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Weekly Wednesday Hike: Lake Beaumaris and Griesbach Military Hill (4/8/2020)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: 15379 Castle Downs Rd and Lake Beaumaris
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Apr 8 2020  6:50 PM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Apr 8 2020 5:45:00 PM
Event Duration:2 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Mark G
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:18
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 13 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

*NOTE: We start walking clock-wise around the lake at 7:00 PM. So if you're late, you'll have to find us on the walk around the lake (try going counter clock-wise to meet up with us). This hike will have a brisk pace. Also, dogs must be on leash.

We will meet at the Castledowns library parking lot (more room in the main lot), walk around the lake a couple times to get in some good weekday night exercise.

Although largely artificial, Lake Beaumaris is the largest lake within the city limits of Edmonton. The trail around the lake offers great paved path for year round walking with lighting all the way around the lake. For a challenge we will take a detour and hike up "Little Mountain" hill trail system in The Village of Griesbach for our scenic view of North Edmonton and Downtown in the distance.

**Please be aware with wintery weather, the trail could be slippery in some sections.Ice cleats that go over your boots are recommended. These can be found at Mountain Equipment Coop, or other sporting stores.
You could encounter muddy, snowy conditions, etc – dress accordingly.

**There are important ways to protect yourself and others from Coronavirus (COVID-19), the most essential being to wash your hands. If you choose to enjoy an EOC activity, we strongly recommend the following additional precautions ** :

  • Create social space. Avoid greeting each other where there is the potential for skin-to- skin contact, such as hugs or non-gloved 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.
  • 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).
  • Have you been traveling? The Chief Medical Officer has directed all individuals returning to Alberta from any travel outside Canada to self- isolate for two weeks. We support the CME’s direction and encourage any returning travelers to heed this advice.
  • Are you feeling unwell? If you have a cough or flu-like symptoms, stay home and consider getting yourself tested by calling 8-1-1.

    *Our activities are outdoors in uncrowded spaces where cross-contamination is considered low risk. ( health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus- infection/health- professionals/mass-gatherings-risk-assesment.html)
  • We can also recommend wearing protective clothing such as gloves and buffs and layers that lower the likelihood of transmission.

    Self test here: click for more information.

  • Required Items to Bring:
    - Weather appropriate clothing, and good footwear.
    - **See Coronvirus (COVID-19) protection advice above**
    Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
    - Ice cleats
    - Headlamp

    How to Get There:
    Event Directions:The Castledowns Library is located at Castledowns Road (113A), and 153 ave. Please meet in front of Library in the North East corner of the parking lot. Look for Mark wearing a bright blue EOC hat, or hanging the hat from the car antenna.


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    - 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.

    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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


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