Lacombe youth wins Trail Building Competition

Darin Boehme of Lacombe won Alberta TrailNet’s first trail building challenge

Darin Boehme of Lacombe won Alberta TrailNet’s first trail building challenge for kids and youth in the 14-16 year-old age category.

To celebrate National Trails Day on June 6, and to provide children and youth stuck at home during the pandemic with a creative way to spend their extra time, Alberta TrailNet Society, an organization responsible for promoting trails in Alberta, issued a trail building challenge. Alberta kids were encouraged to build a trail at home and win a $200 voucher to spend on outdoor equipment.

A winner was selected from each of the four age categories. Fifteen-year-old Darin Boehme, of Lacombe was one of the winners. Darin’s video of a mountain biking trail wowed the judges. His trail was well thought out and very creative. A link to the YouTube video of Darin’s trail creation can be found here: .

Alberta TrailNet received many entertaining entries in its recent contest and children created trails for humans, unicorns, horses, ants, bicycles, motorbikes and more. Trail highlights ranged from butterflies and bunnies to berms and jumps – depending on the age of the trail builder.

“Albertans rely on trails now more than ever. This contest was a way to have fun, to celebrate trails, and to recognize that we all play a part in building them,” said Christine Nelson, president of Alberta TrailNet Society.

For a full list of contest winners, visit the Alberta TrailNet website at:

Alberta TrailNet has also developed trail adventure bingo and other fun activities for families to enjoy on physical distancing walks during the pandemic: .

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