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 70 minutes long, but can vary, being as long as 90 minutes.
Cost: $10.00 suggested donation for the season . If you would like to donate by credit card, please scroll to the bottom of the page and use the Paypal button.
Walk location 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 25 (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.
Please be sure to check here on Wednesday mornings for a cancellation, or a change in location, if the weather seems uncertain.
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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. With many new people, 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 terrain!
Don't forget to register for each Sole Sisters walk before you come. Drop-ins are not welcome at this time.
Description: The Boulder City Trail is a favourite among local mountain bikers, and you will see lots of evidence of their handy work. They have cleverly named many of the trails. The trail system is a mix of dirt paths and gravel trails. Anticipate lots of little ups and downs and some sections with roots, but no significant hills. The big boulders midway through the trail are quite impressive! Good footwear is definitely recommended. Some muddy sections and puddles are to be expected.
Directions: We will be meeting at the end of Grafton Road. To get there from Alberni Highway, take Errington Road. When you reach the 4-way at Errington General Store, turn left onto Grafton. Follow Grafton to the very end. Do not turn up the hill and into the school. Stay straight until your tires hit gravel. When Grafton rounds the corner, it turns into Terrace. We will meet at the corner of Grafton and Terrace Road (near the right-turn sign). The trailhead is difficult to spot from the road, but it's there. Promise!
For further directions, please view the map below.
Please Note: Registration for the Wednesday walks closes on Tuesday evenings at 4:00pm.
Grafton Avenue, Coombs, British Columbia V0R 1M0, Canada
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