Upcoming Events

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 21 Oct 2018
    • Lone Lake

    Closed for registration.  Event is now full.

    We will hike to Lone Lake and set up camp on Saturday.  Optional hike before supper.  Overnight and backpack out, leaving our heavy backpacks at cars.  We will then continue to hike to the dam for lunch (3 km).

    Experience with shoulder season backpacking is recommended.  Food is independent.

    The trip will be cancelled if rain is forecasted for the entire weekend.

    Backpack portion:  5 km to camp /return, plus additional hiking on both days
    Elevation Level:  400 metres of ascent and descent (a few small hills)
    Difficulty Rating:  Easy to Moderate

    Pets:  Yes, with conditions
    Minors:  Yes, with conditions

    Minimum Experience:  Previous shoulder season experience preferred, or practise in your backyard that same week to test gear.  Must be able to hike at 3.5 km/hr and carry a 30 pound pack gear.  Should include a sleeping bag rated to 10 degrees under the expected temperature and winter-rated sleeping pad

    Required Gear:  

    http://meccms.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/MEC-backpacking-checklist-English.pdf

    Meet Up Location for Car Pooling:  Major Mac & 400 Sat. 8:45 a.m.; Depart 9:00 a.m. sharp.
    Car Pooling Costs:  Approx. $20/person

    Max Participants:  10
    Min Participants:  4

    Event Organizer:   Louise L.

    • 15 Nov 2018
    • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Northern District Library (Yonge/Eglinton)
    Register

     

    Just in time for our ski/snowshoe season start, we urge all Five Winds members, bring a friend, anyone interested in backwoods safety and techniques, for skiing, hiking, snowshoeing to attend this safety training session.

    Topics to be covered include:  

    • How to use your iPhone and Android phone navigation apps to figure out where you are even if you do not have cell signal.  How to forward your coordinate position via text message.
    • Planning and decision making process in the group and time management

    • How to reduce risk and best practices

    • What you should have in your backpack
    • Safe skiing and walking on ice
    • A brief overview of club safety info on our website

    As this will be a short, information-packed session, we urge you to arrive at 6:15 pm

    If you want to be on top of your skills have a look at the Five Winds  website safety related documents before our get together

    (https://skifivewinds.wildapricot.org/Forms-&-Documents)

    Please note no food or drink will be provided. 

     Date:  Thursday, November 15, 2018
     Location:

     Northern District Library
     40 Orchard View Blvd.
     (just off Yonge, north of Eglinton)

    The Gwen Liu Meeting Room

     Time:  6:15-8:00 p.m.
     Cost:  $0.00

    Please REGISTER  by November 8, 2018 so we can estimate how many people we should expect.   

    To Register:

    1.  Login with your Member Account > Fill Out Form > Next > Confirm
    2.  You will receive a confirming e-mail back.

    Click here;  https://skifivewinds.wildapricot.org/event-3101824

    Cancelling Your Registration

    1.  Login and return to the Event
    2.  Under the Register button, click Already registered
    3.  Click the  Cancel Registration button.   You will receive an e-mail confirming the cancellation

    • 01 Dec 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Five Winds Trails
    Register

    Note:  This is an ALL DAY EVENT as per website.
    (We needed to "trigger" the cancellation time of Friday 1:00 p.m.)

    Note:  Members who book after Friday 1:00 p.m. will need to select the "late fee" option.  You will be responsible for paying the $10 late fee even if the other options are not grayed out.  We can see the times people register.

    There will be one Off-Trail Snowshoe Group, as well as a number of Ski Groups.

    There will also be one Ski Navigation Group.  This is an opportunity to gain confidence in wilderness navigation using a Five Winds map, compass, features of nature, or a GPS.  Bring a map in a waterproof case (that hangs around your neck or is otherwise easily accessible) and a compass.  GPS is optional

    Currently, there is no Snowshoe Groups this week.  If a Snowshoe Leader becomes available, we will update and let the Membership know.

    Bus Pick-Up Times and Locations can be found here

    Registration will open two weeks before the event.  A Register button will appear near the bottom left-hand corner when registration is open.

