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 trail network on Saskatchewan Trails Day on Saturday, June 5, while at the same time adhering to provincial health standards.
“We are pleased to be able to offer a slice of the outdoors through our many hiking trails,” said STA President David Powell. “It’s a great way to spend a day with family and friends, or even make your own solo adventure. As you are out on your exploration, we encourage you to share your experience and photos with us by using #SaskTrailsDay. You can follow us and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.”
If by chance you run into other trail lovers on your hike, the STA advises that you adhere to the guidelines set out by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC). You can help protect yourself and others by practicing physical distancing, while also avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth as well as any other surfaces others may have come in contact with. It is also important to practice good hand hygiene.
If you’d like to find trails throughout the province, then check out the STA’s on-line trail directory at sasktrails.ca/trail-directory/. The directory provides information about trails, locations, difficulty, length, photos and maps. This information can help you get from point A to point B and back, on your journey to experience nature on the trails.
As part of the Saskatchewan Trails Day celebrations, the STA is launching a month-long photo contest. Take lots of photos while hiking the trail you picked, and submit them to us through Instagram using #SaskTrailsPhotoContest2021. You can enter as often as you like, and there are prizes! The best images, as selected by the STA board of directors, can win a first prize of a $200 gift card or one of two honorary mentions valued at $50 each. All photos become property of the STA and will be used to promote your favourite trails. The contest begins on Saskatchewan Trails Day and wraps up on June 30 as part the province’s June is Recreation and Parks Month. A decision on the top photo prizes will be made the following week.
After you’ve experienced the trail system, the STA encourages you to make a donation to the trail of your choice, and to help support trail development and maintenance programs in Saskatchewan. Memberships for a STA member are also available for as little as $25 per year for an individual. STA members have access to trail funding and other resources, and can attend and vote at meetings of members. Visit Sasktrails.ca to find out more information about trails and activities available in your area. Every new trail offers a unique adventure!
For more information, contact Pat Rediger at (306) 522-9326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.