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1 The unique architecture of the Trail Riverfront Centre is every photographer s dream. We thank Mike Hockley for capturing the building at this stunning angle. BC springnewsletter 2018 SPCIAL DITION See pages 3 to 6 for Trail Silver City Days information! Photo: Mike Hockley TRAIL RIVRFRONT CNTR Trail s hub for learning, culture & information The Trail Riverfront Centre was packed with excitement and pride from the 500 people who attended the Grand Opening event on Monday, April 2nd. Smiles couldn t be wiped off faces as guests toured the new facility filled with beautifully displayed exhibits, stacked book shelves, and interactive learning tools-a-plenty. The day s fun continued outside with free burgers and refreshments, served by the Trail Ambassadors. Thank you Trail, for sharing this important day with us and for supporting the project over the years. Donors and sponsors were recognized during a special event on Friday, April 6th. Two donor pieces highlighting the major sponsors and donors were officially revealed that evening. Members of the Trail & District Library unveil their donor piece at the Trail Riverfront Centre. Members of the Trail Historical Society unveil their donor piece at the Trail Riverfront Centre. Guests were impressed with the variety of exhibits and educational services available at the new facility. Thank you all so much for helping us bring to our community something that has been a hope and dream of many. (Mayor Mike Martin, April 2) 1394 Pine Avenue, Trail, BC V1R page 1 Continued on following page Photos: Klenk Photography

2 Continued from previous page See the full schedule of events on page 6 A Homecoming Celebration May The Great War comes to a museum near you Join us to celebrate Trail s traditions, culture and food during our annual multi-day festival! See or find us on Facebook! Trail Ambassador Programme Pageant Friday, May 11 at 7pm at the Bailey Theatre W AR RA D Y F O R V I S I TO R S! The new location of the Trail Visitor Centre is easy-to-find, convenient and full of information about places to stay, places to eat and drink, and things to do in Trail. During the peak travel months, summer students will be assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Trail Visitor Centre, responding to queries for visitor information and promoting tourism products specific to the region that enhance and extend visitor stays or encourage return visits. The Trail Riverfront Centre, home to the Trail & District Public Library, the Trail Museum & Archives and the Trail Visitor Centre is modern, spacious, and welcoming to all. Admission is free. If you haven t had the chance to experience it yet, don t be shy we d love to see you and hear your comments and feedback. Hours of operation: Monday and Friday: 10:00am 5:00pm Tuesday through Thursday: 10:00am 8:00pm Saturday: 10:00am 4:00pm The Trail Visitor Centre is full of brochures and guides to provide visitors information about Trail and the region. page 2 njoy an evening stroll along the Columbia River Skywalk with info stations and entertainment from the east entrance to the west entrance. Start or finish your stroll at the Shooting Star Midway or the Riverfront Food Fair, located along Trail s beautiful splanade. Photo: Lower Columbia Tourism Dave Heath The exhibit is on display on the first floor of the Trail Museum & Archives in the Trail Riverfront Centre. The Royal BC Museum has unearthed powerful material about the Great War (the First World War), creating a travelling exhibition that has set up camp in the new Trail Museum & Archives at the Riverfront Centre. This smaller version of the larger travelling exhibition, called British Columbia s War, , and which aims to educate British Columbians about the contributions of their forebears in the First World War, is on exhibit at the Trail Museum & Archives in Trail from April to Mid-June. Who will wear the crown? The 7-month Trail Ambassador Programme, which is designed to enrich and enhance the lives of young women by teaching life skills, concludes * at the annual Miss Trail Pageant when Miss Trail and Trail s Princess are chosen. These THURSDAY, ambassadors attend pageants MAY 10, 2018 and parades throughout BC and 7PM TO 9PM Washington State to promote the City of Trail. (Left to right) Miss Royal Canadian Legion No. 11 Isabelle Impey; Miss Shoppers Drug Mart Kathryn Daines; Miss Colombo Lodge Oberon Kennedy-Scheck; Miss Knights of Pythias Clarice Tuai; Miss Italo Canadese Reigha Wyatt; and Miss Kiwanis Rue Urban *pronounced pas eh jata meaning a leisurely walk or stroll, especially one taken in the evening; a promenade used with reference to the tradition of taking such a walk in Italy or Italian-speaking communities We would like to thank the 2017 Ambassadors for their dedication over the last year, and we wish them all the best in their future endeavours. (Left to right) Trail s Princess 2017 Melissa Pitman; Miss Trail 2017 Marley Lemieux; and Miss Congeniality 2017 Hailey Armstrong Trail On Stage! ntertainment Trail On Stage! Saturday, May 12th Noon-4pm at the Sidewalk Café in the Trail Memorial Centre Arena Matt Henry The arena stage will come alive with many of our local talents! Also featuring Matt Henry the Trained Human. page 3

