Welcome to the FLC Seniors Outdoor Club. Our club walks throughout the year; bird watching and snowshoeing are seasonal. We also have some special events.
Calgary - Fish Creek areas, Maple Ridge Golf Course, Cross Conservation Area, Bragg Creek, Sandy McNabb area, and Kananaskis Country.
Leisure Group - enjoy 2 hours of snowshoeing; Intermediate Group - over 2 hours.
Leisure Group: Friday, February 21
Intermediate Group: Bragg Creek
We had 11 members out for Doreen's tour of Cross Conservation on February 14. Drivers were able to figure out the envelope system without much trouble and it was decided to use icers. It turned out that there was enough snow that snowshoes would have been a good choice as well. Lunch was on time according to Marilyn so Doreen gets points there. Also Doreen made peanut butter cookies for the group which raises the bar considerably for Leaders. Not sure how Larry will top that. The group did a pleasant 8 km under sunny skies and not enough hills to notice. Many thanks to Doreen for leading the group.
On February 21 we will return to Bragg Creek with Larry volunteering to lead Snowy Owl. We did this trail last year and it was a big hit. The forecast is calling for a high of +5 so we can look forward to another great day. For those carpooling, we will meet at the Home Depot parking lot in Shawnessy around 9 AM and leave for Bragg Creek at 9:15. We should bring both icers and snowshoes as a decision will be made at the parking area over by the office trailer. Hope to see you there.
We have 2 walking groups: Leisure Walkers and Intermediate and Fast Walkers. Spring and summer walks are mainly taken along the many pathways around Calgary and are selected for the scenery and interest they offer to seniors. Starting points vary and participants are expected to reach these points by their own arrangements. Join the group which best meets your needs. Both groups are welcoming and social.
The Leisure Walks are usually 5 - 6 km and 1½ hour long. We walk at a comfortable pace and socialize on the way. We cover many of the pathways in Fish Creek Provincial Park and some areas in the South of Calgary.
There are no walks for the Leisure Walkers during the winter months. Those who wish to walk, follow the winter schedule for the Fast and Intermediate Walkers. Our group will start again on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Watch for information closer to the date.
Contact & Coordinator: Evelyn, 403-873-2008
Intermediate and Fast Walkers
Walks are 8-10 + km long and 1 1/2 - 2 hours long. Walks take place throughout the city.
Winter walking schedule is now in effect, until March 31, 2020.
Start time: 10:00 AM
All other Wednesdays - Bow Valley Ranch parking lot in Fish Creek Park. parking lot in Fish Creek Park.
Contact & Coordinator: Bev Fogg, 403-271-8334
Location: Calgary and surrounding area.
When: 2020 season is starting in April. E-mails are sent to participating FLC Outdoor Club Bird Watching members detailing where and when to meet. Bring binoculars and membership cards. To be added to the list of Bird Watching members, please contact the Bird Watching coordinator.
Contact & Coordinator: Jennifer Bryden, 403-870-3817
What: William Watson Lodge, Snowshoeing Event, March 4 & 5, 2020
We will snowshoe and enjoy trails in Peter Lougheed Park and the Smith Dorrien area. Further details will be sent in an email.
Note: Outdoor Club Executive and persons assisting with events may be on the list before sign up opens to Outdoor Club members. No refunds will be considered after payment is completed.
Contact: Jane Braathen, 403-287-1593
There are no events scheduled.