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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

Thank-you

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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: 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PZG5VW5

 

 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.

Oct 18 Community Advisory

Senior’s Lunch Sunday Oct 21st at the Gold Bridge Community Club

Come on out and enjoy a free lunch, Hot Turkey Sandwiches, and good company!

 

NEWLY RE-PUBLISHED!  BRIDGE RIVER GOLD- Just in time for gift giving!

Special Pre-sale Price of $20 ends October 26. 

Purchase here:  www.bridgerivervalley.ca/store/   You will be given option to pay using PayPal or “other” (credit card).  A PAY PAL account is not needed to do this.

There are two choices :

Pick-up -  pre-purchased books will be available at the Community Resource Building in Gold Bridge after October 30 on Mondays & Thursdays or other special arrangements can be made.  Price $20 per copy.

Mailed copies (single) - these will be going out, all things going well on October 29.   Mailing addresses will be confirmed upon payment. The shipping price for the book is the $20 presale plus $15 postage.

If you have previously contacted us, we will be in touch with you!   If you want to pay by other means, order more than one copy, please email bralornepioneermuseum@gmail.com or PM them on Facebook.   Support our museum, it is amazing!

 2019 Bridge River Valley Calendar

The second printing of the 2019 calendar has arrived. You can order on-line at www.bridgerivervalley.ca/store/

 Remembrance Day Nov 11th &  Wreath Sponsorship

The Remembrance Day Ceremony will take place at the Gold Bridge Cemetery at 10:45 am followed by a tea luncheon at the Gold Bridge Hotel.  The BRVCA is offering wreath sponsorship again this year- Sm wreath $40.00 , Lg wreath $70.00   Please contact bridgerivervalley@gmail.com if you would like to sponsor a wreath.

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2019 Thanksgiving Fair

Fall Fair poster 2018 (3)

September Community Advisory

Community Advisory Sept 24, 2018

District Election

The 2018 district election is on October 20th.   There will be an All Candidates meeting on Oct 8th at the Gold Bridge Community Club, click here for details:  http://brvca.ca/slrd-area-a-director-candidates/  You can also visit the SLRD website for voting regulations and advance voting details: https://www.slrd.bc.ca/inside-slrd/legislative-services/elections

 Thanksgiving Fair 

Saturday Oct 6th   11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Gold Bridge Community Club

Apple & pumpkins pies, baked goods, local artisans and more!   

*We are also looking for pie & baking donations this year, all proceeds go to support the Bralorne Community Church which is in need of some plumbing repairs.

PRE-SALES for the Bridge River Gold Book

The Museum is currently taking pre sales orders for the new Bridge River Gold book. The cost of the book in pre-order is $20.00 plus the cost of shipping. They will be available for Christmas so this makes them favorable gifts and thoughtful ones also. The full price at a later date will be $24.99 plus shipping. If you are interested e-mail the Bralorne Museum @ bralornepioneermuseum@gmail.com or call 250-238-2349 with your name, how many copies you desire and contact information. We will contact you at a later date regarding payment details. Sneak peek at the cover here:   http://bit.ly/2NRAOgj

2019 Bridge River Valley Calendar

The new 2019 calendar will be here soon.  You can purchase a calendar at the Thanksgiving Fair Oct 6th or pre-order on-line at www.bridgerivervalley.ca/store/

The Bralorne Pioneer Museum is open up to and including Thanksgiving Weekend – Saturday, Sunday & Mondays – 10 to 4

The Haylmore Heritage Site is open up to and including weekend of September 27-30.

 Remembrance Day Nov 11th

We are looking for a community advocate, someone with a heart for our fallen.  The advocate will assist with sponsoring wreaths and help define the Remembrance Day ceremony. Please contact bridgerivervalley@gmail.com if you can help.

 

SLRD Area A Director Candidates

The next general local government elections will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

2018 SLRD Area A Director candidates:

COURCHESNE, John

MORITZ, Allan

PLAYFAIR, Karen

The BRVCA is hosting two All Candidates meetings ahead of the Oct 20th election:

In Person – Oct 8th – 9:00 am – 10:00 am at the Gold Bridge Community Club.

Teleconference Oct 9th – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.   There are 16 phone lines available.  If you wish to participate in the teleconference please RSVP to bridgerivervalley@gmail.com and you will be sent the phone number and access code.

Questions for candidates may be submitted in advance to the BRVCA bridgerivervalley@gmail.com

For more information on advance voting and voting regulations please visit   https://www.slrd.bc.ca/inside-slrd/legislative-services/elections

 

Logging Activity Update

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

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

Bridge Mainline/Downton Lake 
Liza Creek 
La Rochelle/Yalakom 

Continue to expect logging truck traffic Monday to Friday on Road 40 with the possibility of some minor weekend trucking.  Travel leaving Lillooet for Goldbridge after 5 pm daily will reduce the amount of crew and log truck encounters.  Travelers coming into the valley via the Hurley can expect truck traffic until 4 pm daily.  After 4 pm truck traffic should be done for the day but there is the possibility of traffic after 4 in the event of breakdowns or low-bedding. 

