FLC Seniors Outdoor Club

 

Crocuses on Cranston Ridge, April 24, 2019

All the crocuses weren't wearing purple, Cranston Ridge, April 24, 2019

Owl & Owlet, Fish Creek Park near Bow Valley Ranch      April 30, 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.

  • Outdoor Club members receive weekly email notices with details of 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 throughout the year. 

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: Phyllis Thornton 403-272-4108

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

 

UPCOMING OUTDOOR CLUB EVENTS (CALGARY AND AREA)

What: there are no events scheduled.  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.

 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 

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. An e-mail is sent out weekly to Outdoor Club members as to the location and details of each walk.

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

Intermediate and Fast Walkers

SPRING/SUMMER SCHEDULE IS NOW IN EFFECT.

Walks are 8-10 + km long and 1 1/2 - 2 hours long.

SEASONAL START TIMES:
April, May 10:00 AM
June, July, August 9:30 AM
September, October 10:00 AM

Walks take place throughout the city. A weekly email will be sent to Outdoor Club members giving location and details. A small group of volunteers phone weekly to inform non e-mail members of the starting point for walks.

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 FLC Outdoor Club members detailing where and when to meet. Bring binoculars and membership cards.

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: Participants will receive an e-mail from the coordinator with directions to the trail head.

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

There are no events scheduled.