Upcoming Events

    • 25 May 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Our 4th zoom gathering of book worms is coming up.  Please join us to share your favorite books and get some ideas to include for your summer reading list.
    This is a casual gathering of like-minded people.  There is no need to participate, you are welcome to join in and see what your ski buddies are reading.
    You must register to receive a zoom link.
    • 08 Jul 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • 10 Jul 2022
    • 11:59 PM
    • Orillia
    Register

    Initial Line-up has been announced.  https://mariposafolk.com/lineup


    Note:  If event is cancelled due to COVID, all tickets will be refunded.  Please read the website.  Camping can also be included and that sells out early so I would encourage you to get that option if you plan to tent, trailer, camper van.  We intend to tent camp (up to you) and will organize the group to more or less be in the same area as you get the full music and event experience.

    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.

    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.  You can choose not to camp.

    "Festival camping" (only available if you buy a weekend pass/person, parking pass is extra)  The "campground" is in Tudhope Park which is a no camping park at all other times.  It is adjacent to the festival grounds so you can walk there.   You can camp from Thurs. 9:00 a.m. to Monday 12:00 noon, tents, camper vans, trailers.  Note:  Camping sells out well before the event.

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

    Guests:   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.  Special pricing for adults under 25, or free for 12 and under.

    Organizer:  Wendy O.

    Buy your ticket first from the Mariposa website.   Come back to this site and REGISTER for this event so that I will be able to contact you with more information on how we'll all meet up.



    • 02 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 05 Aug 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Dumoine River
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Let’s backpack this newly made hiking trail, located along the famous Dumoine River, on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River.  The historic Tote Trail was used by loggers and has recently been cleared by Wally Schaber and his team of volunteers.   We will be some of the first to backpack it before the official opening. 

    This will be for experienced backpackers.  Maximum group size 10, minimum 4. No dogs or children please.    Meals are independent. 

    More information will be forthcoming later to those registered.

    Attendees must be fully vaccinated against Covid and must adhere to Covid protocols set out by the Ontario government at all times.

    Event Organizers: Louise L.     Maximum:  8-10 people    Registration closes on:  July 15

    Note:  The ZEC that manages the area the trail runs through is implementing a trail fee this year $50/ night for groups 8-14 and $5 for parking.   They send a % of the fee to Friends of Dumoine for trail maintenance.


