Heart Week walks, 4th – 10th May

As part of Heart Foundation Heart Week celebrations, why not come and join in on one of the following walks. Bring your family, friends or work colleagues to enjoy the outdoors. Everyone is welcome!

Monday 5th May Wednesday 7th May Friday 9th May
Where Adelaide Botanic Gardens Victoria Park Wetlands Veale Gardens, Adelaide
Time 12.30 – 1.30pm 12.30 – 1.30pm 12.30 – 1.30pm
Meeting Point Meet at the Parklands opposite Conservatory Gate, Plane Tree Drive Meet at the corner of Halifax and East Tce Meet at the car park of the Adelaide Pavilion Conference & Function Rooms cnr Sout
Description Join the Cardiovascular Health team for a walk around the River Torrens including the new Adelaide Oval Footbridge Join the Active City team from the City of Adelaide on a walking tour of the newly developed Victoria Park.
They will be on hand to explain and answer your questions on how the new park was designed and developed.
Join the Heart Foundation Walking team for a walk around picturesque Veale Gardens in the city’s south end.
Cost Gold Coin Donation Gold Coin Donation Gold Coin Donation

To Register go to Events and Park Walks and select SA on www.heartfoundation.org.au/walking, or call 1300 36 27 87.

Light refreshments provided following the walk.

SA Adventure Activity Standards – update 2014


Adventure Activity Standards (AAS) are minimum, voluntary guidelines for organisations conducting outdoor recreation activities where the participants are dependent on the activity provider.

They are a valuable resource for all types of organisations, businesses, guides and leaders. Whether you are a business owner cross checking your insurance compliance, the Operations Manager of an outdoor activity provider updating your Standard Operating Procedures or a leader looking to refresh your activity planning processes.

We at Walking SA are playing a fundamental role in ensuring the Bushwalking AAS meets your needs. To date we have assisted in establishing a tight consultation group to review the first Bushwalking AAS draft and we happy to advise that in the coming weeks you to will have an opportunity to comment.

The update of the AAS will be facilitated throughout 2014 by Service Skills SA and we will do our best to keep you informed. So if you’re keen to contribute make sure you stay tuned.

Looking for more information? Visit the SSSA SA AAS Update Project Page.

Onwards and upwards SA Bushwalking community!

This project is being facilitated by Service Skills SA (SSSA) with support from Recreation SA and funding support from the Office for Recreation and Sport through the Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program.

Day Walk Leadership Certificate Course

A nationally recognised course to become an accredited Day Walk Assistant Leader or Day Walk Leader.

Inman Valley 7th-9th June 2014

Run over one day  and one weekend, the basics of safely and professionally managing a dependent group are covered.

Ideal for:

  • teachers,
  • youth workers,
  • personal trainers,
  • potential day walk leaders and
  • interested bushwalkers.

The Day Walk Assistant Leadership Certificate: this program is designed to Train Leaders who wish to Assist a leader with groups on Day Walks on recognised trails, within 1 hour of outside assistance.

The Day Walk Leadership Certificate: this program is designed to Train Leaders who wish to lead groups on Day Walks on recognised trails, within 1 hour of outside assistance.

The course is facilitated by Bushwalking Leadership South Australia Inc.

Seeking Treasurer to fill Vacancy

We’re seeking someone to fulfill the role of Treasurer, due to a recent vacancy on our Board.

The position may be suitable for someone:

  • with accountancy skills looking to do some volunteer work and promote walking, or
  • someone looking for an addition to their CV.

The Treasurer’s role includes:

  • Ensuring compliance with ATO requirements (usually GST and PAYG returns)
  • Ensuring compliance with the terms of our grants and project funds (usually trust funds)
  • Charging back overheads and other costs against projects where appropriate
  • Planning and preparing budgets
  • Tracking expenditure
  • Planning cashflow requirements, including managing term deposits
  • Seeking and following up new sources of funding
  • Administering access to Commbiz and Xero
  • Ensuring transparent reporting

The Board of Walking SA was formed in August last year, and consists of 12 members. The organisation has entered a period of exciting change: adoption of new constitution, development and implementation of a strategic plan, new logo and branding and a new website.

Walking SA is the not-for-profit peak body that leads, promotes and supports all forms of walking in South Australia, including walking for recreation, transport, health, wellbeing, organised events, adventure, environmental appreciation and fun experiences.

Our vision is to see more people walking more often.

Please direct enquiries via our office, or contact Board Chair Cate Mettam.