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Congratulations to Our Volunteers of the Year!

Chainsaw crew at work to bring down a hung-up tree
Photo credit: Marg Yaraskavitch, 2018.

This year’s award goes to a group that is a critical part of our Club’s TD&M Team.

They are unique in that each time they go out to do their job they know they are facing the risk of serious physical injury. For this honour, they pay for their own tools and safety gear – at a cost of close to $1,000 each.

In a recent 12 month period, they drove over 9,000 km just to check out the 141 separate calls for help from our trail workers and hikers. In response to those calls, they contributed some 670 hours in felling or otherwise dealing with 477 trees, many of which were classed as dangerous.

This year’s award goes to the 8 sawyers and 16 helpers that together make up the TD&M chainsaw crew.