The Trust has successfully worked with the BVRC on a project “Sustainable Subdivisions” in 2014, and I have followed their activities over the years. Their work in my opinion is an integral part of a sustainable future for the North and fits 100% within the Mandate of the Trust. Funding for groups like this has been harder and harder to secure in our political climate. I hope that our funding will help to finance the important parts of such an organisation, covering wages for the staff that make it all happen.

​It is my pleasure as Trustee of the Kassandra trust to dedicate $ 30,000.—, supporting base operations of the BVRC.

I am looking forward to receiving updates and hope the BVRC will keep going strong into the future.

Cycle 16:

I have met with Tony Harris of Cycle 16 several times since the first dedication of funds in 2018. In the last year and I have followed their efforts in promoting a Cycling trail between Smithers and Telkwa. Since the original idea took shape, they have established a society, recruited members and started fundraising, initiated communication with landowners and Regional District, established a rough budget and completed a Professionally Prepared Concept Design Report. With the support of the Trust, the Cycle 16 society has passed the first major hurdle and managed to secure access via ROW (right-of-way) across a pivotal property in 2018/19.  

Further negotiations with other landowners along the proposed route have made it necessary to initiate another ROW. As Trustee I am pleased to provide funding for this purpose in the amount of $ 30,000.--. I am looking forward to receiving updates and following their progress!