Entries by Jonathan

Lending our voice to important trail issues

In April, the STA wrote two letters of support relating to issues concerning trails in the provinces. This occurred after our AGM, where members voted that the STA should lend its voice to support trail development. We wrote a letter to letter to the Minister Responsible for SGI to voice our support to create an effective […]

Running the Trails in Saskatchewan

By Nicole Williams Trail running is quickly gaining traction in the province as runners look to move off the road and into the great outdoors. This sport involves running on any off-road surface, such as coulees, fields, forests, hills or dirt paths. The benefits include less strain and stress on your body, particularly your lower […]

STA AGM held on Saturday

Trail builders, administrators and enthusiasts gathered at Meewasin Valley Authority in Saskatoon on Saturday for our AGM. The turnout was high and great conversations took place about trails and outdoor recreational activities. We’re pleased to announce our new executive: President – David Powell Vice President – Alan Otterbein Secretary – Ryan Goolevitch Treasurer – Trish […]

The “Canoe Trip” Run

Guest blog by Russell Hodgins What better way to fill in a couple of hours then to explore trails in a new place? Life found me in Moose Jaw on March 2nd with my running gear and time to spare so I parked on Valleyview Drive overlooking the Moose Jaw River valley. A short run down […]

STA publishes 2018 annual report

The key to any successful tail outing is to make a plan in advance. You must plan what equipment you will need, what gear would suitable for the terrain, how much water you will need to pack and what route you will take. Over the past year, the Saskatchewan Trails Association spent considerable effort in the […]

STA AGM scheduled March 30

Our AGM will feature a presentation on the Beaver Flat 50 Trail Run at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park/Photo: Russell Hodgins. Trail builders, administrators and enthusiasts will be gathering at Meewasin Valley Authority on Saturday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m. for the STA’s AGM. It’s the ultimate networking event to discuss trails and outdoor recreational activities. […]

Info needed on shovel ready projects for federal funding request

National Trails Coalition (NTC) board members recently met with various Members of Parliament and civil servants about funding for trail projects. One question the board received was, “What shovel ready projects exist at this time?” This is a good indicator of interest and the NTC would like to be able to provide this information as […]

Fat Biking trail takes off thanks to STA support

Photo courtesy of Frank Collins of Danger Dynamite Multimedia Earlier this year, the Fatlanders Fat Tire Brigade received a $1,000 Member Grant from the STA to support their Winter Fat Bike Groomed Trail Network called the St. Barbe Winter Trail Network. A fat bike is an off-road bicycle with oversized tires, typically 3.8 in (97 […]

TCT offers funding for signage projects

Through Trans Canada Trail’s The Great Trail Signage improvement program for 2019-2020, groups that are part of the Great Trail network have an opportunity to receive wayfinding signage and financial contribution for eligible signage projects, Trailheads and interpretive signs. The priority of Trans Canada Trail is to ensure that the Trail is uniformly and adequately […]

STA releases 2019-2024 Strategic Plan

The STA’s 2019-2024 Strategic Plan will allow us to focus our efforts to fulfill our mission and achieve our vision. We have developed four strategic priorities: 1. Continue to be an effective and well-governed board. 2. To be a resource for accurate trail location and operational information accessible to the public and the membership. 3. […]