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Emily Murphy Park to Buena Vista Footbridge Loop (7/4/2020)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Emily Murphy Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 4 2020  12:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 4 2020 11:00:00 AM
Event Duration:~2 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Sandie
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

Please read all details in red below and and event details, including all Covid-19 group precautions before signing up! All activities are being offered in full compliance with current provincial and federal COVID standards (links below for more information).

We will be hiking in staggered groups of four. At times we will be two abreast (box shape with 6 feet or more apart), and other times we will need to be distanced while in single file and step off the trail or pathway briefly to let others pass safely.


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**Please note:
- This will be a moderately paced walk of 4.5-5km/hr.
- This event will be weather dependent, please check the EOC calendar and your email for any updates.

- We will meet at 12:00pm and leave at 12:10pm sharp.

- To find me, Iíll be wearing a royal blue baseball cap and stood next to a blue Hyundai.

About this walk: ~9km
We will head west into Hawrelak Park and crossing the river at the Buena Vista footbridge. We will continue through Buena Vista Park up the hill to Riverside Drive, continue back down into MacKinnon Ravine, then cross Groat Bridge over the river and return to Emily Murphy Park.

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**There are important ways to protect yourself and others from Coronavirus, the most essential being to sanitize your hands frequently. We request that you **bring your own hand sanitizer** with you on the event. For all who choose to enjoy an EOC activity we require participants to follow all Federal and Provincial rules in regards to Covid- 19, and the 2 meters/ 6 feet of social distancing from all club members and the public while on the trails and in public spaces. ** Our activities are outdoors in uncrowded spaces where cross-contamination is considered lower risk, but strict precautions still need to be followed. click for more information and to learn more.

Additional requirements:

1. Create social space. Avoid greeting each other where there is the potential for skin-to- skin contact, such as hugs or handshakes or high- fives. . When in doubt, share a friendly wave and 'hello'. Blow your nose, cough, sneeze, or clear your airway at least 2 metres away from others. Don't use clothing to wipe. Wear a mask in public places to help limit the risk of spread to others if you will be within 2 metres of people other than members of your own household.

  • **The government has indicated that masks may help, but the evidence is inconclusive. Therefore, we are leaving it to the discretion of participants to choose whether you'd like to wear masks. Be aware that this is not a requirement so you must be comfortable with others potentially not wearing masks.

    2. Are you in a high- risk category? Consider self- isolating if you are in a category with an immunocompromised system. Consultations with respiratory therapists indicate that individuals who suffer from asthma should exercise the same level of care they would exercise with other viruses. Alberta's Chief Medical Officer has stated individuals over 60, or anybody with pre- existing medical conditions are at increased risk of complications from Coronvirus (COVID-19).

    3. Are you feeling unwell? Are you feeling unwell? If you have a cough or flu-like symptoms, you must stay home, and should consider getting yourself tested by calling 8-1-1. Also the Alberta government states if you have symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat or runny nose, you MUST self-isolate for 10 days after the onset of symptoms and until your symptoms have resolved (whichever is longer). *If you are in mandatory self-isolation you can not legally go outside for a walk through your neighbourhood or park.

    4. Your EOC event hosts are volunteers. Participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, their current physical condition, current trail conditions, and are responsible for their own safety and well-being.

    5. Please no sharing of food and drinks; as well no carpooling.

    6. Further important considerations:

  • The province has encouraged outdoor activities with physical distancing. Studies have shown the benefits of outdoor activity for staying healthy. Therefore, we are offering organized activities to support your best health and well-being.
  • The province is permitting groups of up to 15 participants to gather with physical distancing. Therefore, we have capped all events to help reduce overall group size.
  • The province requires that you be healthy to attend events. Therefore, the event organizer will exercise their discretion to send a participant home if they display symptoms of illness.
  • The government continues to recommend six feet of physical distancing. Therefore, the lead will be enforcing this distancing throughout the hike. Anyone who is not acting in accordance with this requirement will be warned once. If non- compliance continues, they will be asked to leave the activity.
  • **Please respect each otherís space. We all have our own opinions on COVID-19 and need to understand that we may not agree but must respect each otherís space with the required social distancing of all people in public spaces.

    Self test and Covid-19 FAQs here: click for more FAQ information, testing, and links for Alberta Health Covid-19.

    (*Note we are not accepting cash donations at this time on our events. Please feel free to send donations to our Treasurer or event organizer electronically).


  • Required Items to Bring:
    *Hand sanitizer*
    Your own food, water, bug spray, & suncreen (don't share items)

    Appropriate footwear & clothing
    Water
    Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
    Mask
    Snacks
    Hiking poles

    How to Get There:
    Event Directions:Emily Murphy Park is at Groat Road and Emily Murphy Park Road NW.

    To get to Emily Murphy Park from Gateway Blvd/Calgary Trail: head west on 82nd Ave/ Whyte Ave, then turn right on 110 St, then turn left on Saskatchewan Drive.
    Keep to the right and take Emily Murphy Park Rd., turn right into Emily Murphy Park.

    If you are coming from the north on Groat Road: take the exit toward Parks Area, turn left then right onto Emily Murphy Park Rd, destination will be on the left.

    Once in the park turn left at the T intersection, turn left and then youíll find me.

    Notes:

    - We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in EOC events.
    - Please scroll through and read the entire online waiver when you sign up.
    - Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.


    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
    Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!