Patricia Heights Ravine to Alfred Savage Centre

After the heavy snowfall, it was a pleasure to be outside again.

The snow provided just enough cover to bury the ice in most places.

We stopped for lunch in the Alfred Savage Centre, where every seat is in front of a sunny window.

We love how Edmontonians display their creativity and thoughtfulness.

This trail is famous for the stairs that take you out of the river valley.

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Annual General Meeting 2018

You are invited to attend, socialize, and elect new board members at the


7:00 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2017
Central Lions Recreation Centre
11113 – 113 Street NW, Edmonton

Business and elections will be followed by a presentation

Photographing the Whitemud Nature Reserve

Wayne Oakes, Nature Photographer

Wayne Oakes is one of our region’s true enthusiasts of natural areas. Having grown up in the woods of Nova Scotia and then serving 33 years in the RCMP—where he developed and honed his superior photography skills—it was only natural that upon his retirement he would return to nature with camera in hand. But beyond taking pictures, he also observes and studies the habits of the fascinating animals, birds, plants, and more.

The Whitemud Ravine Nature Reserve (North) has been Wayne’s focus over the past two years. He will share with us some of his images that illustrate the beautiful and majestic…the big and small…and the odd and unusual. He will also show us some of his gear—both typical and unusual—that he uses to enhance his visits in the woods.


Light refreshments will be provided.

Directions and map. Enter through the south doors.


Laurier Park to Hawrelak Park and the Silver Skate Festival

Cold and windy but clear and sunny!

Eight hikers braved the weather for a great hike from Whitemud Park to Hawrelak Park.  Crossing the Quesnell Bridge, we wondered if we should have stayed home!

Fortunately, once on the trail out of the wind, we slowly warmed up.  The sun felt great on our faces.

Crossing the river again to Hawrelak Park we were reminded how windy and cold it really was. The main pavilion—our lunch spot—was a welcomed site.

The Silver Skate Festival at the Park featured beautiful snow sculptures, the ice castle and sleigh rides.  We slowly made our way along the river back to Whitemud Park.  The sun and great conversation kept us warm.
Thanks to everyone who came out.

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