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Maple Ridge Townhall Meeting
November 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hear ye, hear ye – announcing the upcoming FVMBA Maple Ridge MTB and Trails Townhall meeting.
It has been a while in the works, but the agenda for this meeting will be squarely focused on Trail Management and development in the City of Maple Ridge. Hosted by club President, Rocky Blondin, the aim is as follows:
- To introduce/review the FVMBA, our reach, our membership and our organization structure.
- To identify and appoint an FVMBA Area Advocate for Maple Ridge
- This role is to be the voice for MTB and the trails within Maple Ridge.
- Our Regional Directors do this in our other constituent communities already – Maple Ridge needs a voice at the various tables.
- This role will also work hand-in-hand with our affiliated builders in each riding area (Woodlot, Thornhill) to identify the issues and work on solutions.
- They will also work with other user groups to create management plans for all to enjoy the trails.
- They will be led by the club President to learn how these things take shape.
- To discuss trail management at Thornhill
- User conflict concerns
- Trail standing & status
- Questions & Answers from the FVMBA perspective
- To review the status of other riding areas and opportunities from an advocacy and management perspective.
- Any other business – please send topics for discussion if you feel there is something being overlooked.
The date is fixed – Tuesday Nov. 20th in the evening. The location is Thomas Haney Secondary. We had a hard time knowing how many attendees for the last session we hosted so RSVP is critical. Please email rocky(at)fvmba.com if you plan to attend. We will not be relying on Facebook attendance as that has limited reach – we’re just publishing an event for marketing purposes.
We also can use some suggestions for places to host. Room for 50-100 people would be ideal. We can incur costs for facility rental if needed.
This is a members only event. But not just for FVMBA members. You MUST be a member with the FVMBA, Haney Horsemen, Backcountry Horsemen, TORCA, SORCE – something. You need skin in the trail advocacy game if we are to create systemic solutions to the challenges being faced. You need to get that membership and have proof in order to attend. You don’t like our club – cool. But the challenges and opportunities being faced in Maple Ridge are not solved by individuals. User groups and good relationships with all stakeholders are what is needed in order to create solutions that stand the test of time. Land Managers and First Nations stakeholders are exempt from this requirement of membership – although we do encourage our stakeholder partners to get a membership as well!