NORDIC pole walking FEELS GOOD. Strengthen posture/core. De-stress neck/shoulders. Move FAST/SLOW & expect results. CONVENIENT & AFFORDABLE…no sweat! Try it. I bet you'll love it!

EVENT CALENDAR

March – November 2017

Mar
27
Mon
PARTY, SEMINAR, PW EVENT, RIBBON CUTTING: Westshore Walk Way @ FIELD HOUSE (near QCentre,golf), Westfshore Rec Center
Mar 27 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

GRAND FINALE EVENT TO YEAR LONG FEDERAL GRANT PROJECT!

10:00am SEMINAR in FIELDHOUSE

SEMINAR: “What Makes Nordic Pole Walking THE BEST PATH TO FITNESS at any age”

PRESENTED BY  VIHA “Embracing Aging” and retired Olympian Linda Schaumleffel

11:00  RIBBON CUTTING – WESTSHORE WALK WAY FACILITY

Special ceremony to complete Federal New Horizons Grant

POLE WALKING EVENT:  quad teams, 3.0km pole walkers, low&slow 1.5km pole walkers, AND opportunity to borrow poles and/or just walk 1.5 km of the new WESTSHORE WALK WAY!

12:00  LUNCH & CATERED PARTY at FIELD HOUSE

Prize draws, frivolity, awards presentation.

 

***YOUR $3 TICKET RESERVES YOUR PLACE FOR THE SEMINAR, WALK,  AND PARTY.

GET YOUR TICKET AND RESERVE YOUR TABLE here.

Questions?  Contact Linda4success@shaw.ca


Apr
8
Sat
EVENT: 5KM Esquimalt @ ESQUIMALT REC CENTER
Apr 8 @ 6:30 am – 9:30 am

This is a fun and scenic 5km event to kick off the new year.  Perfect timing for all those pole walkers in fitness training programs.   You need to register yourself through the Esquimalt.ca/events website;  early bird fee is $18 and late fee is $22/30.

NOTE: TWO Nordic Pole Walk Victoria trophies up for grabs by Nordic pole walkers in the Esquimalt 5km, and awarded at the Nordic pole walk after party. .

“TOP TEAM” will be won by team who has the largest total of  participants,  “victory tunnel polers”, and  participants in official marshalling positions in the event.  This award recognizes “participation’.

“BEST QUAD” will be won by the foursome who participates as a “quad” and crosses the finish line first.  This award recognizes “fitness”.

 

 

 

 


Apr
30
Sun
EVENT:TC10KM
Apr 30 @ 5:00 am – 7:00 am

Hurray!  TC10KM EVENT

You must register through the TC10k.ca website.

 

FOR POLE WALKERS, REGISTER FOR AFTER PARTY AT 4 MILE RESTAURANT

BY EMAILING LINDA at Linda4success@shaw.ca

Must let Linda know you are coming as we are making a group reservation.  Seating is limited!

Great menu!  Choose your lunch and pay for it.

 

 

 


Jun
24
Sat
GALLOPGOOSEsummerchallenge
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE SUMMER NORDIC POLE WALK ADVENTURE

June 24 kick-off party in Sooke.  Walk first section of Goose and have lunch.

Sept 16 end-part in Victoria at Glo restaurant (Selkirk Waterway)

This is your passport to summer fun.  Get your PASSPORT.  Walk with the entire gang to start and finish the Galloping Goose, and then through the summer, pole walk each section at your leisure to fill your passport.

More details to follow.


Aug
19
Sat
RATHTREVOR BEACH DAY! @ CAR POOL TO RATHTREVOR BEACH!
Aug 19 – Aug 20 all-day

Our Beach Day at Rathtrevor last year is worth repeating…..so we are!

Basically we each pack our beach bags and bring our Nordic poles, then car pool ($10 to driver) to Rathtrevor for a day at the beach.  Bring your beach mat or chair, your lunch, drinks, and snacks, get into your beach clothes.  You can be a kid again!  Pole walk in the sun on the low tide miles of beach sand as often and as long as you want, lay in the sun, wallow in the water, snooze in the shade, visit with new friends.  The high lights last year, other than giving up responsibility for a day and relaxing, was having the time to make new friends, stopping for the best ice cream cone on the island, getting in a little exercise and sunshine, and then stopping on the way home for a great dinner together in Nanaimo.

