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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

Pot Luck following April 26 walk Celebrating 8 years walking together!!
Thank you

Date
Trail
Volunteer Coordinator
Wed Mar. 8 Pine Trail & Beach Walk (1 to 4 km - easy) Lindsey Ashworth Ducharme
Wed. Mat. 15 Riverside Campground. Easy walk on ploughed roads. Sharon Rivard
Wed. Mar. 22 Cedar Trail (2.3 to 5 km - easy) Hilly terrain, viewing platform at beach and river, stairs Lindsey Ashworth Ducharme
Wed. Mar. 29 Sassafras ( Lookout) Trail &/or Bike Trail (1 km- difficult, stairs if you want) / ( several km - easy) Nette Phalarz
Wed. April 5 Riverside Trail (1 km) Easy Sybil Tinker
Wed. Apr. 12 Pine Trail and Beach Walk (1-4 km - easy) Molly Russell
Wed. Apr. 19 Carolinian Trail ( 1.8 km) Stairs difficult Sharon Rivard
Wed. Apr. 26 Heritage Trail (2.3 to 5 km - easy) followed by pot luck Molly Russell
Wed. May 3 Bittersweet Trail ( 1.5 km). and Hickory Trail ( 1 km) easy Nette Pharalz
Wed. May 10 Wilderness Trail ( 3 km) stair to beach easy Sybil Tinker
Wed. May 17 Nipissing Trail (2 km) up hills and stairs harder lookout platform Lindsey Ashworth Ducharme
email Lindsey for more information

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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