WALKING GROUP


Our walks start at 9:30 a.m. from March through October and at 10:00 a.m. from November through February.The Walking Group meets twice a month, on the 2nd  and  4th 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.

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

Current Walks

  • Wed. Nov. 14 Fort Whyte Alive
    1961 McCreary Rd. Group Admission cost of approx. $5.25
    Meeting at Alloway Reception Centre Winnipeg's Urban Nature Oasis is the perfect place for an everyday escape. Exploring the for-ests and meadows. Taking in the scenery and wildlife from various lookout points.
  • Wed. Nov. 28 Old St. Boniface
    Meeting at Whittier Park, parking lot, 836 Rue Saint Joseph ( just off Provencher Blvd.) Winding through St Boniface, the heart of French speaking Winnipeg. Established in 1818.


All members most welcome!
 


Past Walks

2018

  • Wed., Oct. 10: Henteleff Park: Located in south St. Vital, across the river from the U of M. The trail runs parallel to the Red River. Last year our walk was hampered from the first snowfall. We promised the Henteleff family to return before another snowfall! Meeting at 1964 St Mary's Rd, parking lot inside the park.
  • Wed., Oct. 24: Assiniboine Park/ Preston Trail: Located in Canada's largest urban nature park. It has been designed to minimize ecologi-cal impacts, while providing an interesting and scenic route through this natural heritage area. Meeting at Assiniboine Forest main entrance parking lot on Grant @ Chalfont. All members are welcome to join us.
  • Wednesday - September 12th - Wildwood Park.
    In 1946 Wildwood Park was the first residential "garden suburb" on the prairies. It remains today one of the most unique housing developments in the city. Meeting at: Manchester Blvd. & Point Road.
  • Wednesday - September 26th - Riverview/Churchill Parkway
    Exploring the south half of the Churchill Parkway near the Riverview Community Gardens and following the path to the Elm Park footbridge. Meeting at: Riverview Community Club, 90 Ashland Ave.
  • Wednesday May 23rd, Bunn's Creek Trail, in North Kildonan. Starts at the Red River and heads southeast along Bunn's Creek. The park and creek were named for the family of Dr. John Bunn, the Red River settlement's first Metis Physician. Meet at Bunn's Creek Centennial Park. 365 McIvor Ave. (across from the cemetery) All members are welcome to join us.
  • Wednesday., May 9th, Bois-des-esprits. Discover-ing the secrets of Winnipeg's Magical Forest. This 117 acre urban forest contains 5 different ecosystems. It is the largest remaining riverbank forest in the city. Meet at Extra Foods parking lot. 740 St Annes & South Glen Blvd. Wed.
  • Wednesday April 11: Bridgwater Forest
    Located in Waverley West, has scenic pathways that wind through meadows, lakes and a ma-ture forest. Meet at Save on Foods Entrance 400 North Town Road
  • Wednesday April 25: St Norbert.
    Weaving through the rich cultural heritage of the com-munity of St. Norbert. The entrance to Winni-peg and birth place of the province. Meet at Val Nielsen's 875 Ave. St. Gabriel.
  • 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.
  • 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 permitting)
  • 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



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.