NT Recreation Society
New signs for the ski trails at Barriere Forks Park were put up at a work bee on Saturday Oct. 13.
Ten members of the North Thompson Recreation Society split and piled wood for the both the woodstove and the fire pit. The warming hut was cleaned, and everyone walked the trails to insure the signs were in the right place.
The lovely wooden signs were kindly donated by Bob Stirling.
Snowshoe trails have been cleared as well, and markers for these trails will be put up when snow makes them more visible.
Ski lessons for children age four and up are planned for two Sundays in January on the 13th and 20th, to be followed by a fun evening on Saturday, Jan. 26, with dinner, night skiing and a howl to the moon.
Rentals of skis , boots and poles of all sizes are available for the entire ski season or just the lessons times. The rental rates are reasonable compared to other ski areas; $10 per day or $50 for the entire three month season.
Registration will take place at the Barriere Ridge multipurpose room on Friday, Jan. 11, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Trails are available for all ages to use every day in winter.
An informal Ski and Tea time on Tuesdays will start when the trails are ready.
Grade 8 students will all have the opportunity to ski at the trails and be outfitted with proper equipment owned by the Society. Mary MacLennan is facilitating this program.
The North Thompson Recreation Society has changed their meeting date to the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the NT Volunteer Centre in the Ridge, and membership for the year is $10.
The club has facilitated swimming lessons for many years, as well s a yoga program. We have members who love to hike and enjoy activities in the outdoors.
Come and find out what we are all about! Next meeting Nov. 19.
The club will have a booth at the No Host Bazaar in the Fall Fair Hall on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Ski lesson and membership information will be available at that time, or call Carman or Barb Smith at 250-672-9403 for more information.