Dan Schubert, Director, Mission
2019 Was a huge year for Mission’s trail networks. The biggest item on the list: the Kids Skills Park at Mill Pond was completed and funded by District of Mission Tourism. This project was not only awesome because of the finished product but how it brought the community together. We had multiple events with families and people of all ages all out slinging dirt and rocks together. Smiles for miles. We had a strong support from Fraser Valley Building Supplies–donating a huge cache of tools, Save on Foods–donating hotdogs, drinks etc., also we had a lot of District of Mission involvement–providing manpower and tools. This was truly a community project and we all are super stoked. Chris Friesen built a masterpiece of a bridge that is on its own a legacy.
Beyond the skills park, we have completed a lot of trail and bridge upgrades, there have been the constant trail fairies keeping our trails drained properly and debris removed. I have no idea how these people find the time, and are so dedicated to getting this stuff done, but they are killing it. The forestry department was logging on Bear this year, but did an amazing job of keeping our trail networks open and we lost very little trail and the new roads have actually opened up a lot of new opportunity.
We are excited for 2020, rumor has it that Mission is close to getting a pump track, new skills park, as well as a new trail or two, legal of course.
Director, Mission – FVMBA