BWC begins our annual X-mas charity collection. Again this year the Club will collect much-needed toiletries for the Women’s Shelter. At the same time, because of the rise in homelessness in the West Island, we will expand our collection to include spare mitts, gloves, scarves, socks, hats (men’s and women’s), and blankets.
BWC initiated a new activity, a “Walk and Talk Club” coordinated by Franca Ferrera. After almost 7 months under Covid restrictions, Franca rightly saw that with Fall and Winter approaching, we all likely needed to be encouraged to get outdoors and exercise while socializing and reinvigorating our friendships. Our walks will begin as soon as current restrictions permit, with each route an approximate 45-60 minutes in round trip duration. All Covid regulations in place at the time of each walk will be followed.
The new BWC executive met for the first time. Discussions centred around how we can best function in the Covid environment, particularly with regard to the canceled AGM and business matters that were to have been dealt with at that meeting. It was recognized that going forward, processes will need to be adapted to manage the Club within the confines of Covid regulations
June 15, 2020 – July 15, 2020
BWC joined the City of Beaconsfield’s Virtual Race Challenge, sending out a challenge to all of our members to contribute any amount of steps that they could to our goal of walking for 150 hours (which is approx. 5.5 marathons!!) and our stretch goal is 200 hours (approx. 7.4 marathons).
Well, we blew it out of the water big time. We smashed through our original goal of 150 hrs early in Week 3. So, it was likely that we would hit the 200 hr stretch goal, but how much above that mark we would go was a tad uncertain given the record-breaking heat during the last two weeks.
Nevertheless, we remained undaunted — and, in the end:
Total hrs walked June 15 to July 15 ——- 311 hrs !!!! Over double the original goal.
That equates to 39 marathons (avg 8 hrs to walk a marathon).
Major kudos to our 21 members who contributed to the race, you are all amazing women!!