Upcoming Events

    • 22 Jan 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 27 Jan 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Queen Elizabeth 2 Park

    Information on attached PDF document.

    2018 01 22-27 QE2 Winter Camping Explore Announcement.pdf  

     

       


     

    Event Organizer:  Gary A.

    Maximum Group Size:  12

     

     

     

    • 28 Jan 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.

    Currently, there are 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).

    • 04 Feb 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.

    The Alpine Club will have some guest skiers.

    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).

    • 10 Feb 2018
    • 12 Feb 2018
    • Algonquin Park - Mew Lake Campground
    Register

    This would be a good opportunity for those who want to try winter camping in a low risk setting.  By being in a campground, the risks of being ill-prepared or inexperienced are minimized.  "If you hate it, you can always pack up and leave, or rent a hotel room nearby and come back for the day activities with the group, or hang out in the comfort station to warm up."

    We would go snowshoeing and other things in the park during the day.  We can also walk around the park and check out other peoples' hot tent setups.  Apparently, it's a big party in the park in the winter.  ;-)  The visitors' centre is open in the winter; their displays are worth checking out.  The possible activities in the park are many and varied.  It's gorgeous in the winter!  The wildlife is out and easier to see than in the warmer weather.  One can even rent fat bikes and try cycling on the trails, how cool is that!  You can opt to join the group or do your own thing during the day.

    I have booked site #7.  Additional participants will need to book a second or third site depending on how many people sign up.  Each site can accommodate 3 tents, so the cost of the booking can be shared.

    http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/visit/general_park_info/winter-in-algonquin-park.php

    Register by:   January 27, 2018

    Event Organizer:   Louise L.

    • 06 Jul 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Orillia
    Register

    Come join us for a weekend of music with over 50 artists/groups.   Performers have started to be announced such as Danny Michel, Fred Eaglesmith and The Good Lovelies (you've heard them if you've listened to Stuart McLean).  Walk off the Earth won the Juno Group of the Year in 2016, and will be one of the headliners.  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.  

    "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. 3 p.m. to Monday 12:00 noon.

    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 (you can buy the camping portion later if you're not sure of accommodations) and select the REGISTER button to register for this event.



Past events

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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