Keep the South Westwood Trails Open!

Keep the South Westwood Trails Open!

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Tyler Walker started this petition to Katelyn Moores and


The petition cannot be used in the House of Commons.  In cooperation with the Green Party we have made one that can!  

It is an IN PERSON ONLY petition, we need your REAL SIGNATURE.  This is what the government requires, as we are close to the date of when the House of Commons is being called to session!

Its easy to sign!

We are trying to get as many signatures on hand as possible before Paul leaves for Ottawa this SUNDAY, however we can continue to sign the petitions up until the middle of June. If you can sign a petition before 4pm Sat then it will fly to Ottawa on Sunday!


OmTown Yoga Studio
The Vault Cafe
Mambo Gourmet Pizza
The Green Store
Coal City Cycles
Frontrunners (next to Coal City)
Pacific Rim Bikes
Apex Bikes
Hub City Cycles Community Co-op
NRC Hobby Shop

Know of another location that would be a good fit? Let us know!

You can print the petition at home, and mail it to Paul Manly at the House of Commons (postage-free!). Feel free to encourage everyone you know/meet to sign the petition. If you are printing at home, you can just print the first page and as many signature pages as you can fill out, and mail that. For every 25 signatures, Paul Manly can bring the subject up in the House of Commons!

I will personally come by and get your signature, if I can!

A PDF copy of the petition is available at:



Old Petition:

Dear Katelyn Moores and the Department of National Defense,

We recently received your Public Safety Warning regarding the imminent trail closures at Westwood Lake.  

The trail network that lies within your boundaries is used by thousands of people.  It benefits the livelihoods of everyone on Vancouver Island, let alone Nanaimo. From hikers using it to access Mount Benson, to trail runners, to mountain bikers with the Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club; many people use these trails to bring joy to their lives.

These trails are not just trails, they are an integral part of what brings us joy on a daily basis.  To relieve stress, to enjoy time with each other, to build community, to build our families.

These trails fuel the positive side of our community, through allowing us to have a space for recreation; to become physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy.  We have many issues in Nanaimo; homelessness, crime, and poverty.  In order for us to become strong community members to work with these challenges, our community needs positive energy to bring to the table.  It is our forests, our mountains, Westwood Lake, and beyond, that allows us to bring strength into our community, to meet these challenges face to face.  The trails in the closure area are in particular some of the most enjoyable trails in our forest.

Please allow us to continue to use these trails!! 

0 have signed. Let’s get to 7,500!
At 7,500 signatures, this petition is more likely to get a reaction from the decision maker!