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Will the Hurley be open? Watch for updates at www.isurvivedthehurley.com
What about Rd. 40, I heard there are logging trucks? See the update here: http://brvca.ca/aspen-planer-logging-update/
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
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 www.liveplay.ca
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 Resort & Spa
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
Exciting news for the upper Bridge River Valley and Tsalath/Seton Portage Area. The full time Community Paramedic position has been filled!
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 bridgerivervalley.ca if you have a rental or a lead.
Free Senior’s Luncheon April 22nd at the Gold Bridge Community Club 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. The second Sunday luncheon will feature live acoustic guitar music and board game tables for anyone interested (Rumoli, Scrabble, Yahtzee & cribbage). Or just come out and enjoy some music and a great lunch!
Pitch-In Week is April 22-29. Come on out and show your BRV pride, win a great prize! http://brvca.ca/pitch-in-to-win/
Live and Play here, get your 12th month rent or mortgage free! http://brvca.ca/live-play-for-free/
New blog – help us choose a name, just a short survey. We’re looking for guest bloggers too. If you are interested in sharing your story about life in the valley, your passions or what you love to do here, please contact the BRVCA. Be the first blogger and win a swag bag! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/93LHL2C
Rental home required from June 2018 onward, family re-location
The Bralorne Pioneer Museum is looking for an assistant
The Haylmore Heritage Site requires a stone mason
The Bralorne pub will be re-opening soon and are looking for servers and kitchen staff www.brvca.ca/bralorne-pub-staff/
Community Advisory for March 12th, 2018
Senior’s Luncheon at the Gold Bridge Community Club
As part of a new senior’s program the BRVCA is sponsoring a seniors lunch on Sunday, March 25th from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Come on out and enjoy a free delicious roast beef dip luncheon and a chance to win some great door prizes!
Easter Pancake Breakfast at the Gold Bridge Community Club
Sunday April 1st – 10:30 am. Adults $6.00, kids under 12 yrs are free
Bralorne Mine Reclamation Plan Development – Community Engagement
Splitrock Environmental is seeking input from valley residents on the reclamation plan on behalf of Bralorne Gold Mines. Click on this link for more info:
They are also offering an on-line survey here: https://splitrock.typeform.com/to/iZl1BD
The Training Committee would like your input for the 2018 program. They have a short survey available at this link until March 13th: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DGKBHL7
Bralorne Pioneer Museum and BRVCA
We will have 4 different summer student positions. All for 30 hours per week, mostly over 5 days a week. The jobs vary in days of week worked, however all will have some weekend work. They all will pay based on experience and are above minimum wage.
Contact (250)238-2534 or worktodo@email@example.com
Two positions to fill. Please see the link for more information: http://brvca.ca/tyax-adventures-job-postings/
Winterfest is Family Day Weekend!
Basic details are here: www.bridgerivervalley.ca/winterfest Main Event Saturday, February 10. More information to follow!
The Winterfest Committee is looking for a few good people to help on Saturday, Feb. 10:
- Hockey Referee (paid position)
- Curling Co-ordinator
- Kids’ activity coordinator
- Concession stand helper (paid position)
- Set up and/or tear down day of the event
- Barney the Bear Mascot (one hour)
Call or email us : (250)238-2534 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Your help is very much needed for us to do this event and will be greatly appreciated.
Name the Blog
We have a new blog page on the LivePlay.ca website and it needs a name fitting for a blog about this awesome valley we live and play in. The winner gets bragging rights, a gift bag of goodies and the option to be one of the first guest bloggers. Here’s your chance to write about what you love about the Bridge River Valley! So that’s cool, right?
The blog will be a guest blog so we’ll be continually looking for submissions from anyone who has a passion about our valley. It can be anything from a favourite piece of history, your personal story such as how you got here, what you do here, funny stories or just plain wild ones. The only criteria is that it is a positive message for visitors to the website.