It was worth it.  People are still talking about the day.  Why don’t we do this more often, we ask ourselves.

WELL, BEACH DAY 2017 IS AUGUST 20.

Email Linda4success@shaw.ca to let me know if you would like to go.

 


Oct
11
Wed
CAMOSUN:Interurban @ Camosun INTERURBAN CAMPUS
Oct 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

REGISTER THROUGH MEGAN ONLY. Registration closes October 10.

After work LEARN TO NORDIC POLE WALK COURSE.

A total body workout in the time it takes to walk, NO SWEAT!  In this 4-week course, learn the technique of Nordic pole walking (summer training for cross-country skiers) and improve your total body fitness, conveniently.  Borrow poles for the first class, and then buy your own poles from the instructor ($91),  Prescription for health with NPW is 3 x 30 minutes per week.  By the end of 4 weeks you will experience de-stressed neck/shoulders, improved posture, increased mental energy, and it may create lower LDL/BP, steadier insulin, and smaller pant size.  Withdrawal rebate of $50 after first session only.

TO REGISTER:  Email fit@camosun.ca or phone 250-370 3602

Meet outside door of MOVEMENT STUDIO


Oct
18
Wed
CAMOSUN:Interurban @ Camosun INTERURBAN CAMPUS
Oct 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

REGISTER THROUGH MEGAN ONLY. Registration closes October 10.

After work LEARN TO NORDIC POLE WALK COURSE.

A total body workout in the time it takes to walk, NO SWEAT!  In this 4-week course, learn the technique of Nordic pole walking (summer training for cross-country skiers) and improve your total body fitness, conveniently.  Borrow poles for the first class, and then buy your own poles from the instructor ($91),  Prescription for health with NPW is 3 x 30 minutes per week.  By the end of 4 weeks you will experience de-stressed neck/shoulders, improved posture, increased mental energy, and it may create lower LDL/BP, steadier insulin, and smaller pant size.  Withdrawal rebate of $50 after first session only.

TO REGISTER:  Email fit@camosun.ca or phone 250-370 3602

Meet outside door of MOVEMENT STUDIO


Oct
25
Wed
CAMOSUN:Interurban @ Camosun INTERURBAN CAMPUS
Oct 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

REGISTER THROUGH MEGAN ONLY. Registration closes October 10.

After work LEARN TO NORDIC POLE WALK COURSE.

A total body workout in the time it takes to walk, NO SWEAT!  In this 4-week course, learn the technique of Nordic pole walking (summer training for cross-country skiers) and improve your total body fitness, conveniently.  Borrow poles for the first class, and then buy your own poles from the instructor ($91),  Prescription for health with NPW is 3 x 30 minutes per week.  By the end of 4 weeks you will experience de-stressed neck/shoulders, improved posture, increased mental energy, and it may create lower LDL/BP, steadier insulin, and smaller pant size.  Withdrawal rebate of $50 after first session only.

TO REGISTER:  Email fit@camosun.ca or phone 250-370 3602

Meet outside door of MOVEMENT STUDIO


Nov
1
Wed
CAMOSUN:Interurban @ Camosun INTERURBAN CAMPUS
Nov 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

REGISTER THROUGH MEGAN ONLY. Registration closes October 10.

After work LEARN TO NORDIC POLE WALK COURSE.

A total body workout in the time it takes to walk, NO SWEAT!  In this 4-week course, learn the technique of Nordic pole walking (summer training for cross-country skiers) and improve your total body fitness, conveniently.  Borrow poles for the first class, and then buy your own poles from the instructor ($91),  Prescription for health with NPW is 3 x 30 minutes per week.  By the end of 4 weeks you will experience de-stressed neck/shoulders, improved posture, increased mental energy, and it may create lower LDL/BP, steadier insulin, and smaller pant size.  Withdrawal rebate of $50 after first session only.

