Thanks to partnerships with conservation groups, individual donors, the BC Parks Foundation and supporters, the Province has acquired more than 229 hectares of land intended to be added to seven provincial parks and one protected area. See where the new additions will be.
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The Rockhound Auction adventure Rocks! For Ivan Matthews and Teresa Hunt it was the adventure of the season. With Guides Rose Schroeder and Linda Buchanan they were treated to the many delights of the Shuswap. With main camp in Salmon Arm, at Rose's family farm, daily excursions went out either by quad or horseback, rain or shine, sprained ankle ( Teresa ) or not. The food was magnificent, accomodations superb and adventures lively. It was several of the best days the two successful auction bidders could have wished for. Money well spent they agreed. [...]
My husband & I just returned a few days ago from this amazing Two- day trip. We were treated to fabulous guided trail rides; sightseeing/exploring the gorgeous country side around Memekay checking out the fossils, the Big Tree, swimming holes, and endless laughter! We want to give a big shout out to Deb & Dennis Oakman & Ian & Sandy Compton our incredible hosts for the 2020 Two- day Memekay Camp Guided Adventure auction item that we purchased on line as a fund raiser last June. If this auction item comes up again, Jump on it; you don’t want to [...]
2021/06/02 From BCHBC North Vancouver Island Chapter near Comox COVID restrictions have put a damper on events and activities for local nonprofits and recreational organizations, and the Back Country Horsemen of BC’s North Vancouver Island chapter (BCHBC-NVI) is no exception. To encourage their members on horseback, as well as hikers, joggers, cyclists, and dog walkers, to get out to explore this summer, the group has planned a free, COVID-compliant special ‘Observation Challenge’ at the Seal Bay Nature Park. “We developed this activity for individuals and families to participate in small groups, at their leisure, from July 1 to August 31,” explains [...]
THE OUTDOOR RECREATION COUNCIL OF BC PRESENTS BC TRAILS DAY The outdoors has proven to be an invaluable resource to British Columbians during the pandemic. To help give back to the trails and outdoor spaces that we love, the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC is launching BC Trails Day on Saturday, June 5, 2021. WHAT IS BC TRAILS DAY? Part of the international celebration of Trails Day worldwide on June 5, BC Trails Day is dedicated to celebrating and caring for BC’s trail system, educating about responsible recreation and helping more British Columbians enjoy trails and outdoor spaces. For [...]
Conditioning Horses on Hills: valuable suggestions from our friends at AQHA. Hill work for horses can offer major health benefits. Read on for techniques to help strengthen, condition or recondition and improve both you and your horse’s balance up and down hills. Trail ride up a hill (Credit: AQHA/Tara Matsler) The presence of hills in a horse’s life can offer major health benefits. Horses raised on hilly pastures tend to have stronger hindquarters, more athleticism, better balance on varying terrain and a good sense of where their feet are. Groundwork on hills can be beneficial for all horses. [...]
TO ALL OUR MEMBERS It’s great to see that chapters are beginning to plan future events! However, as a result of the pandemic, BCHBC stongly recommends that everyone complete the new waiver(s) with respect to all inherent risks, including COVID, when attending a sanctioned event. These waivers are: The Facility Use Waiver is used when a Chapter uses a facility for a meeting or an event. This waiver is to be completed prior to entry into the facility BCHBC is using. The Event Participation Waiver is used for any BCHBC organized event where others will be present. Work bees, Inter-Chapter [...]
Hello everyone, Our long-time Insurance Coordinators, Lisa Galanov and Linda Buchanan have retired. Lisa Galanov Linda Buchanan We are sorry to lose their knowledge and expertise and want to thank them sincerely for the dedication, service and hard work they have given to our members and this important aspect of BCHBC activities. We are therefore seeking two volunteers to join our BCHBC Insurance Committee. This is a great opportunity to serve BCHBC and learn how insurance covers our members and all their varied activities. Volunteers will: 1. Have some previous experience working in insurance – ideally, [...]
New BCHBC Coordinator for Saddle Up Magazine submissions After 10 long years of coordinating BCHBC articles for Saddle Up Magazine, Okanagan chapter member Juanita Gibney is letting go of the reins. Juanita is no stranger to us members as she was also the soul of Logowear for many years, taking the Store from a few white logo-imprinted Juanita Gibney T-shirts and ball caps to the fabulous and desirable array of items we’ve come to expect. (I remember the store openings at Rendezvous resembling Boxing Day stampedes.) Juanita, you truly deserve [...]
Membership Draw winners! As of January 31st, memberships renewed amounted to 321 people! We are very happy to announce the winners of the membership draw as seen on the video recently sent out by Constant Contact 1st place is Kenneth Matthews from Alberni chapter. He wins the $125 gift certificate to the BCHBC store. 2nd place is Joan Bourke from North Cariboo chapter. She wins 2 BCHBC glasses and 2 bottles of Quails Gate wine to fill them with. 3rd place is Larry Baillie of North Vancouver Island chapter. He wins the $30 gift certificate to the [...]