Due to the declining membership of the Trail Society over the last couple of years, we have decided to try to raise awareness and funding by putting on an event in the local community. We’ll be hosting an event in Port Hardy. We are grateful for the use of the local chamber facilities to hold this event.
Dates and Times
The fundraising event will be held on Saturday, June 27 2015. The event will start at 7:00 PM. We’re hoping to arrange for a popular local band to play the event. We won’t be disclosing the name of this band until they have confirmed that the date is open in their schedule.
You can get directions to the event from the Port Hardy Chamber website. We will be utilizing their facility to hold the event. Tickets will go on sale May 1, 2015 for $100 each. All of the money will be donated to the Trail Society to help us boost membership and maintain the trails which are the reason for this great organization.
More About The Society
The Northern Vancouver Island Trails Society is a group of volunteers that has been organized to spearhead trail projects on Northern Vancouver Island. This group of volunteers became incorporated as a Society April 6, 2001. Our first major project, the current focus, is the North Coast Trail. The North Coast Trail will provide over 47 kilometres of spectacular world class walks, trails and campsites in a remote wilderness setting. The trail will link with the existing Cape Scott Trail to further enhance the hiking opportunities and adventures to be found on the North Island.
As a non-profit Society, the development of trails must take place without any purpose of financial gain. Any profits to the Society shall be used for promoting its purposes.Membership to the Northern Vancouver Island Trails Society is available. Please fill out the Membership Application and Donation Form (link below) to be involved and to support the development of the North Coast Trail. Individual membership is available for $15.00 Cdn, Family membership $25.00 Cdn and Groups (organizations, companies, corporations) are available for $100.00 To download your form Click Here
If you do not wish to join as a member but would like to donate to support the trail society, the above form can also be used.
You too can become a North Coast Trail Sponsor with your tax deductible donation. A Sponsorship Form is provided below for you to become a recognized sponsor with your donation in one of three categories, bronze, silver, or gold. With your contribution of over $5,000 you will receive special recognition on the Society’s web site, recognition at public events and on all advertising for the North Coast Trail. If you wish to sponsor a specified component of the trail (e.g. bridge, camp facility, etc), special recognition will be placed at that location.
Sponsors at the Event
While we haven’t worked out all of the details, we do know that we’ll be serving small batch ice cream from Bonta Gelato in Bend Oregon. They have agreed to donate all of the profits from the even to the Trail Society. For those not familiar, they are a small ice cream company from Oregon that uses Northwest ingredients to make truly delicious gelato. Check out their Yelp.com page for more information.
Other sponsors are in the works as well as food carts and catering. We hope to raise $10,000 for the Trail Society so get the word out to all of your friends and family.