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October 2, 2022 HKUAAO Fall Hike (North Greenwood Conservation Area, Pickering) and Dinner

North Greenwood Conservation Area, Pickering – Sunday Oct 2, 2022

Fall in Ontario is beautiful and is a good time for outdoor activities and hiking. Every year, except in the peak of the pandemic, HKUAAO, in cooperation with the Tai Chi Group under Tom Wong, had organized a hiking in the fall to enjoy the beauty of Nature. This year our hiking trail is in the North Greenwood Conservation Area in Pickering on Sunday October 2, 2022.

It is a nice fall day. We had a huge turnout, close to 60 people, including many of the younger, energetic alumni who are newcomers to Ontario. After taking a group picture, the group embarked on the trail. Initially there were some uphill but that did not present any difficulty at all. The trail was relatively easy and scenic. Part of our trail was along a river, and we spotted some large salmons struggling to swim upstream to give birth to the next generation. We had the enthusiastic photographers among us who took quite a few pictures to share with the group. In addition to enjoying the beautiful outdoor, our alumni used the opportunity to socialize, to catch up with one another.

The hike started at 2 pm and finished at around 4:30. Most of the group then headed to Sam Woo Chinese Restaurant in Scarborough to enjoy a nice delicious multi-course dinner served with wine and dessert. Our 5 tables+ were the noisy bunch but added a lot of live atmosphere to the restaurant! We departed fully contended.

Many thanks went to Liza Tsui who spent hours to help organize the hike, and to the others who helped to keep the hiking safe and smooth.  Of course, we thank everyone for participating in this event. See you all next Spring!

Reported by Tim Cheng