CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Building Sherman Olson Trail

Volunteers are needed for trail building on Friday, October 7, 2022 to complete the new equestrian-primary trail in the Thornhill area. All users of the municipal horse trail network are invited to help finish this important new route. NOTE: We ask that volunteers please contact us via email ( to sign up for this workbee.

Time: 9am-2pm
Place: Meet at 104 Avenue & 256 Street in Maple Ridge; we will walk in to the site from there

This new trail, which is being developed in cooperation with the City of Maple Ridge, will be named in honour of Maple Ridge’s trails pioneer Sherman Olson (1928-2013). Sherman Olson volunteered a lifetime of effort and commitment to Canada‚Äôs equestrian and trail-building community. His devotion to trails and trail-riding was evident in his volunteerism — among the many ways he contributed was as director and president of Trans Canada Trail Foundation, director and vice-president of Canadian Equestrian Federation, and as the founding president of Horse Council BC, which he started to help recreational riders build, map and maintain trails in the province. Learn more about Sherman Olson’s legacy to the Canadian equestrian community at Trails BC.