Past events

27 Apr 2022 Book Worm Wednesday
23 Apr 2022 President's Hike 2022
07 Apr 2022 2022 Five Winds Annual General Meeting (via Zoom)
30 Mar 2022 Zoom: Worm Wednesday Book Club
28 Mar 2022 CANCELLED…Zoom: Winter Camping part 3, Hot Tenting
27 Mar 2022 CANCELLED: 2022 Winter Bus #7 (400 or Gravenhurst side) - Ski & Snowshoe
24 Mar 2022 Zoom: Risk Mitigation
20 Mar 2022 CANCELLED: 2022 Winter Bus #6 (400 or Gravenhurst side) - Ski & Snowshoe
18 Mar 2022 Winter Camping
13 Mar 2022 CANCELLED: 2022 Winter Bus #5 (400 or Gravenhurst side) - Ski & Snowshoe
06 Mar 2022 CANCELLED: 2022 Winter Bus #3 (400 or Gravenhurst side) - Ski & Snowshoe
06 Mar 2022 CANCELLED: 2022 Winter Bus #4 (400 or Gravenhurst side) - Ski & Snowshoe
05 Mar 2022 Winter Camping (Snowshoe) - Further Afield
27 Feb 2022 (CANCELLED DUE TO LOW SIGN-UPS) 2022 Winter Bus #2 (400 side) - Ski & Snowshoe
23 Feb 2022 Zoom: Worm Wednesday Book Club.
20 Feb 2022 CANCELLED (Lack of Sign-Ups)- 2022 Winter Bus #1 (400 side) - Ski & Snowshoe
17 Feb 2022 Zoom: Winter Camping, part two
14 Feb 2022 Zoom: Winter Camping, part one
08 Feb 2022 Zoom: The Science of Snow
06 Feb 2022 Meet and Greet, Orientation, and Remember Me?
01 Feb 2022 Zoom: What's in Your Pack?
28 Jan 2022 Winter Camping (Snowshoe) - QEW
25 Jan 2022 Zoom: Tips for Leaders
17 Jan 2022 How to travel safely on frozen ponds and lakes.
09 Jan 2022 TBD - Winter Bus #X - Ski & Snowshoe
31 Dec 2021 BTC event, Five Winds members invited!
29 Dec 2021 Winter Camping (Big East Lake)
27 Dec 2021 Navigation 101 - A Zoom Workshop
18 Dec 2021 Navigation 101 - A Day Hike/Navigation
24 Sep 2021 Trailclear/Canoe/Camp - Interior Section of our Trails (4 days/3 nights)
13 Apr 2021 Five Winds Annual General Meeting (via Zoom)
12 Jan 2021 Five Winds Mushrooms and Mushroom Identification - Zoom Presentation
05 Oct 2020 Five Winds Covid-19 and the 2020/2021 Season - Zoom Call
04 Sep 2020 Canoe and Trail Clear - Gravenhurst Side of Trails - Labour Day Extended Weekend
03 Jul 2020 Annual Mariposa Folk Festival - Orillia - 60th Anniversary - Cancelled due to Covid 19
27 Apr 2020 Five Winds Annual General Meeting (via Zoom)
29 Mar 2020 2020 Winter Bus #13 - Ski & Snowshoe - Cancelled due to COVID-19 Concerns
22 Mar 2020 2020 Winter Bus #12 - Ski & Snowshoe - Cancelled due to COVID-19 Concerns
21 Mar 2020 TRIP IS FULL: Overnight Winter Camp Snowshoe and Backpack/Sled
15 Mar 2020 2020 Winter Bus #11 - Ski & Snowshoe (400 side)
08 Mar 2020 2020 Winter Bus #10 - Ski & Snowshoe (400 side)
01 Mar 2020 2020 Winter Bus #9 - Ski & Snowshoe (Crossover Postponed-Regular Ski/Snowshoe Day)(400 side)
23 Feb 2020 2020 Winter Bus #8 - Ski & Snowshoe (Gravenhurst side)
16 Feb 2020 2020 Winter Bus #7 - Ski & Snowshoe (Special Snowshoe Family Day Discount) (400 side)
09 Feb 2020 2020 Winter Bus #6 - Ski & Snowshoe (Gravenhurst side)
02 Feb 2020 2020 Winter Bus #5 - Ski & Snowshoe (400 side)
26 Jan 2020 2020 Winter Bus #4 - Ski & Snowshoe - 400 Side
25 Jan 2020 Overnight Winter Camp Snowshoe and Backpack/Sled
19 Jan 2020 2020 Winter Bus #3 - Ski & Snowshoe - 400 Side
31 Dec 2019 4 day/3 night Winter Camp Snowshoe Backpack/Sled
14 Dec 2019 Overnight Winter Camp Snowshoe and Backpack
10 Dec 2019 Holiday and Winter Season Celebration
16 Nov 2019 Backpack Trip _ Five Winds Trails
14 Nov 2019 Five Winds Safety Training Workshop
19 Oct 2019 Pretty River/Lost Channel
18 Oct 2019 (copy) Gravenhurst Cottage Trail Clearing Wknd - or Come Up for the Day
05 Oct 2019 Severn River Explore Hike
05 Oct 2019 Five Winds Trail Clearing
29 Sep 2019 Mushroom Hike - Five Winds Trails
28 Sep 2019 Five Winds Trail Clearing
22 Sep 2019 Five Winds Trail Clearing
05 Jul 2019 Annual Mariposa Folk Festival - Orillia
04 May 2019 Five Winds Trail Clearing Weekend/Camping - 400 side
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
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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