Entries by Pat Rediger

2021 Member Trail Grant Recipients

The STA is pleased to announce the recipients of our Member Trail Grant Program. We will be providing $500 grants to the Resort Village of Candle Lake, Town of Outlook, Town of St.Walburg and Resort Village of Manitou Beach. The Candle Lake Trails Advisory Board (CLTAB) is comprised of volunteers appointed by the Resort Village […]

Saskatchewan Trails Day

Come out and celebrate the beauty of the prairies during Saskatchewan Trails Day on June 5! Quarantine fatigue is a reality for many of us as the pandemic continues. Many people find turning to nature helps curb feelings of isolation. The Saskatchewan Trails Association (STA) invites all residents to get out and enjoy the province’s […]

Cathy Watts Volunteer Award Recipients

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Cathy Watts Volunteer Award. Curt Schroeder and Tom Landine were co-recipients and have made long-term commitments to the trail community. Curt’s experience with trails dates back to the 1990s when the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) was the lead agency for the Trans Canada Trail for this […]

Saskatchewan Trails Association Annual General Meeting

When: Thursday, March 25, at 7 p.m. Location: Online Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81162467122?pwd=WVdSVFJVR2QzNTd4NlZmYnBCTm9wUT09 Meeting ID: 811 6246 7122 Passcode: 089125 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbQkjK8YC5 This year’s AGM will be a virtual meeting taking place on Thursday, March 25 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. In addition to the business portion, the meeting will feature a presentation […]

Welcoming Corman Park Horse Riders Association

We are pleased to announce that Grasswood Horse Park/the Corman Park Horse Riders Association (CPHRA), located south of Saskatoon on the corner of Baker Road and Preston Ave., has recently become a member. The Grasswood Horse Park is managed by CPHRA, a volunteer non-profit group. The riding facilities include a natural trail obstacle course, two […]

A Saskatchewan Oasis: Fairy Hill Trail

If you are looking for a winter trail to experience over the holidays, Nature Conservatory Canada’s (NCC) “Fairy Hill” just 30 minutes North of Regina is the perfect city escape. Fairy Hill is a 90-minute hike that is a part of the Qu’Appelle valley. The trail varies from flat areas to hills and includes wetlands, […]

September Grasslands Hike

Russ Hodgins took a trip with his family to Grasslands National Park for another hike and spent a night in the badlands. Temperatures are starting to cool off as we head into the fall season. Without the worry of the summer heat, it is a great time to head out and enjoy a trail! Here […]

Wildfire Prevention Safety during Hiking

Fortunately, it is uncommon for hikers to experience a wildfire while out on a trail. However, with an increase of people adventuring in back country, and the affects of climate change and drought, it is important for hikers to be knowledgeable about a wildfire scenario. One of the greatest threats to the environment is a […]

Trail Building Planning Steps

If you are looking at potentially adding a trail to your community, there are several steps to consider. Successfully funding, building, and maintaining a new trail can be a tough task. Here are a few different preparation steps to consider and plan for before you start building a trail. Concept Before starting into trail design […]