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Jun 2019

KPDC Volunteers Set A Record!

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Trail stewards heading in for Boston Pizza

It was nothing short of an outstanding effort! On Saturday Kilcona Park Dog Club trail steward volunteers – armed with wheelbarrows, wagons, shovels, rakes and 5-gallon pails – finished chipping the Hill Trail, doing it in record time and breaking all records for the length of trail that was repaired!!

Trail steward Sarah-Jane Marquez-Hicks hauling chips

Each year, trail stewards manage to rehabilitate about 400-metres of Kilcona’s trail network. But on Saturday, they widened and levelled over a KILOMETER!! of low-lying, uneven sections of the Hill Trail that turn into dog-magnet mud holes whenever it rains!

In sharp contrast to the nasty weather at May’s trail chipping event, volunteers were treated to a warm, sunny day with just enough of a breeze to keep the mosquitoes away. And at the end of the work bee, volunteers chowed down on Boston Pizza, courtesy of North Kildonan Councillor Jeff Browaty. Thanks Jeff!

A big shout out to Kilcona Park staff for breaking up the wood chip piles with a bobcat.  It really made a difference! It helped the chips dry out quickly and made hauling, shoveling and raking them much easier and that made the work go much faster.

Over 50 volunteers participated in this spring’s trail chipping work bees.  Thanks everyone! The carpet of wood chips makes the trails way more user-friendly and easier for people to navigate.

Emma Sadonick-Carriere with her daughter, KPDC’s youngest trail steward!

A special thanks to Sonny Restiaux, Chantal Demare, Larry Wozney and Jeff Henry for your efforts in supporting the trail steward volunteers!

Photos of the event are posted on KPDC’s Facebook page.

The winners of the June 1 “Eager Beaver Trail Chippers” draw are:

  • Gregg Iannaccone – Sprockett’s Doggy Day Camp gift certificate

  • Sarah-Jane Marquez-Hicks – Birchwood Ford golf umbrella and Pet Planet goody bag

  • Dave Barber – Birchwood Ford baseball cap, sunglasses, coasters and Pet Planet goody bag

  • Tony Kennett – Birchwood Ford baseball cap, coasters and Pet Planet goody bag

  • Nicole Doherty – Pet Valu (Kildonan Green) gift certificate – free dog wash

  • Emma Sadonick-Carriere – Pet Valu (Kildonan Green) gift certificate – free dog wash

  • Christine Quinlan – Pet Valu (Kildonan Green) gift certificate – free dog wash

  • Teresa Wiebe – Pet Valu (Kildonan Green) gift certificate – free dog wash

  • Diana McEachern – Pet Valu (Kildonan Green) gift certificate – free dog wash

  • Linda Stephen – Pet Valu (Kildonan Green) gift certificate – free dog wash

  • Jarrod Mikolajczyk – Pet Valu (Kildonan Green) gift certificate – free dog wash

  • Eric Friesen – Pet Valu (Kildonan Green) gift certificate – free dog wash

  • Kathy Foley – Pet Valu (Kildonan Green) gift certificate – free dog wash

  • Kristeen Carriere – Pet Valu (Kildonan Green) gift certificate – free dog wash

  • Teresa Zadravec – Pet Valu (Kildonan Green) gift certificate – free dog wash

  • JP Chomichuk – Pet Valu (Kildonan Green) gift certificate – free dog wash

Winner of ‘Little Beaver Trail Chipper’ draw

  • Benson Wonick – Cineplex Theatre package

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