TO REGISTER:  Email fit@camosun.ca or phone 250-370 3602

Meet outside door of MOVEMENT STUDIO


Nov
4
Sat
EVENT:AutumnClassic @ WestShore WalkWay by Q-Arena/lacrosse box
Nov 4 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 am

THE AUTUMN CLASSIC

is the fun wind-up event celebrating a year of Nordic pole walking, and the growth of our Neighbourhood clubs, and the official end to our season…time changes this weekend.

First we pole walk on the Westshore Walk Way, and then we party at 6-Mile Pub.

YOUR NON-POLING FRIENDS, RELATIVES, SPOUSE, VISITORS ARE INVITED TO JOIN AND WALK.  (Everyone wear your team colours and bring a sign with your team name on it…for the big photo shoot. Team colours means:  similar coloured t-shirts/tops, same hats, your team colour bandanas, or???  Smart teams will be prepared to persuade unattached participants to join their club for the day.) 

 

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED $10 for ALL participants (npw or walking).

HERE’S HOW:

  • REGISTER & PAY through this site
  •  OR Email Linda4success@shaw.ca to make arrangements with Linda
  • OR Register and Pay through your Club Leaders (Val, Jan, Jennifer, Janette, Glenice).

 

THE WALK: Choose from one of four routes:

  1. Easy Does It….approx. 1.3 km  (slightly undulating)
  2. Once is Enough….one loop of Westshore Walk Way (2.5km)  (mostly flat, some undulations, 2 mild hills)
  3. Loop-de-Loop….two loops of Westshore Walk Way (5.0km) (mostly flat, some undulations, 2 mild hills X2)
  4. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Challenge for Quads and Trios (one 2.5km loop with two 1.0km HILL loops in the middle)

 

EXPERIENCE THE TRADIONAL “LOVE TUNNEL OF POLES” AS YOU ARRIVE AT THE FINISH.

 

SPECIAL INVITATION!  Do you bake a GREAT “trail bar”?

We are having THE BEST BAR CHALLENGE.

To enter, register for the Autumn Classic, then email Linda4success@shaw.ca indicating your willingness to participate in challenge, and submit your recipe.  You will bake your BEST TRAIL BAR, cut it into 1/2 inch cubes, then at end of pole walking event you will offer a sample to each event participant and vie for VOTES.  (We will have it set up for you,  kind of like a “tail gate” party.  You will receive your $10 event fee back in exchange for your special participation)  All the participants will have one vote and will vote for their FAVOURITE BAR.  The BEST BAR CHALLENGE winner will receive a prize.

EVERYONE IS ENTERED FOR THE PRIZE DRAWS!

TWO TROPHIES UP FOR GRABS

BEST TEAM TROPHY will be won according to a secret formula that fairly ranks teams by number of participants and fitness (finish order).

BEST QUAD TROPHY will be won by the QUAD or TRIO TEAM that completes the HILL CHALLENGE COURSE in the fastest time.

 

PARTY AT 6-MILE PUB

After the exercise/adventure part of the morning, everyone will reconvene at 6-MILE PUB.  We have a big room reserved.  Place your order as soon as you arrive.  FREE nachos will be brought to your table. 

HERE’S THE FUN AGENDA

  1. Everyone will receive a little registration package with a few fun goodies.
  2. Enjoy nachos while waiting for your lunch to arrive.
  3. VISIT “Love Your Pole” station where you can purchase missing clips, sand caps, or renew the straps, handles, rubber tips, fanny packs.
  4. Challenge your puzzle skills with fun game.
  5. Learn names, share “best” comment, make new friends.
  6. ENJOY THE GREAT FOOD 6-MILE PUB HAS TO OFFER.
  7. Prize draws….
  8. Applaud winner of BEST TRAIL BAR contest.
  9. Be the first to hear about NEW PROJECT in the works.
  10. Cheer for the BEST TEAM
  11. Cheer for BEST QUAD
  12. CHALK UP another great event, friends, and health….because of Nordic pole walking.