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.
It was the first hike of the year that we didn’t have to cancel due to cold weather. The warm spell was ending, but as the temperature plummeted hour by hour, the clouds cleared away and we were compensated with full sun.
The 12 of us hiked the total 15 km.
Half our journey was in the Kennedale Ravine, which has a pleasantly wide path with 10 bridges crossing a good-size creek.
Before leaving Hermitage Park, we walked under the train trestle, which was built in 1908.
The trail continued in to Rundle Park but we turned at the pedestrian bridge to go into the Strathcona Science Park for lunch at the Sunridge Ski Chalet.Before we left the bridge, we looked down below at the river’s edge where there is a interesting jam of fallen trees. With their weathered grey trunks, these trees look like they’ve been there for years.
In all, it was a refreshing and invigorating day spent with great company.
Are you curious about where the Waskahegan Trail Association gets its money from? Have you ever wondered what it spends its money on?
If you’re a Waskahegan member in good standing, and you’re available some time in March, then we have an opportunity for you.
We’re opening our books for our annual financial audit.
Soon after February 28, Lin Keehn, our treasurer, will prepare the year-end financial report with the details of money coming in and out. On an afternoon that’s convenient for all of us, we’ll meet in Sherwood Park.
At this meeting, you’ll get to poke at a sample of transactions—you pick the sample, as big as you want—and verify that we have the invoices/receipts/bank statements to support them.
Once you’re satisfied, you’ll sign off on the report…and enable Waskahegan Trail Association to comply with its obligations as a registered charitable organization for another year.
Which means we can continue keeping our trail in good shape for everyone’s enjoyment.
If you struggle to find the time to volunteer with us, but can afford an afternoon in March, here’s your chance to help in a big way…and satisfy your curiosity about what we do with our money.
Send an email to email@example.com if you are interested or if you have a question.
Due to the severe weather conditions this weekend and the exposed trails at Elk Island we have canceled the hike for Sunday, December 31st.