Healthy Development Group: Further Friendship Trail Expansion Discussion



John Waring and Diane Osberg made presentations at the last meeting concerning a possible extension of the Friendship Trail. Diane has seen great success with “Friends of….” groups in her work with libraries and brought this idea forward. These types of groups can help with fundraising, gathering volunteers and awareness of the project they are formed to help. Those in attendance were asked if any would be interested in forming a “Friends” group and the majority showed interest.

The possibility of the towns making a joint application for federal funding from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program was brought forward. There will have to be some research on this and it will be brought up at the next meeting (July 7th at 7pm at the Turner Valley Golf Club).

The next meeting will have brief updates on the issue of walking paths in our community but the focus will be on a special guest; Mr. Wouter d’Ailly with his Tesla. Mr. d’Ailly, a member of the community, will be talking about his new electric car and even offering rides.

On July 14th the Towns of Black Diamond and Turner Valley invite residents to participate in the Community Visioning Workshop. There is an afternoon session from 3 to 5pm and the evening session runs from 7 to 9pm. Both sessions are at the Flare n’ Derrick in Turner Valley (behind the library). The theme is “Joint Growth Strategy” and the towns are looking at the long term growth of the area and want to know what is important to the residents. They also want to hear your concerns for what needs improving. You do not need to RSVP.

For more information:

  • Black Diamond Rod Ross at 403-933-4348 or
  • Turner Valley Matthew Atkinson at 403-933-4944 or