SVRA News and Events
Current News Items
The SVRA directors hold a meeting approximately every two months to discuss new and ongoing business of the SVRA, correspondence, the monthly treasurer's report, and at the option of the board, may hear from an invited speaker. All Directors Meetings are open to the public (SVRA membership is not required). At the conclusion of each Directors Meeting, there will be an opportunity for those in attendance to address the SVRA Board with any issues or questions they may have. All SVRA Directors Meetings are generally held at the Sunshine Valley Inn (also known as the Sumallo Lodge) that is located on Sumallo Road in Sunshine Valley, BC. Meetings begin at 7pm and end no later than 9pm. Please send agenda items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RiverMonster Swim Club is excited to be hosting the first annual Hope RiverMonster Swim Meet June 10 and June 11. The RiverMonsters are a not for profit member of the British Columbia Summer Swim Association for
youth aged 6 -18 in Hope, Yale, Boston Bar, Sunshine Valley and surrounding communities. The RiverMonsters will be hosting 6 other teams from the Fraser Valley Region during the 2 day event. The Swim Club was formed last
year to provide the youth in our community a healthy, safe, competitive team experience for swimmers while teaching them skills for life. Project Hope is sponsoring and community event of June 10 from 11:00 to 4:00 with a
vendor's row with 2 local Sunshine Valley artisits, bouncy castles, face painting, a dunk tank (any volunteers) and the Re//Max Nyda hot air balloon. Sunday, June 11 the Lion's of hosting a pancake breakfast.
Proceeds from both events will be supporting the RiverMonster Swim Club.
Join us for a Tree Canada Community Celebration and dedication ceremony
of the Sunshine Valley Canada 150 Legacy Garden on Saturday, 17 June 2017. This event will feature a cedar bark rose weaving workshop with Yvette John
(White Plume-Woman) P'eq sq'oyes Slha':li' of the Chawathil First Nations. The workshop will run from 10:00am until Noon. Dedication ceremonies for the
Sunshine Valley Canada 150 Legacy Garden will start at 12:00 Noon and will feature local dignitaries and 14 year old Ashley Pater, singer/songwriter. To RSVP for
the workshop, please telephone Kate at (604) 869-0443. This event is open to the public and is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
This year's SVRA Winter Newsletter is now available online. The newsletter contains information on upcoming SVRA events and community news.
A direct link has been posted below.
New laws concerning off-road vehicles (ORV) go into effect November 1, 2015. The original
June 1st deadline has been extended until November to allow more time for ORV owners to register their vehicles. The Ministry of Forests, Lands & Resource Operations
has launched a new registration system for ORVs in British Columbia. ORVs consist of golf carts, snow vehicles, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATV), trucksters and
restricted use motorcycles (dirt bikes). Any ORV that is operated on Crown land or on a forest service road must be registered with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
(ICBC) and display a special ORV plate. All ORVs operated on a forest service road must carry a minimum of $200,000 third-party liability insurance. Additionally, ORVs that cross
a highway or are off-loaded from another vehicle in a parking lot must also display a valid insurance decal on the ORV plate. Please refer to the ICBC link below for more information
on how to register your ORV.
The Ministry of Highways has granted the community use of the land at the entrance to Sunshine Valley to build a park area. A
community meeting is planned for October to publicize the project and to collect ideas and names of volunteers. A map has been
provided by the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) that was submitted to the Ministry as part of the application.
Photographs from the June 27, 2009 Sunshine Valley Canada Day celebration are now online. We had a nice turn out for our annual
celebration and wish to thank all our volunteers and participating sponsors. Pictures include: Walk The Valley event, barbeque lunch,
skateboarding demonstrations, classic car show, piņata event, Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Department demonstration, and more.
Photographs have been arranged in an Adobe PDF document (listed below).
The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) has made an application to the Integrated Land Management Bureau (ILMB) to designate a
ten hectare parcel of land south of Sunshine Valley as a recreation area. The purpose of the recreation area is to have an
interpretive/information centre for recreational users to obtain information regarding the Sumallo/Silvertip Valley. For more
information, please see the public notice below.
Comments from the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) Electoral Area Services Committee regarding the quarry application by
Argus Aggregates Ltd. have been provided to the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. The quarry application is for
the removal of aggregate material from an area near Eleven Mile Creek north and west of the Hope Slide, along Highway 3. A copy of
the letter and prior correspondence has been provided below.
Four meetings were held between the Fraser Valley Regional District and members of the Sunshine Valley Community Committee during
the months of August, September, October and November of 2007. The committee was established during a March 10, 2007 meeting that
was held between Sunshine Valley residents, the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) and Sunshine Valley Developments Ltd. (SVDL)
for the purpose of discussing community planning opportunities. It was decided at the meeting that a committee be formed to
outline a vision for the future of Sunshine Valley that represents both the views and interests of landholders and residents.
Thirty-nine residents signed up to participate in this committee. On June 26, 2007 the FVRD mailed out an information package to
everyone who expressed an interest in serving on the committee. Contents from the June 26th package are provided below, including
the summary reports that have been distributed by the FVRD to the meeting participants. These documents can also be found by
visiting the Sunshine Valley Community Planning page of the FVRD web site.