Next Walk is the Winterlude Skate/Walk on Feb 01 2014 at the Dows Lake Pavilion with registration from 09:00-10:30.
There are 9 calendars left. If you would like one please contact Gord Bell (613) 825-7180. This year unfortunately we have to pay for them so they cost $10.00
All the best to you as we begin 2014.
Our walking season began with 14 hearty souls taking part in the first walk of the year on January First, despite the cold day. Our next event walk will be Winterlude on the First of February.
For many the new year brings a spate of resolutions. Hopefully one of yours for 2014 is to walk more. Walking may also help you improve your heart health and that other perennial resolution to drop a few pounds.
Although all of the statistics are not complete it looks like our event walk numbers were stable, but the participation in YRE’s over the year will be down.
Because of that drop we have closed several walks and made changes to several others, shortening the time of some and eliminating others. Changes have occurred to Richmond, Kanata, Stittsville and Hazeldean. Please check before heading out. At present the South Keys walk is temporarily closed. This is due to safety concern in the area. Hopefully the situation will change and it will re-open soon.
Although there are plenty of volunteers for the desk the number of volunteers to set up trails is small. The position of Trail Master ought to be that of a co-ordinator. The club sponsors some 20 event walks and has 10 YRE’s, some of which require 4 trails a year (5 and 10, winter and summer). This is too many trails for one person to be responsible for. At present we will be ‘recycling’ trails unless a few more people come forward to assist.
There is lots of help available if someone wants to try their hand at setting a trail.
Also please check the National Capital Walking Schedule for group walks.
All the best for 2014 and I hope to see you on the trails soon.