February, 2019

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Community Advisory Feb 28

Winterfest 2019

The Bridge River Valley Community Association would like to thank all the folks who came out on Feb 16th to make the 10th annual the best attended event yet.  And thank you to all the volunteers and donors who supported this great, local event!

The Public Health Nurse will be in Gold Bridge March 7th.    Please call 1-250-256-1314 to book an appointment.

Short-Term Rentals survey

SLRD Electoral Directors and Staff have been receiving an increasing number of complaints associated with illegal short-term nightly rentals.  Please take a few minutes and fill out the survey on short-term rentals in your area.


Summer Employment

Are you between 15 and 30? Great news, Canada Summer Jobs has removed the requirement to be returning to school full time in order to get one of our funded positions this summer. BRVCA and the Museum have applied for 3 positions.  Please e-mail the bridgerivervalley@gmail.com if you are interested.

Committee Treasurers 

Both the Bralorne Community Advisory Committee and the Gun Lake Boat Launch are currently looking for committee treasurers.  Volunteer time is about 1 hr/month plus meetings.  Keep in mind BRVCA has an overall Treasurer that looks after many of the functions financially.  Please have a read of the role description at the attached link – basically if you can use a spreadsheet and have some basic understanding of budgets, invoices,etc. you can fill this role.


Mountain Telegraph digital & print subscriptions

The digital edition is $45 for 10 editions (a year) and will be link protected. Each subscription will be able to sign up two email addresses.   A mailed print subscription will continue to be available at $70 for 10 editions (a year). The Mountain Telegraph is available for $4/edition at locations in the Valley and is also distributed at no charge to everyone who has a mail box in Gold Bridge.  Makes a great gift too!  Sign up and pay for your digital or print subscription here: www.bridgerivervalley.ca/store

Winterfest Surplus

Stop by the Community Resource Building Mondays/Thursdays, we’ve got beer and spaghetti for sale!  Budweiser and Molson Canadian, prices vary.

Porta Pottie rentals

Need a porta pottie? We rent to personal (events/weddings) and commercial, long and short term. We have 2 and sometimes 3 available. Very special (cheap) rates for non-profit community uses!  Get in touch with us for complete information.

Curling Rock rental

The lakes are beautifully frozen for curling right now. Rent some rocks and have your own tournie!   See the details and book at the link.

 Community Futures Wildfire Business Transition Program Business  

Community Futures is offering a Self-Directed Training Program intended to help businesses and not-for-profits (organizations) impacted by the 2017 wild fire season to identify their training needs and provide financial and advisory support to meet those needs.  This is free training for businesses impacted by the 2017 fires due to loss of access and  revenue and applies to Bridge River Valley businesses and organizations.

Application forms are available at  www.cfwildfire.ca    Or contact Laurie Rice at 250-255-2485 or call toll free at 1-855-782-5049 for more information

Community Groundskeeper

Community Groundskeeper – Contract

 Period of Contract:  May 1, 2019-September 30,2019 and  May 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020

Contract Description and Deliverables:

The title of this position will be:  Community Assets Groundskeeper

The contract is intended to manage, coordinate and undertake basic yard and other minor maintenance for community amenities.

The holder of the contract is permitted to undertake managerial and leadership tasks related to accomplishing the deliverables of the contract in the name of the Bridge River Valley Community Association.

The holder of the contract is permitted to sub-contract actual yard maintenance type activities.

The holder of the contractor is encouraged to also advertise and organize volunteer work bees and community days to accomplish deliverables of the contract.


Bralorne Pioneer Mines Office Building

o   Basic Weed whacking

·         Haylmore Site

o   Very basic weed whacking, clean up and trail maintenance.

o   Assessment of requirements for future yard maintenance

·         Base Ball Diamond

o     Cut lawns and water on a regular basis.

o     Assess and communicate any other minor maintenance needs to BCAC

·         Bralorne Community Hall

o     Basic mowing and weed whacking

·         Cemetary

o    Rake and clean, mow roadside area.

o   Request and itemize any specific improvements needed so funding can be applied for

·         Boultbee Memorial Church

o   Cut lawns

o   Maintain any trees or shrubbery

o   Water regularly

·         Gold bridge Entry Sign

o     Basic weed whacking, weeding

o     Assess and itemize any specific improvement needed so funding can be applied for or raised

·         Community Resource Centre

o     Cut lawns

o   Maintain flower beds

o    Water regularly

o     Assess and itemize an specific improvement needed so funding can be applied for.

