Please mark your calendars for the rescheduled date for the Cowichan Lake Trailblazers General Annual Meeting. We will meet on Thursday, January 30 at 6 pm at the Vancouver Island Regional Library at 68 Renfrew Avenue, Lake Cowichan. Let’s hope weather does not get in our way again.
Due to the heavy snow, the general annual meeting has been postponed for a week or two. We will be posting the new date as soon as it is determined. Thanks!
Check out this CTV video featuring Cowichan Lake’s Bald Mountain Trail. Don’t forget to turn on the volume. If you haven’t hiked it yet, this video will inspire you to do it today!
We have been working with a couple of private landowners through the spring and summer to build land access agreements so we can build and map great trails that we can sign and market. We will keep you posted when agreements are signed.
Also, I have been out on the existing trails taking an electronic inventory of what we have already and monitoring usage. On any given day during the spring and summer and even in the months of September, there is always over 100 people riding and hiking into town using the Great Trail or the Cowichan Valley Trail.
If you are not out on the trails you would never see the steady stream of traffic arriving in town for to enjoy what we offer. I see it every day of the week.
This year the CLTBS will be sponsoring the iBike Program at Lake Cowichan School, where students will be supplied with bikes to use while being taught by certified instructors, mountain biking skills.
We have the great beginnings of a “Hyckling” culture right here. And, from the perspective of the Board of Directors of the Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers Society, the Future looks bright !
This last Sunday, March 31st we had a great trail building day with a terrific turnout of locals volunteering to cleaning up and restoring many of our local trails.
With much of the storm damage still left over from last December, it was time to hit the trails and start the clearing. We had teams head out and start the process off clearing downed trees, bush, branches, debris and more. Our crew had a successful day of grooming many of our local trails. it’s hard to believe, but by the end of day, many of the trails that were completely inaccessible were completely cleared.
A big thank you to everyone that came out. There’s so much work still to be done. Keep your eyes out on our Facebook and Events pages for upcoming trail building days. If you haven’t already done so, make sure to join our Facebook Page and get involved in the discussion!