|Frank Fortie and Francis Allen|
A number of dignitaries spoke to those cyclists, walkers and local residents and who were present for the ceremony.
Frank Fortie who at one time owned much of the land which surrounded this part of the railway also worked for CP Rail for forty nine and one half years. He still lives in the vicinity of the trail and has seen great changes in the area.
|Joseph Cross who rides the trail regularly.|
|Terry Jeffers and her grandchildren, also regular trail users.|
|Bob Whetham and Al Skukas who originally walked the rail bed some 7 years ago and had this vision for the trail - a great day for them both.|
|John Mandryk, Trail Committee and Master of Ceremonies|
|Mayor Ron McRae from Kimberley|
|Mayor Wayne Stetski from Cranbrook with MP David Wilks in the background|
|Deborah Apps, Trans Canada Trail|
|The visionaries for the North Star Trail project, Al Skukas, Jim Ogilvie, past long-time Mayor of Kimberley, and Councillor Bob Whetham|