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Squamish Benefits From A Telus Donation to Community Trails
December 18th, 2013
Community partners that joined Telus to help the Squamish Trails Society re-surface the Golf Course River Dyke Trail
From left to right: Vic Drought (STS), Amy Fast & Greg Parker (Coast Aggregate/Cardinal Concrete), Bob Brant (STS), Jeff Cooper (Telus), Mayor Rob Kirkham (District of Squamish) offering thanks to all, Brian Avey (Squamish Valley Golf Club), Linda Godin (Telus), Keith Strom, Steve Jones & Steve Booth, unable to attend was Eron Herd (Coast Valley Contracting); photo by Chris Dale
One year ago, Linda Godin, Project Manager (Telus Customer Service Delivery), contacted the Squamish Trails Society inquiring if we’d be interested in a donation through their Telus Optik “TV For Good” campaign, which would be held from February to August of 2013. Funds would be allocated from new Squamish Optik TV subscriptions, meaning each new subscriber would help a community trail project.
Lisa LaMothe, TELUS General Manager Sea to Sky Corridor stated, “TELUS is very proud to be supporting the Squamish Trails Society to improve these multi-use trails that will encourage residents to get outside and enjoy a healthy and safe active lifestyle, and we thank all of our new Optik TV customers in Squamish for helping make this gift possible.”
Naturally we were very excited about the prospect of such a donation, deciding to dedicate the “TV For Good” donation to upgrading as much of the Golf Course River Dyke Trail as possible. This section of the very popular and heavily used trail was very worn, exposing large rocks, making for a rough walking/running experience.
On May 18th we were the further benefit from Telus through their “Telus Day of Giving”, at which time we had a very large crew of Telus workers and STS volunteers brushing back the Golf Course River Dyke Trail, preparing it for the upcoming trail surface upgrade.
During the latter part of November and early part of December we put the Telus donation to work and with the great value contribution from Coast Aggregate for crush and Coast Valley Contracting for trucking, as well as the great trail work of the Squamish Valley Golf grounds crew we have been able to re-surface a kilometer and a half of this well-used community trail.
We sincerely appreciate the support of Telus and all contributing partners to help us accomplish this welcome upgrade to a popular local trail…this collaborative effort truly epitomizes the Squamish Trails Society mantra, “Together On Trails”.
Condition of Golf Course Dyke Trail Before Re-Surfacing - 'Before'
May 18th, 2013 "Telus Day Of Giving" Workparty With STS
collectively we worked on the trail to clear brush and rake the trail
December 18th, 2013 - Re-Surfaced Trail - Night & Day to 'Before'