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Read more › News - 15th August 2018

Journey Across Canada

I took the month of June off to travel the country from Ontario to Salt Spring Island, one of the gulf islands in B.C. As a director for the Beach Strip parkrun in Hamilton Ontario my first job was to ensure our events would continue.   While Stephan and I share the director duties, our…

Read more › News - 15th August 2018

Voyage à travers le Canada

J’ai pris le mois de juin de congé pour voyager dans le pays de l’Ontario à Salt Spring Island, un des golfes à la Colombie-Britannique. En étant directeur d’événement pour le parkrun de Beach Strip à Hamilton en Ontario, ma première préoccupation était de m’assurer que notre parkrun allait continuer.   Pendant que Stephan et…

Read more › News - 14th August 2018

Celebrating milestones this week

A parkrun day full of milestones and celebration all across Canada, here are the highlights.         Clear blue skies at the finish line at Beach strip parkrun     Bellevue  Congrats to Mike Belair for running his 50th parkrun. Well done Mike!       Record number for Clover Point’s first birthday !…

Read more › News - 9th August 2018

parkrun du Frédéric Back – la perspective d’un touriste

Je suis chanceux de vivre dans une région bien entourée de parkruns, je vis à dans West Yorkshire en Angleterre : avec Leeds et Sheffield et il y aussi des plus petites villes autour, il y a probablement 20 parkruns à moins d’une heure de route d’où je vis. Alors quand j’ai entendu parler de parkrun…

Group shot at Frederic Back
Read more › News - 9th August 2018

A tourist’s perspective of Frédéric Back parkrun

We’re no strangers to welcoming tourists who come to sample our excellent parkruns, but Englishman Gregory Bailey is a bit different. He has completed nearly 250 parkruns, but has never done the same one twice! Last week he traveled to Montréal to complete his first parkrun in Canada, and here’s what he thought of it.   The…

Read more › News - 7th August 2018

Free, Weekly, Timed podcast is coming to Canada!

One of the presenters of the UK-based parkrun podcast, ‘Free Weekly Timed’, plans to visit Penticton later this month. Louise has already sampled Nose Hill, Okanagan and Richmond Olympic, and now she’s looking forward to meeting Ogopogo. More to follow after her visit!   Check out Penticton’s mention at around 14 minutes on the 2…

Read more › News - 5th August 2018

Whistler’s Wildlife

Approaching my 2 year anniversary as a parkrun Event Director, I’m no stranger to modifying the welcome briefing as circumstances dictate. Goose poop on the route? Icy conditions? Slippery leaves? Puddles? A rowing competition? All useful information for participants to know, but nothing really extraordinary.   Last week I was a guest Run Director at Whistler, which…

Read more › News - 2nd August 2018

Nouveau parkrun Wascana à Regina, SK !

  Samedi le 4 août 2018 marquera le début du parkrun Wascana à Regina, Saskatchewan. Ce sera le premier parkrun des prairies, dans la capitale du Saskatchewan où on retrouve des jours ensoleillés tout l’année et une communauté engagée.   Pour les visiteurs, le parc Wascana est facilement accessible à pied depuis plusieurs lieux historiques,…

Read more › News - 2nd August 2018

Wascana parkrun, Regina, launches this Saturday

  Wascana parkrun is set to launch on August 4th, 2018 in Regina, Saskatchewan. This will be the first parkrun on the prairies, taking advantage of the year round sunny weather and active community in the provincial capital.    For out-of-town parkrunners, Wascana park is within walking distance of many of Regina’s premier historical, art,…

Read more › News - 31st July 2018

Click-Happy! A week in parkrun photos

Take a look at some of this week’s Canadian parkrun highlights. Beach Strip Beach Strip received some big beautiful bright milestone flags on Saturday and we can definitely see milestones on the horizon. Nose Hill Suzanne Morse hit one of those milestones with her 50th parkrun at Nose Hill this week. Congratulations to Suzanne and…

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