Thursday, April 3, 2014

2014 AGM Reminder and Agenda

Just a reminder that our AGM is

Wed April 9, 7pm at the Langham, 2nd floor Loki Room.

Refreshments will be served.

Below is the agenda for the meeting (click on the image to enlarge), and please see the March 21st post below for the minutes of the 2013 AGM.

We look forward to seeing you there.
2014 AGM Agenda

Friday, March 21, 2014

AGM on April 9 at 7 pm at the Langham

The Kaslo Trailblazers Society annual general meeting will be held at 7pm, Wednesday April 9, in the Loki Room at the Langham. Follow the stairs up one floor and the Loki Room is just on your left. Refreshments served.

Please find the 2013 AGM minutes in the images below (click to enlarge). The 2014 AGM agenda will be sent out shortly.

Thank you, and hope to see you there.

2013 AGM Minutes - page 1
2013 AGM Minutes - page 1
2013 AGM Minutes - page 2
2013 AGM Minutes - page 2

Thursday, January 23, 2014

"Spotters" required immediately and next week

We are in need of someone to act as "spotter" from 2-4pm tomorrow, Friday Jan 24. Please let us know if you are available.

The work has begun on the trail reconstruction at the 2012 washout.  We will be needing people for 2 hour shifts for 3-4 days next week, so if you are available please let us know when.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Work Party on Wednesday Jan 22nd

Short notice…..we are in need of a few folks Wednesday morning at 9am to help us remove tree limbs from the bank of the Kalso River, where Sunshine Logging felled trees on Tuesday for the 5th Street bridge. 

Should only be an hour of work, and we will meet at the north side of the river, just along Railroad Ave from the St. Marks Church. Great if you can lend a hand….thanks.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

North Kaslo River Trail bypass section CLOSED

A portion of the Kaslo River Trail on the north side has been closed. The bypass that was put in place after extensive flooding in 2012 is unstable and has been taped off. The trail looks OK, but a large amount of soil has slumped away from the bottom of it and the ice may be the only thing holding it up.

Please do not go past the warning tape! Funding is in place to get this section properly fixed, but the Trailblazers are still co-ordinating the work with a contractor.

Thank you to those who took the time to investigate this area and tape it off.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Moonlight Ski and Chili on Wednesday Jan 15th

While the Kaslo Trailblazers focus on building trails, we're happy to encourage the work of KORS (Kaslo Outdoor Recreation Society) as they develop programs that use them. More information about KORS can be found at

KORS will be hosting 2 moonlight ski socials to kick off 2014 at the Mt. Buchanan Recreation Area, with proceeds going to the KORS Nordic Club.

On January 15th you are invited to ski or snowshoe under the full moon to the KORS equipment shed on Mt. Buchanan anytime after 4 pm. Enjoy some of Val's tasty vegetarian or meat chili from 5:30 - 7 pm. Cost is $8 per adult, $5 per child (ages 7-16), children 6 and under are free. Kaslo Sourdough wagels and hot chocolate are included.

You can park at the pullout on the right 6.5 kms toward New Denver along Hwy 31A, just prior to South Fork. Watch for the blue cross-country ski signs on the highway. You can then ski or snowshoe the 1 km up to the shed. Bring a headlamp, but hope for clear skies.

On February 14th the celestial bodies again align to give us a full moon for Valentine's Day. This time a chocolate fondue will be waiting for you at the shed, as chili and romance don't mix quite as well.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Winter Solstice Celebration Sat Dec. 21, 4 - 6 pm

You are invited to our annual Winter Solstice celebration this Saturday, Dec 21….too bad we couldn’t postpone the full moon until then!

The event is from 4-6pm, and so we are looking for a few volunteers to help make and serve hot chocolate during that time, and a few volunteers to help do the set up and take down, from 2pm-3pm, and from 6pm-7pm. If you are willing and able, please either call Val 250-353-2168 or email us.

We are also looking for firewood donations….just bring an armful when you come, if you can.

We will be having the lantern walk again this year using the JVH student’s globe lanterns, starting at the Railroad Ave trailhead at 4pm. Lanterns will be provided, or you can bring your own, and walk the trail to the bridge.

Hope to see you there.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Work parties over for the season

That's it for the season!…..many thanks to all you volunteers who were able to lend a hand at the various work parties over the season… well done and much accomplished! Also, thanks to the folks who volunteered at the Saturday market….it always proves to be a financially successful event for the Kaslo Trailblazers Society

We have now received all approvals to proceed with the 5th Street Bridge, and so we are moving forward with the engineering to build. Maybe even this autumn, we will be able to dig the holes for the abutments and develop the forming for concrete…..we shall see! We also have approvals in place to do re-construction of the 2012 erosion, and so we hope to hire a local contractor to bring in rip rap and fill to re-establish the original trail grade in this section. Again, we shall see….!

Again, thanks to all the volunteers who participated in the KTS events over the summer.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

FW: Summit Lake Work Party Wednesday Nov. 6 at 7:30 am

Gerald Garnett is coordinating a second work party for the Summit Lake trail on Wednesday Nov 6.  Meet at the Kaslo Community Garden at 7:30am.  He needs chainsaws and people to throw bush.

Contact Gerald at 353-2481 if you can help out.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Work party Friday Nov 1 9am-noon

Our work party this week is on Friday, as Stu is involved in the JVH Outdoor Ed field trip earlier.

We will meet at the New Denver highway trailhead, and continue our work on bridges for the island crossings on the south side extension. Tools will be provided.