3 Adult supervision is required for the KidZone at all times Famous Grape Stomp Saturday, May 12th 3pm at the Sidewalk Café The KidZone, TRU Consulting, is a great place for kids of all ages to jump, play and have fun! Friday, May 11, 5pm to 8pm Colombo Lodge in the Gulch The feet drop at 3! MANGIA MANGIA! njoy a delicious spaghetti dinner to the sounds of live Italian music! veryone is welcome! Tickets at the door. Saturday, May 12 Wednesday May 9 through Noon to 4pm Saturday May 12, 10am to 10pm Join us in the Trail Memorial Sunday May 13, 10am to 4pm Stroll along Trail s picturesque splanade* and enjoy a great selection of 17 food vendors! *New location this year! Critter day AM FORD / COLOMBO LODG Bocce Classic Saturday May 12th Sunday, May 13th at the Trail Curling Rink (Game times TBD) vs The Trail Smoke aters take on the Beaver Valley Nitehawks for the 2018 Grape Stomp Trophy. Colombo Lodge Spaghettata Centre Arena for great food, baking, drinks, snacks and gelato while you watch the talented performers, dancers and musicians on the big stage! Drinks for 19+ available. Wednesday, May 9 5pm to 7pm Whether you re a seasoned expert or a new bocce player, this multi-day tournament does not disappoint on the fun level. Call the Colombo Lodge Office for more information. S I L V R C I T Y njoy a fun swim at the Trail Aquatic & Leisure Centre for just $2! D A Y S Fun Run & FAMILY DAY Choose a 5K or 10K run or a 5K walk. The run starts at 9am sharp. Registration forms are available at Gerick Sports and Day of registration occurs between 7:30am and 8:30am. The fun continues with Family Day starting at 11am with games, live music ( R/MAX) and delicious food and snacks. Matt Henry the Trained Human ( Atco Wood Products) will hit the stage for three separate juggling performances, with the first one starting Sunday, May 13th at Gyro Park at noon. We d like to extend a big thank you to the Lions Hosted by Gerick Sports, BC Athletics and the Trail Track & Club of Trail, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 11, and Field Club, the fun run is a great way to start your Sunday. the Trail & District Arts Council for their Family Day support! PICKLBALL Tournament Sunday, May 13th 10am-2pm at the Willi Krause Fieldhouse This fun tournament welcomes players of all levels. Meet new players, have fun and win prizes! Call to register. Saturday, May 12th 1pm 5pm Beaver Creek Provincial Park See and touch nature and get close to local amphibians, snakes, reptiles, hosted by the Fish & aquatic bugs, native plants, insects and Wildlife Compensation more. See and Kootenay day for more information and to learn Conservation Program about their funding sponsors. TOONI SWIM Photos: Lower Columbia Tourism Dave Heath CONTINUD TH Sports and fun for all Saturday, May 12th Noon-4pm at the Sidewalk Café in the Trail Memorial Centre Arena 3 x 3 Street Hockey Tournament Saturday, May 12th at the Trail Memorial Centre Parking Lot Hey kids! Get your team together for this fun street hockey tournament! Register as a team or as an individual. $5/person entry fee. Get the registration form at ADDITIONAL VNT SPONSORS page 4 page 5 Photos: Lower Columbia Tourism Dave Heath KidZone

4 FULL SCHDUL O F VNTS Knights of Columbus Citizen of the Year Tues, May 8 7pm St. Michael s School th Ave $3 All Ages Dance, featuring the Kootenay Fiddlers Branch #9! Wed, May 9 4-8pm Trail Seniors Centre, 925 Portland Street Trail Parks & Rec Silver City Days Toonie Swim Wed, May 9 5-7pm Trail Aquatic & Leisure Centre, 1875 Columbia Avenue Riverfront Food Fair A great variety of yummy food and beverages. New location on the splanade. Wed, May 9 10am-10pm Sun, May 13 10am-4pm Downtown on the splanade Shooting Star Midway Rides and Games for all ages. Prices & Info at Wed, May 9 Fri, May pm Downtown Noon-10pm on the splanade Sun, May 13 Noon-5pm An vening Passeggiata Thurs, May 10 njoy an evening stroll with your family and 7-9pm friends over the Columbia River Skywalk with info stations & entertainment Columbia River Skywalk Colombo Lodge Spaghettata Spaghetti feast with live music Fri, May pm Colombo Lodge 584 Rossland Avenue Miss Trail Pageant Tickets at the door or Fri, May 11 7pm Charles Bailey Theatre 1501 Cedar Avenue Trail Firefighters Parade 11am Starts downtown on Bay Avenue and finishes in ast Trail near Trail Aquatic & Leisure Centre McDonald s / Greater Trail Minor Hockey 3x3 Street Hockey Tournament For kids ages 5-14 Times TBD Parking Lot Saturday Sidewalk Café Great food, Trail On Stage! entertainment ( Teck) and the Grape Stomp Competition Noon-4pm Grape Stomp 3pm KidZone ( TRU Consulting) A fun place for kids to run, jump and play Noon-4pm AM Ford / Colombo Lodge Silver Sun, May 13 City Days Bocce Classic Fun Tournament for all skill levels Curling Rink Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program and Kootenay Conservation Program Critter Day 1-5pm Learn about special ecosystems, kids activities Beaver Creek Provincial Park Hwy-22A, Kootenay Boundary Gary Morissette & the Unknown Culprits AND Scarlet Sway 19+ Dance $8 advance tickets at R/MAX All Pro Realty & the Trail Smoke aters Office. $10 at the door 8pm-Midnight Doors at 7pm Trail Firefighters Fireworks Dusk (approx. 