These Turtles love to walk 0
Foursome preparing for 48 hour walk
Norwood's Rose Millet apparently likes walking -a lot. Rose and three partners will strike out on a 100 kilometre walk from Wasaga Beach to Midland on July 13, with the aim of completing the tour in only 48 hours. Rose and her hiking partners Maria Garrett, Linda Turnbull and Susanne Williams are participating in a fundraiser for Oxfam Canada called the Oxfam Trailwalker. Each four-person team must raise $2,500 to participate and they must complete the walk together as a team in the allotted 48 hour time period. They have named their team the Ganaraska Turtles, "we plan to do this slow and steady" Rose explained. "We will obviously be walking through the night, hopefully getting an hour or two of sleep at one of the check points. A small two-person support team made up of Jim Osborne and Pam Callus will meet the Turtles at check point along the trail with supplies and essentials. Oxfam Trailwalker started over 30 years ago as a military exercise, in the last two decades the walk has changed and grown into a major fundraising event held each year, with thousands of participants in countries across the globe. Money raised goes directly to Oxfam's humanitarian and development work around the world.
The Ganaraska Turtles held a successful yard and bake sale fundraiser at Rose's Queen Street home on the May long weekend and extend their thanks and appreciation to everyone who came out to support them. For more information or to help the Turtles with their quest contact Rose at 705-639-2431.