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Posted: August 3, 2022

Service clubs to build new paved multi-use trail in Moir

Celebrating 100 years in Cranbrook, Rotary Club of Cranbrook in partnership with JCI Kootenay, with major sponsorship provided by McElhanney, the City of Cranbrook, BA Blacktop and Emco Waterworks are proud to continue their commitment to Cranbrook’s Active Transportation network with Phase 1 of the Moir Park Perimeter Trail.

This phase will consist of a paved trail encircling the baseball diamonds and part of the soccer fields offering connections to the other amenities in the park. Lookouts will also be constructed that will give users of the trail majestic views of the city, the Rocky Mountains and Mt. Baker and Cranbrook Mountain, perfect for your next Instagram post. Future phases will see the trail continued around the perimeter of the park and connect to the Rotary Trail and City of Cranbrook cycling networks.

“We are excited about commencing the construction of Phase One of the Rotary Moir Park Centennial trail on Saturday, August 20 when the members of Rotary and JCI plus many community volunteers will spend the day laying the trail foundation,” said Rotary Club of Cranbrook 2022 Club President Chuck Downie.

“It is an awesome feeling to team up with JCI Kootenay and Rotary to be able to use my skills to provide the community with something that can be enjoyed for generations to come,” added lead trail designer and Past JCI Kootenay Chapter President Derek Penson.

“JCI Kootenay is excited to be involved on another trail project in Cranbrook and look forward to providing this legacy project for the residents of Cranbrook to enjoy,” said JCI BC/Yukon Regional President and Geotechnical Consultant Marcus Brown.

Construction of the trail will kick off with a work party on Saturday, August 20, at 9 a.m.

With the help of local residents, members of Rotary Club of Cranbrook and JCI Kootenay, and KEYSA volunteers, sod will be stripped, and gravel will be placed and spread in preparation for paving a later date.

Food and beverages prepared by Jim Cupido of Columbo Lodge will be provided to volunteers. If you have a bobcat or small excavator or know how to run a rake, your help would be most appreciated, and you can contact Joe McGowan at 250-919-2494 or [email protected] to throw your name in the ring.

The grand opening of the trail is set for late September/Early October pending paving of the trail by BA Blacktop.

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