Upcoming Events

    • 04 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • 05 May 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Five Winds Trails - Register by Wednesday, May 1 at 9 p.m.
    Register

    We will clear sections of trails in the Five Winds system on the 400 side.  We will likely  do some drop offs and/or pick-ups of some groups for a one-way trip.  Clippers will be provided by the club if you need them, but you should bring garden gloves.  This is a great way to learn the trails.

    Camping location will be close by (not a backpack in), although you should still have yourself organized so you're not making multiple trips.  We are not car camping, although you might want to bring a beer and steak post clearing while relaxing with friends.  Three-season sleeping bags are needed for this time of year.

    Cost:  Car pooling costs.

    Registration closes on Wednesday, May 1 at 9 p.m.. so people have time to arrange their car pools with those who have registered.  

    Event Organizer:   Wendy O.


    • 05 Jul 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • 07 Jul 2019
    • 11:59 PM
    • Orillia
    Register

    Come join us for a weekend of Music (folk, blues, bluegrass, country, Celtic, traditional, etc.) with over 50 artists/groups performing on 12 stages.  Performers will start to be announced in December through June, but as the announcements are made, prices continue to rise as the date gets closer.

    www.mariposafolk.com

    Festival Gates open from Friday 4:00 p.m. to midnight; and Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to midnight. That's a lot of music!  Many of the performers perform multiple times either by themselves or together as a group.

    If you prefer to listen to less music, you can ride your bike, swim , or hike during the day, all available right from your campsite.

    This is an event in conjunction with OCEY.  In past years, we've had over 20 people attending/camping.

    Meet Location:  Tudhope Park, Orillia

    Cost:  Day Pass or Weekend Pass.  Buy early as prices significantly go up as the date approaches.  If you wait till last minute, the price of a single day is about the same or more than an "early bird" weekend pass.   $110 taxes included if you buy by Dec. 31, about a 30% savings.  Note:  If you are under 25, there is special pricing, and under 12 is free with an adult (sales of those tickets and camping later).

    "Festival camping" (only available if you buy a weekend pass/person, parking pass is extra)  The "campground" is in Tudhope Park on the shores of Couchiching Lake.  It is adjacent to the festival grounds so you can walk there.   You can camp from Thurs. 3 p.m. to Monday 12:00 noon.

    Food can be purchased onsite at very reasonable prices, or stoves may be used (limited facilities).

    The Mariposa Folk Festival is a very family-friendly event, and you will see generations of families attending with activities for children/grandchildren to keep them busy.

    Buy your ticket first from the Mariposa website (you can buy the camping portion later if you're not sure of accommodations) and select the REGISTER button to register for this event.


    Organizer:  Wendy O.

    Meet Location:  At Tudhope Park on the Festival Grounds (we will be organizing a camping area for the group).



    • 29 Sep 2019
    • Five Winds Trails
    Register

    Do you like wild mushrooms?  Either to eat or to admire or to photograph?  Do you want to learn about mushroom identification?  Do you love hiking on the Five Winds trails and taking time to stop and smell the roses?  (in this case, the mushrooms).  Then, this hike is for you.

    Louise will be leading a hike on our trails.  We'll meet at the Major Mackenzie Carpool lot at 7:45 a.m. and depart at 8:00 sharp.

    Register by:   September 22, 2019

    Event Organizer:   Louise L.

Past events

25 Apr 2019 2019 Annual General Meeting
20 Apr 2019 Hike: Lost Channel Cross-Over Challenge - Approx. 18-20 km.
10 Apr 2019 Pub Night & Spring/Summer/Fall Event Planning
07 Apr 2019 2019 Winter Bus #14 - Ski & Snowshoe - 400 Side
31 Mar 2019 2019 Winter Bus #13 - Ski & Snowshoe - Gravenhurst
24 Mar 2019 2019 Winter Bus #12 - SKI CROSSOVER & Snowshoe
23 Mar 2019 Overnight Winter Camping Trip - Snowshoe
17 Mar 2019 2019 Winter Bus #11 - Ski & Snowshoe - 400 side - ANNUAL BBQ
10 Mar 2019 2019 Winter Bus #10 - Ski & Snowshoe - 400 side - Cancelled
03 Mar 2019 2019 Winter Bus #9 - Ski & Snowshoe - 400 Side
24 Feb 2019 2019 Winter Bus #8 - Ski & Snowshoe - BUS CANCELLED
17 Feb 2019 2019 Winter Bus #7 - Ski & Snowshoe - Snowshoe Special - Gravenhurst Side
13 Feb 2019 Seminar: Club Night with 10% discount at MEC for Five Winds (paid) Members
10 Feb 2019 2019 Winter Bus #6 - Ski & Snowshoe - 400 side
05 Feb 2019 World Tour - Paddling Film Festival Premiere
03 Feb 2019 2019 Winter Bus #5 - Ski & Snowshoe - 400 Side
27 Jan 2019 2019 Winter Bus #4 - Ski & Snowshoe - 400 Side
20 Jan 2019 2019 Winter Bus #3 - Ski & Snowshoe - (Gravenhurst)
13 Jan 2019 2019 Winter Bus #2 - Ski & Snowshoe - 400 Side
06 Jan 2019 2019 Winter Bus #1 - Ski & Snowshoe - 400 Side
13 Dec 2018 Holiday and Winter Season Celebration
01 Dec 2018 Torrance Barrens Hot Tenting
25 Nov 2018 Late Fall Ramble (McCrae Lake Day Hike)
15 Nov 2018 Five Winds Training Workshop 2018
03 Nov 2018 Gibson River Classic Adventure Hike
27 Oct 2018 Five Winds Trail Clearing - 400 side
20 Oct 2018 Overnight Backpack Trip: Five Winds Area
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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