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Be Prepared

As we age, we can be more vulnerable during natural disasters  like blizzards and power outages.  It is important to have a plan and be ready for an emergency.

Some tips:

Make a list of emergency contacts (hardcopy & on your cell phone).  Give someone a copy of the list and a house key.  Keep family/friends/neighbours informed if you are away.

Gather supplies such as food, water, clothing, medication, batteries, chargers, flashlights/candles etc and put in a disaster kit (remember it should be light)

If possible have a supply of extra non-perishable food supplies in the house that will last for at least 72 hours in case you can’t get out.

For more information check out the Government of Canada Department of Public Safety website:

https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/kts/bsc-kt-en.aspx

 


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ONLINE TEAM REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

If you are a Globe Walk Captain, or thinking of becoming one, you must register your team for the 2020 season.

The team registration link is now open.  There are separate links for Saskatoon teams and Regina teams.  You can find the links at the bottom  of on our home page at:   https://scoaglobewalk.net/  or on the bottom of the Captain’s page at: https://scoaglobewalk.net/captains-page/.

You and your team are going to make Globe Walk 2020 another great season!

 Let’s get ready to “Walk the Wonders of the World

 

 

 


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A Special Invitation for Globe Walk Captains

We have something new this year!  Captain’s are invited to a special CAPTAIN’S TRAINING DAY.  It will be held on November 27 in Room 3 at the Saskatoon Field House at 1:00 pm.  Refreshments will be provided.

We want to help you manage and motivate your Globe Walk Team.  We have developed a new Captain’s Training Manual for you, to help you do that.

This session is for Captain’s only.  Try your best to attend, but if you can’t, you can send a team member to stand in for you.  If you know anyone who would like to be a captain, please let me know.

For planning purposes, please RSVP to Beth at globewalk@scoa.ca or 306-652-0027.

PS:  Watch your email inbox for full details of Globe Walk 2020.


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In Case You Wondered …

How were the modern wonders of the world chosen?  The following is from World Atlas.

Seven Wonders of the Modern World

The campaign to pick the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World” began in 1999 when Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber asked for nominations. Overall he received almost 200 from across the planet.

On July 8, 2007, the winners were announced at a glitzy show in Lisbon, Portugal, and the seven winners were chosen by the more than 95 million votes received. And the winners are….

  • The Great Wall of China
  • Petra in Jordan
  • Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil
  • Peru’s Machu Picchu
  • Mexico’s Chichen Itza Pyramid
  • Rome’s Colosseum
  • India’s Taj Mahal

This new list does not replace the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, of which the GreAat Pyramid of Giza is the only one still standing today. It only tries to offer a more realistic example of wondrous manmade objects still visible today.

(World Atlas)

And here they are – our 2020 Globe Walk destinations.

WONDERS DATES

 


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Lucky Number 7

Since our theme this year is Walking the Wonders of the World (of which there are 7) I thought I would share why this number is often considered lucky.  There are:

  1. Seven days in a week
  2. Seven colours in the rainbow
  3. Seven seas
  4. Seven continents
  5. Number represents perfection in religion (seven heavens, seven days of creation,  seven valleys of Bahai
  6. Seven notes in the diatonic scale
  7. The opposite sides of dice always equal seven
  8. Seven stars in the big dipper
  9. Seven deadly sins
  10. Mathematically – a prime number divisible only by itself and one

And now – the number of places to visit with Globe Walk 2020!