Trails Manitoba Annual Report 2017 Annual Report 2 | Page 13

Member Report South Whiteshell Trail Association, SWTA Our new Mountain Bike Trail Initiative continues to gain momentum. Trails have been developed/ improved on both the Five of Diamonds, (Falcon Trails Resort) and Blue Highway sections of trail. Volunteers have played a significant role and dedicated many hours of hard work towards developing and improving these sections of trail. We have applied for a grant to MEC to further develop this initiative and will find out next month if we are successful. Funds were secured through the Canada 150 Grant initiative to build two connector trails that will link the South Shore Trail along Falcon Lake to the system of hiking and mountain bike trails at Falcon Trails Resort. Again, this is consistent with our goal of creating an interconnected trail system throughout the area. We hope to have these new trails completed to a phase one stage, (final gravel layer will come later), by July 1, 2017 to coincide with Canada Ultra Run planned for Canada’s 150th Birthday. Partici- pants will run the new connector trails as the final Annual Report -2017 Year in Review p.13