Aspen will be stockpiling wood at the old rock quarry near the Goldbridge transfer station.  Trucks will be turning off the Hurley FSR and traveling up the road towards Gun Lake.  Extra caution is advisable near the Hurley/Gun Lake Road junction as the trucks will be moving very slowly at this intersection. 

Truck traffic will be steady throughout the summer on the Marshall/Mud road system moving wood out of Liza Creek.  Trucks will also be entering Road 40 just west of the Yalakom Bridge out of the La Rochelle/Moha FSR. 

Brushing and road upgrades will be completed on the Bonanza road over the next couple of months, expect delays and road closures for bridge works. 

There will be road upgrades and construction in the Kingdom/Cadwallader road system.  Expect road closures or delays throughout the valley. 

Any questions or comments can be sent to me directly. 

Thank-you, 

Bill Poppy, R.F.T.
Aspen Planers Ltd.
Lillooet Woodlands Division

Office  1-250-256-5216
Cell      1-250-256-9335

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Logging update from Aspen Planers

The following is an update of Aspen Planers harvesting activities in the Bridge River Valley heading into the August long weekend.  Our harvesting crews are located throughout the valley in the following locations:

Bridge Mainline/Downton Lake
Liza Creek
La Rochelle/Yalakom

Continue to expect logging truck traffic Monday to Friday on Road 40 with the possibility of some minor weekend trucking. Travel leaving Lillooet for Goldbridge after 5 pm daily will reduce the amount of crew and log truck encounters.  Travelers coming into the valley via the Hurley can expect truck traffic until 4 pm daily.  After 4 pm truck traffic should be done for the day but there is the possibility of traffic after 4 in the event of breakdowns or low-bedding.

Aspen will be stockpiling wood at the old rock quarry near the Goldbridge transfer station.  Trucks will be turning off the Hurley FSR and traveling up the road towards Gun Lake.  Extra caution is advisable near the Hurley/Gun Lake Road junction as the trucks will be moving very slowly at this intersection.

Truck traffic will be steady throughout the summer on the Marshall/Mud road system moving wood out of Liza Creek.  Trucks will also be entering Road 40 just west of the Yalakom Bridge out of the La Rochelle/Moha FSR.

Brushing and road upgrades on the Slim FSR, expect delays.

Brushing and road upgrades on the Bonanza road over the next couple of months, expect delays and road closures for bridge works.

Seasonal deactivation will be completed on the new roads where we harvested last winter in the Marshall area.

Any questions or comments can be sent to me directly.

Thank-you,

Bill Poppy, R.F.T.
Aspen Planers Ltd.
Lillooet Woodlands Division

Office  1-250-256-5216
Cell      1-250-256-9335

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July Community Advisory

What a fantastic July long weekend leading us headlong into summer! In one weekend we had a major ball tournament in Bralorne, a huge Canada day celebration and an “Italian Days” fundraiser for the Gun Lake Boat Launch. And we’ve only just begun!!!!!!!

National Historic Day Events

Saturday, July 7 is National Historic Day in Canada
Here is what you can do to win $1,000
Cemetery Plot Cleanup July 7, 9:30-11:30 Bridge River Valley Cemetery (Gold Bridge)
- Volunteers and family members are needed to clean up plots (weeding, getting rid of old flowers, etc).
Haylmore Heritage Site
- Pan for Gold FREE all day and Post a Selfie on Instagram with Will Haylmore, Hashtag #HISTORICPLACESDAY and tag @HaylmoreHeritageSite for your entry to win $1000
Bralorne Pioneer Museum
- FREE Entry all day. Lemonade, ice tea & cookies FREE all day. Post a selfie on Instagram with Hastag #HISTORICPLACESDAY AND tag @BralornePioneerMuseum for your entry to win $1000.

Kid’s Camp

3 day Kid’s Camp – July 26, 27, 28 – Bike Rodeo, Nature and Bear Awareness, Culture Day
Get all the details here: http://brvca.ca/summer-kids-camp/

Laura Grizzly Paws

Don’t miss Laura…. FREE!
Saturday, July 28 at 1 pm. Please register at this link due to limited seating! http://brvca.ca/laura-grizzlypaws/

Senior’s Lunch (55 plus)

FREE! Our Monthly Senior’s Lunch is July 22 at the Gold Bridge Community Club. Join us for a laugh and some good food!

Help your Community!

Do you know something about FireSmart, Bears, Invasives? Just like to walk around and meet neighbors? LRISS is looking for volunteers to go along with their staff as they deliver packages in each of the neighborhoods.
More info here: http://bit.ly/2KIMG2h

Help your Museum!

Do you have three hours to spare?   Looking for docents (guides basically, we teach you) and collection management help (computer stuff) in July.  Sign up with your name & email at the July calendar here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fCgaBK-th7q8LqwqfKRPJH2RgXv5aS_RswOWHDyzccU/edit?usp=sharing

Help your Community!

Heritage Committee Meeting, Tuesday July 10 9 am to 11 am Community Resource Building or Toll Free Teleconference.
Bralorne Community Advisory Committee – fresh off a very successful Ball Tournament – Thursday, July 12 6:30 pm Bralorne FireHall