Tuesday April 14 1:00 p.m
The 2015 Newsletter is now available on the website.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of long time Club Member, Bill Koppe. He will be missed by all who knew him.
A copy of Bill's Obituary
can be read by clicking this link.
GROUP TRAIL LEADER TRAINING:
The response to the April 16th 'Group Trail Leader Training' Workshop has been very good. We have reached our maximum particpant number of 40 participants.
Please contact Bill Bullas, Hiking Director, if you have questions.
Time and Location of training is:
When: Thursday April 16, 2015
Where: Crowfoot Library
8665 Nose Hill Drive NW
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
This is your opportunity to gain the 'Peace of Mind' knowing you can confidently lead a peer group of hikers when called upon to do so.
Thank you to the folks who have esgistered, we look forward to your active participation.
A MESSAGE FROM THE HIKING DIRECTOR ABOUT THE 2015 HIKING SEASON:
The Hiking Committee is excited to present the 2015 Hiking Schedule. We look to your active support in ensuring another successful hiking season.
The 2015 Hiking Schedule was prepared by member volunteers in a collaborative manner including representation from both the Hill-walker and Flatlander segments. Your 2015 Hiking Committee is comprised of 14 volunteers, 12 of whom are assigned responsibility as bus hiking coordinators at various intervals throughout our upcoming hiking season.
The hikes for 2015 have been well vetted and agreed upon by all members of the hiking committee – the Flatlander segment was capably represented by Ruth M and Clifford B.
Colin C was instrumental in devising a prototype hiking spreadsheet which helped to streamline the total planning process this year. The full impact of this system will be achieved next year and beyond.
Please remember that the hikes scheduled are dependent on weather and trail conditions and are subject to change. Full details of each week's hike will be available in the weekly Evite invitation and on the Club Hotline.
A REMINDER ABOUT TICKS:
It's that time of year again when ticks are hungry and looking for blood. A member returned from our April 8 outing with a tick on her jacket.
Members should be aware of the Tick Surveillance Program run by Alberta Health Services. Members finding ticks on themselves or their pets can submit them for analysis and this helps monitor whether any are the ones that can trigger lyme disease.
Any ticks found should be placed in a small container, such as a plastic pill container.
See the following links for information about the program. The first is about the program and the second is the list of AHS environmental health offices that the ticks can be taken to.
Health Alberta Lyme Disease Program
Environmental Health Offices Accepting Tick Samples
We are trying something new for our April shoulder season outings. this year. Instead of doing walks in the City, we will start our summer bus outing season early and will schedule bus outings each Wednesday starting on April 1. Watch for the Evite and check the Club Hotline for details.
City walks continue year round and, like our other activities, are very popular.
Check the Club hot line or email each week for details of the location of the upcoming Monday walk.
Our golf program is available to all members who would like the opportunity to play with a variety of people in a friendly and non-competitive atmosphere. Our season begins Monday May 4th and will continue through the summer months until the end of August. We play every Monday except on Statutory holidays at Lakeview or Richmond Green Golf Courses. Please see our Golf page for additional information on our schedule,fees, golf contact and rules of play.
Hyperlinks to our growing repertoire of bespoke Summer SSOC maps are in the pages titled 'SSOC 'Maps'. To access this from the Menu System opposite follow the sequence which pops out sideways to the right:
The Club makes every effort to look after Members and Guests on outings, but the bottom line is that each person is responsible for him or herself.
Out-of-City Activities–>Hiking–>Trail Information->SSOC Maps
We urge all Members to come on outings armed with a downloaded and printed 'Map of the Day'. This is especially important when we are visiting a new or variant of a venue.
HOW TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD A MAP:
This is for anyone having difficulty in viewing and downloading a map:
You are asked to 'click on hyper link'. Hyperlinks are links which take you to a document held on the website one is in. Links take one to a document on a different website. Both take the form of underlined red text, as per the example below:
CG49 Jumpingpound Loop
Once the map is open and displayed you must download it. Different browsers have similar Download control icons. Sometimes you will see a 'Download' button; sometimes this is shown as a 'floppy disk' icon. Identify and click on it. The maps are often a megabite or two in size so the time taken to download can be several seconds or more, depending on the speed of your internet connection. If you have cable it takes only a few seconds, but not all of us are so lucky. Be patient and watch your downloading progress indicator.
LOST AND FOUND:
A list of Lost and Found items is included in the bus books.