The nine kilometre-plus walking, running and biking trail that wends its way from one end of Cranbrook to another was the recipient of a signal honour Thursday, May 30, at the Rotary Club luncheon at the Heritage Inn in Cranbrook.
There, following lunch, Cranbrook Mayor Wayne Stetski officially proclaimed the first Saturday of June, this year and every year following, as Rotary Way Day.
The trail will be ultimately be connected to the famous North Star Rails to Trails, but Rotary Way remains a landmark in its own right, with a recreational character all of its own.
To mark the inaugural Rotary Way Day, the Cranbrook Rotary Club is inviting the public to come out for a special celebration on Saturday, June 1. Starting at 10 a.m., until about noon, participants can gather at one of three starting points along Rotary Way — at the Kinsmen Quad Ball Diamonds, at Kinsmen Park, and at Idlewild Park. From these starting points, you can pick up a map and a list of items for a visual scavenger hunt, to follow as you take Rotary Way — walking, biking, running or any other mode of non-motorized transportation — down to Balment Park and Western Financial Place. Trekkers will then proceed to Rotary Park, where a celebration will take place, including prize give-aways.
The Rotary Club invites everyone to come out and help celebrate Rotary Way Day.