became the recipient again of their fund raising efforts at Elk Ridge.
This money has now been donated to the MVA for their Destination Trail fund raising campaign. The Destination Trail will be about 48 km and will go from Wanuskewin to the Whitecap Dakota First Nations.
It is hoped that the section from Kinnear Crescent to Wanuskewin Heritage Park will be underway in 2013.
Parkland is also looking forward to assisting with a window display that will feature the Destination Trail. This map has been created by MVA. Parkland brochures which detail the sites along the trail are available
in the store. Parkland members have also been invited to lead a scheduled evening event in the store to feature special outdoor places. This will likely happen in the coming year.
Forming a partnership with a small non-profit, a retail outlet, a provincial trail association and MVA has
been a great experience. Everyone benefits.
To date the amount of money that MVA has received through this arrangement has been about $5000.00. Outter Limits has also been a great ambassador for trail funding and development. Thank you very much!
If you would like to contribute to the development and enhancement of trails in the province, please consider making a donation or becoming a member of the Saskatchewan Trails Association. Donations can be made on-line at sasktrails.ca or by phoning (306) 522-9326.
Cathy Watts is the Chairperson of the Parkland TCT Association and the President of the Saskatchewan Trails Association
Last fall Parkland members, and the owners and employees Outter Limits of posed for a picture to celebrate their relationship. Lynn Underwood, Cynthia Fagnou, Janice Fagnou , Blaine Fagnou, Brent Fagnou, Barb Dawson and Cathy Watts