Sandie's Hike: Fort Saskatchewan - Sat, Mar 6 2021

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Sandie's Hike: Fort Saskatchewan (3/6/2021)

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: Legacy Park in Fort Saskatchewan
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 6 2021  11:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 6 2021 9:30:00 AM
Event Duration:~2-2.5 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:1
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


**To register, you must first add your name to the waitlist then answer the "EOC COVID Pre-Attendance Questionnaire" which will be sent by me the day before the event starts. Once you receive and reply to the questionnaire, I will then add you to the event from the waitlist in the order I receive the responses not the order of the waitlist. I will be adding max 7 others to this event.

**NOTE: Please read all details in red below 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 (see links below for more info). We will be hiking in staggered groups of four abreast (box shape with 6 feet or more apart). At times we will need to be distanced while in single file and step off the trail or pathway briefly to let others pass safely.

**We will be enforcing social distancing throughout the hike. Anyone who is not acting in accordance with COVID safety requirements will be warned once. If non- compliance continues, they will be asked to leave the activity!

**Please note:
- I am only going to have 8 people max including myself on this event.
- This will be a moderately paced walk of ~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: ~10-12km
For a change of scenery, I would like to hike along the path in Fort Saskatchewan that follows alongside the North Saskatchewan River. **Please note that I haven't previously hiked this route so this will be exploratory in nature.

We will begin our hike at Legacy Park which is located downtown in Fort Saskatchewan. We will then work our way west along the North Saskatchewan River waterfront heading towards West River's Edge before turning back.

Did you know: Fort Saskatchewan is at the eastern end of an initiative by the River Valley Alliance to build a network of trails that extend all the way from Devon to Edmonton?

**RE: COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: We will practice being socially distanced (6 feet / 2 meters apart) while participating on this event and step off the trail / path briefly to let others pass safely.

Please follow all Federal and Provincial rules in regards to COVID-19 - click HERE. For more FAQs, testing, and links from Alberta Health COVID-19 info, click HERE.

Additional requirements:
1. Create social space.
• Avoid 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.
**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.

2. 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. 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).

*Note we are not accepting cash donations at this time on our events. We are requesting $2.00 per event or $20.00 for the year. Please feel free to send donations to our Treasurer via an electronic e-transfer to

Required Items to Bring:
- *Hand sanitizer*
- Your own food & water
- Mask - required to use the indoor washroom facility

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

How to Get There:
Event Directions:We will meet in the parking area next to the washroom building on the south end of Legacy Park.

There are two options to get to Legacy Park from Edmonton:

- head north on Fort Road which turns into Manning Drive then turns into Highway #15
- once in Fort Saskatchewan, take the 99th Avenue exit toward City Centre
- at 101st Street, turn left
- then take your first left to Legacy Park
- the washroom building will be on your left

- head north on Highway #21
- once in Fort Saskatchewan, turn left (north) onto Highway #15
- take the 99th Avenue exit toward City Centre
- at 101st Street, turn left
- then take your first left to Legacy Park
- the washroom building will be on your left


- 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!