CTV Walking Wednesday: July Long Weekend Walks and Hikes in Calgary and Kananaskis!

CTV Walking Wednesday: July Long Weekend Walks and Hikes in Calgary and Kananaskis!

Want to have a day of wilderness calm to balance out your Canada Day celebrations? How about some spectacular wildflowers hikes in the Kananaskis? Or an urban walk through the Beltline, Mount Royal and into Roxboro/ Erlton natural park, followed by an Elbow River stroll through Lindsay park. Check out my CTV segment from June 28, 2017 for some ideas! Watch my CTV SEGMENT: Long Weekend Hikes and Walks   And here are the Gemtrek maps...

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Yup, it’s working! We are building communities through walking on Walk 150 walks!

Yup, it’s working! We are building communities through walking on Walk 150 walks!

June 3, 2017: About 100 people joined me on a phenomenal, 7-8 km Walk 150 walkabout today from the central Calgary Public Library. The goal of Walk 150 is the welcome everyone to join in and connect communities, and with a special emphasis on welcoming newcomers. Today our feature language was Mandarin and there were SO MANY newcomers who came along with the staff and interpreter from Centre for Newcomers – must have been 35 people! So...

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Walk 150 Bowness and Bowmont Park – Arabic feature language!

  Walk 150: Walking Builds Communities   It was a wonderful Walk 150 walk starting from the Bowness Library on May 13, 2017. Check it out on our Facebook page. This walk was part of my partnership with Calgary Public Library and The Centre for Newcomers and the walks feature language was Arabic. We welcomed people from all over, from the SW of Calgary to Syria, to explore the backstreets of Bowness and the wetlands, single track...

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Walking Builds Communities! My Walk 150 gets funded by Canada’s 150th Community Fund Grant- Join me on FREE guided walks

  AS a partner with the Calgary Library Foundation, I am happy to have received a Canada 150 Community Fund grant to offer many free walks with my partners organizations throughout 2017. I will also be giving “Leading and Creating great Walks” workshops for the Calgary Public Library and the Centre for Newcomers so that the library and the Centre can continue to offer walk programs in house and for the public.    ...

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Good Grief! Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss: Walk 150 program begins May 8

One of my Walk 150 programs is with Fish Creek Park, Alberta Parks and Mount Royal University. Good Grief! Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss is an 8 week program beginning on May 8, 2017.   Good Grief! Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss May 8 – June 26, 2017 7:00 – 8:00 pm Parks and nature connect us to the cycles of life and death; reminding us of endurance, beauty, and the only constant – change. In the changes and challenges of...

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My CTV Winter Walking Tips

My CTV Winter Walking Tips

I shared my winter walking tips on CTV Morning. The big message for Calgary, a city that has many snow melts due to chinooks, is get cleats! Check out the segment for some visuals. Watch the segment here! For regular updates on all this walking, snowshoeing and hiking be sure to follow me on Facebook!               ...

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Living a Creative Life – a story about walking

Living a Creative Life – a  story about walking

When I started Fit Frog Adventures in 1997, I never thought that walking would become the focus on my work. The business morphed from “walking for fitness” to walking for all sorts of reasons. It has been 20 years of walking related work for me and now my focus is on building communities through the simple walk. My new Walk 150 initiative to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday will bring the city together, on foot. Check out the...

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Snowshoeing 101! Watch my CTV segment on snowshoeing

Snowshoeing 101! Watch my CTV segment on snowshoeing

Snowshoeing 101! Shared my Snowshoe tips with CTV Morning Live Calgary viewers today. What to wear, gear and where to head out in the powder. Check out my snowshoeing blog post with all the snowshoe trail maps and avalanche awareness details at www.fitfrog.ca. You can buy snowshoes at MEC Calgary and if you want to try them out first, then rent them and have the rental cost deducted from your purchase if you decide to buy! CTV Morning Live...

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