There are so many people who have contributed to the Sunshine Coast Trail project over the years – building and maintaining trails, building huts, advocating for land and forest protection, offering financial and in-kind donations, helping to publicize the trail, using and spreading the word about the trail – it is truly a community effort. But here we’d like to recognize the unique contributions of the board of directors– several of whom have been serving since the beginning of PRPAWS in 1992.
PRPAWS’ liaison with the Sierra Club, Wes has been a valuable advocate and researcher for protection of the environment, the Sunshine Coast Trail, and park spaces in the Powell River area.
Loving where we live, Bob is a tireless promoter of the area and the Sunshine Coast Trail, helping out with trail and hut building and maintenance, as well as promotion of the trail. He is also a talented event planner with a knack for social media.
Ron acts as liaison between PRPAWS and a number of other outdoor groups he is involved with, including the PR Cycling Club, the Knuckleheads Club and Powell River Search & Rescue. On trail days he is always eager to break some rocks and clear some trail!
Co-founder of PRPAWS, Scott has spent the past 22 years nurturing and building the dream of the Sunshine Coast Trail. Known for his great sense of humour, and his tireless trail building and maintenance, he’s also the official camp cook.
Another of the earliest members of PRPAWS, Don got hooked when he met Scott and Eagle as they were all headed up to Emma Lake and the SCT was still just a dream. Don has spent countless hours promoting the trail and maintaining it, always making hard work fun.
The creative force behind the website, social media and helping with the general promotion of the trail. Emma deals with all manner of computer and print promo that broadcast the beauty of the SCT, inviting the world to visit.
When you visit the huts along the SCT, it is Jim’s vision that you are greeted with. Jim designed the huts, improving and tweaking each one as they were built. He supervised the building of all the huts and has also spent numerous hours building and maintaining trails.
PRPAWS’ liaison with The BOMB Squad, Richie has spent many hours helping with trail clearing and bridge building along the SCT, as well as other trails in the area.
Co-founder of PRPAWS, remembers thrashing around in wet salal looking for trail routes for what became the SCT. Monty has been a strong advocate for the trail over the years, providing invaluable research to promote and protect the Sunshine Coast Trail as well as the environment in general. Monty admires John Clark and Ardea herodias fanini.
Co-founder of PRPAWS, Eagle has spent the past 22 years nurturing and actualizing the dream of the SCT through countless hours of planning, advocacy, public relations, meetings, negotiations, correspondence, as well as trail and hut building and maintenance.