Volunteers hard at work on the Ancient Forest Trail, which is being upgraded this summer thanks to support from an FMCBC Member Club Grant. Since 2012, all donations received by the FMCBC have gone towards grants that allow member clubs to improve trails, upgrade huts, purchase tools and run community events.

During the FMCBC’s AGM in Courtenay on May 23rd, the Member Club Grant Committee presented awards to this year’s grant recipients. Congratulations to the following FMCBC Member Clubs who will be using these funds to further their trail projects this year:

The BC Mountaineering Club was awarded $2,000 towards their Sigurd Trail Extension project.

The UBC Varsity Outdoor Club was awarded $635 towards a new door for their Phelix Hut.

The Vancouver Rock Climbing Group was awarded $1,200 towards their Climb and Conquer Summer Leadership Camp (read more about it here).

The Vancouver Island Spine Trail Association was awarded $1,475 towards signage for their trail.

The Island Mountain Ramblers were awarded $650 towards safety and trail clearing.

The South Okanagan Trail Alliance was awarded $250 towards tool acquisition.

The Caledonia Ramblers were awarded $2000 towards the second phase of their Ancient Forest Trail Tread Protection Project (read more about it here). 

We look forward to hearing updates from our grant recipients later this summer and will post their stories and photos here. 

If your club is interested in applying for next year’s Member Club Grants, applications will open April 1, 2016. Talk to your club’s FMCBC director or send us an email for more information.