FLC Seniors Outdoor Club

We are snowshoeing and walking - see below under SNOWSHOEING and WALKING.

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FLC Seniors and Outdoor Club membership - please see information at the bottom of this page.

 

Decorating Christmas tree at Weaselhead Flats         November 26, 2021

 

Bow River Pathway         December 1, 2021

 

Fish Creek Park         December 3, 2021

 

    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 activity attended) .
  • Information on activities - meeting locations and times are available on this web page.
  • Information about Special Events may be sent through email messages.
 

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, Maple Ridge Golf Course
Cross Conservation Area, Bragg Creek, Sandy McNabb area, Kananaskis Country.

Leisure Group - enjoy 2 hours of snowshoeing; Intermediate Group - over 2 hours.

COME EARLY, HAVE EQUIPMENT ON,  ADJUSTED AND BE READY TO START AT 10:00 AM (unless another start time is posted).

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. Come dressed in layers; bring snacks, water (and a lunch - Intermediate Group). Please remember your medical cards, poles, gaiters, snowshoes and icers.

Please check here for changes or cancellations of snowshoeing outings every Friday morning in winter before 8 AM.

Leisure Group:

Tuesday, December 7 at 10:00 AM

Meeting place: Bow Valley Ranch parking lot.
 
Had a good turn out on December 3 despite what little snow the group had to work with. The technique for walking in the tall grass was very similar to walking in deeper snow just with less effort.
 
On December 7, walking basics and getting familiarized with snowshoe equipment will be covered. The walk itself will be about 45 minutes. The pace will be leisurely with several stops to check in on participants, terrain will mostly be flat. Poles are recommended for balance and stability. Dress in layers. Check the FLC Outdoor Club website the night before the event as weather conditions can change rapidly.
 
Driving directions:  Follow Bow Bottom Trail south into Fishcreek Park. Parking lot is on the right side of the road.
 
Contact & Coordinator:   Deana Michtich 403-680-3286

Intermediate Group:

Friday, December 3 at 10:00 AM

Hello Intermediate Snowshoers,
Last week at Weaselhead was great, warm weather and over 20 participants helped to decorate the Charlie Brown tree and ramble around the area.
 
This week we will be doing the Snagmore Trail from the Fullerton Trailhead parking lot. Location is West on Hwy 66 about 9 km past the turnoff for Hwy 22. Meet at 9:45 for a 10 AM start, weather will be -9 start with a high of -1. Distance will be about 9 km with rolling terrain and one major climb, spikes are recommended. Expecting some rain/snow mix on Wednesday but it will clear out for Friday.
 
Please bring your Covid vaccination record if you haven't already been checked.
 
Contact & Coordinator:   Bob MacNeill, 780-505-0000
 
 

WALKING

We have 2 walking groups: Leisure Walkers (2 levels) and Intermediate 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 on time. Join the group which best meets your needs. Both groups are welcoming and social. No Sign Up needed.

As of November 3, 2021, the winter walking schedule for both groups is in effectMeet at 10:00 AM.

First Wednesday of the month, meet at Mallard Point parking lot in Fish Creek Park. Intermediate walkers - gather up at the far end of the parking lot. Leisure walkers - gather up near the entrance to the parking lot.

All other Wednesdays, meet at Bow Valley Ranche parking lot in Fish Creek Park. Intermediate walkers - gather up at the far end of the parking lot towards Annie's. Leisure walkers - gather up near the entrance to the parking lot.

We will split into smaller groups based on walking speeds and length of walk. We will walk at temperatures up to -15C with no wind, or -10C with a slight wind.

Intermediate Walkers

Walks are 8 - 10+ km long, 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours long, with variable terrain.

Contact & Coordinator:   Jane  403-287-1593

From November 3, on, Winter Walking Schedule - see above

Leisure Walkers

We are offering two levels of walks. LEVEL 1 will be 1½ hours long and approximately 5 to 6 km. LEVEL 2 will be 1 hour long and approximately 4 to 5 km. Both walks will always begin at the same location announced on this Outdoor Club web page each week for the following Wednesday.

Contact & Coordinator:   Dagmar   403-239-3278

From November 3, on, Winter Walking Schedule - see above

 

BIRD WATCHERS

 

Location: Calgary and surrounding area.                                           

When: Birding activities are scheduled in April, May, June.  Remember your binoculars (or camera if you prefer). New birders are welcome.

Contact & Coordinator:   Jennifer Bryden, 403-870-3817

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

 

 

UPCOMING OUTDOOR CLUB EVENTS (CALGARY AND AREA)

No Events Scheduled at this time.

Event:
When: 
Where: 
Registration: 

You must have renewed your FLC membership and be current Outdoor Club member (either renewed automatically or become a new member as described below) to register and attend.

Note: Outdoor Club Executive and persons assisting with events may be on the list before sign up opens to Outdoor Club members. No refunds for paid events will be considered after payment is completed.

FLC Seniors Outdoor Club President:

Contact:   Phyllis Thornton, 403-272-4108
Contact by filling out this e-mail form. ([email protected])

Membership Information:

Current Outdoor Club members will automatically be renewed at no charge for the 2021-22 membership year. You must still renew your FLC Seniors Club membership. New FLC Seniors members may join/purchase an Outdoor Club membership for $5.00. This is done through the FLC website - Membership. Go to Membership Info, Renew or Sign Up Online. Select Activities - Sign Up. Select Outdoor Club from List. 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.