You can see the first blog about the Gold Bridge Community School: http://www.liveplay.ca/category/brv-stories/
Project Co-ordinator: Reaching Out – Connecting Generations and Cultures http://brvca.ca/reaching-out-project-co-ordinator/
Summer Student Jobs:
Bralorne – Pioneer Museum – Heritage Museum Assistant – mid May to late August (to be confirmed by funding), 30 hours/week, Thursday to Monday
Bridge River Valley Community Association – Heritage Assistants – mid May to late August (to be confirmed by funding), 30 hours/week Monday to Friday, some weekends
If you think you might like to work here this summer please get in touch with us as soon as possible (250)238-2534 or email@example.com
Mountain Telegraph is Digital!
The Mountain Telegraph is digital! Read detailed articles of interest in the Bridge River Valley !
Check out this link to see our January 2017 edition: www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/56717594/mt-jan-2017-on-line
The digital edition will be available for $40 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 $66 for 10 editions (a year).
The Mountain Telegraph will continue to also be available for sale at $4/edition at locations in the Valley and will also be distributed at no charge to everyone’s post boxes who get mail at the Gold Bridge Post Office.
Sign up and pay for your digital subscription here:
What is going on with the Bralorne-Pioneer Museum?
In July 2017, The Bridge River Valley Community Association purchased the Bralorne Pioneer Mines Motel (nee Office) with the intention of relocating the Bralorne Pioneer Museum into the building.
It is the intent of the Bridge River Valley Community Association in partnership with the Bralorne Pioneer Museum Society to create a space for the Museum that will become an attraction for visitors and a place to celebrate the area’s rich heritage.
The Bralorne Pioneer Mines Motel, first opened in 1939 and was the site of the Bralorne Pioneer Mines Office. Now that the building has been purchased, the next step will be to renovate a significant portion of the building to become the new home of the Bralorne Pioneer Museum, which was established in 1977.
The remainder of the building will be activated for purposes of revenue generation, including long and short term rentals of both office space and residential, a gift shop and coffee shop. The revenue streams will create new professional jobs in the community and will also help to ensure the ongoing maintenance of an important heritage building.
This project would not be possible without the generous support of many funders including; The Government of Canada – Gas Tax Fund – Community Works Fund program, the Province of BC and the BC Museums Association – BC| Canada 150: Celebrating B.C Communities and their Contribution to Canada program, the Bralorne-Pioneer Museum Society, Northern Development Initiative Trust – Community Halls and Recreation Facilities Program , the Squamish- Lillooet Regional District – Northern Payment In Lieu of taxes fund, as well as several private funders.
The Bridge River Valley Community Association sincerely appreciates the support and we are thankful to our funders who are making this project a reality.
In 2010, the Bridge River Valley Community Association conducted a building assessment and cost analysis of the Bralorne Pioneer Museum’s existing location. The structure, which had housed the museum since the 1980’s was constructed in the 1950’s as a temporary class room for the Bralorne High School’s Industrial Arts programme. The 2010 report advised the Museum Society not to renovate the museum’s existing building due to advanced structural damage. The report concluded that the best course of action would be either to construct a new building on the existing site or find a suitable building in Bralorne in which to relocate the museum. The community determined that constructing a new building on the existing location would be cost prohibitive.
By 2014, the Museum building had deteriorated to the point that the most vulnerable items in the collection had to be moved to a temporary leased location to ensure protection from environmental damage.
During this time, the community identified the possibility of relocating to the Bralorne Pioneer Mines Office (Motel) as the most beneficial solution. It is the only building in the Bralorne townsite both large enough and in reasonable enough condition to occupy. The building is prominently located in the centre of Bralorne and has been well cared for since it became privately held in the 1970s when the mine closed.
Further, the building served as the Mines office from 1939- 1971 and carries historic significance to the community. Coincidentally, the Mines Office building was the original home of the museum when it first opened its doors in 1977. However the museum had to be relocated when the office came under new ownership in the 1980s.
Through this project, the Museum will come full-circle and return to its original home, while providing other economic opportunities for the community and a self-sustaining revenue source to maintain the building.
Bridge River Valley Community Association
104 Haylmore Ave., Gold Bridge, BC