April 2024

Manitoba Trail Riding Club

Meeting Minutes

 April 11th, 2024

Location: Peppercorn Restaurant in Oakbank

Meeting called to order at 6:45 pm

Attendance: Kari Hasselriis, Emma Klos, Ashley Fudge, Brenda Tolpa, Iris Oleksuk, Linda Gillies

Regrets: Mary-Anne Kirk, Angela Roberts, Terry McKee, Linda Cruden

Approval of Previous Minutes:  Moved by Linda, seconded by Brenda

Additions to Agenda: Talk about BHP trails/Mountain bikers wanting to expand

Treasurer’s Report:   

GIC $2,227.54

Checking $3,216.14

Membership 2 family, 7 singles for total of 11 and the quad $15,333.22

The AgendaOne addition. It was brought up we should talk about BHP and the horse trails/bikers.We added this as point 6 of our agenda. (See below)
Treasurer’s ReportSee chart above. 
QuadA used 2023 Polaris with 4 kilometers on it has become available. It would cost $9,000 cad.Talked to Lake Life Powersports in Lac du Bonnet. More info will get sent to us soon. We will be drafting a “procedures and policies” handbook. A pre/post use check will also be implemented.
Belair RideThe ride is back on, no longer cancelled. We have found a vet for the ride (Annette). We are still looking for a scribe and trail de-markers. Carol is timing the ride.Thanks to Annette the ride is back on. Pamphlets say its not competitive but that’s wrong. The ride will be competitive with 10, 20, and 30 miles available.
Pamphlets75 pamphlets have been made to promote our rides/events. It says Belair ride is not competitive but that’s no longer true since the ride is back on. Pamphlets will be handed out/left in stores for people to see. Everyone at the board meeting took a few to spread around.
BHP Bike/Horse TrailsBike riders are attempting to expand into BHP. The biking group had a meeting with BHP and some fellow horse riders. They are wanting to create a parking lot and brought up the idea to put jumps out on sections of a few select trails.  This would overlap with our “horse territory” in the park.As we feel this is not ideal we are going to draft up a “safety concern document”. Planning to write the minister/government and park officials if needed. A Facebook page has also been created to voice our concerns.

Motion to adjourn: Moved by Kari, seconded by Emma. Time 7:30 pm.

Next meeting will be 6:30 pm on Thursday, June 6th at Iris’s house.