St. Albert walkers met on February 5, 1988 at the Glaewyn Club House to discuss the formation of a club. Zelda Phillips was elected president and the first trail director was Pete Awender. A meeting was called for March 2, 1988 at the Glaewyn Club House for which we have the first recorded minutes followed by an Annual General Meeting on March 22.

Since 1988 the Trekkers have  grown from a St Albert walking club to a Capital Region walking club with members and walks in Edmonton and surrounding communities. This section on the web site has been established to capture the club history and make this history available to everyone.

Trekkers History Narrative 

June 3rd 1989 Mayor Ray Gibbon cutting the bootlace to open the St Albert city PT#002, the first PT in Alberta and the second one in Canada. Trekkers President Dave Phillips and Trail Blazer Doug Harvey are holding the boots.

St Albert Trekkers Past Executive Teams

The Trekkers have been blessed to have a large number of volunteers contribute their time to making all the walks a success. To see who these executive teams have been over the years hit title link. 

President List


2016 – Present Kathleen Parr
2012 – 2015 Sharon Tchir
2008 – 2011  David Hall
2006 – 2007 Dave Luscombe
2004 – 2005 Phyllis May
2001 – 2003 Keith Peters

1997 – 2000 Richard Parr
1995 – 1996 Bonnie Beaudry
1993 – 1994 Bruce O’Neil
1991 – 1992 Phil Sturges
1990  Bob Pass
1989  Dave Phillips
1988  Zelda Phillips

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