Join us at Goldeye Centre, Nordegg this fall

Credit: Goldeye Conference Centre

Join us September 26–29 for the Members-Only Beyond Event at Goldeye Centre in Nordegg, Alberta

Goldeye Centre is a secluded education and retreat facility located inside the first range of the Rocky Mountains in the towering pines above Goldeye Lake.

Are you not a member of the Waskahegan Trail Association? You can join or renew your membership here.

Accommodations and Cost

We have reserved rooms in the lodge:

  • Bedrooms have a queen bed, a single bed, and a private bathroom. All bedding and towels are provided.
  • The common sitting room has a fireplace, couches, and chairs. The kitchenette is equipped with fridge, sink, coffee maker, tea kettle and all supplies.
  • The large deck is furnished with chairs overlooking the lake.

Cost is $400.00 per person (double occupancy) and includes 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 suppers, lodging and all taxes.

Single occupancy is $600.00.

Reserve your place by July 15

Spaces are limited. To reserve, you can use the registration form below, or print and email this form, or contact Anita Piebiak (780-929-2707) or

To confirm your registration, please send a cheque for the full amount ($400 double occupancy, $600 single occupancy) no later July 15, 2019.

Make your post-dated cheque payable to “Anita Piebiak” and send to

  • Anita Piebiak
    5006 – 63 St
    Beaumont, AB
    T4X 1V4

There will be no refunds after July 15, 2019.

Itinerary and logistics

Costs for carpool passengers will be determined once we have the final number of hikers. The carpool meeting point is to be determined. If you wish to drive (on your own or as a carpool driver), please indicate on the form.

Bring a bagged lunch for the first day and any snacks or extra beverages you might enjoy.

Bottled water will be provided.


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.

Find more pictures on Flickr.