Saskatchewan Trails Annual General Meeting
You are invited to attend our annual general meeting on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. via ZOOM. The meeting coordinates are as follows:
Meeting ID: 872 5557 2419
Dial by your location
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kc3VWzN5Jc
Our guest presenters include Jane Murphy, President of the Canadian Trails Federation (CTF), and Dr. Sonya Richmond, who walked across the Trans Canada Trail (TCT).
Jane will provide an update on the CTF and its advocacy efforts as it is working to obtain trail funding from the federal government. The mission of the CTF is to enhance the recreational trail network in Canada by sharing information, providing leadership and coordination, and by building consensus within the trails community, both nationally and internationally. For more information on the CTF visit https://canadiantrails.org/.
In 2019, Sonya left her job as a GIS analyst assisting in the development of Provincial Bird Atlases for Bird Studies Canada, and an ornithological researcher for the Canadian Wildlife Service. Shortly afterward, she sold her house and donated her possessions to self fund a 28,000 km hike across Canada along the world’s longest pathway, the Trans Canada Trail. While few others have made this trek in its entirety, none have done so for a cause and with the primary purpose of promoting diversity and accessibility outdoors while striving to get youth engaged with and connected to nature through citizen science. This unique and out of the box approach to conservation outreach to communities not typically the focus of environmental messaging has garnered regional enthusiasm, national support, and international attention while educating people about Canada, bird conservation, citizen science, and important bird areas. The result was one of the largest self driven, self funded and unsupported conservation initiatives undertaken in Canada. For more information visit https://www.comewalkwithus.online/.
The meeting will also feature an overview of the STA’s activities in 2022, audited financial statements and board elections. Our annual report can be found here.
Welcome from the STA
Canadian Trails Federation Update
Jane Murphy, President
Walking Across the TCT
Dr. Sonya Richmond
Call to Order for Business Meeting
Approval of the Agenda
Approval of the Previous Meeting Minutes
Business Arising From the Minutes
Approval of Financial Statements
Approval of Auditor
Board of Directors Election
8:30 p.m. (approx.)