June 2017 – September 2018
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.
ONCE IN A LIFETIME ADVENTURE!
The opening of Victoria’s New Blue Bridge. March 31, 2018 12:00-5:00pm.
New Blue Bridge Opening Day NORDIC Pole Walk Adventure 12:00-3:00pm
$20. MUST PRE-REGISTER! Click on button on this site, and pay with PayPal, Visa, MC.
Led by your tour host, retired Olympian, Linda Schaumleffel, this tour will meet near Spinnakers Pub, and pole walk across the NEW BLUE BRIDGE during the opening day celebrations. Tour consists of pole walk to and across New Blue Bridge, a small tour through new Chinatown, a treat from Chinese bakery, exploration of festivities on Old Blue Bridge, and return to Spinnakers. Included in tour will be a festive bandana, a group photo on New Blue Bridge emailed to you, an authentic treat in Chinatown, a visit to inspiring art installation, plus historic notes from tour guide, Linda Schaumleffel. Bonus: increased fitness because we will be pole walking (so bring your poles). Friends and family who don’t have poles may borrow poles from Linda and join our tour (reserve poles early, limited supply).
You can get to Spinnakers easily from the Esquimalt, Westshore, View Royal, Penninsula side of town. Coming across town to Spinnakers, go across on Hillside or Bay Street. Leave extra time to find parking. You can also take the bus to Spinnakers. A smart person might make a reservation at Spinnakers for an early brunch, and then go on Pole Walk adventure. If you plan to go to Spinnakers after the walk, make a reservation!
GET A FREE MINI POLE WALK LESSON AT 11:00am. Must pre-register.
IF YOU NEED TO BORROW POLES COME AT 11:00am.
WIND-UP PARTY for Sea to Sea Summer Pole walk Challenge
If you participated in the Sea to Sea Summer pole walk Challenge, email Jennifer to reserve a seat in the official party group.
Special invitation for YOU!
IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND, AND BE A FLY ON THE WALL
to SEE WHAT THOSE POLE WALKERS DO
take yourself to 6-Mile pub for lunch.
YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID, to enjoy the wonderful food at 6-mile pub
and to PARTICIPATE IN A STELLAR SILENT ACTION!
Here is a partial list of some of the SILENT AUCTION ITEMS:
Auction ItemsMiranda Mermaid – value $1,500. Minimum bid – $200.Original Framed Acrylic 20”X10” Painting, “Moody Sky” – by Bonita Myers – Value $200. Minimum bid $75.00Original 9”X12” Sea Scape Painting – by Vivienne Siddall –Value $75.00. Minimum Bid $25.00
Signed Copy of “I Went Down to St. James Infirmary” by Robert HarwoodCoffee Table Illustrated Book “Jan Johnson Irony in Steel Sculpture”Gift Basket – Donated by RoundHouse CafeLavender Pack – Donated by Lavender and Black Aromatic Fields, Salt Spring Island – Value $80.00. Minimum bid $15.00Gift Certificate for a Full Body Aromatherapy Massage – Donated by Arôme Aromatherapy Studio, Victoria – Value $99.00. Minimum Bid $15.00Certificate for Nordic Pole Walking Lessons for four – Donated by Linda Schaumleffel – Value $80.; Minimum bid $15.00Pashmina Shawl – donated by Ovarian Cancer Canada – Value $50.00. Minimum bid $15.00Gift Certificate from Fig Deli – Value $50.00 – Minimum Bid $15.00
Three Cook Books in Munro’s Canvas Bag (“Oh How She Glows” by Angela Liddon; A History of Food in 100 Recipes by William Sitwell; 150 Years of Canadian Beer Labels by Lawrence E Sherk – Donated by Munro’s Books – Value $100.00 – Minimum Bid $20.00Gift Certificate for Macaron Cooking Class – Donated by Bon Macaron Patisserie – Value $90.00 – Minimum bid $15.00Pet Gift Basket – Donated by Cadboro Bay Veterinary ClinicItalian Gourmet Basket – Donated by Tuscan KitchenI am still waiting to hear from Front Runners, Murchie’s, Bliss Day Spa, Sidney Pier Hotel Spa.I thought I’d also make up a gift basket – “Date Night” with movie tickets, popcorn etc. or a “Romantic night” with Prosecco, Champagne glasses, chocolates and other goodies.
There are many benefits to you to join in with this WALK (in addition to saving women’s lives through research)
- Get back into fitness gear after a summer break.
- Walk with the Pole Walk Clubs…there is a group with a speed and distance just right for you.
- (Borrow poles for free from Linda if you have not pole walked before.)
- Discover the amazing public trails at Royal Roads
- Fun! Free food.
- Meet a new friend.
There could be up to 60 pole walkers attending this event!
Here is the link again to join this walk:
WHEN YOU CLICK ON JOIN A TEAM, you can either
- Join the team and walk at Royal Roads
- Donate to help the PoleWalkers for a Cure exceed their goal, and not walk at the event.
If you have questions, contact TEAM LEADER, Jennifer Smyth at email@example.com