2023 – Annual Committee Update

In 2023 the Bralorne Recreation Area Advisory Committee (BRAAC) focused on completing the final installments of three professionally built mountain bike trails on Sunshine Mountain. This project was made possible by grants and donations received in 2022 from the Northern Development and Initiative Trust, SLRD, Recreation Sites and Trails BC, Talisker Resources, and BRVCA/BRA. 

The Annual BRA Fundraising Trail Event was held the weekend of June 24th. Volunteers gathered over the course of two days to clear deadfall, rake, and maintain trails on Sunshine Mountain. On Saturday night of the event, the BRAAC hosted a silent auction and provided a BBQ meal to volunteers at the cabin. The BRAAC also hosted an online ticket raffle for one Specialized mountain bike. The silent auction and raffle raised a total amount of $4,111.12 for the BRA. We recorded a total of 353.5 volunteer hours this season.

The BRA Membership currently consists of 44 Members. Fundraising memberships in 2023 raised $6,014.00. 

We would like to formally thank the following organizations for their support this year:

  • Howler Consulting for their professional trail work on Sunshine Mtn.
  • Specialized Bikes for donating a 2022 Specialized Status 160 Mountain Bike for our online raffle.
  • Norco, IXS, for sponsoring our Annual Fundraising Trail Weekend and providing giveaway riding gear, and silent auction items!
  • The Valley General Store for their generous donations and discounts towards food for our annual fundraiser trail weekend.

In 2024, our goals include installing informational and directional signage within the Sunshine Tenure, and increasing engagement with our members by hosting toonie rides, and more social events.