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Savanna Strollers Pinery Walking Club

The Savanna Strollers Pinery Walking Club is a partnership between the Friends of Pinery Park, Ontario Parks, the Grand Bend Community Health Center and the Lambton Heritage Museum.
Each week on Wednesday mornings the Savanna Strollers Pinery Walking Club walk a different trail in Pinery Provincial Park.
Participants will meet one of our Volunteer Coordinators at the Lambton Heritage Museum side parking lot at 9:30 am and then car pool with others in the group to the walking trail. We will recruit a volunteer sweeper from the walkers. The coordinator will lead the walk and the sweeper will take the rear.
Upon arrival at the trailhead the participants will be led in a short warmup and stretching routine before heading out. Fast walkers are welcome to do the trail 2 or 3 times to get their steps in.

Savanna Strollers Pinery Walking Club - Coordinator Schedule

Meet punctually at Lambton Heritage Museum at 9:20 am
Exercise / Stretch from 9:20 to 9:30 Leave at 9:30 for Trailhead

In July and August we meet a half hour earlier at 8:50 to car pool at 9:00

Date
Trail
Volunteer Coordinator
Wed May 24 Carolinian Trail ( 1.8 km) Stairs difficult Molly Russell
Wed. May 30 Pine Trail & Beach Walk (1 to 4 km - easy) Sharon Rivard
Wed. June 7 Cedar Trail (2.3 to 5 km - easy) Hilly terrain, viewing platform at beach and river, stairs Lindsey Ashworth Ducharme
Wed. June 14 Riverside Trail (1 km) Easy Nette Phalarz
Wed. June 21 Carolinian Trail ( 1.8 km) Stairs difficult Sybil Tinker
Wed. June 28 Bittersweet Trail ( 1.5 km). and Hickory Trail ( 1 km) easy Molly Russell
Wed. July 5 Wilderness Trail ( 3 km) stair to beach easy Sharon Rivard
Wed.July 12 Sassafras ( Lookout) Trail &/or Bike Trail (1 km- difficult, stairs if you want) / ( several km - easy) Molly Russell
Wed. July 19 Cedar Trail (2.3 to 5 km - easy) Hilly terrain, viewing platform at beach and river, stairs Nette Pharalz
Wed. July 26 Nipissing Trail (2 km) up hills and stairs harder lookout platform Sybil Tinker
Wed. Aug 2 Heritage Trail (2.3 to 5 km - easy) Lindsey Ashworth Ducharme


email Lindsey
for more information

Download pdf file of the Walking Schedule

Reminders to Volunteer Coordinators:
            - Arrange for alternate if need be
            - Meet punctually at Lambton Heritage Museum at 9:20AM (8:50AM July and August)
            - Arrange car-pool to Pinery Provincial Park
            - Do stretch exercises at Trailhead in Pinery Provincial Park
            - Advise Strollers to return to Trailhead no later than 10:45AM  (10:15AM July and August)     
            - Take along Safety Pack and accompany 'Slowest Walkers' - Encourage " Buddy system'
            - Allow participants to walk/snow-shoe at own pace
            - Update Attendance Log           
  
In case of an emergency or difficulties call 911 or the Friends Nature Store at 519-243-1521

We are currently looking for volunteer coordinators for the walking club. Coordinators will be responsible for the passes on the day of the walk and distributing them to other walking club participants as needed and other reponsibilites as outlined under "Reminders to Volunteer Coordinators".

If you are interested in attending or becoming a Volunteer Coordinator please call us at 519-243-1521 or email Lindsey for more information.

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