(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Celebrate International Trails Day in Ponoka

Come celebrate International Trails Day on Ponoka’s scenic river valley trail system from June 1 to 7. You can even win great prizes.

How does it work?

Starting June 1, there will be six different QR codes placed along the Battle River Valley trail

system. Each QR code will link you to information about trail systems in Canada to help

promote International Trails Day on June 5.

To scan QR codes, simply open your smart phone’s camera application and hold your phone

close enough to the code so it fills most of the camera screen. A link should then appear on

your screen. Click the link on your screen to visit the fact and registration page. Read the fun

trail fact and enter your information at each QR code.

To be entered in the Town of Ponoka’s prize draw, participants must do the following:

– Scan all QR codes in order from one to six. The first QR code is located at the Community Garden (located at the end of 35 St.). The trail will then continue north to the rest of the codes.

– Scan all six codes in order within a 24-hour time period;

– Input your name and contact info (email or phone) for each QR code you scan. Please

use the same contact info at each code.

Complete the trail event by June 7

The distance from the first QR code to the last one is approximately five kilometres. Participants

have until the end of the day on June 7 to complete the trail event and sign up for the prize

draw.

The Town of Ponoka will randomly generate a name from the list of participants to win the prize (a town swag basket) and the winner will be contacted.

International Trails Day promotes public awareness and appreciation for trails and the people

who build and maintain them. The Town of Ponoka has more than 10 kilometres of paved trails

for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Citizens are reminded to please continue to follow provincial health requirements while participating in the International Trails Day event, including physical distancing from those

outside of your household.

To view the event map showing where each QR code is placed on the trail, please visit

www.ponoka.ca under ‘Recent News.’

– Submitted by the Town of Ponoka

RecreationTown of Ponoka