Box 22, Winlaw, BC V0G 2J0 1-888-683-7878 (SVRT)


On Sunday, October 14th, beginning at 2:00 p.m., why not support the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society’s  (SVHTS) at this year’s Fall Colours Ride and Fundraiser? Starting at the new South Slocan Trailhead the event’s theme is ‘Anything with Wheels’ to highlight the unique 4 km paved section of trail and the artistic wonder of the new tunnel.  ‘Wheels’ can be bicycles, trikes, roller blades, long boards, skate boards, push scooters, in-line skates, wheel chairs, baby-buggies, cross-training gear and of course walking and running will be okay. The ride will be from South Slocan to Crescent Valley and back, or as far as folks want to go.

With a great deal of support from The Dam Restaurant & Bar in South Slocan, the afternoon culminates there with a Burger & Beverage Fundraiser as well as a silent auction with donations from area business, services and artists; and the grand raffle draw.  There will also be live music from a variety of local musicians.  Burger & Beverage tickets are $20 (proceeds to the Rail Trail) and include your choice of Cheeseburger, Chicken Burger or Veggie Burger with Fries and a choice of a glass of beer, wine or fountain pop as well as entry into the grand raffle draw and can be redeemed any time through the day (Restaurant opens at 11am). . A special surprise is being organized for all the kids who come along for the ride, compliments of Frog Peak Cafe.

The silent auction items will also be available for bidding all day. The successful auctions winners and raffle draw winner are announced at 6 p.m..  Burger & Beverage Tickets can be purchased in advance from The Dam as well as Rail Trail Directors or you can get them at the ride registration the day of the event.  All proceeds from this event will be going to the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society to help with the on-going maintenance of the jewel of the Slocan Valley – the Slocan Valley Rail Trail (SVRT).

The ride begins at 2 p.m. with registration running to 3 p.m. at the new tunnel entrance below the Dam Restaurant & Bar. Every entrant will be eligible for the grand raffle draw. Tickets will be on sale there for the Burger and Beverage special for folks to enjoy after their hearty workout on the ride. Kids will also be getting a ticket for the Frog Peak surprise  to enjoy after their ride. As well, Rail Trail ball caps and memberships  for the Rail Trail Society will be on sale. The silent auction will run until 6 p.m.

So why not come out for a ride and experience the newest section of the Rail Trail? Bring the family and friends and enjoy one of the most scenic Rail Trails in the province. What better way to finish off than by dropping in for a bite at the restaurant, listening to some great music and putting a bid in for some great auction items? For more information call 1-888-683-7878 or email  or contact the Dam Restaurant.