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The Central Corydon Community Centre Walking Group comes to the Manitoba Legislature

Recognizing the Central Corydon Community Centre Walking Group - my Members Statement Dec 4

Since 2007, the Central Corydon Community Centre Walking Group has met every Monday and Thursday morning to walk at one of Winnipeg area’s scenic sites, including Kildonan Park, Assiniboine Park, Churchill Drive, Hentaleff Park, Silver Ave Walk, Fort Whyte Centre, Bunn’s Creek, Assiniboine Forest and the South Seine River.   The last walk, yesterday had 29 people.

Starting at 9:30 am, this amazing group walks year round whether the sun is shining or the rain or snow are falling.  Members go at their own speed from fast to the not so fast, walking for about an hour and then afterwards socializing with a hot or cold drink.  

Come out and join the group.   Over the years more than 150 different people have come.  As Chuck says, - "Like the air we breathe - it is free"   I encourage other MLAs to start groups in their area.  

The Central Corydon Community Centre Walking Group began after I met Chuck Cruden at an event at the Crescentwood Community Club.  With the leadership of Chuck Cruden and Bob Kury, Past President of the River Heights Community Centre who was also present, the River Heights Community Centre Walking Group was born.  After the amalgamation of three community centres it became the Central Corydon Community Centre Walking Group. The Community Centre continues to be a strong supporter.

Now in its 12th year, there have been changes over time.  One of their favourite spots was at the Forks.   Sadly, with increased parking costs and other changes they no longer go to the Forks as it is not as welcoming as it once was. 

Information and walking schedules are available at the Central Corydon Community Centre phone 204-488-7000 or on their website at   I recognize Chuck Cruden and other walkers who are here in the gallery today.  I request leave to have the names of all those present recorded in Hansard.

Present in the gallery were Chuck and Eileen Cruden, Miriam Greene, Shirley Ann Simkulak, Fay and Stan Coral, Milt From, Jim Stibbako, Iris Reimer and Victoria Shaw. 


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