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Local trail legend, Connie Harris Crowley, awarded Senate 150th Commemorative Medal

News Release: November 27, 2017

Local trail legend, Connie Harris Crowley, awarded Senate 150th Commemorative Medal for her work as a Canadian trail builder

The Shuswap, British Columbia - Please join us in congratulating Shuswap Trails legend, Connie Harris Crowley, who has been recognized for her work as a Canadian trail builder by Senator Nancy Greene Raine with a Senate 150th Commemorative Medal. 

Please mark your calendars and plan to join Mayor Cooper who will be presenting Connie with her medal at City Hall at the beginning of the December 11 Council meeting, commencing at 2:30 pm.
 
The Medal has been awarded to outstanding community volunteers fromthe interior of British Columbia for their work in building and promoting community trails as a legacy for the future. When asked, local trail volunteers had no hesitation in acknowledging Connie as a fitting representative of the thousands of hours invested by members of Shuswap Outdoors! developing recreational opportunities for hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, biking, and paddling throughout the Shuswap.
 
Since the early 1970's, Connie was a core part of this dedicated group of individuals committed to engaging people in a quieter, more thoughtful appreciation of the outdoors. Their work led to the evolution of the Larch Hills backcountry trial system, the Larch Hills Nordic Society, most of the Shuswap's iconic alpine hiking trails, the creation of the Mara Meadows Ecological Reserve, and helped to guide the creation of the Shuswap Trail Alliance. All of us owe a deep dept of gratitude to the steady presence and leadership of Connie and Shuswap Outdoors!
 
Senator Nancy Greene Raine aptly acknowledged the work of Connie and the other Senate 150th Commemorative Medal recipients, saying, "I truly appreciate the thousands and thousands of trail building volunteers all across our country who have  made it possible for all Canadians to have an opportunity to get out into nature and enjoy healthful physical recreation."
 
Please join us December 11th, 2:30 pm, at City Hall to celebrate this most excellent recognition!
 
PHOTO: Connie Harris Crowley (2nd from left) receiving the Shuswap Trails award for her outstanding contribution to trails within the region in 2010. (Also shown are fellow trail stewards, Jim Beckner, Jim Hoskins, and Ed Hinman) Connie has been awarded a Senate 150th Commemorative Medal in recognition for her work in building and promoting community trails as a legacy for the future.

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Upcoming Events
Shuswap Trail Alliance Annual General Meeting
Tue May 21, 2019   7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
@ South Canoe Elementary Outdoor Learning School Library
The Shuswap Trail Alliance's Annual General Meeting and Special Presentation, with update on trail projects throughout the region including the new Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail-Trail, Secwepemc Landmarks Project, and new trail plans for 2019. PLUS - a very special update and tour with staff from the South Canoe Outdoor Learning School. All welcome!
Rubberhead Trails Voly
Mon May 27, 2019   6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
@ Meet at 2.5km Parking Lot on 110 FSR
Shuswap Cycling Club Association with Skookum Cycle and Ski and Shuswap Trail Alliance will host trail nights on the Rubberhead Trail System. These will run Monday evenings as posted. They will meet at the 2.5km parking lot on the 110 FSR at 6pm.
Larch Hills Traverse Voly Day
Sat Jun 1, 2019   10:00 am - 2:00 pm
@ TBA
Come join us for a voly day on the Larch Hills Traverse to do some trail maintenance and brushing
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