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Waskahegan Staging Area (9/26/2020)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Waskahegan Staging Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 26 2020  10:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Sep 26 2020 8:30:00 AM
Event Duration:~3-3.5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: 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:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Please read all the event details below as well as the COVID-19 protocols. We will need to be socially distanced while in single file and step off the trail / path briefly to let others pass safely.

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**Please note:
- This will be a moderately paced walk of ~4.5km/hr.
- This event will be weather dependent, please check the EOC calendar and your email for any updates.
- To find me, I’ll be wearing a royal blue baseball cap and stood next to a blue Hyundai.

About this walk: ~13km, ~3-3.5 hours
There are almost 85km of hiking trails at Cooking Lake/Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, so let's check out some of the trails accessed from the Waskahegan Staging Area trailhead!

The terrain is mostly flat with some rolling hills. We will stop at the half way point (Meadow Shelter) for some lunch. Here is a link for your info: Cooking Lake/Blackfoot guide.

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**There are important ways to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, 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 adhered to. Click HERE for more info 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, handshakes, or high-fives - just share a friendly wave and 'hello'.
• Blow your nose, cough, sneeze, or clear your airway at least 2m away from others.
• Wear a mask in public places to help limit the risk of spread to others if you will be within 2m of people other than members of your own household.
**The government has indicated that masks may help. 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 (as long as social distancing is maintained).

2. 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.

3. Your EOC Event Coordinators are volunteers.
Participants are responsible for assessing the current road and weather conditions, their current physical condition, and are responsible for their own safety and well-being.

4. 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 outdoor organized activities to support your best health and well- being.
• Please respect each other’s space with the required social distancing of all people in public spaces.

For more FAQs, testing, and links for Alberta Health COVID-19 info, click HERE.


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


Required Items to Bring:
- *Hand sanitizer*
- Your own food & water

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

How to Get There:
Event Directions: Waskahegan Staging Area is located 24 km east of Sherwood Park, south of Hwy. #16 (directly south of Elk Island Nat'l Pk on RR#210).
From Sherwood Park, the highway turns into Wye Road (a.k.a. Hwy. #630). Turn north (left) onto Range Road #210.

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!

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