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June 16 Community Advisory

Tomorrow is the Father’s Day Community Market & Strawberry Shortcake!

Sunday, June 17 at Haylmore Heritage Site.  Come sell anything including your garage sale stuff.  FREE tables.  12-4

There will also be Strawberry Shortcake for Dads and Families, bannock dogs, cookies, and MORE  with HOT Coffee!

Fun games – Bocce – which is awesome at Haylmore, Bean Bag Toss and Horseshoes.  


Canada Day is coming soon!

Now’s the time to plan your parade entry !  From the bizarre to the “fairly normal” , ALL entries are welcome.

We also have two very key volunteer roles that need filling – Parade Marshall – basically a one hour job making

Sure everyone lines up correctly and makes their way down the street safely.  And…Community Hosts…for

Greet public and some other jobs (2 hours).  Can you get your Canadian on and help us?

See the link for complete details on our Canada Day Celebrations – Marble Canyon playing at both Canada Day

And Bralorne Ball Tournament:


Rock Wall Restoration at Haylmore Heritage Site

The community is invited to learn how to build and restore rock walls at the Haylmore Heritage Site.

Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24. Once you are trained, volunteer teams with schedule times to do

Specific section repairs.  We anticipate the full project may take a couple of years.  We need your help.

This is a wonderful opportunity to make a unique and lasting contribution

To our community.  Details here:


Great Canadian Giving Challenge

From June 1 to June 30, every $1 donated to the Museum enters them for a chance to win $10,000.

Last year a small organization in Edmonton, an animal shelter, won the $10,000.  The museum is using this

Funding to build new exhibits for our new location at the Bralorne Pioneer Museum.  Additionally, the Museum

Needs to fundraise approximately $7,000 just to keep the doors open through the summer.  We need your help.

This is our major fundraising drive of the year.  Donate here – ANY amount is welcome:

Tax deductible, charitable tax receipts are available right away!


Cemetery Plot cleanup – National Historic Day

Advance Notice – Saturday, July 7 9:30-11:30  For Family Members and other Volunteers

The plots of people buried at the Bridge River Valley Cemetery need tending.  While we have someone who

Looks after the basic yard maintenance at the cemetery, the care of the actual plots is sensitive and time consuming.

The cleanup will include pulling weeds, removing old and decayed adornments (plastic flowers) and assessing the rock

Borders to see if they need to be relaid.  If you have a family member in this Cemetery or are a sensitive and caring volunteer

We could use your help on July 7.  Please email Jenny at

Advance Notice – Logging Trucks on Lillooet Pioneer Rd. 40 Bralorne to Gold Bridge and then out Rd. 40

Information here:



Send us your jobs and we will post them and go to social media with them.  Large or small.

Great job at the mine, seasonal work at Tyax Adventures and Summer Student Jobs all posted right now – NOW!!!

June 5 Community Advisory

Bralorne Pioneer Museum participates in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! 

For every $ you donate at the link in June, the Museum receives one entry in the change to win $10,000.  Click here to donate:

 You will receive a tax receipt automatically.  All funds received assist the Museum in its Collection Management and Exhibit Development program!


Bear Weekend in the upper Bridge River Valley – June 9 and 10

The South Chilcotin area has a growing grizzly bear population.  We also have a healthy population of black bears.

We have a great presentation scheduled Saturday night by a noted wildlife biologist.  Suitable for all ageas!  Click here for info:

On Saturday and Sunday afternoon at the Haylmore Heritage Site, we have community hosts that will teach you how to use bear spray, one on one.  Bear spray will save you and the bear!  On Saturday, Jolene from Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative will be there with loads of additional information and stuff for kids.  See here for information:


Father’s Day Community Market, Sunday June 17 12-4

Bring your wares, be it garage sale material,  crafts, whatever you have to sell, your table and a chair and set up, free!  Strawberry Shortcake and tons of fun family games!  Haylmore Heritage Site


Canada Day is going to be great!

This year we have a band, Marble Canyon at both Canada Day and Ball Tournament Dance!

Mark your calendar!

Can you volunteer?  See the link:

Start planning your float ……the whackier the better!



Rock Wall Workshop


The community is invited to take part in a special opportunity to learn.  Thanks to funding from Heritage Legacy and the SLRD, BRVCA has engaged the services of professional stone mason Paul Coyle, who will lead a rock wall restoration workshop at the Haylmore Heritage Site.  Paul is a part-time Gun Laker with an interest in helping the community.  

