The Welcome Reception was held at the Vance Creek Hotel & Conference Centre at SilverStar Mountain Resort. Pauline Archachan and Emily Wilson from the Okanagan Indian Band welcomed the symposium delegates to their land with a prayer and a song in their traditional language.
Trail Building Workshop
The Pre-symposium Trail Building Workshop was held on Sept 13 & 14. Mark Wood, Ken Melamed, and Jason Martin lead the workshop offering an introduction to trail restoration, re-routing, and rock armouring.
Group rides included Predator Ridge (Wednesday), SilverStar Mountain Resort and Sovereign Lake Provincial Park (Thursday), SilverStar Bike Park (Friday)
Two full days of presentations were held on September 15th and 16th including 3 Keynote speakers, 3 panels, and over 20 presenters.
SilverStar Mountain Village
Many thanks to SilverStar Mountain Resort and Destination Silver Star for providing a great location for the symposium and making all of us feel welcome.