Breaking Ground on the Westside Legacy Trail
[lead] Just in time for Canada’s 150th birthday, Greenways is announcing a new Donation Matching opportunity for the Westside Legacy Trail: Every donation made between now and Canada Day will be MATCHED (Up to $150k – to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday!). Make your Donation today![/lead]
Bob and Barb Shaunessy, residents of the Columbia Valley, have stepped forward to kick-off our spring start-of-construction with a campaign to finish the Trail. “Celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, we are making a big donation towards the Westside Legacy Trail, and we want to call on the community to show their support” announced the Shaunessy’s. “In honour of Canada’s birthday we are making a commitment to match donations up to $150,000 made from today until Canada Day, July 1st, 2017. We want to see the trail as close to finished as possible, so we can all enjoy it.”
Construction began on Segment 1 (Goldie Creek) of Westside Legacy Trail earlier this spring. Segment 1 is one of the most interesting and complex segments, featuring plenty of ups, downs, twists and turns – it’s sure to be an iconic start and is a fitting place to begin construction. Much of the segment exists within the right of way donated by Grizzle Ridge and Castle Rock.
“We’re really excited to start construction,” remarks Mark Halwa, Greenways Executive Director, “a donation matching opportunity is just what we need to extend Trail construction even further.”
During construction Greenways kindly asks everyone to keep a safe distance from the trail area at all times – anyone curious about our progress should follow us on Facebook, tune into our blog, or subscribe to newsletter instead. It’s a lot safer!