Read more › Uncategorized - 12th January 2017

C’est l’hiver, c’est l’hiver, c’est l’hiver!

Cette semaine, parkrun Canada a du composer avec les caprices de Dame Nature. Alors qu’il y a eu un record mondial de participation, Richmond Olympic a été annulé, Nosehill a eu la chance d’être témoin d’un phénomène rare appelé parhélie (phénomène optique consistant à l’apparition de deux répliques de l’image du soleil placées horizontalement de part et…

Read more › Uncategorized - 10th January 2017

parkrun UK: We’ve only just begun

Last week parkrun Global Chief Operations Officer Tom Williams wrote this piece to UK parkrunners on what founder’s Paul Sinton Hewitt’s End of Year message meant for the UK.  Tom’s article still has international meaning however:   Late last month our founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE, wrote to every single parkrunner around the world offering his reflections on 2016 and…

Read more › Uncategorized - 10th January 2017

Volunteering Role: The Photographer

parkrun is always looking for volunteers.  Given that we’ve just rolled into a New Year, this is an ideal time to contact your local event to try something new, and if that isn’t running or walking, how about volunteering?  We have so many positions of various different responsibilities and there is something for almost everybody….

Read more › Uncategorized - 5th January 2017

Festive Recap

It was a busy time over the festive period for parkrun Canada.  While some regulars were out of town to visit family, we were pleased to welcome parkrun tourists doing exactly the same but their families are here.   There were incredibly Christmassy looking scenes at Nose Hill, Okanagan staged parkrun Canada’s first ever ‘special’ parkrun on…

Read more › Uncategorized - 5th January 2017

Nouvel An, Nouveau parkrun

Crédit photo: www.st-paulin.qc.ca   En cette période de l’année, beaucoup d’entre nous font des résolutions pour sortir plus souvent et aussi pour faire plus d’exercice, en fait, être plus actif est très souvent au haut de la liste comme étant la résolution la plus populaire. En ce sens, je vous invite à participer à votre parkrun…

Read more › Uncategorized - 5th January 2017

New Year, New parkrun

Photo Credit: www.st-paulin.qc.ca   At this time of year, many of us make resolutions to get out more and get more exercise, in fact to be more active is very often make it to the top of the list as the most popular resolution.  For our existing events in Richmond, Kelowna, Calgary, I encourage you to…

Read more › Uncategorized - 22nd December 2016

Have a Merry Christmas

This week we round up last week’s happenings, and we look forward to Christmas.    All three events went ahead with a slightly chilly theme, but our runners an volunteer had a fantastic time regardless.  At Okanagan we had an ice jam along the Mission Creek Towpath meaning that our Event Director, Bill Justus, had…

Read more › Uncategorized - 21st December 2016

Albury Wodonga – parkrun of the month

It’s parkrun of the month! This time we feature a parkrun down under as nominated and described by regular Richmond Olympic Volunteer Jenna Bradley:   parkrun of the month Albury Wodonga   When did you run there, and how many times? Apr 2014 – Jan 2016. 49 runs in total.   What type of course…

Read more › Uncategorized - 15th December 2016

Live in Montreal? Get Involved!

Want to get involved with a Montreal parkrun?   We have many new parkruns in the works, but we have one at the moment that is actively looking for helpers. The team in Montreal have made great progress and are aiming for a Spring launch, when all the snow melts!   Remember that every parkrun…

Read more › Uncategorized - 15th December 2016

Week in Review – and Christmas Plans!

Satrurday was a very interesting week for parkrun Canada it is was the first where we got a good dose of winter.  Richmond Olympic had snow, Okanagan had snow and was cold, and for Nose Hill cold was an understatement.   All three Event Directors were on course conditions watch and Nose Hill quite rightly called…

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