    There is now an option to Pay Online (PayPal or Credit Card) or Pay Offline (Invoice Me) which means you will Pay on the Bus or you have a credit owing to you which will be reconciled manually by the administrator.  Non-Members should pay Online.

    Members:  Login first to receive the Member Price options.  Members are allowed to book up to the Friday 1:00 p.m.  You may reserve a spot after this time but a  late fee will apply.  (Note:  The Member Price without Late Fee does not "disappear" until midnight, however, if you book after the cut-off time, you need to select the correct option.  If incorrectly selected, you will be responsible for the extra fee.)   Cancellations without penalty can be made up to Friday, 1:00 p.m. for credit with any refunds to be settled by April 30 or before.

    Non-Members:  Non-Members pay an additional $10 fee and are allowed to book up to the Thursday midnight  After this time, a Non-Member cannot register for the bus.  Cancellations without penalty can be made up to Friday, 1:00 p.m. for credit with any refunds to be settled by April 30 or before.  Non-Members should pay Online.

    Quick Steps to Register

    1.  Login first if you have an account (much of your info will Autofill)
    2.  Click on the Register button
    3.  Enter your E-mail Address > Security Code (if present) >Next
    4.   Select the Price that applies (if late fee applies select from those options) >Next
    5.   Fill out Form > Next
    6.   Review Info and select on one of the following:

    • Cancel Button - If you want to cancel your incomplete registration
    • Invoice Me Button -  Near the bottom right-hand corner click Review all my registrations.  Click on Home to return to the Home Page.  A confirmation will be sent to you.
    • Pay Online Button - Pay by PayPal or Pay with credit or Visa Debit Card.  Follow through with payment.   A confirmation will be sent to you.

    Cancelling Your Registration

    1.  Login and return to the Event
    2.  Under the Register button, click Already registered
    3.  Click the  Cancel Registration button.   You will receive an e-mail confirming the cancellation.  (Note:  After the Friday 1:00 deadline, the Cancel Registration button will disappear).

