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Moonlight Snowshoe & Fatbike quest

What better way to enjoy our beautiful Kootenay winter than an evening of guided snowshoeing or fat biking under the moonlight with friends and family?  Get ready for a great evening out in our second annual Moonlight Snowshoe & Fatbike Quest featuring excellent food, outdoor fun, adventure and prizes - all in support of a great cause!

It happens on Thursday, February 8, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, at Red Mountain Resort in Rossland.

The Moonlight Snowshoe is the West Kootenay Take a Hike Program’s annual fundraising event to raise funds and awareness for its alternative education program which operates in School District 20. The event aims to showcase an innovative approach to education that engages students who typically struggle in the mainstream school system.  Take a Hike students will help to host the evening and share inspiring personal stories from their experiences in this program which is designed to provide an optimal environment for success. After a delicious hot meal, experienced professional guides from Kootenay Snowshoe Tours will lead registered groups on a moonlight snowshoe or fatbike trek, as you follow the clues, find some surprises, and complete the quest!   After your trek you return to the Resort for hot drinks, prizes and awards.

Tickets are only $27 and must be purchased in advance. Find them in Rossland at Kootenay Gateway & Revolution Cycle; in Trail at Gerick Cycle & Sports; and in Castlegar at Cycology Bikes Inc.  To be eligible to win additional prizes, purchase your tickets and sign up as a fundraiser online at www.takeahikefoundation.org and follow the links under Get Involved >Events.

Take a Hike is an innovative education program that engages at risk youth through a unique combination of academics, adventure-based learning, therapy and community involvement.  Now in its 5th year in the West Kootenays, we operate in partnership with School District #20 (Kootenay-Columbia) and support students from throughout the region.  The team behind Take a Hike includes teachers, youth and family workers, clinical therapists, adventure-based learning specialists, and volunteers. The program fosters the optimal environment for students to experience success and provides students the opportunity to rebuild relationships, develop life skills, graduate and give back to their communities.