Free centennial walk planned for Esquimalt

Scenic five- and 10-kilometre routes available for walkers

Get to know Esquimalt and at the same time, celebrate the township’s centennial year at an upcoming community walk.

The free event on July 12, hosted by the Township of Esquimalt and organized by the Garden City Wanderers, the Victoria Y and the Juan de Fuca Volkssport clubs, will feature five- and 10-kilometre routes.

“We’re doing it to help Esquimalt celebrate,” said organizer David Cattrall.

The walk will also mark the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Volkssport Federation.

During the first one-hour leg of the journey, participants will travel along the waterfront, through Macaulay Point and Saxe Point parks.

People wanting to soak up more of Esquimalt on foot can continue on for another hour for an additional five kilometres, along trails and through neighbourhoods such as West Bay.

A highlight of this leg of the journey features a jaunt to the top of Highrock Park, the highest point in the township.

Walkers are asked to meet at the Archie Browning Sports Centre on July 12 at 5:30 p.m., for a 6 p.m. start. For details, call 250-598-4316, or visit www.gardencitywanderers.ca.

emccracken@vicnews.com

Just Posted

Latke Mania returns to Jewish Community Centre of Victoria

Traditional latkes available at local deli until Dec. 20

New survey finds 4.7 million women over 15 were victims of sexual assault in Canada

Some 1.2 million men (eight per cent) report having been sexually assaulted since age 15

Greater Victoria residents recognized for International Volunteer Day

Thousands of people volunteer throughout the community every year

UVic researchers develop industry-changing ‘hyper-glue’

‘Cross-linking’ technology already playing a role in performance body armour

$1,500 bursary created in memory of late Duncan musician returns for second year

Young Vancouver Island musicians in financial need can apply by Dec. 15

POLL: Will you be donating to charities over the holiday season?

Many here in Victoria joined others around the world to take part… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Dec. 3

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

BC firefighters to help battle Australian bushfires

Canada sent 22 people, including 7 from B.C.

B.C. NDP touts the end of MSP premiums

Horgan, James held news conference to reiterate that people will get their last bill this month

Oscar Hickes: Longest running hockey tournament on Vancouver Island cancelled

Patrick Murray, one of the organizers for the tournament, broke the sad news on social media.

Illicit drug deaths down, but B.C. coroner says thousands still overdose

Chief coroner Life Lapointe says province’s drug supply remains unpredictable

Trustees ask for more help after tearful meeting on B.C. school’s ‘toxic’ stench

Enforcement has ‘no teeth,’ school trustee says, while kids become sick

One of B.C’s last surviving strip clubs baring all again for Christmas charity

25th annual event is Sunday and raises money for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society.

Most Read