TFA Received

After some delays, the CMBA received the TFA for the Skills Park over the weekend. What’s a TFA? It is a Temporary Field Authorization. While we were formally approved before, that was more of an I.O.U., whereas the TFA is the $20 your buddy promised you, in cash or beer equivalent.




  8 Replies to “TFA Received”

  1. Darryl
    July 20, 2016 at 7:51 AM

    Thanks David for your continued diligence on this and the updates you provide! Looking forward to seeing the physical progress that is now that much closer to a reality thanks to you and whomever else is working with you for keeping on top of the city, Fish Creek Provincial Park and Atco.

    • David Mills
      July 21, 2016 at 11:21 AM

      As with almost everything, it’s a team effort. Parks has stepped up tremendously in the last 3 months, and definitely deserves some credit. Jack [CMBA VP] does a lot behind the scenes as well. When this thing gets built, it will be because of a lot of incremental efforts creating change.

  2. Kelly MacDougall
    August 4, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Do you still need any volunteer help with this? Just discovered through an Internet search this awesome initiative…would be interested in finding out more.

    • David Mills
      August 5, 2016 at 9:17 AM

      We will need lots of help to get the park buffed up after the rough build is done. Over the long term, this is going to be a rider-maintained skills park, which means we all need to help out with a bit of raking, shoveling, packing, etc. to keep it in good shape.

  3. Max Gillespie
    August 15, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Hey, I’m a teenage rider that lives very close to where this is set to be built, and I’m very glad to hear that progress is finally being made. I was just wondering if there was a set time that construction of the park was going to start and if there’s anything people of my age group could do to help. My friends and I are really
    Hoping that this park, or at least some of it will be rideable before winter, and are willing to do whatever we can to help.

    • David Mills
      August 18, 2016 at 9:13 AM

      Hi Max! We are very hesitant to give a specific date for the start of the build. Every time we do that, something happens to delay things. So, I can say that we hope to finally get machines in and working by the end of the month. The build will take about 4 weeks, and then we’ll need volunteers to help with the finishing work, which should happen in October.

  4. August 24, 2016 at 12:05 PM

    Good day David,

    Congratulation on the progress you achieved thus far! I am with the Deer Ridge Community Association assisting with memberships and newsletter. If there is anything the association can do to help get the word out or put out request for volunteers please let us know.

    Thanks, Dawn

    • David Mills
      August 24, 2016 at 4:15 PM

      Hi Dawn! We will be needing a number of volunteers in late September and into October to help with the skills park. We will definitely need your help then to get the word out. You can contact the skills park team directly at Cheers!

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