Posted by Lori on April 6, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Good Grief! Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss: Walk 150 program begins May 8
One of my Walk 150 programs is with Fish Creek Park, Alberta Parks and Mount Royal University. Good Grief! Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss is an 8 week program beginning on May 8, 2017.
Good Grief! Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss
May 8 – June 26, 2017 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Parks and nature connect us to the cycles of life and death; reminding us of endurance, beauty, and the only constant – change. In the changes and challenges of grief and loss, walking in parks and nature can provide a variety of benefits for different people. For some it will just be moving and getting some exercise, for others it will be the fresh air and natural light, for others it will be the quiet companionship of trees and wildlife, and of people who have no expectations except that they are here together – walking together. Research conducted with Alberta Parks and Mount Royal University has revealed how nature teaches us to grieve. Those who may be experiencing grief and loss can enjoy a gentle, accessible, guided walk through nature, to observe and connect with others who are also grieving.
Posted by Lori on January 30, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Living a Creative Life – a story about walking in Calgary
When I started Fit Frog Adventures in 1997, I never thought that walking would become the focus on my work. The business morphed from “walking for fitness” to walking for all sorts of reasons. It has been 20 years of walking related work for me and now my focus is on building communities through the simple walk. My new Walk 150 initiative to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday will bring the city together, on foot.
Check out the article by Calgary Arts Development on my “walking work” featured here:
Posted by Lori on January 1, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Walk 150 Initiative launched: Happy 150th Birthday Canada!
In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Lori Beattie, owner or Fit Frog Adventures and author of Calgary’s Best Walks, is partnering with local charities for the WALK CALGARY initiative. Lori is donating 1500 books to local charities and working with each one of them to create a walking program for their clients.
“Calgary is a walking city! Fresh, crisp air, big blue skies, nature tucked into all quadrants, hidden stairways, over 500 km of paved pathways and wonderful independent cafe’s where you can stop and recharge. I think the best way to celebrate Canada’s birthday is to introduce Calgarians to their wonderful city, to help them meet their neighbours, to help them experience the pleasure, the perspective, that comes from taking a walk.” Lori Beattie
Posted by Lori on September 1, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Tasty Cafe Walks
I took CTV viewers on a tour of Calgary’s Tasty Cafe Walksabouts this week. For those of you motivated by good coffee, food and spending time with friends, check this out. All of these cafes (and many more) are in my book Calgary’s Best Walks. The social side of walking is pretty darn important (and fun!).
Posted by Lori on September 1, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Best Home and Gardens Walks
I featured some wonderful home and garden walks in my CTV segment on August 24. There are many more colourful neighbourhoods to explore in Calgary, but I cannot fit in everything in 3 minutes! The Silversprings Botanical Gardens are spectacular and if you want a longer walk when you visit them, they back onto Bowmont Park. Check out my book, Calgary’s Best Walks, and follow the Bowmont Park West route and drop into Waterfall Valley after a visit to the gardens.
Posted by Lori on August 23, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Silver Springs Botanical Gardens in Calgary are phenomenal!
The Silver Springs Botanical Gardens are simply spectacular. I found out about them as I researched my CTV Homes and Gardens Walks segment, that airs tomorrow, Aug. 24, 2016. Be sure to check out their website and Facebook pages to learn more about guided garden walks and about the gardens themselves.
Posted by Lori on August 12, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Top Notch River Walks
Walking along the Bow and the Elbow Rivers, connecting communities and climbing to viewpoints, makes for some wonderful urban walking. In my CTV segment I also feature Fish Creek and the Douglasdale escarpment, The Reservoir single track pathways that dip and climb and take you away from the bustle of the city and some neighbourhood river walks with character! The routes are all in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks so grab a copy and let your self-propelled urban exploration begin!
Posted by Lori on July 29, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Quirky Neighbourhood Walks
If you are looking for some surprise on your urban walkabouts, then look no further than these quirky neighbourhoods. Not knowing what you might find around the next corner makes for a fun walk. I featured Sunnyside and Kensington, The Beltine and Connaught and Ramsay/ Inglewood in this CTV segment. All these routes are in my book Calgary’s Best Walks. But remember to deviate from my suggested route to find more surprises!