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Wow it has been a busy fall with lots going on around Pemberton!  We are so grateful for all our volunteers and donors who have contributed to getting trail users outside and on the dirt. We will miss working with our former board members and we look forward to the new members joining us


2022 AGM


Welcome New Board Members

At the PVTA AGM on October 15th, we had 6 new board members  join us at our well attended outdoor event.  After the AGM, we had a successful day of trail building on Gravitron. Great to see  the equestrian, biking  and hiking /running communities come together to get the job done. Delicious coffee was supplied by Pemberton Valley Coffee Company and pastries from Blackbird Bakery.
PVTA Board Members
President and Trail Representative- Emily Slaco
Executive Director- Allie Gilchrist
Vice President- TBA
Director of Communications- Crystal Conroy
Secretary- Aimee Fishman
Treasurer- Aime Fear
Director of Membership- Julia Poetschke
Moto and Trail Rep- Luke de Jager
Web, Brand and Events Rep- Kyle Leitch
Equestrian Rep- Caleb Smith
Director of Fundraising- Mark Beaton
Director of Community Engagement- Madison Perry
Director at Large- Thea Sturdy

 A big THANK YOU to past board members stepping down from their roles. Shout out to Kathy Leverton, Jeanette Elmore, John Inglis and Sam White for your dedication and hard work over the years.
Thank you to the current board members for their continued commitment to being on the board; Emily Slaco, Crystal Conroy, Aime Fear, Luke de Jager and Kyle Leitch.


Big News. Pemberton Valley Association's cross country ski facility partner is (drumroll) Big Sky!  We are looking forward to working with them to provide both classic and skate tracks once the snow flies. We've had plenty of positive feedback about the trails last year. Come on Ullr, deliver for us an early snowfall, so we can get gliding on piste.  More details to come about the facilities and operations in the coming season.
Backpains Trail Day- Fun and hard work was had by all! The rework done on Backpains, Saturday, October 29th was a success. Thank you to the vollies who came out to build, dig and rework corners. Darren Nichols, trail builder supreme, led the charge with a busy crew, covering a lot of ground in a short amount of time.
Thank you to Santa Cruz, who sponsored the day by feeding and watering the crew with pizza lunch, snacks and bevvies. Everyone was grateful for the fuel after a big day out  on the trails. 

Fresh Tracks On Lower Hawaii
A refresh on lower Hawaii has been done this fall. Intermediate riders can expand their skills with optional black lines, there's a choice for everyone! This classic is a fun challenge for all levels of riders, get out there and enjoy it. 
Equestrian Trail Days
We had big success in 2022, as PVTA teamed up with the Pemberton equestrian community for two trail days to get Bob's loop/Side Saddle/Riverside Trail brush cleared. Trail riders showed up and got many hours of hard work in to cut the brush back on the trails. BC Backcountry Horsemen Association was a big part of this success, with their monetary donation being crucial to getting the brush cutter up and running.
Check out this Link for the Pemberton Trails
We have a new web page to help locals and visitors alike to route find their way around the Pemberton trail network.

Trailforks Update
FYI-  PVTA will start updating Trailforks to ensure all trails that should be visible are listed and correct. Not just for mountain bikers, but also for hikers, horseback riders, and moto users. Trails for all!
Pemberton Valley Trails Association was featured in the Pique Newsmagazine this October, highlighting the annual general meeting and updates on what the organization has been up to this year.

The PVTA Is On The Hunt For A Treasurer
Give back to the community and be a voice for the trails! Join our 2023 Board of Directors,
We’re looking for a motivated and passionate Treasurer who wants to make a difference in the community and help plan for the future of our organization.
Email for more info. 

Two Trail User Communities Come Together to Raise Funds

Spud Valley Nordics cross country ski program was well supported by runners at the Annual Lumpy's Epic run. The rain made its appearance, but it didn't dampen the smiles on the faces of participants and the crowd . Yet another successful event was held on the beautiful trails of Pemberton. 

Our 2022 AGM Notes can be found on the Pemberton Valley Trails website. Keep up to date on this years work and have a read.

Congratulations to PORCA on a Successful Fundraiser 
'Where's the action?' The call was answered by PORCA who held a shaker of a fundraiser at the Legion on October 15th raising $8000 to continue to provide programs, events and advocate for mountain biking in Pemberton. The mountain bike community is thriving and finally able to come together in person. Way to go PORCA.

THANK YOU to all our members and volunteers for your continued support.  We are  looking forward to continuing to work with our local community to maintain and build on the amazing network of multi user trails we have in our little hamlet of Pemberton.  We appreciate the support from all of our volunteers and members and look forward to your continued support as we move to improve our network for everyone.

Your support for local trails is important!

We respectfully acknowledge that we live, work and play on the unceded territory of the Lil'wat Nation
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PO Box 282
Pemberton, BC V0N2L0

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