November 2012 Ontario Regional eNews

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WATERLOO, ON, TRAIL BUILDER CHOSEN AS 2012 
X-FUSION TRAIL AMBASSADOR

Congratulations to Igor Dragoslavic (Waterloo, ON) and Jim Lucas (Crowsnest Pass, AB), who have been named IMBA Canada's 2012 X-Fusion Trail Ambassadors.

“We are so proud to be able to give a small thank you to two hard working, community oriented individuals like Igor and Jim, our East and West 2012 X-Fusion Trail Ambassadors,” says Brian Kuhn from Renegade Cycle Solutions (RCS).

Made possible by RCS, the X-Fusion Trail Ambassador Awards recognizes Canadian advocates who go ‘above and beyond’ their volunteer roles to give back to the mountain biking and trails communities.  + Press release

  • X-Fusion Trail Ambassadors
  • IMBA-CA ED taking leave
  • TCC application deadline
  • 2013 Calendar available
  • Winter sale on IMBA gear
  • Bayview Bike Park award
  • TPMBC gets $30K grant
  • Copeland Forest meeting
  • Blog + events

IMBA CANADA'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TAKING LEAVE

With her third child on the way, IMBA Canada's Executive Director Lora Woolner will be stepping down from her duties to take a maternity leave.

Mike Van Abel, IMBA's president and U.S. Executive Director, will be overseeing IMBA's Canadian office throughout Lora's absence, starting December 1st.

All the staff at IMBA wish Lora and her family, the best of luck, health, and happiness over the next year. + Press release

JUST TWO WEEKS LEFT TO APPLY FOR A 2013 TRAIL CARE CREW VISIT

Don't miss this free opportunity to learn about sustainable trail building, club growth, and community trail development.

IMBA Canada clubs/retailers, Parks Canada sites, and other land managers are invited to apply to host the IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew in 2013. Online application must be submitted before Midnight EST on December 1st.

Check out what the TCC can do for your community on the blog.

SNAG YOUR COPY OF IMBA'S SPECIAL EDITION ANNIVERSARY CALENDAR WHEN YOU DONATE TO THE ANNUAL FUND

Celebrating IMBA's 25th Anniversary, this year's calendar shots are better than ever, so get ready to start salivating over all the delicious MTB getaways you could take in 2013.

Donate $40 or more to IMBA Canada's Annual Fund and get a free copy of the calendar as a thank you.

STOCK UP ON IMBA GEAR IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

From now until December 10th, 2012 you can save 15% on your purchase at the IMBA Canada Store. Just use the coupon code WINTERSALE2012 at checkout to receive your discount!

Did you know? All proceeds from the sale of items through our store support programs and projects in Canada.

IMBA CANADA TO RECEIVE AWARD FOR SUPPORT OF BAVIEW BIKE PARK PROJECT IN TORONTO

IMBA Canada is being recognized by Youth Unlimited for its involvement in the development of the Bayview Bike Park.

"It has been a true pleasure to work alongside all the great people from Revolutions and Youth Unlimited in helping to revitalize the Bayview Bike Park through public youth engagement days, and are excited to continue this goal together in the years to come," said IMBA Canada's Trail Specialist Daniel Scott. A representative from IMBA Canada will be present at the Park's closing celebration on Nov. 24 to receive the award.

TURKEY POINT MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB RECEIVES TRILLIUM GRANT

A huge congratulations to IMBA-affiliate Turkey Point Mountain Bike Club for acquiring a $30,000 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant; a monumental achievement after officially forming the club only one year ago.

For those that have been fortunate enough to ride in the area, they already know how good these trails are, and the grant will be used to enhance this trail network even further. + Blog

COPELAND FOREST UPDATE

Earlier this month, IMBA Canada's Ontario Coordinator attended the Couchiching Conservancy's latest meeting on the Copeland Forest. Read his report on the full-day meeting, which saw 140 participants and 20+ mountain bikers in the crowd. + Blog

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