It was a great turnout for our annual BBQ, with 35 members attending.
For several years, the Waskahegan Trail Association has been celebrating
its enthusiasm and successes with the fall barbecue. This year, we met at
Cardiff Park in Sturgeon County. The weather was cool, like most
mid-September mornings, and very sunny.
Traditionally we begin the event with a guided hike so that we can work
up an appetite for lunch—and besides, walking is what we love to do.
This time we had a clever scavenger-style hunt. We broke into
small groups and set out on a search around the park in order to answer
a list of questions about its features. Creativity and observation
skills counted heavily.
We straggled back, somewhat famished, and were treated to a crackling
fire in the firepit. We enjoyed a barbecue lunch, thanks to John and
Terry at the grill, followed by dessert of carrot cake and fresh pineapple.
So it turned out none of us were able to answer all the questions of the
hunt. That was pretty humbling, but our responses were creative. Most importantly, we got to discover the park ourselves and socialize at the same time.
The barbecue is the highlight of the Waskahegan season (aside from the
AGM) and it’s one of the benefits of membership. Many of our newest
members were in attendance. Our longtime member, Stan Skirrow, wasn’t
able to attend but he sent his best wishes. In fact, we want to thank
Stan publicly for his generous donation to the barbecue expenses.
Thank You Stan!
You can see more pictures here