TAP

NSMBA Presents Builder's Academy to North Shore Land Managers

This Feb 20th, the NSMBA's Program Manager Mark Wood presented the Builder's Academy to the key North Shore Land Managers at BC Parks HQ.  The DNV, BC Parks and Metro Vancouver attended the one and a half hour course followed by a walk thru on Corkscrew to see the building fundamentals implemented in practical use.  It was another positive step forward in relationship building with the Land Managers. 

The Builder's Academy has been approved and will begin in April this year.  Stand by for dates and an official release.  The Builder's Academy is a curriculum built on IMBA & Whistler guidelines, TAP and utilizing the knowledge and experience of Master Builders. 

 

Chainsaw Training

On Feb 18 & 19, 9 NSMBA TAP Builder's were certified in Chainsaw use.  The two day certification course included a day of theory and a day of practical training.  The course was delivered by the affable faller Norman Moore, 30 year professional sawman known to his friends as "Stormin Norman".  At 67, he handles his 42" saw like a man half his age. 

The NSMBA would like to thank Metro Vancouver for the use of the Learning Center at Rice Lake as well as the location for bucking practice.

The curriculum covered safe saw use as well as maintenance of the saw and proper PPE.  The NSMBA would like to congratulate the following TAP Builder's for their recent certification:

Seb Kemp
Daniel Lui
Darryl Marlatt
Peter Morin
Sven Luebke
Mark Wood
Earl Allen
Pat Podolski
Chris Barker

 

 

TAP 2012

TAP 2012 

Restore the Shore

2011 was an incredible year with the inception of the Trail Adoption Plan.  Over 40 trail days and 4400 hours were put into 9 trails on Seymour and in Lynn Valley by 11 Trail Adopters. 

2012 promises to be twice the capacity as the revitalization of the Shore continues with 21 Adopters and 18 trails. 

The future looks good.

These are your Trail Adopters for 2012: 

Arc'teryx - BC Bike Race - BMO-Bank of Montreal - Cycles Lambert -  Different Bikes -  Dizzy Cycles -  Dunbar Cycles Endless Biking -  Giant Bicycles - John Henry Bikes - MEC - Muddbunnies -  North Shore Bike Shop - NS Ride - nsmb.com -  Rocky Mountain Bicycles - Rock Shox - Ryders Eyewear  - Steed Cycles

Support those who support the Shore

Click Here for 2012 TAP Trails & Adopters

 

TAP Builders 2012

TAP Builders Ready themselves for 2012 Season

 The 2012 TAP Builder season briefing took place this Thurday evening, Jan 26 at the Metro Learning Center at Rice Lake.  A total of 15 builders will lead the efforts to restore the Shore continuing the work on Seymour and adding another 12 trails on Fromme, with a total of 21 Adopters. 

2012 TAP Builders:

Digger
Peter Morin
Chris Barker
Liam Mulally
Pat Podolski
Seb Kemp
Peter O'Loughlin
Jerry Willows
Matt Preston
Earl Allen
Sven Luebke
Sean Gerke
Daniel Lui
Darryl Marlatt
Mark Wood

Many thanks to Metro Vancouver, the DNV & BC Parks for their continued support of TAP and the upcoming Builder's Academy.