Strollers Pinery Walking Club is a partnership between the Friends of
Pinery Park, Ontario Parks, the Grand Bend Community Health Center and the
Lambton Heritage Museum.
Each week on Wednesday mornings the Savanna
Strollers Pinery Walking Club walk a different trail in
Pinery Provincial Park.
Participants will meet one of our
Volunteer Coordinators at the Lambton Heritage Museum side parking lot at 9:30
am and then car pool with others in the group to the walking trail. We will recruit a volunteer sweeper from the walkers. The coordinator will lead the walk and the sweeper will take the rear.
Upon arrival at the trailhead the participants will be led in a short warmup and stretching routine before heading out. Fast walkers are welcome to do the trail 2 or 3 times to get their steps in.
Savanna Strollers Pinery Walking Club - Coordinator Schedule
Meet punctually at Lambton Heritage Museum at 9:20 am
Exercise / Stretch from 9:20 to 9:30 Leave at 9:30 for Trailhead
Pot Luck following April 26 walk Celebrating 8 years walking together!!
|Wed Mar. 8
||Pine Trail & Beach Walk (1 to 4 km - easy)
||Lindsey Ashworth Ducharme
|Wed. Mat. 15
||Riverside Campground. Easy walk on ploughed roads.
|Wed. Mar. 22
||Cedar Trail (2.3 to 5 km - easy) Hilly terrain, viewing platform at beach and river, stairs
||Lindsey Ashworth Ducharme
|Wed. Mar. 29
||Sassafras ( Lookout) Trail &/or Bike Trail (1 km- difficult, stairs if you want) / ( several km - easy)
|Wed. April 5
||Riverside Trail (1 km) Easy
|Wed. Apr. 12
||Pine Trail and Beach Walk (1-4 km - easy)
|Wed. Apr. 19
||Carolinian Trail ( 1.8 km) Stairs difficult
|Wed. Apr. 26
||Heritage Trail (2.3 to 5 km - easy) followed by pot luck
||Molly Russell |
|Wed. May 3
||Bittersweet Trail ( 1.5 km). and Hickory Trail ( 1 km) easy
||Nette Pharalz |
|Wed. May 10
||Wilderness Trail ( 3 km) stair to beach easy
|Wed. May 17
||Nipissing Trail (2 km) up hills and stairs harder lookout platform
||Lindsey Ashworth Ducharme |
Reminders to Volunteer Coordinators:
- Arrange for alternate if need be
- Meet punctually at Lambton Heritage Museum at 9:20AM (8:50AM July and August)
- Arrange car-pool to Pinery Provincial Park
- Do stretch exercises at Trailhead in Pinery Provincial Park
- Advise Strollers to return to Trailhead no later than 10:45AM (10:15AM July and August)
- Take along Safety Pack and accompany 'Slowest Walkers' - Encourage " Buddy system'
- Allow participants to walk/snow-shoe at own pace
- Update Attendance Log
In case of an emergency or difficulties call 911 or the Friends Nature Store at 519-243-1521
With financial support from the Grand Bend Community Foundation, 8 annual
passes for Pinery were purchased for the group in 2010. Grand Bend Community Health Centre purchased five annual passes for 2011. Thanks to the Friends of Pinery Park for providing the club's park passes for 2012 and 2013.
We are currently looking for volunteer coordinators for the walking club.
Coordinators will be responsible for the passes on the day of the walk and distributing them to other walking
club participants as needed and other reponsibilites as outlined under "Reminders to Volunteer Coordinators".
If you are interested in attending or becoming a Volunteer Coordinator
please call us at 519-243-1521 or email email@example.com for more