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Annual Family Day Walk Was a Success (Despite the Deep Freeze)

It was a balmy -20 degrees – but the sun was out!  You know what we say in Saskatchewan – “It’s a dry cold”.  Our hearty Globe Walkers and other guests showed up for, what turned out to be the nicest day in weeks.  Some walked the forest paths, some visited the zoo – and they all stopped by the Superintendent’s house for to warm up with hot chocolate and great conversation.  Thanks to all the volunteers who made the day a success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Globe Walk’s March Event – Save the Date

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – McClure Church, 4025 Taylor St. E. – 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Relax with a film and popcorn, followed by a session of cardio drumming (back by popular demand).

The Way Home” celebrates the life of Jim Settee, a Cree Elder, historian, tracker, mentor, park warden and oldest man to be ordained in the Anglican Church. Truly a life long learner!

Cardio drumming is a recent fitness craze that is just sheer fun! 

Call 306 652-0027 or email globewalk@scoa.ca to reserve your spot.

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Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks

With exceptional alpine scenery and deep valleys filled with ancient forests, these parks are a year-round paradise. Scale their heights following trails pioneered by legendary Swiss mountain guides, take a stroll amid moss-draped old-growth cedars or hike through alpine meadows. You could be forgiven for thinking it’s Switzerland, but it is British Columbia.  The area was once described as “Fifty Switzerlands in One”.

The area played a huge part in Canadian history – the last mountain barrier of western Canada was unlocked when Major A.B. Rogers discovered the pass that bears his name.  It allowed the completion of the CP Railway in 1885 and fulfilled the national dream – a railway connecting Canada from coast to coast.  Today, you can experience Major Rogers’ route for yourself. Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Rogers Pass inspire discovery!

They are situated in the Columbia mountains which are very different from the Rockies – for starters, they are about 70 million years older.

You can find information on hiking in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National parks here:

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/glacier/activ/randonee-hiking

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/revelstoke/activ/randonee-hiking

On to the west coast – Gulf Islands, Pacific Rim and Gwaii Haanas National Parks.


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Collective Kilometres vs. Map Kilometers

Globe Walk is using an artificial formula to convert collective kilometres walked to actual distance within the parks (as shown on the map).

This doesn’t affect how your team has decided to set their goals – it is for visual purposes only.  So if your team has decided to walk from PA National to Pacific Rim National, you just report your progress as always.  We will do the map conversion.

Globe Walk will post the map each month AND our collective miles.