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August 14 @ 9:00 am
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely
WEDNESDAY TREKKING GROUP
Trekkers meet at the Parkinson Activity Center, 1700 Parkinson Way, at 8:30am (unless otherwise indicated.) Wear hardy hiking shoes or boots, and bring water, hiking sticks and suitable clothing for weather. Most hikes will be under 2 hours in length and a stop for refreshments will be noted. Please note, these hikes are not easy strolls as most participants come to get the exercise. There will be hills and a moderately fast pace, and hikes are subject to change as conditions change. Those wishing to meet at the hike start should phone the leader to get the exact location. For more information on any of the hikes call the leader.
We would like Trekkers that go to the start of the hike, to get there around 8:30am for signing in.
The Center will be closed the first 2 weeks in July. Please meet outside or at the start of the hike.
July 3, 2019 – Upper Glen Valley Canyon. This walk has a couple of moderate hills. It takes 1hr 20 mins down and along Powers creek. Meet either at the Parkinson Senior Centre at 8:30am or at the parking lot at Westbank Town Centre Park at 9am. Directions to this park are: take Hwy 97 through West Kelowna. At top of hill turn left on Herbert Rd, cross the east bound Hwy 97. Turn left on May Str. Coffee to follow at Tim Hortons. Go tawards Kelowna, turn right off hwy 97 at Elk Rd. Immediately turn right into parking lot. Leader Robin Jarman 250 801 5009
July 10, 2019 – Quail Ridge Linear Park: Car pool from Parkinson Activity Centre to Quail Ridge Subdivision. Left turn at Kelowna Airport Intersection onto Quail Ridge Blvd. Turn left on Quail Run Drive, right on Quail Lane and left on Quail Crescent. Parking at end of Crescent. This is a lengthy, level walk to UBC-Okanagan with a coffee break in the middle at the College cafeteria. Each way takes approximately one hour and 15 minutes. For more information, call Ken and Deb Kitura 778-753-1131.
July 17, 2019 – Special Day Away at the Sandy Beach Resort: Drive to Naramata, turn left on Robinson Ave. down to Naramata, turn right on 3rd Ave., right on Anna, left on Mill Road to Sandy Beach Resort on the left. Park on the road only, no cars allowed in resort parking. Sorry, no dogs allowed at the resort. We are in cabin #7. Bring a pot luck to share, your bathing suit, towel and lawn chair(s). You can use our cabin to change into your bathing suit . We will gather there and then drive up to our hike on the Trans Canada trail for 1½ hours. Then we will return to the resort for lunch and a swim. Contact Gaye Hunter for any further information prior to July 13th at 250 801-4762. For emergencies only, call on my cell 778 363-5858. If you leave at 8:30, I suspect you should arrive at the resort between 9:30am and 10am. Martyn will pick up the sign in sheet from Parkinson’s and is attempting to pick up coffee from McDonald’s in Penticton.
July 19, 2019 – Special Trek , BX Falls: Meet at 8:30am at the PAC to car pool to the Vernon. This is a spectacular peaceful hike mostly under the cover of mature trees. Beside the falls there are two steep sets of stairs and two short hills, otherwise it is basically flat. Approximately 2.5 hours moderate trek. Bring your lunch and water. Follow 48th Avenue East, it becomes Silver Star Rd. Just past the BX School, turn right onto Star Rd. Sign and parking at trailhead on the right just before turning left up the hill. For more information, call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869.
July 24, 2019 – South Glenmore Loop: This is an easy hike that starts and finishes at the PAC. Our hike will take us on the back streets and walkways of south Glenmore including Jack Robertson’s park and Redlich pond. This is a dog friendly hike. Approx 1hr 20-30. Coffee to follow at the centre. For more info call Martyn at 250-862-8753 or cell 250-826-7447.
July 31, 2019 – Bellevue Creek, Woodhaven Park. Meet at the PAC at 8:30 A.M. We will walk from Bullock Road. Park on Frederick and Bullock off Raymer Road which is south of De Hart. Coffee will follow at Urban Fare in the Mission. The walk is easy, Approx. 1.5 hours. Call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869 for more information.