Strap on your walking shoes and join the Sole Sisters walking group. This program is offered on Wednesdays from September to June (with a small break for Christmas) at various locations around the Oceanside area and is intended for women 50+, but all ages are welcome.
This is not a power walking group, but the group does walk at a moderate pace. There is a leader at the front and a leader at the back. No one is left on their own.
Time: Wednesdays, starting mid-September
Meet at 9:45am. Depart at 10:00am.
Most walks are about 90 minutes long, but can vary, being as long as 120 minutes. As a general rule, it is best to budget a bit of extra time after walks just in case anything unexpected arises on the trail.
Cost: $10.00 suggested donation for the entire season (Sept - Jun), or $5.00 for half the season. If you would like to donate by credit card, please scroll to the bottom of the page and use the Paypal button. Cash or cheque donations are also accepted in-person at walks.
Walk locations will be posted every Thursday, and you can register for a walk up to the the day before, (Tuesday) by 4:00pm. You will only be required to complete the entire registration form for the first walk you register for. After that you must still sign up, but you will be directed to a simplified sign up form.
Maximum number of participants is 40 (plus the walk leaders), so please only sign up if you know you can make the walk. If you have to cancel, please let us know by Tuesday. This gives us time to contact people who may be on the waitlist.
We are not able to welcome drop-in walkers at this time.
For more information contact Kristine Stephenson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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1. We would like each person to keep their name and emergency contact in a pocket and if possible wear a name tag. This can be as simple as a piece of masking tape with your name on it. This will help the leaders identify you if you are injured or unwell.
2. Fast walkers MUST stay in contact with the front leader. If you happen to get ahead, stop and wait, or turn back to the leader. The leader should ALWAYS be at the front of the group. If you are not willing to do this, we will not be able to count you in as part of the walk, due to safety issues.
3. It is important that you do not leave from a walk until you have checked in with the leader, so no one is left behind.
4. For the more challenging terrain, if you have poles, consider bringing them. They can be a great help when navigating tricky spots!
Don't forget to register for each Sole Sisters walk before you come. Drop-ins are not welcome at this time.
Description: Englishman River Falls Provincial Park is one of the jewels of Vancouver Island, and in fact in the world. Sonya will be leading us over the bridge and into the Back Loop trails. There are a few ups and downs and there is one longer but mostly gentle hill as well as a section with large roots. At the top of the hill, the trail is flat, and then we turn around and go back down. Please join us for this extra special 90-minute walk. If the weather is pleasant, please bring a chair, beverage and snack and join us for a wrap-up celebration and thank you to our walk leaders.
Directions: Follow the Alberni Highway until the turn off to Errington Road. (The Errington Firehall is at the corner) Once on Errington Road, follow it along to the very end of the road. You can't drive any further! It will seem like forever, and does take about 15 minutes from the highway. There is plenty of parking in the gravel lot.
Please Note: Registration for the Wednesday walks closes on Tuesday evenings at 4:00pm.
Englishman River Falls Park, Errington Road, Errington, British Columbia V0R 1V0, Canada
Our Sole Sisters walks are coming to an end for this season, and Eleanor Joy is once again starting up the JoyFull Walkers Group. JoyFull Walkers is not an ACRA program; it is a group of friends getting together each week to walk throughout the summer. There is no fee. This group tends to explore some trails that are a bit further afield than the Sole Sisters. We meet on Wednesdays at the same time (9:50 AM) as Sole Sisters, and our walks may be a bit longer, often including a picnic lunch or snack. Driving time also takes longer. Car pooling would be awesome. There is no registration, so being on time is important, since we don’t know who is coming!! It’s a lot of fun and we look forward to seeing you, if it works out.
Please email Eleanor at email@example.com and she will get you on the mailing list.
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