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Calgary Weekend Hikers fonds

1980-2016, predominant 1985-2016

Physical Description:
42.5 cm of textual records. -- 3 photograph albums

The Calgary Weekend Hikers was formed in Calgary, Alberta in 1980 when a few members of the Skyline Hikers expressed an interest in starting a club that would offer hikes on weekends throughout the summer months. Founding members were Elaine Watson, Rosemarie Krampe and Elsie James. A schedule of twenty-five hikes was drawn up for the first year, led by voluntary hike coordinators. From this modest beginning, the club has grown and flourished and currently offers over two hundred hikes from April 1st to October 31st each year. The majority of hikes are day trips in the Rocky Mountains, the foothills, and other natural settings within easy access of Calgary; however, weekend trips are occasionally offered by the club. The trips are rated according to the level of difficulty and range from easy city walks to challenging mountain scrambles and everything in between. Club members have a passion for hiking and a strong respect for the mountain environment. The club currently has over 350 active members. Each member is required to complete a minimum of four hikes per season to retain their membership in the club. The club is a registered society in the province of Alberta and is a member of the Calgary Area Outdoor Council. Further information about the club can be found at:

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of early activities and reference material (1980-1990); minutes and related material (1984-2016); hiking schedules (1980-2001): statistics and reports (1987-1999, 2013-2015); newsletters (1985-2016); membership (1985-1999); and photographs (1986-2003). The minutes and related material series contain some executive and Annual General Meeting agendas and minutes, as well as correspondence and some hiking schedules and newsletters. Additional copies of the hiking schedules can also be found in the statistics and reports series. The photograph series consists of three photograph albums compiled by Kay Donna Stone, a long-time member of the club.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Calgary Weekend Hikers, 2013-2016.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-9590, PD-398

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