Walking Group

Looking at the Bird Sculptures at Esquimalt Lagoon
          Pictures from the walk along Windsor Park/Oak Bay Centennial Trail 
                                                                                                     Great group of stalwart walkers ! 
                                                                                                                                          Feb. 8, 2019


Participation in this group continues to rise.    This is a year-round activity for its 40+ members.  If you are interested in participating in our 60 to 90 minute walks on relatively flat surfaces with a maximum of 20 consecutive stairs,  please contact Pat Bancroft patbancroft@telus.net or Margaret Bates   margaretbates@shaw.ca .  Walks are scheduled on Friday mornings at 9:30.   All members take turns in leading a walk,  providing information a week in advance of the meeting location for the walk, and reserving a coffee location.      



– new ideas for walking routes are always welcome
– walks should be 60 to 90 minutes in length
– a notice regarding your walk should be sent to Pat on or before the Monday prior to your walk – please copy Margaret on your notice as she is Pat’s backup.   The notice should include information about the length of the walk,  the meeting location,  the coffee location, and how to reach you 
– maximum 20 stairs in any one place (some of us have knee and breathing problems)
– if snowing, walks are cancelled    
– walks are scheduled whether rain or shine and the leader should be at the starting location
– if heavy rain, the group (who turns up) decides whether to walk or to go for coffee instead of a walk
– if you are unable to lead a walk, it is your responsibility to find someone to take your place and
  to advise Pat and Margaret of this change so that their master lists are always up-to-date
– with vacations, other hikes, family, etc. we realize that you won’t be at some walks–no problem and no pressure
– if you wish to be removed from the distribution list, please contact Pat


Suggestions for walks:  Playfair Park, Island View Beach, Cedar Hill Golf Course, Swan Lake, Wlk Lake, Langford Lake, Sidney, Dean Park, Cordova Bay, Broadmead, Behind Butchart’s Garden, Lochside Trail, Cordova Bay Ridge, Bow Park, Brentwood,  Rithets Bog, Outerbridge Park, Cadboro Bay, Quadra Water Reserve, Sidney Airport, Cattle Point, Oak Bay, etc.  NEW WALKS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.




February 15th — Lochside Trail — WALK IS CANCELLED

The weather map looks like it will be somewhat warmer by then (5 C.) and maybe rain showers.  If we are lucky there may be a bit of sun leftover from Thursday.  We will meet in the parking lot of the Gorge Park at 9:30 am. and walk for about 1/2 hour or until it feels right to turn around.  Then back to the parking lot.  The coffee shop on Gorge Road (Gorgeous Coffee) has changed hands and the nice man with the nice food is no longer there.  So – we will get in our cars and head for the Tillicum Mall Starbucks – lower level at the London Drugs entrance. OR – there are other options in the Mall.
It is a more or less flat walk with benches along the way and washrooms at each end. Hope to see you there.
Please call Deidre (250-896-9213) if you need further information.


Margaret Bates will be filling in for me from March 4th to 27th so please ensure you send her your writeups if you have the March 8, 15, 22 and 29th walks.     (margaretbates@shaw.ca or 250 544-2177)




Friday walks scheduled are: 


  • February 15th                       CANCELLED                                   Mann/Simmons
  • February 22nd                                                                                  Parton


  • March 1st                                                                                         Pearson
  • March 8th                                                                                         Reid
  • March 15th                                                                                       ????
  • March 22nd                                                                                      Sears
  • March 29th                                                                                       Tobacco/Tweten


  • April 5th                                                                                           Wilde  
  • April 12th                                                                                         Assidi
  • April 19th                                                                                         Bancroft
  • April 26th                                                                                         Bates/Hughes


  • May 3rd                                                                                            Bishop
  • May 10th                                                                                          Bonnor
  • May 17th                                                                                          Childs
  • May 24th                                                                                          Harrison
  • May 31st                                                                                                             Cownden


  • June 7th                                                                                            Dutton/Greig
  • June 14th                                                                                          Holmes
  • June 21st                                                                                          Jeffrey
  • June 28th                                                                                          Greig/Jergens


  • July 5th                                                                                             Johannessen
  • July 12th                                                                                           Lidstone
  • July 19th                                                                                           McDonald
  • July 26th                                                                                           Mann/Simmons


  • August 2nd                                                                                       Parton
  • August 9th                                                                                        Pearson
  • August 16th                                                                                      Reid
  • August 23rd                                                                                      Robertson
  • August 30th                                                                                      Sears









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