President’s Message – Liz Bicknell

Well, our second year of Covid-19 is now under our belts! It’s really quite incredible. Who would have thought it and we’re still not out of the woods.

We had our second successful virtual FMCBC AGM on Oct 23. My thanks to those who attended and put their names forward to stand as board members.

As President, I will be emphasizing to clubs and governments that FMCBC is about access to trails and non-motorized recreation on trails and in the backcountry. I’m delighted that we’re going to undertake an inventory of existing trails in BC. To my knowledge, this has not happened before. You will also see a greater emphasis on diversity and inclusivity. FMCBC Vice President Justin Partridge undertook a survey to ask about the role of FMCBC going forward. Some clubs have mentioned to me that they think FMCBC is too Lower Mainland centric. You will see us do more outreach to clubs to ensure we are listening to the wishes of our membership.

My focus going forward will also include financial sustainability, and ensuring we keep FMCBC in the black. My thanks go to Sherry Durnford for her time on the board. Sherry resigned at the AGM and is being replaced by Paula McGahon as Treasurer.

Here’s wishing you all a very Happy Christmas. Whatever you are celebrating this holiday season; I hope you find time to spend with your families and loved ones. I wish you nothing but happiness, peace, good health and prosperity over the holidays and into 2022.

Liz Bicknell
President FMCBC

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