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                                          UVIC Gardens
                    Feb. 19/19                                                                     May 2019


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.




June 14th — Elk Lake — North End  

The walk will be at the North end of Elk Lake.   Meet at 9:30 am. at the Hamsterly parking lot which is off Brookleigh Road.  The walk is on flat ground with one small incline and follows the 10 K. loop around the lake heading west.   We will go as far as the fishing dock on the west side and then return the same way.    Total time around 1 hour 20 minute with a few stops, and just over 4 K.   Take time to smell the wild roses,  view the lake, and enjoy all the bird sounds.    Coffee will be at the Ridge.

For further information, please contact 
Wendy Lidstone



Friday walks scheduled are: 

  • June 14th                                                                                          Lidstone
  • June 21st                                                                                          Jeffrey
  • June 28th                                                                                          Sears


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


  • August 2nd                                                                                       Parton
  • August 9th                                                                                        Greig/Jergens
  • August 16th                                                                                      Beauchamp
  • August 23rd                                                                                      Tobacco
  • August 30th                                                                                      Pearson


  • September 6th                                                                                   Waite       
  • September 13th                                                                                 Wilde     
  • September 20th                                                                                 Assidi
  • September 27th                                                                                 Bancroft


  • October 4th                                                                                       Banfield
  • October 11th                                                                                     Bates/Hughes
  • October 18th                                                                                     Bishop
  • October 25th                                                                                     Bonnor


  • November 1st                                                                                    Childs
  • November 8th                                                                                    Cownden
  • November 15th                                                                                  Dutton
  • November 22nd                                                                                 Harrison
  • November 29th                                                                                  Greig/Jergens


  • December 6th                                                                                    Holmes
  • December 13th                                                                                  Jeffrey
  • December 20th                                                                                  Johannessen   
  •  December 27th                                                                                 Lidstone 





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