TRAILS FOR LIFE
Cross Country Ski Trails Fundraising Campaign
DEAR FRIEND OF WOSTAWEA,
As Chair of this exciting Wostawea initiative, I am very pleased to announce the Trails For Life fundraising campaign. Imagine enhanced cross-country ski trails at Killarney Lake that include dedicated classic trails, improved access to the Woodlot/Kingswood trails, a family-friendly ski playground for Killarney Lake and an inventory of ski equipment for daily loan to individuals and groups at no cost. Add to this list a state-of-the-art Snowcat groomer at our Killarney Lake venue and enhanced grooming equipment for our Woodlot/Kingswood trail system and cross-country skiing in the Fredericton region will reach new levels of participation and impact.
Trails For Life will be the biggest fundraising effort in our 45 year history, and we’re counting on the support of Wostawea friends like you to turn this vision into reality. The stars have indeed lined up for a campaign of this magnitude, especially when you consider these Wostawea developments:
Wostawea membership has doubled in the past ten years, and skiers of all ages and abilities have made cross-country skiing their winter activity of choice. In fact, Wostawea boasts the largest club in the Maritimes, with close to 700 members.
Wostawea received funding support in 2016 from ACOA, the Government of New Brunswick and the City of Fredericton to expand the trail network at its Killarney Lake venue. The widened and new trails make Killarney Lake a ski destination of choice in southern and central New Brunswick. Wostawea plans to host regular regional competitions and occasional national ones that will attract out-of-town visitors to our city and impressive trail systems.
Wostawea programs are vibrant and growing. Over 150 children and adults are finding their stride in our lessons. Our racing team engages children, youth, adults and para-athletes who train weekly and represent our club at regional and national competitions. Every week Lunar Ski and Senior Ski outings are held with enthusiastic participation.
Wostawea hosted the Maritime Cup this January with record numbers of participants, volunteers and spectators. With 145 skiers registered, these were the two biggest races in New Brunswick for at least 15 years. Wostawea also hosts an annual loppet at the Killarney Lake venue, typically attracting 100 skiers to the event.
The Trails For Life campaign builds on this impressive momentum. The Wostawea Executive board members believe this campaign will elevate the Wostawea trails, grooming equipment, amenities and programs so that even greater numbers of kids, families and seniors will enjoy this winter activity of choice. With generous support from Wostawea friends like you, we will be able to reach our goal.
(1) Donate online at sportnb.com and look for the NB Amateur Sport Fund Donate button. On the second page you’ll see an option to “Add special instruction to the Recipient” and this is where you can direct your donation to Wostawea.
(2) Mail pledge form to Wostawea Trails For Life Campaign, 1017 Woodstock Road, Fredericton, NB, E3B 7R7. Please make your cheque out to the NB Amateur Sport Trust Fund.
(3) Drop off pledge form at Radical Edge on 129 Westmorland Street in a sealed envelope.
The pledge form can be downloaded from here.
Warmest Wostawea Wishes,