The Waskahegan Trail is a unique resource that exists only because of the generosity of landowners. Before you set foot on the trail, know the landowner rights and the trail user responsibilities.
You are invited to attend, socialize, and elect new board members at the
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION
7:00 p.m., Friday, April 7, 2017
Central Lions Recreation Centre
11113 – 113 Street NW, Edmonton
Directions and map. Enter through the south doors.
Business and elections will be followed by
Memories and Reflections
Not many of us know anything about the trail beyond the stories in the guidebook, and few of us have any sense of what it was like in the past. Enjoy this rare opportunity to hear from a panel of long time (and legendary) members will fill us in on the earlier days of the trail and the men and women volunteers who made it what it is today.
Light refreshments will be provided.
How refreshing it was to get outside after the cruel cold snap of early March.
Ten of us started out from the little shopping centre in Westridge and headed straight into the ravine. After a short walk through neighborhoods, we descended into the river valley. We crossed the river on the Fort Edmonton footbridge, and saw just below us a patch of open water occupied by ducks.
(By the way, have you noticed the geese are back?)
As we neared Fort Edmonton, David caught up to us and made it eleven.
We had our lunch at Edmonton’s best-kept-secret rest stop—the Alfred Savage Centre. Always clean and bright and comfortable for hikers.
On our return, we left the river valley by taking those
10200-step stairs that we all love to grumble about. But I’ll bet the climb is no higher than Schnee Hill or Rest and Be Thankful (which is coming up on April 23!).
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