Daryl Ferguson, a director of the Crowsnest Pass Quad Squad accepted the ATV Riders Award from Janice Entem on behalf of the Quad Squad. He said that the Crowsnest Pass trails, which total over 1,200 km, sees nearly 500 quads on an average weekend is a growing success.
Pass Herald Reporter
Last week was Crowsnest Pass Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon and the second luncheon since the summer ended.
The lunch took place on Wednesday October 5, and was hosted and catered by Country Encounters.
Chamber members were served soup, wraps, desserts and coffee.
The meeting was kicked off by the presentation of the 2012 ATV Riders awards to the Crowsnest Pass Quad Squad for the favourite family riding area and favourite scenic area in Alberta. In the platinum category, Crowsnest Pass received favourite overall ATV area in Alberta, most challenging ATV area, favourite mountain ATV area, and overall favourite ATV area.
Daryl Ferguson, a director of the Crowsnest Pass Quad Squad accepted the awards on behalf of the Quad Squad. He said that the Crowsnest Pass trails which total over 1,200 km, and see nearly 500 quads in an average weekend is a growing success.
“The trails are getting better and better every year,” he said, adding that a focus right now is to make the trails more family friendly. In the last 12 years the Crowsnest Pass Quad Squad, which consists of almost 240 members, has put in nearly 1.2 million dollars into local trails.
Following the small award presentation, John Perejma stood up to give Chamber members an update on the Crowsnest Cultural and Recreational Society. Their mission is simple, to have a viable multi-purpose cultural centre in the Crowsnest Pass.
The Crowsnest Cultural and Recreational Society is an Alberta registered nonprofit group, consisting of volunteers.
Their mission is to plan for the raising of funds, construction, maintenance and operation of a recreational complex that may include aquatic centre, indoor track, racquet ball courts, weight room, gymnasium, dance studio, live theatre, facility and food services.
In order to make this possible, Perejma explained that they would initiate a community wide survey, initiate fundraisers and organize informative meetings and presentations. They also hope to surpass 600 paid members and expand their merchant and discount program.
They also hope to develop a management framework integrated with the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass and liaise with business and industry within and supporting Crowsnest Pass.
Perejma explained that they are surveying the Crowsnest Pass in order to determine what recreational services will be needed.
“If only two people want a tennis court, then we won’t put in a tennis court,” he said. “The survey will help us be precise.”
The building of the recretion centre can be achieved by the members, residents, community agencies, governing bodies, businesses and corporations and by understanding the history of the area.
So far, Crowsnest Cultural and Recreation Society has initiated their first golf tournament this past summer.
They plan on more fundraiser throughout the year, including putting on a second golf tournament next summer.
The project is expected to be complete in the next three to four years.