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Mark's Wednesday Hike: Rafter's Landing (4/1/2020)

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The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Rafter's Landing, 9734 98th Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Apr 1 2020  6:50 PM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Apr 1 2020 5:45:00 PM
Event Duration:2 hours
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:16
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

HAPPY APRIL 1st EVERYONE!

We will meet up at Rafter's Landing, 9734 98th Avenue at 6:50 pm and head out at 7:00 pm sharp! We will first hike up to Saskatchewan Drive following the trail system.
We'll then cross over the bridge, through the ledge grounds to McKay Avenue School: The original site of the Alberta Legislature, then a school and now the archives and museum of the Edmonton Public School Board, an electrician who died while working in the basement is blamed for the majority of the ghostly activity in the building, like moving things around, even scattering the chairs that had been set up for a meeting.
We will then head down 105 street to the newly opened Rossdale Trail system back to complete our loop.

As an added bonus, we should see the sunset.

**PLEASE NOTE: This hike will be moderate paced, and there is a mixture of paved and unsurfaced trails**

To find us, Mark will have a Blue EOC baseball cap hanging from his car antenna.

**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. (https://www.canada.ca/en/public- 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:
    - Comfortable, supportive hiking footwear with good traction
    - **See Coronvirus (COVID-19) protection advice above**
    Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
    - Water

    How to Get There:
    Event Directions:Meet in the parking lot just east of the Riverboat office. Look for Mark with a blue cap hanging from the antenna of his car.

    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.

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

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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