A proposal to create one umbrella organization for the trail-related non-profit societies in the Columbia Valley will be the key item under discussion at the Columbia River Greenways Alliance Annual General Meeting taking place on Tuesday, May 21st.
The proposed “Columbia Valley Greenways Trail Alliance (CVGTA)” will serve as a collaborative tool to advocate the development, maintenance and responsible use of sustainable trails in the Columbia Valley. The idea is to pool resources and expertise, and avoid duplication of efforts in order to make the most of the valley’s recreational trails. Participating groups, representing upwards of 560 members, will include: the Columbia Valley Cycling Society, Summit Trail Makers, Purcell Mountain Bike School, Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club, Crazy Soles Running Club and Nipika Mountain Resort.
The CRGA’s 2013 Annual General Meeting is a free event, open to members, partners, and all residents. It will take place at 6 p.m. at the Lions’ Hall at the Invermere Crossroads. An Open House and Information Session on the proposed CVGTA will follow starting at 7 p.m.
Anyone with an interest in the creation and maintenance of multi-use trails within the Columbia Valley is encouraged to attend, and new members are always welcome. Visit www.greenways.com for more information.