You are invited to the 2021 AGM

You are invited to attend, elect new board members, socialize, and hear from our guest speakers at the

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Friday, April 16, 2021
Join by computer or by phone

Agenda

  • Business meeting: reports, elections to the board
  • Guest speakers:
    1. Neil Kimmy will provide a landowner’s perspective on the trail
    2. Delaney Schlemko from the Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Social time: catch up with old friends and meet new ones who share your interests

Delaney Schlemko, Nature Conservancy of Canada

“The Nature Conservancy of Canada: Keeping the Beaver Hills Wild”

Discover the Nature Conservancy of Canada: who they are, how they conserve private land, and how they are helping to keep the Beaver Hills wild. This presentation will feature the recently acquired Ball Berg property which has a portion of the Waskahegan Trail (Triple B section) and Berg Stopover.

Delaney Schlemko is the Natural Area Manager for Northeast Alberta, which includes the Cooking Lake Moraine Natural Area and Beaver Hills Biosphere.

The Waskahegan Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has turned our world upside down in so many ways. Between isolation and physical distancing, we’re all making adjustments. And this includes hiking.

Waskahegan Trail is Closed for Now

Please stay off the Waskahegan Trail until further notice. This puts us in line with the restrictions set out by Alberta Environment and Parks with respect to accessing public lands and recreation areas. Furthermore, staying off of landowners’ property at this time is an act of respect toward the people who are so generous to us in normal times. The last thing we hikers want is to add to their stress and violate their trust.

Until the trail opens again, please stay close to where you are. If you need a little cheer-up, why not relive old times by following us on Instagram? Our handle is @waskahegantrail. Each day we post a picture from our archive of 12,000 photos.

Memberships

As consolation for the trail closure, we have extended everyone’s membership by a year. And until further notice, any newcomers who decide to join now will get a membership extended up to February 2022. Visit the Membership page to join.

Waskahegan Trail Association business

We didn’t hold our Annual General Meeting, but we did produce the reports. You can read what we did in hiking, trail maintenance, permissions, and more right here.

Forecast the weather with this new tool

Would you like to be better at forecasting the weather for your hiking, picnics, and other outdoor pursuits? So would we!

That’s why we added a new web page called “Forecasting the Weather”. It’s based on Waskahegan member Terry Elrod’s useful and easy-to-use article of the key weather data sites and how to use them. And by weather, we’re talking temperatures, precipitation, air quality—and for the Edmonton region—mosquitos.

Terry’s article has been available on the website for a year, but now the information has a permanent web page. The page includes links to weather data sites that detail current conditions and trends in the vicinity of the Waskahegan Trail. There are also links and commentary on long-range forecasts, five-day forecasts, and real time weather information.

Even Alberta’s weather phone numbers are clickable. That means you can download the web page to your smartphone and call the weather number for Camrose with a single tap—even when you have no internet!

There are two places where can you find the link to this web page from the Home page. Look in the right sidebar under “Resources” or on the navigation submenu under “Hiking”. Or you can always go the search box at the top and type “forecasting the weather”.