Trekkers Past Walks    

Trekkers have organized walks 12 months of the year. A sampling of some of the past walks and fun social events follow.

July 2013
Once we climb those stairs, the view is breathtaking!


68, 69, 70...long way to 200 stairs!


February 16 2013 
The Trekkers had 29 walkers out to enjoy this great walk to Lacombe Lake. Great weather and cookies after the walk helped make it a special day!


January 2013 
   Edmonton River Valley year round walk. It was cold but the Hoar Frost was magical!

June 30, 2012  Fort Edmonton Park. 
This walk celebrated the Canadian Volkssports 25th anniversary. Great food was enjoyed by all after a very special walk. 

September 27, 2010
Strathcona Wilderness Centre
The final Sunday in September is celebrated with the County of Strathcona Wilderness Centre Days. The walks this year were iffy as a huge wind the week before blew down a lot of the trees.  Staff at the Centre determined the trails were safe so a determined group of Trekkers enjoyed a great walk on the trails. Truly a must walk to add your calendar each year.

 Looks like Mr. Moose is out for his 10k this morning too.  What a wonderful surprise for the walkers this morning.  

 September 3-6, 2010
 Alberta Majesty Walks
Each year one  Alberta club hosts Mountain walks. 2010 was the Trekkers turn. 46 avid walkers turned out to enjoy 5 great walks and 55 km of great mountain trails. The weather co-operated and we all got some great views from the mountain peaks.

June 12, 2010 
Morinville and Cardiff 
For over 25 years the Trekkers have had the pleasure of starting a walk from the Rousseau farm in Morinville. And even more exciting the walk ends at the farm where we are served up with the famous double twonie lunch. This walk is generally one of our best attended of the year. Following the lunch we made our way to Cardiff for a second great walk in Cardiff Park.
What a Party!!


May 2010
Annual Marathon  Congratulations to those completing the 42 km. (Missing Peter and Sonja)

January 1, 2009   
New Year's Day Walk and Brunch
The first walk of 2009 was from the St Albert Inn in St Albert. Like the clubs previous two walks the weather did not co-operate. It was -24 before wind chill. Ten brave folks walked while 14 others chose to stamp their books and make the walk up when weather conditions allowed. Then the brunch and visiting.  What a great way to start 2009.

December 20, 2008 
Downtown Edmonton Pedway Walk

 The first walk in the down town pedways found the morning temperature to be -30 before wind chill!  What a cold spell the region is experiencing. 18 keen walkers braved the cold and met inside Commerce place at 8:00am and at 8:30 after a group picture in front of the Christmas tree headed out into the maze of pedways, shops and tunnels! At the mid-way mark the books were stamped and off everyone went for the second 5km. Since there was a Tim Horton's  right next to the start point, guess what most of the walkers did next!  Yes a cup of coffee was well deserved. What a great new walk - thanks to Sara.

 December 13, 2008  
Christmas Lights Walk 
The weather  was not co-operating for this very special annual walk. The temperature with wind chill was colder then -30.  19 people showed up and the decision was made that it was too cold to walk but not too cold to be driven around St Albert in the bus and feast on the fast array of Christmas food! Everyone had a great time and the books were stamped - walkers were to make the walk up at another location when the weather conditions permit.  Next year this great annual tradition will be held in Edmonton checking out their best Christmas lights.

 October 4, 2008 
It was a beautiful sunny autumn morning,  6:30 a.m. and the mist was beginning to rise from the river.  A total of 53 walkers showed up to do  5, 11, & 22 km  events of  their choice.  The fall colours were at their best and we had  many gorgeous views of the river that winds through the beautiful city of Edmonton, Alberta.  The Paddle Steamer was clearly visible , its  reflection on the river made a  very picturesque sight .  Walking along the trails there  were a number of interesting buildings to see including a solar energy house, the famous McDonald Hotel, Canada Place Building, the Power Plant and off in the distance the colourful dome of the Legislative buildings.  The autumn leaves drifted gently from above creating  a walking experience that just wanted to make you keep walking, and walking we did!  The BBQ was fired up and a  delicious lunch of bratwurst sausage on a bun with calorie free desserts was served.  A most memorable day was enjoyed by all who participated.

 July 27, 2008
What a great morning for walkers from far and wide to descend on St Albert for the annual Trekkers marathon. The past two years provided very high temperatures so with a forecast of in the low 20's the walkers were eager to get walking.  Not all 32 participants walked the marathon, many came out for a nice 9, 11, or 22 km walk. There were however 11 brave souls who completed the whole 42 km. Another successful event!

 July  26, 2008
Trekkers host an annual Triathlon in St Albert.  Some participants chose to walk 10, 20, or 30 km. Others chose to cycle 30 km, and some decided to  swim 300 m. And a number of people decided to tackle all three! And 3 participants managed to walk 30 km, cycle 30 km and swim the 300 m! Congratulations to Sonja Van Bostelen, Peter Van Bostelen, and Lou Arsenault.
This year's activities were followed by a 5 star BBQ at the Appelman home north of St Albert .

Many Other Events - Send us a write up on one of your past walks and we will have it published on the Web Site.

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