FTA 2022 AGM

Thank you to all who joined our 2022 ‘Virtual’ AGM on March 30th. We were excited to share our work over the past year, provide a preview of what’s coming in 2022, and conduct important business for the org, like electing three awesome new Directors to our board and amending our Bylaws!

AGM Materials

New Board Members!

Leading up to the meeting, we had 5 open seats with three board members closing out their terms at the AGM, and two resigning in 2021. Major thanks to Krista Turcasso, Cathy Morris, Jacquie Arling, Mike Bragg, and Todd Paterson for their service! We are however, ecstatic to welcome our three new board members who expressed interest leading up to the meeting!

Alexis Collier: Alexis recently came to the Elk Valley after living on the West Coast for the past 10 years. She is originally from Alberta and is an avid outdoor enthusiast, enjoying a wide range of outdoor activities and utilizing the trail network any way she can. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Leadership, has previous experience in an Executive Director role with an outdoor education non-profit, and is a certified hiking guide. Over the past 15 years she has worked and volunteered with multiple non-profits throughout Western Canada.

Tamika Green: Living and working in Fernie since November 2019, originally from New Zealand. Passionate about all outdoor recreation and an avid user of the trail network in Fernie. Bachelor degree in Sport and Recreation Management with previous experience working as a community sports advisor back in NZ and on a range of boards and committees.

Melanie Wrigglesworth: Mother of three amazing kiddo’s who love living their best life in Fernie. In the Winter when not out using Fernie’s fantastic trails, you can find her as the U12 Head Coach for Fernie Alpine Ski Team. In the summer, when not out on the trails, you can find her as the Program Director for Cycling Without Age Fernie where we take senior’s and less abled folks out for pleasure rides on a special bike called a Trishaw. She hopes to bring a ton of positive energy to the FTA and is hoping to incorporate more inclusiveness into our trails system with all our unique users.

If you’re interested in learning more about joining the board, please email executivedirector@fernietrailsalliance.com to learn more!

Vote on Amended Bylaws

We discussed adjustments to the org bylaws, and held a vote to confirm them. Please refer to the AGM Presentation, or the ByLaws below to see changes made.

26 Members voted on the ByLaws with 26 yeses, and 0 nos.

2021 Financials

Wendy Anderson, FTA Treasurer, led members through the 2021 Financials. Please refer to the following document, or the AGM presentation to see more. Following her presentation, and vote by acclimation was taken to Approve the 2021 Financials.

Thanks again!

Thanks again to all who attended! Please email us at info@fernietrailsalliance.com if you have any questions or feedback!