Experience the Gulf Islands: Southern Gulf Islands Cycling & Pedestrian Trail Plan Community Meetings

Jul 08, 2013

Victoria, BC - The Capital Regional District, in collaboration with the Southern Gulf Islands Economic Development Commission, is holding community meetings for preparing a cycling and pedestrian trail plan.

“This trail plan will be developed over many years,” said CRD Regional Parks Committee Chair, Susan Brice. “It will ultimately provide communities in Galiano, Mayne, Pender and Saturna islands with new trails that provide health and recreation benefits and increased safety.”

Phase 1 of this project, to be completed in 2013, is a high level, conceptual plan that will provide trail linkages for recreation, transportation and tourism opportunities. Precise routing and feasibility will be addressed in Phase 2, which will begin in 2014.

Community meetings will be held in the southern Gulf Islands this summer:

Saturna Mayne
July 20, 10am-12pm July 27, 11am-4pm
Community Hall Farmers Market

Galiano Pender
July 28, 11am-4pm August 3, 1:15-3pm
South Community Hall Community Hall

“We look forward to seeing you at the meeting to learn about this exciting initiative and become part of the process to improve the economy of our island communities,” said Southern Gulf Island's Electoral Area Director, Dave Howe. “Please come out and participate with your ideas about networks of trails, links to amenities and transportation alternatives.”

Experience the Gulf Islands is an initiative of the Southern Gulf Islands Economic Development Commission which aims to build amenities for island residents and draw specialized tourism visitors to the islands. This conceptual trail plan is a key component of this initiative.

More information can be found at http://sustainableislands.ca/initiatives/experience-the-gulf-islands/

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Laurie Sthamann, Communications Coordinator
CRD Regional Parks
Tel: 250.360.3332 | Cell: 250-889.8030

Ed Andrusiak, project manager
ETGI Team
Tel: 250.539.2322