FLC Seniors Outdoor Club

 

Pelicans and cormorants at Fish Creek Park     July 10, 2019

 

Shannon Terrace at Fish Creek Park     July 17, 2019

 

    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.

  • All events and activities are for Outdoor Club members only. See Membership Information for how to join at bottom of page (scroll down).
  • We ask that everyone wear their name tag, bring their FLC Seniors membership card and carry their Medical Emergency Card on all outings (medical emergency card is available at the first walk attended) .
  • Information on activities - meeting locations and times are available on this web page.
  • Information about Special Events may be sent through email messages. 

WALKING

PLEASE NOTE: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WALKS YOU MUST BE A FLC SENIORS CLUB MEMBER AND ALSO AN OUTDOOR CLUB MEMBER!

CANCELATIONS: since we now only post our walk notices on this website, we ask in case of inclement weather that you check on this webpage on the Wednesday morning for cancellations. 

We have 2 walking groups.  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.

Leisure Walkers

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. 

Date:  Wednesday, July 24 at 10:00 am

Meeting Point: SOUTHLAND DOG PARK PARKING LOT

Leisure Walkers will meet for a 10:00 a.m. start time at the SOUTHLAND DOG PARK PARKING LOT and walk over the bridge and South on the pathway towards Quarry Park for 45 minutes and return.
 
To reach the dog park if you are on Southland Drive going East drive to the end around the bend and the lot is on your Left.
If you are on Deerfoot coming from the South you take the Southland Exit on your Right and proceed as above.
If you are on Deerfoot coming from the North you take the Southland Exit on your Right then turn Left at the lights and proceed as above.
 
Contact & Coordinator: Ev Chesser, 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. 

Date:  Wednesday, July 24 at 9:30 am

Meeting Point: Ranch parking lot in Fish Creek Park

We will walk in Fish Creek Park, walk to be determined by the spicy group of walkers attending. To reach the meeting point, drive South on Bow Bottom Trail into Fish Creek Park. Take the first Right into the parking lot.

Contact & Coordinator: Bev Fogg, 403-271-8334

BIRD WATCHERS

 

Location: Calgary and surrounding area.                                           

When: 2019 season is starting on April 6. E-mails are sent to particpating 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, [email protected]
Contact by filling out this e-mail form. ([email protected])

SNOWSHOEING

Snowshoeing will focus on winter enjoyment in Calgary and surrounding areas. Outings will vary in time from 2 – 5 hours depending on location. We will have 2 groups – Intermediate Group, and Leisure Group whose outing location, pace and length will be geared to the participants.

Locations:
Calgary - Fish Creek areas, Mapleridge Golf Course, Cross Conservation Area, Bragg Creek, Sandy McNabb area, and Kananaskis Country.

When:  To be determined.  BOTH GROUPS - COME EARLY, HAVE EQUIPMENT ON,  ADJUSTED AND BE READY TO START AT 10:00 AM.

Where: Meeting points will be posted on the web page.

Leisure Group: Enjoy a 2 hour snowshoe. Come dressed in layers; bring snacks and water. We are currently looking for a Coordinator of this activity.

Intermediate Group: Enjoy a longer outing. Come dressed in layers, bring snacks, water and a lunch. 

Every Friday - snow and weather conditions permitting.

Weather Guidelines: We will snowshoe at temperatures up to -15C with no wind, or -10C with a slight wind. Please check the weather forecast for 10:00 AM. It will be our source for weather.

Please note: Snowhoeing takes place only when you receive a message when and where we snowshoe.

Contact & Coordinator: Bob MacNeill 780-505-0000
Contact by filling out this e-mail form. ([email protected])  

UPCOMING OUTDOOR CLUB EVENTS (CALGARY AND AREA)

What: The membership Registration for 2019 - 2020 year will take place on August 24, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Trico Centre, Seniors Lounge and Multi-purpose rooms. 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 information:

FLC Seniors Outdoor Club President:

Contact: Jiri Bartek 403-274-6517
Contact by filling out this e-mail form. ([email protected])

Membership Information:

Current FLC Seniors members may join/purchase an Outdoor Club membership for $5.00.  For more information:

Contact: Jane Braathen 403-287-1593

Contact by filling out this e-mail form. ([email protected])

 

Upcoming Outdoor Club Events

There are no events scheduled.