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A great end for October 2022

A great end for October 2022

is marked by a few more posts in the ground and a recognition for our work. As you know we now have over 20 km of single trail in Fairservice Fun and a whole lot more double track and gravel roads. And a great hiking trail at Christopher Rock. And we have 100 posts...

Marking a milestone with a post

Marking a milestone with a post

The dry summer is gone and we are ready to celebrate. The Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers Society has reached another milestone of for our Fairservice Fun trail network. But before I spill the beans and reveal where we are at, let's look back a bit. It feels like a long...

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Bald Mountain Broom Bash

Bald Mountain Broom Bash

Over 30 volunteers met at Bald Mountain on May 7 to remove invasive Scottish broom from the trails. Cowichan Lake Trail Blazer Society volunteers joined forces with Youbou Community Association, the Retreads hiking group, Save Our Holmes, Cowichan Lake and River...

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Christopher Rock Trail Updated

Christopher Rock Trail Updated

April was dedicated to refurbishing a cherished hiking trail in Youbou that commemorates a young man who died too soon. Volunteers spent April 2 and 16 on the Christopher Rock trail cutting away fallen logs, creating switchbacks and bypasses, and creating a new...

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Christopher Rock in April

Christopher Rock in April

Our Master Trail Plan for Christopher Rock has been approved and we are ready to start work! Join the Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers on Saturdays at 10 am, on April 2, 16, and 30, behind the Youbou Community Hall. Bring rake, lopper, shovel, pick, gloves, and a can-do...

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Annual Meeting Elects Board Members

Annual Meeting Elects Board Members

At our Annual General Meeting, we elected 4 board members: Chelsea, Julia, Manfred, and Donna, who will each serve a three-year term until 2025. The board subsequently elected our executive board: President, Julia; Vice President, Nic; Secretary, Donna; and Treasurer,...

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Level 2 Workshop Builds Jump

Level 2 Workshop Builds Jump

On March 26 and 17, eight dedicated trail blazers participated in the Level 2 Trail Building workshop conducted by Mark Wood of Trail Holistics. The group met in the mornings to discuss approaches to more complex trail building. In the afternoons they were in the...

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Thanks Mid Island Co-op!

Thanks Mid Island Co-op!

We appreciate the support of our sponsors and love it when we can say thank you in person. We recently presented Mid Island Co-op with beautiful wood engraved plaque honoring their donation of funds to purchase an equipment trailer and decorate it with very...

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Trail-Building Work Days

Trail-Building Work Days

See the progress on our trail system and find out where we’ll be working next. Join us for a bike tour or a hike tour on Saturday, February 5 at 10 am. Meet at the Stone Avenue entrance, just west of the Lake Cowichan high school. Then, get your trail building duds...

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Level 2 Trail-Blazing Workshop

Level 2 Trail-Blazing Workshop

Our most dedicated trail builders will be learning some more complex trail-building techniques at our Level 2 Trail Blazing Workshop on March 26 and 27.  Mark Wood of Trail Holistics will be back to lead this intensive weekend session. Sadly, the workshop can...

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Attend Our Annual General Meeting

Attend Our Annual General Meeting

Mark your calendars for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, March 23, at 6 pm. Join us to hear an overview of our successful 2021 and to learn about plans for 2022. This meeting marks the turning point as we leave the guidance of the province’s Rural...

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Shout out to Mosaic

Shout out to Mosaic

Building trails on private forest lands would not have been possible without the generosity of Mosaic Forest Management. The company has supported Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers Society by entering into a land-use agreement on its Fairservice Main and Christopher Rock...

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Trail Blazers Graduate!

Trail Blazers Graduate!

Mark Woods of Trail Holistics shared his favourite tools and his learnings from years of cutting paths through the bush in BC at our Level 1 Trail Building Workshop in Lake Cowichan on October 16 and 17. Sponsored by the Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers Society, the...

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