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
 Camus Blooms in Playfair Park
                    Feb. 19/19


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.




April 26th — Sidney Waterfront      

This weeks walk will be along the Sidney waterfront, walking along the waterfront from the southernmost starting point/parking lot on Lochside drive up to, and around the Sidney Marina.  We will stop in Sidney for coffee (to be announced) and then walk back to our cars.  All flat with the exception of one small set of 1/2 steps.  Approximate walking time in total would be 75 minutes.

For further information, contact Margaret at 250-544-2177 or email margaretbates@shaw.ca



Friday walks scheduled are: 

  • 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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