We have updated our web site to include the power point presentations given at our most recent annual meetings. Go to The Association and Annual Meetings to download. Feedback is always welcome!
For those of you who are waiting to hear from us about our first trail maintenance pass, wait no longer! We did get some mowing in at the end of June. Check out our web site under Trail Conditions – 2016 Trail Maintenance for a few photos. Photo above is the closest point to the Roseau River, on south side, west of Senkiw Suspension Bridge.
Our members, friends and the public are invited to our Annual Meeting to be held in Niverville on Monday April 25th at 7 pm at the John Henry Meeting Room located at 290 Main Street across from the Slice of Life Restaurant.
This year our guest speaker is Native Plants Solutions. Their topic is the Niverville Lagoon System which is a first-of-its-kind project in Canada, using phytoremediation for onsite lagoon decommissioning. The Crow Wing Trail meanders along this “attraction”, of interest to trail users and many others.
Please come and support us!!!
As if 160 kms isn’t long enough, Actif Epica is exploring the possibility of doing the entire 193 kms of Crow Wing Trail. Click on photo to enlarge. Click here for Southeast Journal’s recent article.
Thanks to a local cyclist who loves working with maps, we now have a GPS route of the Crow Wing Trail on our web site. Go to “The Trail” and “Maps”. Zoom in for greater details. And although the trail is not groomed during the winter, some people do manage to experience nature’s beauty on the trail year round. Here is a picture of the Senkiw Bridge in all its glory.
The Crow Wing Trail was successful in receiving a National Trails Coalition Grant this year that allowed us to do more maintenance, redo the stairs south of the Senkiw Bridge, and fix two bridges (1) the Emerson bridge and (2) the steel bridge over the Coulée des Naults between St. Malo and St-Pierre-Jolys. We have also started the process of installing signs to better identify the access points. This will be followed up with signs on provincial highways, to make the Trans Canada Trail more visible. The access points in question are: St-Pierre-Jolys Museum, St. Malo Museum, Senkiw Bridge, St. Adolphe South Dike, Niverville Hespeler Park and Emerson.
As if this race isn’t challenging enough, organizers are giving racers an option to go further and possibly deeper. Going south to the Senkiw Suspension Bridge adds distance and possibly more snow to slow you down. (Maybe that won’t be an issue this year????) You have to admire these people for their courage and tenacity. One of them wrote about his experience in a famous magazine. Click here to read all about it! It’s on page 115!
The race starts early at the St. Malo Arena, goes to Senkiw Bridge and comes back to St. Malo before continuing to The Forks, stopping in at these checkpoints along the way: St-Pierre-Jolys Sugar Shack, Crystal Springs Hutterite Colonty, Niverville Arena, St. Adolphe Fellowship Church. Cheer them on along the way or stop in at one of the checkpoints to chat with volunteers.
For those of you who were not able to attend our Annual Meeting on June 10th, here is the power point presentation that provides a good overview. Thanks to all those who did attend! Your attendance was very much appreciated! It helps to keep us motivated!
AND… our first mowing pass was completed on June 22nd! Please click here for more details.
- New Board Members Inspire Innovation January 11, 2018
- Actif Epica 2018 February 16,17.18 January 11, 2018
- The Great Trail Tour September 15, 2017
- Celebrate the Trans Canada Trail on the Crow Wing Trail! August 22, 2017
- Crow Wing Trail AGM Report – correction May 12, 2017
- 2017 Annual Meeting Info May 11, 2017
- Ridgeville Trail Ride – June 3rd May 11, 2017
- Crow Wing Trail’s 17th Annual Meeting April 5, 2017
- From Emerson to Alaska via the Crow Wing Trail February 15, 2017
- Taking It All The Way To Alaska September 20, 2016