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May 27, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm PDT

Mindful Hike

We are going on a “Mindful Hike” with Jamie Brizard, who will help us learn about the benefits we can get from nature and the practice of mindfulness, all while exploring and enjoying a hike along the upper Oyster River. We will be stopping mid-way for a snack, and Jamie has offered to introduce us to mindful eating as well, so please pack a drink and healthy snack option for our mid-hike picnic! 
The location for the hike is a bit of a distance from town, you probably want to give yourself 35-40mins for the drive. 
Directions to Upper Oyster River Trail from Courtenay: Take old island highway north from Courtenay. After the Oyster river bridge take your second left onto Croydon Rd. Follow Croydon left to Upland Rd. Follow until Glenmore Rd, then turn right. Follow until gate (maybe a two minute drive). Park near the yellow gate.  
What to bring: a healthy snack (as we sill be stopping mid-way on the hike for a snack and chat). Bring some water and sun protection as needed. We ask that people refrain from bringing dogs on our adventures. 



May 27, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm PDT

Explorer Day Etiquette:

  • Be prepared to HAVE FUN!
  • Pre-registration with your Club Leader is required for most Explorer Days (Friends are welcome if space permits).
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure enough time for passport stamping and organization. Starting times are firm, and Leaders cannot wait for late-comers!
  • Please stay with the Leader and let them know if you are leaving early.
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult guardian, who is responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
  • Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen, snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.