Annual Club Dinner Social

Wayside Dining Lounge
Wayside Dining Lounge, Talbotville

Get rid of the winter blahs, come and enjoy a meal with other club members for supper at the Wayside Dining Lounge. Mark your calendar, Saturday, January 25th, 2020. Meet at 5 p.m. One can order the buffet or anything on the menu. If you would like to join us please call or text Brian Wilsdon at 519-633-3064 to let him know so we can have enough space.
Hope to see you there.

Spirit Walk 2018 cancelled

Tree all dressed up for Spirit Walk. — photo by John Hutton

This years walk has been cancelled account of impending rain approaching during the event. Much work went into the preparation but mother nature had other ideas.
I would like to take this time to express the executives appreciation for all the effort Brian Wilsdon has put into the Spirit Walk. It has been his passion and
he has pulled off great Spirit walks over many years.

Dutton Dunwich TTC Celebration

Dutton Dunwich Trans Canada Trail Celebration.

The trail is now 93% complete and some 22,000 kms long going through 13 provinces and territories. The Great Trail is comprised of 432 individual trail sections of which the Dutton Dunwich trail is one. There is The Great Trail app for IOS and Android designed in partnership with ESRI Canada.
Everyone is invited to celebrate the near completion of the Trans Canada Trail with a hike on August 26th. It would be awesome if we had a real good representation from the club. Long time member Marg Hulls will be leading the hike with a barbecue to follow. Information in poster above and a nice article in the St. Thomas Times Journal last Friday. The first 75 registrants will receive a commemorative embroidered badge.
Hope to see you there.

AGM – Wednesday April 19th

Avril and DJ aka The Canadian Flowers in front of the Shrine to St. James.

Be sure to attend our AGM and hear about the adventures of club members Avril and DJ as they relay the story of their journey to Santiago this January. The event is held in the Carnegie Room of the St. Thomas Public Library, 153 Curtis St. Doors open at 6:30pm and business meeting starts at 7pm, then the Way presentation. You will be able to renew your membership or new members may sign up at meeting. There are open positions on the executive available, talk to any current executive if you are interested in joining. Look forward to seeing you all their.

Fall end-to-end

Wendy, Phyllis and  Tom at Santa's way station in Union.
Wendy, Phyllis and Tom at Santa’s way station in Union.

We had a total of 15 people out for the fall end-to-end. Four people completed the whole trail with new member Joan being one of them. Congratulations Joan. We had three regular hikers miss the first hike which was cut short due to rain. The rain make up hike was also poorly attended due to slippery conditions. The trail was in pretty good condition and everyone enjoyed themselves. We saw a buck on second hike. Nine new people jointed us on at least one of the hikes and we hope to see them out on our winter hikes. Thank you to all who came out and made the hikes so enjoyable.