9pm) Watch from Downtown, Gyro Park or the Victoria Street Bridge Gerick Sports, BC Athletics and the Trail Track & Field Club Silver City Days Fun Run 5K or 10K run or 5K walk Sun, May 13 9am start 7:30-8:30am day of registration arly register by May 11 Gyro Park 1090 Charles Lakes Drive Family Day at Gyro Park Games, live music, food, and Matt Henry the Trained Human, Atco Wood Products Sun, May 13 11am-5pm Matt Henry 3 shows : starting at 12 Noon Gyro Park, 1090 Charles Lakes Drive Trail Parks & Rec Pickleball Tournament Sun, May 13 10am-2pm Willi Krause Fieldhouse 1801 Highway 3B page 6 UPCOMING VNTS & ACTIVITIS S U S A T T H summer Kootenay Healthy Lifestyles xpo Visit the Trail Parks & Recreation booth at the Kootenay Healthy Lifestyles xpo, scheduled for June 8 & 9 in the Trail Memorial Centre arena. Chat with Parks & Recreation staff to learn more about their programs, services and special events. Gabby Kravski, Trail Parks & Recreation Aquatic Coordinator, will be onsite to answer questions. The Spring / Summer 2018 Leisure Guide is now out. Get a copy at the Trail Aquatic & Leisure Centre or online at Playbox at Gyro Park Trail Parks and Recreation is getting ready to install the City of Trail s first Live Playbox at Gyro Park this summer. What is a Live Playbox, you ask? These playboxes, which are starting to pop up at several municipal parks across British Columbia, are permanently installed boxes full of activity equipment for everyone to enjoy, at no cost. Simply follow the steps indicated on the box to access and replace the contents inside. The playboxes originate from the Live community, which encourages four simple guidelines for raising healthy children. Learn more about this concept at Select Wednesday venings 4pm to 8pm on June 6, July 11 & August 8 Food & Market Vendors, Family Zone, ntertainment JUN 6 60s & 70s and more by HY2 JULY 11 Soul, Reggae & Rock by Timothy Hurley & the Vultures AUGUST 8 Great music variety by That Girl & arl Vendors forms are available at More info at page 7

5 Trail Skate (ALL WHL) Park Project, Gyro Park Construction of the Trail Skate (All Wheel) Park Project will begin this summer! Newline Skateparks Inc., an organization that has been working with the City of Trail for many years to help make this project a reality, has been awarded the contract to build the park. Newline is gearing up to start construction in early July with the goal of completing the project by late September. Trail Memorial Centre Arena Roof Replacement MAD POSSIBL BY TH FDRAL GAS TAX FUND The City of Trail was extremely fortunate to receive $1.16 million in funding from the Gas Tax Strategic Priorities Fund to support the Trail Memorial Centre Arena Roof Replacement Project. The project involves rehabilitation and replacement of the roof over the and includes a full replacement of the arena s 40,170 sq.ft. roof system, the installation of a low emissivity ceiling and new halide lights, asbestos removal in the current roof glue and cement board, project management, federal project signage, and a 15% project contingency. The project is expected to start this spring with an estimated completion date of summer page 8 With a budget of $700,000, this project is made possible by the fundraising efforts of the Society for the Friends of the Trail Skatepark with contributions of $72,000 and $10,000 of in-kind services, a Columbia Basin Trust Infrastructure grant of $150,000, a $30,000 donation by the Murphy Foundation, and $448,000 of funding from the City of Trail. The new park will be built next to the existing Boat Launch Parking Lot at Gyro Park, and will consist of rails, ledges, walls, pipes and a spectator seating area. Lower Sunningdale Court CONVRSION PROJCT The Lower Sunningdale Tennis Courts will soon become a multi-sport space supporting several recreational activities such as basketball, tennis, pickleball, and street hockey. A permanent Live Playbox, which will house the various pieces of recreation equipment specific to this park, will be installed to ensure everyone can participate. Converting this old court, that is well passed its useful life, into a multi-sport space will ensure this recreation amenity will be able to meet the various and changing recreational interests of the community while encouraging the benefits of unstructured play in the outdoors. With a budget of $66,500, funding for this project is supported by a CBT Recreation Infrastructure grant of $32,500 and $34,000 from the City of Trail.