Bob Hunter Memorial Park & Judy’s Tropical Farm – Sunday September 29, 2019
Please join your HKU alumni and friends for a hike in the Bob Hunter Memorial Park in Markham. The park, being part of the Rouge National Urban Park system, commemorates Bob Hunter (1941-2005), a Canadian environmental champion, journalist and author who worked tirelessly to protect biodiversity and celebrate nature.
Meeting time/place: 1:30 pm at Bob Hunter Memorial Park parking lot.
Meeting place: Parking area at 7277 14th Avenue
Parking: Free, but limited
Washroom: A portable washroom is seasonally available near the parking lot
Directions: Go east on Steeles Ave East, turn left on Ressor Rd., turn left on 14thAvenue, turn left to Bob Hunter Memorial Park parking lot.
We will do a 8-9 km loop in about 2 – 3 hours, followed by a visit to a farm (Judy’s Tropical Farm).
The hike should be completed at around 4 pm or so.
Cost of hike : free
DINNER AFTER HIKE:
Dinner time : 6 pm
Venue : Grand Lake Chinese Cuisine (太湖盛宴), at 8362 Kennedy Rd, at SW Hwy 7 & Kennedy, Markham.
Estimated dinner cost : about $25 per head
Please register by using the online registration form or via email to :
Glendy Sze (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Augustine Chan (email@example.com) before Sept 23 (Monday) if you are interested. Please provide your name and contact phone number, as well as emergency contact person (name and phone). Please indicate if you will join dinner as well.
Note – According to Public Health Ontario, estimated risk areas for ticks & Lyme disease in Ontario have expanded this year. The following are tips on tick protection:
- wear long sleeves, light-coloured clothing with everything tucked in
- wear bug repellant
- stay in the middle of trails
- take a bath or shower after a hike
- always do your checks after a hike because a tick could be as small as a poppy seed
All registrants and their guests are asked to read the waiver as follow.*
By registering, you are acknowledging that you and your guests have read, understood, accepted and will abide the terms and conditions of the said waiver.
See you soon!