Past events

12 Oct 2018 Gravenhurst Cottage Trail Clearing Wknd - or Come Up for the Day
22 Sep 2018 Overnight Backpack - Five Winds Trails
16 Sep 2018 Mushroom Hike - Five Winds Trails
14 Sep 2018 Algonquin Backpack - September 14 to 16
31 Aug 2018 Labour Day 4-Day Weekend - Canoe and Trail Clear - Gravenhurst Side of Trails
19 Aug 2018 Craft Beer Tasting & BBQ
21 Jul 2018 Cycling/Hiking/Car Camping
06 Jul 2018 58th Annual Mariposa Folk Festival - Orillia
12 May 2018 Gibson River to Big Chute Cross-Over Hike -- approx. 17-20 km.
05 May 2018 McCrae Overnight Canoe and Trail Clear
29 Apr 2018 President Day Hike
25 Apr 2018 Spring/Summer/Fall Trip Planning Event - Aboriginal Restaurant - Register ASAP
21 Apr 2018 Overnight Backpack Trip: Five Winds Area - Group B
21 Apr 2018 Overnight Backpack Trip: Five Winds Area - Group A
11 Apr 2018 2018 Annual General Meeting
25 Mar 2018 Bus #12 (Last Bus) - Ski & Snowshoe/Hike - 400 Side of Trails
18 Mar 2018 Bus #11 - Ski & Snowshoe/Hike - GRAVENHURST SIDE
11 Mar 2018 Bus #10 - Ski & Snowshoe/Hike - McCrae Area - Daylight Savings (Clocks go forward one hour)
04 Mar 2018 Bus #9 - Ski, Snowshoe and BBQ
25 Feb 2018 Bus #8 - Ski -- Snowshoe (subject to leader availability)
18 Feb 2018 Bus #7 - Ski - Gravenhurst Side
17 Feb 2018 Queen Elizabeth 2 Park Hot Tenting
11 Feb 2018 Bus #6 - Ski, Five Winds Snowshoe, and Snowshoe (Bruce Trail Bus Share)
10 Feb 2018 Snowshoe - Winter Camping - "Glamping" - Algonquin Park
04 Feb 2018 Bus #5 - Ski, Ski Navigation & Snowshoe - GRAVENHURST SIDE
28 Jan 2018 Bus #4 - Ski - BUS CANCELLED THIS WEEK - CAR POOL OPTION
22 Jan 2018 Queen Elizabeth 2 Park Traverse and Return Loop Explore Winter Camping - Snowshoe
21 Jan 2018 Bus#3 - Ski & Snowshoe
14 Jan 2018 Bus #2 - Ski, Ski Navigation & Snowshoe
07 Jan 2018 Bus #1 - Ski & Snowshoe
19 Dec 2017 Holiday and Winter Season Celebration
07 Dec 2017 Five Winds Training Workshop
22 Nov 2017 TEST FOR ADMIN ONLY: Winter Bus Reservations with Payment 2017-18
04 Nov 2017 Snowfest
20 Oct 2017 Gravenhurst Cottage Trail Clearing Wknd - or Come Up for the Day
13 Oct 2017 400 Side - Cottage Trail Clearing Wknd (Sat/Sun - Fri. Night Arrival Option) - or Come up for the Day
01 Sep 2017 Canoe and Trail Clear - Gravenhurst Side of Trails
07 Jul 2017 57th Annual Mariposa Folk Festival - Orillia
24 Jun 2017 Cycle & Studio Art Tour Loop - 34 to 43 km
07 May 2017 President Day Hike
06 May 2017 McCrae Overnight Canoe and Trail Clear
24 Apr 2017 Annual General Meeting
22 Apr 2017 Overnight Backpack - Vautier Area
14 Apr 2017 Good Friday Day Hike - Pretty Channel Loop Hike - approx. 10 km.
05 Apr 2017 Spring/Summer/Fall Trip Planning Event - Restaurant/Pub
26 Mar 2017 Winter Bus #12 - Ski - CANCELLED - END OF WINTER BUS
19 Mar 2017 Winter Bus #11 - Ski/Snowshoe - Hot Dog & Bonfire Day
12 Mar 2017 Winter Bus #10 - Ski
05 Mar 2017 Winter Bus #9 - Ski
26 Feb 2017 Winter Bus #8 - BUS CANCELLED - Ski & Snowshoe (Bruce Trail - Toronto)
23 Feb 2017 Reel Paddling Film Festival
19 Feb 2017 Winter Bus #7 - Ski & Snowshoe
12 Feb 2017 Winter Bus #6 - Ski
05 Feb 2017 Winter Bus #5 - Ski & Ski Navigation Group
04 Feb 2017 Overnight Hot Tenting & Snowshoe
29 Jan 2017 Winter Bus #4 - Ski & Snowshoe
22 Jan 2017 Winter Bus #3 - Ski & Snowshoe (Bruce Trail - Toronto)
21 Jan 2017 Overnight Hot Tenting & Snowshoe
15 Jan 2017 Winter Bus #2 - Ski / Ski Navigation / Snowshoe Groups
08 Jan 2017 Winter Bus #1 - Ski & One Snowshoe Group
05 Jan 2017 Five Winds Ski and Snowshoe Safety Training Workshop
18 Dec 2016 Snowshoe (Sun) - (10-14 km) - Get to Know Your Trails
12 Dec 2016 Holiday and Winter Season Celebration
10 Dec 2016 2016 12 10-11 Long Lake Adventure Hike
03 Dec 2016 Hike - (10-14 km) - Get to Know Your Trails
26 Nov 2016 MEC Snowfest (Barrie)
26 Nov 2016 Gibson River Classic Adventure Hike - Overnight Backpack
19 Nov 2016 Hike - (10-14 km) - Get to Know Your Trails
12 Nov 2016 Hike (Sat) - (10-14 km) - Get to Know Your Trails
06 Nov 2016 Hike/Ski/Snowshoe (Sun) - (10-14 km) - Get to Know Your Trails
05 Nov 2016 Bearshead Lake Backpack
05 Nov 2016 MEC Snowfest (Toronto)
22 Sep 2016 (copy) Sample Winter Bus Sign-Up Sheet
21 Sep 2016 FW Executive Meeting - 7:30 p.m.
11 Sep 2016 McCrae Lake Campsite Cleanup with Barrie Canoe Club

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