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Team effort! – Successful Trail Clean Up in Neepawa

Locals get together on a Trail Clean up in Neepawa

On June 27 & 28, 2022 the Neepawa Middle School Grade 6C class and the Neepawa Lions teamed up to participate in a “Trail Clean-up” event along The Trans Canada Trail system that runs through Neepawa.  A combination of young and old teaming up to accomplish this goal while helping to clean their community.

Neepawa Middle Schoolers and Neepawa’s Lions Club out on the trail together

The grade six students cleaned up over 5km of trail in and around their community leading from “The Back Forty”, new bicycle park all the way to Lions Riverbend Park.  Grade 6C teacher Mrs. Dudenhoffer said that the students found a lot of mud, washed out sections of trail, and found a lot of garbage but also had a lot of fun. Members of the Neepawa Lions took on the 6.4km trail leaving Neepawa along Highway 5N through the RM of Rosedale.  

Trail clean up in Neepawa
Neepawa Elementary School clean-up
Trail clean up in Neepawa
Neepawa Lions Club clean-up

2022 spring Trail care – made possible by Trans Canada Trail

Thanks to TCT’s Trail Care grant, $100 could be given as a honorarium for one group. RSTA matched the
amount and gave a further $100 to the second group. To make this story even better, the Grade 6 students decided against using the money for their class party or fieldtrip. Instead they rather donated it to the local Salvation Army Thrift Store (Neepawa Community Ministries) where it could do some good in their community.

Trail clean up in Neepawa
Donation to Salvation Army 2022

The Neepawa Lions matched the donation given in order to sponsor an award for a hardworking graduate from Neepawa Area Collegiate who represented a student who volunteered in their community and in their school. The money donated as part of the trail clean-up event has therefore continued to help and support the community and area in doing more good in the world.

Additionally, we want to thank Columbia Sportswear which sponsored five t-shirts for that event!