FSA Summer Work Party Weekend

Lets tackle the summer to-do list and have some fun when the work is done! Join us for the day or for the entire weekend July 18-19th, 2020 (camping available beside the Rolling Hills cabin). The FSA will provide Saturday lunch, diner, an evening bonfire (and social) as well as a Sunday breakfast to all volunteers. Check out the task list and let us know where you would like to help out on the Facebook events listing here or via emailing info@ferniesnowmobile.com. Thank you in advance to all the amazing volunteers who help keep our riding community strong. Without you – there would be no firewood to keep riders warm, no cabins to seek shelter in, and no land use agreements in place to ensure our trails remain open and maintained for motorized use. See you out there!

Work Tasks:

Rolling Hills Cabin (Team Lead Wayne Stamler): staining the deck, railings and outhouse, rebuilding outhouse stairs, building benches inside, trail signage and general clean up, battery and radio test.

Wrangler’s Cabin (Team Lead Justin Boehm): Complete roof flashing, install chimney snowdam, complete outhouse tin, trail signage and upper mountain trail clean up.

Firewood (Team Lead Matt Dolbec): Need 3 or so experienced chainsaw operators and several hands to split, haul and stack wood at each cabin. Trucks, quads / side-by-sides with trailers would be helpful.

Cooking Team: Help with meal preparation and clean up for all the amazing volunteers. If you are a Corporate Partner that would like to provide financial support for meals or if you are a great cook that would like to prepare something in advance for some hungry workers, we’ll cover the grocery bill – please reach out to us at info@ferniesnowmobile.com!

Saturday Night Social: Good tunes, bonfire, back country movie night? The sky’s the limit! Let’s get something organized to celebrate all the hard work done and the season ahead. Let us know if this sounds like something you would like to help arrange.

Remember: your time volunteered counts towards a discount on your 20/21 FSA membership!

Annual General Meeting

FSA 2020 Annual General Meeting

May 20th Update: The AGM will be located at the Park Place Lodge June 5th at 6:15pm. Thank you all who have RSVP’d to date. For those who have not replied – please email info@ferniesnowmobile.com or online here to assist us in setting up the room safely for social distancing precautions.

The FSA is aiming to proceed with the 2020 Annual General Meeting on Friday, June 5th at 6:15pm – location to be determined. It is important to hold the AGM to provide the Executive Team adequate time to prepare for winter 20/21 operations and includes member votes on several key expenditures and programs for next season.  Our intention is to fully comply with COVID-19 social distancing requirements and therefore, are conducting a brief online survey to determine the number of members wishing to attend. A link for Members in good standing to RSVP will be included in the May FSA Newsletter, emailed out May 6th, 2020.

Agenda

  • Last Season Review
  • Election of Directors
  • 20/21 Operating Budget
  • Capital Projects 
  • Membership Pricing
  • Review of FSA Bylaw and Code of Ethics 

 

Morrissey Trail Clean Up

Morrissey Trail Clean-Up Work Party!

We will be hosting a Trail Clean-Up work party for the Morrissey parking lots, connector trail, lower Morrissey Trail and access road on Saturday, May 23rd, from 10-3pm. Let’s work together to demonstrate the sled community values our land-use partnership agreements and serves as exceptional stewards to these lands. Everyone is welcome!

Hours volunteered at this event count towards a discount on your 20/21 membership. Please RSVP to info@ferniesnowmobile.com or on the Facebook event here.

Thank you in advance!

Annual General Meeting

EVENT UPDATE: Please note, we are watching and waiting for any changes in directives from the Provincial Health Authority related to lifting the mandate for social distancing. At this time, we are investigating alternative methods to proceed with the FSA Annual General Meeting as scheduled or may be required to reschedule to a later time when we are able to meet face to face once again. Please continue to check this site for updates. We will provide an email to our members indicating a confirmed date and method when more information is available. Please feel free to contact us at info@ferniesnowmobile.com if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Annual General Meeting – POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Park Place Lodge

6:15pm

All members in good standing are encouraged to attend

Last Groom of the Season

All Morrissey and Coal Creek Trails last groomed March 19th. Please note that under directive from the Provincial Health Authority and BC Trails and Rec Sites we are ceasing operations for the season to help prevent the spread of the COVID 19 Virus. See Update below for more information.

Thank you for the great season!

 

Gumball Adventure Challenge

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK AND DIRECTIVE BY PROVINCIAL HEALTH AUTHORITY TO CANCEL EVENTS GREATER THAN 50 PEOPLE / INACT SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE AND LOOK FORWARD TO OFFERING THIS EVENT AGAIN NEXT YEAR,

General Meeting

MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK AND DIRECTIVE BY PROVINCIAL HEALTH AUTHORITY TO CANCEL EVENTS GREATER THAN 50 PEOPLE / INACT SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. PLEASE WATCH THE EVENTS WEBSITE REGARDING NEXT MONTHS MEETINGS AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IN MAY.

Monthly General Meeting

7:15pm at the Park Place Lodge

All members in good standing are invited to attend!

Groomer’s Report

Conditions: -4C, 18cm in the past 7 days, total snowpack heights around 3 meters. All trails in excellent condition with good coverage to valley bottom.

Groomed: Corbin groomed from the staging area to Rain Guage. Hartley groomed from the staging area to fork with the East Sulpher.

 

Groomer’s Report

Weather: -5C, sunny skies, 41cm of new snow in the past 7 days, all trails in excellent condition.

Groomed: Coal Creek, Doug Dean, Summit, Morrissey, McEvoy, halfway to the Notch groomed last night.

Groomer’s Report

Weather: -14C, lightly snowing and windy!

Groomed: Coal Creek, Doug Dean, Summit, Morrissey, McEvoy and half the NotchTrail.