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CELEBRATION LUNCHEON TICKETS ON SALE

Tickets for the Annual Globe Walk Celebration Luncheon are selling fast!  Don’t delay – purchase your tickets now for our annual windup.

The luncheon will take place on May 10, 2019, at noon, in the Western Development Museum.  Along with a fantastic lunch there will be great entertainment (Jay Semko & Ross Nykiforuk  of “Northern Pikes” fame) and an interesting guest speaker, Rick Stene.

Tickets can be purchased at the SCOA office in the Field House, and they will also be available at the Globe Walk Balance event on April 18th at McClure Church (register by calling 306 652-0027 or email globewalk@scoa.ca – scroll down for more details.)

Luncheon tickets are $15 for Globe Walkers and $20 for guest – a fantastic value.

Doors open at 11:30 am.

Come celebrate another successful Globe Walk

 


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Homeward Bound … Fundy, Forillon and Thousand Islands

Fundy National park boasts the highest tides in the world.  At low tide, you can walk the sea floor among hoodoos – and then if you are adventurous hop in a canoe and paddle as the tide rises by up to twelve feet in a few hours.

Forillon was the first national park created in Quebec.  It has diverse scenery from  sea coast & salt marshes to  sand dunes & cliffs, and even the eastern end of the Appalachians.  It is a mountainous peninsula bordered by the Gaspe and Gulf of St. Lawrence.  Whale watch, hike the cliffs or snorkel with seals – so many possibilities,

Thousand Islands National Park ( sometimes called the St. Lawrence Islands) is fascinating.  Rugged shorelines meet gilded age estates.  You can island hope by canoe or kayak.  There are at least 20 islands between Kingston and Brockville.  The parkway gives you easy access to many historic sights including Bellevue – home to our first prime minister, Sir John A. MacDonald – where the seeds of confederation were planted.

For hiking trails in these parks see the following links:

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nb/fundy/activ/sentiers-trails

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/qc/forillon/activ/randonnee-hiking

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/1000/activ/experiences/randon-hike


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The Queen City joins the City of Bridges to Globe Walk …

Exciting news!  We will be running a Globe Walk pilot in Regina in May and June.  If it is successful, Regina will take part in the 2020 Globe Walk season.  Our goal is to expand our great program to other communities in the future.

Good luck to the teams taking part in the Regina pilot – we know you will enjoy it!

Check back here for updates.

 


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More on Canada’s parks …

Terra NovaTerra Nova is Canada’s most easterly National Park located on Bonavista Bay in Newfoundland.  Here the sea meets the boreal forest.  This area has attracted fishermen for hundreds of years and some of NFLD’s oldest settlement were located in what is now the park.  There are more than 80 km of hiking trails in Terra Nova.  For more information check out the following link:  https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nl/terranova/activ/experiences/ran-hik.

2006_06-18_IMG_0904-D-Sheldon-Stone--870-x-290-pxGros Morne is famous for being on of the few places on earth where you can walk on the earth’s mantle, usually far beneath the earths surface.  The Tablelands (half a billion years in the making) were created by the coming together of two ancient continents.  You can hike it – with or without a guide. Gros Morne also features alpine highlands, coastal pathways and beaches.

With more than 100 km of trails there is plenty to see and do.  For more trail info go to the following link:  https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-p/nl/grosmorne/activ/experiences/randonnee-hiking

Sable Island:  This park reserve is extremely isolated and reaching it depends on weather.  It lies 300 km south of Halifax.  It is usually reached via air charter or private sea vessel.  There has been little human habitation on the island, but it is home to a herd of feral horses.

 


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March kilometer count and the April Globe Walk Event …

It is already April and we are on the home stretch!   Please forward your March kilometres to your Captain as soon as possible so that we can update the Globe Walk statistics.  Captains – please forward your team stats to the coordinator by April 8.

Check back here to see the results and our position on the map.

Don’t forget to register for our April event.  The topic is balance.  We will have a presentation on the subject followed by instruction on pole walking (then we try them out).   Poles will be provided.  Refreshments to follow.

Why pole walking?  The following info graphic explains the benefits.

Pole Walking Graphic

April 18th, 2019 –  McClure Church, 4025 Taylor St. E. – 1:00 pm

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