added more upcoming events - both traditional and traveling guided walks for 2018 -- also some recent photos
Photos added are from various Wednesday Walkers and Portland Sunday Parkways group walks so far this year. Enjoy.
Just added some photos from a December 2017 Guided Group Walk through a number of downtown locations to see Christmas decorations in a number of businesses and Pioneer Courthouse Square Mall.
Also, there are a selection of photos from the April 4, 2018, National Walking Day Group Walk out of the Pioneer Community Center in Oregon City. View them by clicking on the Photos tab in the left margin. Thank you, Dick B. for these photos. Enjoy.
Added Regional Dir.'s News -- Tom's Walk Talk #8 thru #10.
The Days Inn has been remodeled and renamed to the Clarion Inn & Suites. Google Maps program app will probably continue to show Days Inn for awhile.
Are you ready to take the challenge? 401K: Invest In Your Health allows you access to an online challenge, allowing you to post your Volkswalk kilometers or daily steps, view your progress, see others' progress (or remain private with alias) and earn a special T-Shirt upon completion of 401 kilometers or equivalent in steps. Whether you wish to only post your Volkswalk kilometers or you are Gung Ho on capturing every step you take by entering manually or syncing your Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Apple Health (iPhone), etc. Either method can be used...it is entirely up to you. You will be able to write comments about your walks, post pictures of sights along the way, and even communicate with other walkers. What a great way to post your walks and learn about other AVA walks/trails you might want to visit.
If this challenge and the social commentary with other Volkswalking friends sounds like fun, go to the AVA.org Home page for updated information and registration instructions. Click on the 401K Invest In Your Health logo for instructions to register. Registration is open now.
Links to click for more information:
AVA.org Home page
401K: Invest In Your Health -- FAQ page
Today's Wednesday Walkers has been cancelled due to difficult weather-created walking conditions on the route.
This is the memo AVA headquarters has sent out to all clubs. It details the steps one may need to follow to be assured of a real good stamping in their walking books. Please check it out. You don't want to be disappointed with bad results.
The Canadians have sent us information about two of there special events. Event on Vancouver Island Apr 23 - 28 and their national convention will be held in Halifax, NS, May 25 - 27. Links for these events are on the MORE WALKING RESOURCES page.
This is preview of the walk information. We will link this info to AVA soon.
Blogging is a new feature this month and going forward. We will be posting news and walking schedules from around the state, region and information from AVA.
You might also see some links to Canadian Volkssport Federation walking events or festivals that may interest you.
Also, check out more information on pages here titled More Walking Resources, OR, WA & Club Challenges.