A dedicated worker for the Shuswap Trail Alliance has been recognized as a champion for BC Healthy Communities.
Phil McIntyre-Paul, executive director of the Trail Alliance, has been an advocate for the 10 years the society has been in operation and has worked to make the case for why trails should be prioritized in the region.
“My role personally is to irritate and annoy people,” he joked, “but honestly, I feel like the small piece that I contribute is to say ‘wait a minute, let’s work together on this.’”
McIntyre-Paul could not be more proud of the mindset shift the Shuswap Trail Alliance has helped mobilize.
“I think we are seeing a cultural change in the community from saying ‘wouldn’t it be nice if we could walk and bike more’ to a demand for this to happen.”