FLC Seniors Outdoor Club

        June 27, 2018 Fort Calgary

    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.

  • Outdoor Club members receive weekly email notices that detail meeting places and times.
  • For safety reasons, we ask that everyone wear their name tag and carry their Medical Emergency Card on all outings.
  • All events and activities are for Outdoor Club members only.  See Membership Information for how to join.
  • Watch for special events messages through the year. 

Contact: Jiri Bartek 403-274-6517
Contact by filling out this e-mail form. (outdoorclub@flcseniors.ca)

Membership Information:

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

Contact: Mary Ann Oikawa 403-278-6505

Contact by filling out this e-mail form. (outdoorclub@flcseniors.ca)

 

UPCOMING OUTDOOR CLUB EVENTS (CALGARY AND AREA)

 

What: Leisure, Intermediate & Fast Walkers Bus trip to Canmore

When:  Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Itinerary: Leisure Walkers will enjoy a 6 km walk; Intermediate & Fast Walkers will have the option of an 8 or 10 km walk, all along the beautiful river and forest trails in Canmore.  Lunch is on your own, at any of the restaurants on Main Street in Canmore.

Cost: $10.00

Registration: Starts Friday, July 13, via the green button at the bottom of this page. 

 Walking

Walks are mainly taken along the many pathways around Calgary and are selected for the scenery and interest they offer to seniors.  

Location: Calgary and vicinity. (Starting points will vary and participants are expected to reach these points by their own arrangements.)

When: Wednesday, 10:00 am for Leisure Walkers.  Summer Schedule in effect for Intermediate & Fast Walkers - 9:30 am start.

Leisure Walkers

Our walks always start at 10:00 am sharp, walking at a comfortable pace, and are a total of 1 1/2 hours in length, covering approx. 5 - 6 km.  An email will be sent out each week as to the destination.

Contact & Coordinator:     Ev Chesser: 403-873-2008

Intermediate and Fast Walkers

Walks are 8-10 + Km long and 1 1/2 - 2 hours long.  Emails are sent to FLC Outdoor Club members with details of the weekly walk.   

Contact & Coordinator: Donna Gibb: 403-278-4388  

 BIRD WATCHERS                 

Location: Calgary and surrounding area.

When:  Spring 2018 season, 8:30 - 11:30 am.

Emails are sent to FLC Outdoor Club members detailing where to meet.  Bring binoculars and membership cards.

Contact & Coordinator: Jennifer Bryden: 403-870-3817    birdwatchers@flcseniors.ca
Contact by filling out this e-mail form. (birdwatchers@flcseniors.ca)

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 – one being a 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:  Participants will receive an email from the coordinator with directions to the trail head.

Leisure Group:  Enjoy a 2 hour snowshoe.  Come dressed in layers; bring snacks and water.

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 and -10C with a slight wind. Please check the Weather Forecast for 10:00 am.  It will be our source for weather.

Please note: Unless there is a message when and where we snowshoe, there will not be any snowshoeing.

Contact & Coordinator: Pauline Schaus 403-271-7177
Contact by filling out this e-mail form. (snowshoeing@flcseniors.ca)  

Please note the following:
A small group of volunteer’s phone weekly to inform non e-mail members of the starting point for walks.

Upcoming Outdoor Club Events