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to work with him for hands on training, to gain knowledge of best practices, and how to work in a smart, safe manner.  To preserve the heritage values of the Haylmore site, the same techniques will be used as originally, and the same rocks.  Participants will gain the knowledge to maintain the walls after restoration.  Don’t miss this opportunity to gain skills and knowledge to help carry an important community asset forward into the future, and enhance your landscaping projects at home.

WHEN:  Saturday 23rd June and Sunday 24th June

WHERE:  Haylmore Heritage Site, Gold Bridge

WHAT TO BRING:  shovels, picks, hand rakes, trowels, boots (steel toe is best), wheelbarrows, string line, and gloves.  Extra string line and trowels will be on hand.  

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to confirm attendance, either by phone at 250-238-2534, or by email to


Historic Haylmore Rock Walls


Haylmore Rock Walls today

Work needed to be done on Haylmore walls

Work needed to be done on Haylmore walls


Bear Weekend

Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative will also be having an information table at the Haylmore Heritage Site.  The Coast to Cascades is working to secure and recover Grizzlies in southwest, BC.  Their community conflict prevention liaison will be on hand to share information about grizzly populations, and to talk about reducing conflicts with bears!








Bears in the Bridge River Valley

Bears in the Bridge River Valley Presentation 

Noted wildlife biologist, Grant MacHutchon will speak about the work he and Jolene Patrick of the Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative will be doing in the Upper Bridge River area. They will be assessing factors that can lead to conflict be-tween people and bears and some of the possible ways to minimize those bear hazards.

Grant will also speak about what is known about grizzly bear ecology in the area based on some research projects done to the north and south of the Bridge River valley.

This will be a down to earth and interesting presentation with lots of photos and information on the Bridge River Valley and its Bears.

Saturday, June 9  at 7 pm 

Gold Bridge Community Club 

Donations gratefully received for the BRV Bear working group!


Canada Day 2018

Canada Day 2018



May Community Advisory


Will the Hurley be open?  Watch for updates at

What about Rd. 40, I heard there are logging trucks?   See the update here:

Visit us on Twitter for “in the moment” updates.  Find us at @BridgeRiverValy (yes one l)

Haylmore Heritage Site Opens this weekend with the Rhubarb Bake Off!

Gold Panning, Local Artisan’s, Baking, Coffee, Ice Cream Books, Maps

Tourism Information Booth – individualized attention to your guests, trail information and advice

Open every day, closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Find us on Facebook and Instagram

Bralorne Pioneer Museum Opens this weekend

Admission by donation.  Open 10-4 Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays  Find us on Facebook

Want to Live where you Play?

Be sure to visit us at

Remember we will pay your 12th month of rent or mortgage for you if you

Enroll your kids in the awesome Gold Bridge Community School!


Summer Student Jobs – Museum & Communty Association 3 positions available, lots of time for fun, varied and well paying too.

Tyax Adventures

Tyax Resort & Spa

Bralorne Pub

Construction work


Aspen Planer Logging Update

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

Logging and hauling will be primarily focused in the Marshall area for the next few weeks.  Expect logging truck traffic Monday to Friday 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.  We will be active road building and harvesting in Liza Creek with log trucks starting to ship by the end of next week.  We will also be located on a few of the side spurs near Marshall Lake.

There will be some brushing and road upgrades on the Slim FSR over the next month to access a new area that we may start logging later in the summer.

We will be starting deactivation in Tyax tomorrow ( May 15th) and plan to harvest the rest of Block 1 later in the month.  That will complete all harvesting in Tyax for Cutting Permit 729.

In June we will be starting up activities past the end of Downton Lake, clearing snow slides, harvesting and trucking.

We will have planters in various locations, please respect their worksite.  Drive slowly when traveling near them.

Any questions or comments can be sent to me directly.


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

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


Community Paramedic Housing

Exciting news for the upper Bridge River Valley and Tsalath/Seton Portage Area.  The full time Community Paramedic position has been filled!

What is a community paramedic? Click to find out

Dan Clarke has officially accepted the position.  He has been a primary care paramedic for BC Ambulance for 4.5 years.  His training in the new Community Paramedic position starts April 23 – he expects to be in the area (split between us and Seton Portage area) April 30.

Bonus for us, Dan loves this area, is very familiar with it as he has been coming here since he was a small kid to camp.

It is very important that we help Dan find accommodation.  Right now he is looking for a suitable rental for his wife, baby and two dogs.    He will be up here himself end of April followed as soon as possible by his family.  Can you help, we really want them to be happy and comfortable?   Please give us a call asap at the office (250)238-2534 or if you have a rental or a lead.