PROBUS Club of Durham West

Wednesday Walkers


Hello, I am Joy Karney and am now the organizer of the Wednesday walking group which will continue at 10:00 a.m. every week. Bernice Pyke leaves rather large shoes to fill and we are grateful for the research and time she has given to arrange a variety of walks over the years. The plan is to continue these walks, about an hour in length, that accommodate both fast and slow walkers. Bernice has kindly passed on her list of walks and I expect to arrange these walks to suit a wide range of interests, though my preference is for natural options that also have good trails. 

My first walk will be November 1, and I've checked out the Duffins Trail off of Elizabeth Street. It's a great trail and a breath of nature in the heart of Pickering. I include a few pics of those who have joined us in recent weeks as well as the trail I have mentioned. We are blessed with so many natural walkways both on the Ajax and Pickering waterfronts and in the Rouge Valley National Park which is only minutes away in the Pickering/Scarborough area. If you enjoy fresh air and friendships, please join us on Wednesdays.

This is a group for ALL people. We have those who love to walk and like to move at a good clip as they chat. But we also have those who like to saunter along and enjoy the scenery and even stop from time to time to look at something or to catch one's breath.

We walk for an hour (or less) starting at 10:00 am on Wednesdays.  We start our walks from a different location each week. So there is constantly something new to look at. Most of our walks start from a place that has a washroom. Also, most walks are on paved or hard packed surfaces.

There is NEVER any need to commit to walking. You just show up when, and if, you feel like moving. To find out where we will be starting from each Wednesday, you need to join our group by sending me an email with your name and email address. I will then add you to the weekly email which will tell you where to go for that week's walk.

We walk all year round, in all kinds of weather.  Usually we are lucky and the weather is fine for a walk and a chat. Hope to see you on the trails whenever you are able to join us. 

Contact:  Joy Karney  905-409-1316   joykarney@gmail.com

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2024

February 14, 2024

Last week was a great walk from the Ajax Public Library parking lot and we got a nice group shot to mark the occasion.


January 31, 2024

Great to see some new faces today on our Elizabeth Street walk. Have a great week! Sorry we missed Rona!



January 24

Great day, if a bit misty along the waterfront at the bottom of Liverpool. Lots of geese and swans in the water.

January 12

On January 12 we had a cozy group of walkers down at the Ajax waterfront.  The air was fresh and the company perfect!


January 3

Thanks to everyone who came out for this new years' week hike. The location (Lyndes Shore) was a bit uncertain, but we got going around 10:10 after a few stragglers found us.  Parking was a bit tricky.

The parking lot was so full that Donna had to park in an outside spot which had a ditch she wasn't expecting.

Happily, CAA saved the day and arrived within half an hour and got her unstuck. All in a days adventure!!!  We were a game lot, walking a bit longer and farther than usual! 

If there is ever a problem in finding us don't hesitate to call me.  My number is 905-409-1316.  We delayed a bit due to parking complexities, but I'd hate to miss anyone who can't find our spot.  


December 2023


Intrepid crew!  thanks Janet, for giving us the tour of local trails! A great spot. We will come again!

We look like we're being held hostage by the two masked people behind us!!

Nice shot!!

Duffins Trail

Greenwood Conservation

October 2023

Our October 25 walk was the last walk organized by Bernice Pyke who leaves rather large shoes to fill and we are grateful for the research and time she has given to arranging a variety of walks over the years.

September

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July 2023

March 2023




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