Simply fill out this form and mail it
with a cheque (no cash, please) to:
Fredericton Trails Coalition Box 3715, Station B, Fredericton, NB,
REGULAR MEMBERSHIP & FRIENDS OF the TRAILS
Incorporated on Feb 9, 1994
Thank you for
your interest in becoming a member
or Friend of Fredericton Trails Coalition. Your membership
also entitles you to membership in our
provincial body, theSentier
- Have your say.
- Suggest improvements.
- Participate and make a
COALITION continues to support its mission statement as a
non-profit, voluntary, public service organization dedicated to the
preservation, development and promotion of green spaces for the
benefit of our citizens’ health, enjoyment, and quality of life.
Established in 1990 to find and promote the development of an
interconnecting trail system for every area of the city, in 2011 we
were proud to see more than 85 kilometres of trail within the city
limits – leading in 2009 to Fredericton being voted Canada’s 6th
most-walkable city. As of 2017 we passed 90
kilometers of trails in the City.
We continue to uphold the principle that
Fredericton’s trails should be reserved for non-motorised use:
walkers, runners, cyclists, cross-country skiers, etc. Fredericton
Trails Coalition supports the City of Fredericton in its ongoing
implementation of the 20-year Trails and Bikeways Masterplan,
designed to encourage and enable non-motorised forms of transport in
everyday activities, including efforts to broaden the accessibility
and year-round use of the trails in the city centre by paving
selected stretches. We hold monthly meetings January-July and
September-November, with the AGM in March. Your attendance is not
essential for membership but we welcome new people with new ideas to
keep our organization growing. We also have several activities
through the year to promote the trails. If you have a little bit of
free time to help our Coalition, we would love for you to join us.
For more information on current activities and for meeting times and
venues watch the Daily Gleaner’s Community Calendar, listen for our
PSA on local radio stations, contact one of the Board Members or
visit our website:
newsletter is published on the website, and can also be picked up at
any of our public events. As part of our community work, we run an
Adopt-A-Trailinitiative which encourages local schools, businesses, sports
groups etc. to take a section of city trail under their wing, with a
special “clean-up week” each spring. Each fall since 2004 our
volunteers, along with the Folks on Spokes, have staffed the Trail
Visitor Centre to provide information and keep the washroom
facilities open for trail users.
We continue to look for ways to
encourage all residents and visitors to use and enjoy our trails. On
International Trails Day in 2008, the old rail bridge was renamed
The Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge in memory of our late founder.
Bill’s dedication to the cause of Fredericton’s trails enabled the
bridge to become a fundamental part of the whole trail system, and
is now regularly used by hundreds of people every day. We are proud
of these accomplishments and will always look to add improvements to
trails. We promote the ‘Passport to Wellness’ Program of
NB Trails Council and
continue to encourage safe and considerate behaviour on the trails.
Our newsletter represents all trail user groups and contains
valuable information on activities of the Folks on Spokes, Wostawea
Ski Club, Capital City Roadrunners, and the Outdoor Enthusiasts.
Thank you again for your support. It is very important to our
organization, so that the wishes of the trail users can be properly
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