Part of a walking club for retired Calgary teachers, Jim and Louise were organizing the group's monthly walk. They'd read my comic strip about Ramsay in the Calgary Herald, and it had inspired them to bring the walk to my neighbourhood. After giving the community a once-over and plotting their route, they came over to my place to invite me for the walk!
And that was how I found myself pushing a stroller at the head of a crowd of forty dedicated walkers clad in Valentine's-themed garb. Many had never been to Ramsay and enjoyed its history and scenery. I was told that not everyone in the club turns up for each walk - particularly in winter - but that Ramsay drew the whole group!
It was fun to meet a whole lot of new people from all over Calgary and see them enjoying a new part of town. After a chilly but invigorating walk, everyone ended up back at Caffe Rosso to warm up. What a great memory. Happy Valentine's Day!