Leslie Dojack
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Sunday, March 17th: Meeting in the Back Hall at 9:30 a.m. between the services to plan Spring Hikes. Ron & Mickey Girard 250-941-2439 or [email protected]

Scale is [E (easy) = flat, even terrain; M (moderate) = some roots or some ups and downs; D (difficult) = more ups and downs and uneven ground] – If you are concerned about your abilities, try an E walk first or please phone the leader before the hike to discuss. All walks are about 1.5 to 2 hours in time.

We are a group of parishioners and friends and family who like to walk on local trails on Sunday afternoons. We have been doing these afternoon walks since the late 1990s – I have photos from 2001 of walks with Leslie Dojack and family, Jerry Grant, Bob Shentaler, and others, and I know that was not the first year.

When we were younger we sometimes also walked on Saturdays, doing a full day hike. Now, the walks may be getting easier, but the company is just as enjoyable! This last summer two new couples joined our walks – Jonathan and Judith Hocking and Dave and Marion Gorrie, so we are enjoying getting to know them better.

The walks start when the weather warms (March or April depending on how spring is progressing), and continue until October. In past years we always startws with a walk near Salmon Point, so that we can catch up and reconnect at Salmon Point Pub, on our first walk and end with the same walk in October. With the recent fire at the Salmon Point Pub we will be looking for a new beginning and ending walk. All ideas are welcome! Walks are graded, (E (easy) M (moderate) D (difficult), so if you are not sure of your abilities you can start with an easy walk or call the leader to discuss the upcoming walk.

A big thank you to the leaders (Gary, Dan, Rich and Avril, Mickey & Ron, Sally, Joan, Tom, and Ed) who make this activity possible.

So we hope you will join us and build friendships as you get exercise and explore some of the lovely trails in the area. Everyone Welcome!