WALKING GROUP


Our walks start at 9:30 a.m. from March through October and at 10:00 a.m. from November through February.

Current Walks

Wednesday, March 14: Assiniboine Park formerly known as "City Park". Officially opened in 1909. It is named for the Assiniboine people. Meet at The Park Cafe in the Qualico Family Centre

Wednesday, March 28: Wolseley Area - named for field Marshall Sir Garnet Wolseley. Once affectionately known as the "granola belt". It’s one of the most intact pre 1930 resi-dential areas in Canada. Meet at Ralph Connor House. All members are welcome to join us. For more information call Janice.

 

All members are welcome. For more information call Janice.


Past Walks

2018

  • Wed. Feb 28. Victoria Cres. (St.Vital). Walking past several unique architectural home designs. Leader Judy McDonald. Meet @ St. Vital Park. Entering the Park turn left @ first stop sign to parking lot.
  • Wed. Feb. 14. Linden Woods ( A neighbourhood designed in 1980 with house construction begin-ning in 1982.). Leader Marg Cuddy. Meet in lobby of 65 Paget St.
  • Wed. Jan 24: River Trail Walk Meet at the Forks Pancake House. (Subject to changes in the weather not permit-ting)
  • Wed. Jan 10: Wellington Crescent (named in 1893 for lawyer Arthur Wellington Ross) Meet at 220 Waverley. Return to warm up at Donna Plant's.

2017

  • Wed. Dec. 13: Seine River Parkway (Please note revised date). Meet at the Franco-Manitoban parking lot 340 Provencher Blvd. Return for lunch at Stella's Cafe.
  • Wed. Dec. 6 Seine River Parkway Meet at the Franco Manitoba parking lot at 340 Provencher Blvd.
  • Wed. Nov. 22 Bruce Park (St. James) Meet at the Bourkevale Community Club 100 Ferry Rd.
  • Wed. Nov. 8 Henteleff Park (St Vital) Meet @ 1964 St Mary's Rd parking lot inside park
  • Wed. Oct 25 Charleswood Parkway Meet @ Safeway Store 3900 Grant Ave
  • Wed. Oct 11 Beaudry Park.( SW of Headingley) Provincial Rd 241


All members are welcome to join. For more information call Janice.



The Walking Group meets twice a month, on the second and fourth Wednesdays in the morning.  In the fall and late spring we usually try to plan walks out of the city.  In recent years we have gone as far afield as Grand Beach, Victoria Beach, Winnipeg Beach, Gimli, Pinawa, Carmen, Bird’s Hill, St. Lupicin, and Ardyth McMaster’s property at Rossendale.  These are what we call all-day walks—either we pack a picnic lunch or eat in a local restaurant. 

During the winter months, we explore trails within or close to the city, beginning at 10:00 am and ending around 11:30 am.  Often we enjoy coffee in interesting little cafes such as the Neighborhood Bookstore and Café on Westminster Avenue.  Since many of our members also belong to one or more of the UWC Book Clubs, we often enjoy literary discussions as we walk.  We have even been referred to as ‘The Walking Book Club”!

There are about ten members.  Our walks are not strenuous, and we welcome anyone who enjoys walking, stimulating conversation and good cheer (we share lots of laughs)!

Co-conveners of the group are Barbara Sparling and Margaret Owen, and members take turns planning the walks.

Learning the History of Henteleff Park as they stroll through the Park - lead by Yude Henteleff.

Bunn's Creek on Henderson Hwy

Standing:(l to R) Donna Plant, Marg Cuddy, Nancy Vincent, Barb Sparling, Janice Ward, Judy McDonald
Sitting: (l to R) Grace Johnson, Val Neilsen

Photo by: Sandy Millen

 Kildonan Park, Winnipeg



Ahhhh I don’t think Woody-Mhitik’s eligible for a UWC Membership. Could we adopt him? Photo taken by Sandy Millen on Jan.13 in the Bois-des-esprits in St. Vital.