FLC Seniors Outdoor Club

  

 

Lest we forget      November 7, 2018

 

Cross Conservation Area      November 16, 2018

 

    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: Jane Braathen 403-287-1593

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

 

UPCOMING OUTDOOR CLUB EVENTS (CALGARY AND AREA)

What: will be posted in the near future

 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

There are no organized walks for the Leisure Group during the winter months. Walks will resume in APRIL; an email will be sent out weekly to the Outdoor Club members as to the location.

Watch for the opening date in 2019.

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

Intermediate and Fast Walkers

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

WINTER SCHEDULE IS NOW IN EFFECT.

We will meet in Fish Creek Park at 10 AM for all weekly walks, through to the end of March 2019.

First Wednesday of the month: meet at the Mallard Point parking lot, far east end of Canyon Meadows Drive. 

All other Wednesdays: meet at Bow Valley Ranch parking lot (south end of Bow Bottom Trail).

SAFETY FIRST: Bring your Crampons and Medical Emergency card on ALL winter walks.

Winter Walking Weather Guide: We will walk in temperatures down to:

-10 with a slight wind

-15 with no wind

There will be NO further weekly walking messages until Spring 2019.

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

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

 BIRD WATCHERS

 

Location: Calgary and surrounding area.                                           

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

E-mails 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 – 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.

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. (snowshoeing@flcseniors.ca)  

 

 

Upcoming Outdoor Club Events

There are no events scheduled.