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Bunchberry Hike/Snowshoe (11/22/2020)

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:Hike
Event Location: Bunchberry Meadows - 1B5, Range Rd 261, Spruce Grove, AB
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Nov 22 2020  9:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Nov 21 2020 9:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 -2.5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Sherri H
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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:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Join us for either a snowshoe OR a hike at Bunchberry Meadows.

We will do the outer loop of about ~9km, at a moderate pace while we enjoy the old growth forest, open meadows and if we are lucky, maybe an animal sighting. A great way to spend a Sunday morning!

(https://www.ealt.ca/bunchberry-meadows).

Note: Dogs are NOT allowed at Bunchberry Meadows. About Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area: Located west of Edmonton, Bunchberry Meadows is a 640-acre (260-hectare) conservation site owned in partnership with the Edmonton and Area Land Trust, Bunchberry Meadows is open to the public year-round for foot access.

When you pull into the parking lot, I will standing next to my red truck.

Participants are encouraged to abide by physical distancing requirements (2m) and not to share water or food. Please do not come if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid19 or if you have been in contact with someone who is exhibiting symptoms and/or tested for COVID.

We are limiting the number of participants including the coordinator on our events at this time.

**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. 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 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.

    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 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 Donna M (Send electronic e-transfer to Treasurer@edmontonoutdoorclub.com. We are requesting $2.00 per event, or $20.00 for the year from members.


  • Required Items to Bring:
  • Warm hiking boots
  • Snowshoes
  • Micro spikes,
  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Snacks
  • Your own water and snacks
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Mask
  • Hiking poles

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    Notes:
    After our hike, and weather permitting, bring your thermos with a hot beverage (and/or stove) and join our physically distanced tailgate coffee time.
    - 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:
    Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!