Walking Group

Pat Bancroft, Special Interest Group leader, reports that the Walking Club (55 members) has resumed with COVID-19 protocols in place.

Instead of having 18 to 34 on a weekly walk, we are planning to have groups of six and this will be for June.  I have received wonderful support from members to lead these small groups and ensure the required six feet distance is maintained. Beverage breaks will take place on beaches, in parks, or in leaders back patios….with only six people keeping six feet apart. This should help with exercise and friendships. 

If you are interested in joining the Walking Group, please contact Pat directly at patbancroft1946@gmail.com

 

Elk Lake walk

 

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   
                            
 
                 

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 at 250-380-2411 or patbancroft1946@gmail.com or Margaret Bates at 250-544-2177 or 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.      

 

 

Guidelines
– 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.

 

 

Friday walks scheduled are:       

 

  • January 31st                                                                           Parton

 

  • February 7th                                                                           Pearson
  • February 14th                                                                         Sears
  • February 21st                                                                          Sexton
  • February 28th                                                                          Starks

 

  • March 6th                                                                                Tobacco
  • March 13th                                                                              Tweten
  • March 20th                                                                              Bates/Hughes
  • March 27th                                                                              Bancroft

 

  • April 3rd                                                                                  Banfield
  • April 10th                                                                                Beauchamp
  • April 17th                                                                                Bishop
  • April 24th                                                                                Childs

 

  • May 1st                                                                                        Dutton                                 
  • May 8th                                                                                        Greig/Jergens
  • May 15th                                                                                      Harrison
  • May 22nd                                                                                     Holmes
  • May 29th                                                                                      Jeffrey

 

 

 

 

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