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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CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Quirky Neighbourhood Walks

CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Quirky Neighbourhood Walks

If you are looking for some surprise on your urban walkabouts, then look no further than these quirky neighbourhoods. Not knowing what you might find around the next corner makes for a fun walk. I featured Sunnyside and Kensington, The Beltine and Connaught and Ramsay/ Inglewood in this CTV segment. All these routes are in my book Calgary’s Best Walks. But remember to deviate from my suggested route to find more surprises! Watch the CTV...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Stairway walks of Calgary

CTV Walking Wednesday: Stairway walks of Calgary

  I highlighted my favourite STAIRWAY walks in Calgary yesterday on CTV Morning! So many great places to sweat! And all of them, and many more, in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks…of course. Check out my CTV segment here   Douglas Fir Trail, Edworthy Park, is one of the Stairway Walks that I featured ...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Kid Favourite Calgary Walkabouts!

CTV Walking Wednesday: Kid Favourite Calgary Walkabouts!

  All walks are great for kids of course, but there are some urban walkabouts that are clear favourites. Bring on the ice cream stops, watermarks, massive hills to roll down, single track trails along escarpments, waterfalls and for the teenagers in the group, a burger stop in Kensington! Watch my Kid Favorite CTV segment!         ...

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FREE guided urban walks with MEC and Jane’s Walk

FREE guided urban walks with MEC and Jane’s Walk

  Join me this Spring through Fall of a series of FREE guided walkabouts! I have teamed up with MEC Calgary to lead a unique urban walkabout a month. You can register on-line at MEC Calgary.           Upcoming FREE events Register on-line at mec.ca/events for all MEC guided walks. For the Jane’s Walk on May 8, just show up! April 30: Book signing and mini-walk: Indigo Signal Hill: 3-5 pm May 7: Book Signing...

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Calgary is Canada’s BEST city for Walking!

Yes, it is true. I have walked Canadian cities from coast to coast and this I know is true, Calgary is the best city for walking, by a long shot. What makes Calgary such a walking paradise is the way nature is integrated into all parts of the city. When you add canopies of trees to a street, it makes for a nicer walk. Our urban forests blanket communities thanks to early parks superintendents William Reader and William Pearce.     A...

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CTV Morning Walking Wednesdays!

I am so HAPPY to be sharing a walk from my book every Wednesday, June through September on CTV Morning at 7:56 am. Today I featured Ramsay and Inglewood, route 35 in Calgary’s Best Walks. It is quirky and varied, with views of the Rockies, and lots of nature and artwork along the River Walk pathway.  Oh yes, and some great coffee, restaurant and shopping stops along 9 Avenue. Check it out here! Next week, Nose...

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