HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO Stuart Abernethy points to phase 3 of the Rotary Community trail during a Chamber of Commerce meeting at Western Forest Products.

Phase 3 Port McNeill Rotary Trail update

The Rotary Club of Port McNeill wants to assure you that the project is still going ahead.

Last spring the Rotary Club of Port McNeill was busy raising funds to build the third phase of its community trail and hosting the first ever Rugged and Wild Race. The Club thanks all the individuals and organizations that participated and generously donated so that the third phase of the trail could be built.

Phase 3 will see the trail extended from the intersection of Campbell Way and Highway 19 along the highway to the Airport Road. The Rotary Club wants to assure you that the project is still going ahead, however, the timeframe has changed.

The Rotary Club is currently working with the ‘Namgis First Nation and a qualified archaeological professional to assess the nature and location of confirmed archaeological features and cultural heritage resources that will be preserved and possibly highlighted on this new phase of the trail. The review may be completed this spring, which would then open the door to beginning work on the trail in early summer.

Once all agreements are in place the Rotary Club will be able to update the community with a more precise timeframe for the trail’s development. The community’s support and patience on this project is very much appreciated. The work with the ‘Namgis First Nation will greatly enhance the trail, which is located in the territory of local First Nations.

In the meantime there are some important dates and events coming up. On April 21st the Rotary Club of Port McNeill will host its Annual Spring Fling at North Island Secondary School. Once again this will be a fundraiser for the Rotary Trail. Tickets will go on sale in the near future.

On May 5th the Rotary Club will be hosting the 2nd Annual Rugged and Wild Race, which takes place on the trail and around Port McNeill. Not to be missed! This is a fun event for the whole family! Registration information will be available soon.

– Gazette staff

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