·         Bralorne Fire Hall

  •  Basic Weedwacking and gardening

·         Bralorne Pioneer Museum -3767 Lillooet Pioneer Rd. 40 – Basic Weedwacking

·         Bralorne Labyrinth

o   Weed whack to a walkable state.

·         Tourist Information Kiosks – Gold Bridge Bridge, Tyaughton Lake Rd. junction & Yalakom Rd.

o   Basic weed whacking as required

Detailed quotation must be supplied by March 30, 2019 to worktodo@bridgerivervalley.ca.    Contract will be awarded on the factors of skills, references or demonstrated reliability, demonstrated understanding of task and price.

February Logging Update

Update: They will also be hauling out of Dale Road on West Gun Lake Rd and down Vanderburg Hill approx 6-8 trucks per day.

The following is an update of Aspen Planers harvesting activities in the Bridge River Valley heading into the February long weekend.

Our harvesting crews are located throughout the valley in the following locations:

Slim Creek FSR
Gun Lake Area (Dale Road)
Cadwallader / Kingdom Lake Road

Expect logging truck traffic Monday to Friday on Road 40 with the possibility of some minor weekend trucking.  Travel leaving Lillooet for Goldbridge later in the afternoon will reduce the amount of log truck encounters.

Logging trucks should not be hauling on Monday Feb 18 (Family Day).

Road building and harvesting activities are taking place above Gun Lake, up Dale Road and up the Slim Creek FSR in off the 8.5km spur.  All trails in these areas are closed until activities can be completed.

There is a parking area for snowmobilers on the Slim Creek FSR just past the 8.5km spur. However due to the log hauling on the Slim FSR, if you are going travel the road to the parking area during operating hours make sure you either have radio contact or follow a vehicle that has radio contact and make sure they are aware you are following them.

Harvesting activities and log hauling are taking place out the Cadwallader (Kingdom Lake FSR).

Please respect all signs and use caution in these areas and have a save and enjoyable long weekend



February Community Advisory

Winterfest celebration at Little Gun Lake – Saturday Feb 16th

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Chances to win a flightseeing trip with Blackcomb Helicopter, draws start 11:30 a.m.

 Hockey & curling tournaments, great raffle prizes and concession stands by the Bridge River Valley ATV/Snowmobile Club and the BRVCA!  

 Sign up your hockey or curling team here: www.bridgerivervalley.ca/winterfest/

 *We are looking for a staff person for a couple of hours to float/help with concession stand and one volunteer person to wear the new mascot costume (1 hr)!     Can you help?  


 70’s Disco Family Spaghetti Dinner – Saturday Feb 16th

 $15 Adults /  Kids 10 and under FREE

Get your tickets here!     http://bit.ly/2QrRGHv Information here:  http://www.bridgerivervalley.ca/winterfest/   (scroll down).

 Prizes for best costume and best group “stayin’ alive” dance, silent auction.

This is a volunteer run benefit for the Bralorne Pioneer Museum.  

And you don’t have to cook !!!!


Training Survey for 2019 programs

The Valley Wide Training Initiative Committee is seeking feedback for the 2019 Training Program prior to pursuing further information, quotes and funding.
Thank you for taking part in this survey and supporting the training provided in the past. Survey link here: 


 Senior’s Lunch Sunday February 24th

The funding has ended for this great program, don’t miss the last lunch at the Gold Bridge Community Club.


The BRVCA is hiring!

Are you between the ages of 15 and 30 or know someone who is? Canada Summer Jobs has removed the requirement to be returning to school full time in order to get one of our funded positions this summer. BRVCA and the Museum have applied for 3 positions, if you think you might be interested in working this summer between May long weekend and the end of August, send us an email: bridgerivervalley@gmail.com.