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Nature Bathing: Episode 3: Sporting in the River Valley – Have You Tried It?

A Way To Connect People and Communities in Nature

Ever look out your window from work or home and wish that you could sneak out for a break – in the middle of the day? Well, maybe you can. Have you tried “Sporting” in the River Valley?

In Episode 3, Brent shares highlights on how this River Valley System enables people to hop onto a trail or float down the river – minutes from home or work to cycle, hike, bike, rollerblade on trails or paddle, row and raft on the river. Yes, a nature getaway minutes before, during, or after work to “Sporting” your way on water or trails!  Imagine the possibilities!  Imagine being immersed beside nature as a Lifestyle for future urban living? 

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Image Credit: FutureCite Inc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Image Credit: FutureCite Inc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, a getaway minutes before, during, or after work to “Sporting” your way on water or trails!

Image Credit: FutureCite Inc
Image Credit: FutureCite Inc
Image Credit: FutureCite inc
Image Credit: FutureCite Inc

 

 

 

 

 

Imagine the possibilities! Imagine being immersed beside nature as a Lifestyle for future urban living? 

It’s becoming a destination for travelers and for residents who want to live minutes away from the largest urban park in North America – the North Saskatchewan River Valley connects several cities with 100 km of walking and biking trails along the river.

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The largest urban park in North America that connects 7 municipalities with over 100km of trails and bridges in a contiguous natural parkland of over 80,000 acres along the river.

Stay tuned for Episode 4 – from River Valley Fun to Dogs on the Run

About Brent Collingwood

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Brent is the Executive Director of the River Valley Alliance (RVA) responsible for executing the Strategic Plan as approved by the Board and managing the day-to-day operations of the RVA. Brent holds a Bachelors degree in Physical Education and a Masters Degree in Education focused on leadership and change.  Brent is an avid runner and enjoys nature photography.

 

About the River Valley Alliance (RVA) – 7 Municipalities, 1 Plan, 1 River Valley

Image Credit: River Valley Alliance
Image Credit: River Valley Alliance

The RVA was formed in 1996 by the seven founding shareholder municipalities bordering the Capital Region’s North Saskatchewan River: Town of Devon, Parkland County, Leduc County, City of Edmonton, Strathcona County, Sturgeon County and City of Fort Saskatchewan. On March 5, 2003, the RVA was incorporated as a not for profit company under Part Nine of the Companies Act of Alberta. In 2008, the RVA released its conceptual Plan of Action for one connected, continuous river valley after extensive public and stakeholder consultation.
Phase I
– a $90 million Capital Program, brought to reality 13 projects including the creation of 70 km of new trails.
Phase II
– an additional $100 million Capital Program, will consist of another 13 projects including four pedestrian bridges, boat access points, a waterfront promenade, and the creation of 33 km of new trails.

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