Information on attached PDF document.
Event Organizer: Gary A.
Maximum Group Size: 12
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
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:
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).
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.
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.
Register by: January 27, 2018
Event Organizer: Louise L.
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.
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.
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