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54th annual “South Muskoka Walking, Marching, Cycling, Swimming, Paddling and Save White Lake Society” walk huge success

Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAILY.com

TORRANCEThe group with the longest monkier in the world held their 54th annual walk Saturday.

The “South Muskoka Walking, Marching, Cycling, Swimming, Paddling and Save White Lake Society” paraded out to Camp Pinecrest.

The 5K walk is a tradition started by late lawyer John Christensen and Cyril Fry, 91, who joined them for lunch.

According to Dave Christensen, who sent along an organization correction and great team photo of Canada’s best ‘150’ walkers, the hugely popular event, 125 participants – from infants to 91-year-old Fry – took part.

Christensen’s big sister Lisa, and her husband Rick Sellon, have taken over the admirable job of organizing the SMWMCSPSWLSW and did their ususal bang-up job again this year.

The hikers’ lunch was said to be one of the hale and heartiest in the walk’s history, which began decades ago spirited more by libation as hydration.

“And everyone wore their reddest Canada colours to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday,” said Dave, who came up from Barrie for the walk with his family and is featured prominently front and centre with his Canada Day jersey and standing next to his mom, Barb, on his left with the hiking poles.

“It was an amazing day, walking with longtime friends and enjoying the start of the colour season in Muskoka,” said Dave, who abstained from taking any credit for the organization lest his goose by cooked this Thanksgiving weekend. His forte is PR – just like his old man.

Grata walk

O’ Canada! What a walk the ‘South Muskoka Walking, Marching, Cycling, Swimming, Paddling and Save White Lake Society’ had on Saturday Sept. 30. The only person missing the great photo-op was a certain ‘Where’s Justin?’ Trudeau.

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