Celebrating Canada150 with the #greenway July 19th, 2017Fashion Calgary
The members of our Parks Foundation team come from all quadrants of the city. We are nature lovers and adventure seekers. During this summer we are each doing our part to collectively attain 150km to complete the #greenway150 challenge.
Some or our team members enjoy to bike with their families and others enjoy casual strolls along the beautify scenic pathways. No matter what the season you can find us out on the pathways and in the parks! We challenge you Calgary to sign up and start using the beautify amenities our city offers.
Can’t wait to see you out there!
THe List-Champagne Family
Julie, Yvan, Isabelle, Max and Felix
When the long winter is over, and we can’t ski or play hockey, we love nothing more than to hop on our bikes, soak up the sun, and get some fresh air. The List-Champagne family lives in the Christie Park area of the SW quadrant and our team consists of Julie (41), Yvan (43), Isabelle (9), Max (7) and Felix (6). We can’t wait to hit the Greenway and ride 150 kilometres this summer! There is so much of Calgary that we haven’t explored. The kids can’t wait to discover new playgrounds and pick up rocks to add to their endless collections. See you on the Greenway!
orange door Team
Kathy, Vivian, Christinith, Graham, Zsuzsi, Amanda, Corey, Gabe and all our pets.
The orange door team loves coming up with creative solutions for all our client’s needs but when the day is done we all have loved ones, families and pets to go home to. We are all active in our own way and love being outdoors, so what better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th than to take to the pathways of Calgary. Our team covers all quadrants of the city and is committed to putting our best foot forward to walk the 150 kilometers this summer. We would like to challenge all other creative agencies within the city to take part in the #Greenway150 challenge. See you on the pathways!
For quite some I had heard that Calgary was going to build a trail that went all around the city. But I didn’t think that the trail was actually near completion. When driving on Stoney Trail, I’d often see people walking or cycling along a path that paralleled the ring road. One afternoon we decided to cycle the path from Saddleridge to see where it went, it was there that I first noticed the signs for the greenway. Then a few weeks later we were out for a walk in the Weaslehead and I noticed the same signs. This trail must go a long way, I thought to myself. That night I decided to google the pathname to see where it started and ended. And that my friends, is how I discovered the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway.
My husband and I had already decided we were going to cycle the entire path this summer, not once but twice. Our strategy was to pick a starting point, cycle out along the path to a predefined point and then turn around and go back to our starting point. Our next trip, would start where we left off. The summer challenge fit in nicely with our plans.
On the first day of the challenge we loaded our bikes on the truck and started in Evanston and rode our way to Tuscany and back. It was nice to cycle through the neighbourhoods and had the challenge of a few hills along the way. Actually, those hills are not too challenging when you have an electric bike to help you up those hills!
The next trip took us from Tuscany to Edworthy Park, this is my favourite route of the trail, along the river and through Bowness Park, we took a few detours there. Edworthy to the Weaselhead was our next trip. Our longest trip was from the Weaselhead through Fish Creek. With a few detours, we logged over 50km. Our final trip in the summer challenge took us from Fish Creek through Cranston, Seton and Auburn Bay. Although we logged all our kms in the summer challenge, we aren’t finished yet. We still have the south east side of the trail to experience, we will start at the new hospital in Seton and make our way North. I am looking forward to cycling through the wetlands in the south east and on the Ralph Klein Park. Join us as we cycle our way around the city in 2017.