Month: September 2021

Trail Workshop

Wow, my calendar tells me that today is the first day of September and cooler mornings and tacky dirt are certainly making it feel like fall time. Regardless if you are thinking about squeezing as much fall riding in as possible, or are dreaming of snow I’d like you to consider putting one more event into your fall calendars.

We are hosting IMBA Canada trail expert Jay Darby to run a trail development workshop in Gold Bridge/ Bralorne September 24-26. Jay has worked with communities across BC to develop, expand and build world class trails. If you’d like to learn more about Jay, you can read about him here:

Here are three reasons that you should consider attending this workshop:

  1. It’s free! Sal Demare from the SLRD has worked to arrange funding to offer this community training at no cost to participants. I should note that the funding has to go through one more approval on September 8th, but we do not expect any issues with this step. 
  2. Sunshine Mountain is now a designated Rec Site. This is great news, for many reasons but does come with some additional regulations around trail construction. Any trails on Sunshine will need to meet IMBA or Whistler Trail Standards moving forward. This workshop is focused on developing awesome trail within these standards.
  3. We will actually be working on trail. Over 50% of the course will be in the field, working on Alphagetti. So if you like to get dirty and work to make trails more fun, this is the course for you!

The planned dates are Friday evening September 24 and full day September 25, 26. However, this is still subject to funding approval. So please consider this a save the date for now. Everyone is welcome Friday evening for a community hall style presentation. Saturday morning will also be in class and all are welcome. Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday will be in the field and class size limits will apply.

I will also note that while the focus of this course is developing bike trails, the principles discussed are transferable to all trail types. 

We will have copies of the IMBA trail manuals on hand, in the short term I have attached the Whistler trail standards document. 

If you have any questions please let me know. If you are considering attending please respond to this message so I can start a list. There are some capacity limits for the field based parts of the course.

Thank you and I hope you get to ride your bike this week. 

Blake Rowsell, BRA Co-ordinator

Expression of Interest

Expression of Interest – Construction Manager – Bralorne Mines Office Rehabilitation
The BRVCA is seeking expressions of interest from qualified construction managers for the Bralorne Mines Office Rehabilitation.  The scope of project work involves structural upgrades to wood framing and new concrete and wood frames stairs/ramps, HVAC/plumbing replacement,  electrical system and lighting upgrades, new sprinkler system and fire alarm system, new partitions and interior finishes, and exterior grading and drainage works.  The scope of CM services include site supervision, work by own forces, and management of specific trade contracts made directly with BRVCA.
A CCDC 5 Construction Management Standard Contract with Supplemental Conditions tailored to this project will be the form of agreement. 
Please forward a CV outlining your residential and heritage rehabilitation expertise and project history, as well as local availability for this approximately 18 month duration project in Bralorne to by September 13.

Expression of Interest – Project Coordinator – Bralorne Pioneer Mine Office Building Conservation and Adaptive Reuse Project

The Bridge River Valley Community Association is seeking a part time project coordinator to extend through December 2022.
Project duties will include interfacing between the Owner/Project and the building users. 
This involves bringing input from the museum and residential users to inform the rehabilitation design, clearing out redundant items, organizing artifacts for future display, and will likely be informing the museum and other stakeholders on design and impacts. 
The selected consultant will need to work with the team of professionals and construction manager on completing the conservation and adaptive reuse of the building.
The successful consultant will have a strong understanding of the project and the Bralorne Pioneer Museum.
Skills and Experience must include:
A combination of education and experience in the field of heritage conservation with 10 years experience
Excellent understanding the the upper Bridge River Valley, its history and heritage, in particular the Bralorne Pioneer Museum
Demonstrated successful experience working with a team of professionals and community and non-profit participants
Please forward a detailed summary of the requested skills and experience along with expected rate of pay and overall availability by Friday, September 10 at 4 pm to

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