FLC Seniors Outdoor Club

Activities of the FLC Seniors Outdoor Club resumed on October 7th under the following guidelines:

  • Everyone wishing to join the activity must review the FLC Covid-19 Screening Checklist before attending and join the activity only if all answers are 'NO'.
  • 2 meters' physical distancing is required for the entire duration of the activity. Wear face masks when physical distancing is not possible.
  • There will be no sharing of materials or equipment.
  • In case of an emergency, the activity participants are required to wear face masks and use hand sanitizers before physically helping another participant.
  • Meeting for coffee at the end of activities is suspended until further notice.
  • Carpooling is allowed only for members who interact exclusively with each other (cohort) and those living in the same household.

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Snowshoe Orientation meeting will take place on November 4th at 4:00 PM via Zoom. Please see details at the bottom of this page.

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Please scroll down for further details of our activities.

FLC Seniors and Outdoor Club membership can be renewed online.

  

Fish Creek Park         October 14, 2020

 

    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.
 

WALKING

We have 2 walking groups: Leisure Walkers, and Intermediate and Fast 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. Join the group which best meets your needs. Both groups are welcoming and social.

Intermediate and Fast Walkers

We resumed our walks on October 7th using the winter schedule - always at Fish Creek Park, always starting at 10 AM. The meeting point on the 1st Wednesday of each month is at Mallard Point, all other Wednesdays of the month at the Glennfield parking lot (washrooms available). Walks are 8 - 10+ km long and 2 - 2½ hours long.

Contact & Coordinator:      Vacant

Leisure Walkers

The Leisure Walks are CANCELLED FOR THE SEASON. Our walks will hopefully resume next SPRING in APRIL. We will be offering two levels of walks then. 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 web page each week for the following Wednesday. We hope that you will have a wonderful Fall and Winter with exercise and walks. Keep healthy and safe. We will see you all again in April 2021.

Contact & Coordinator Level 1:   Dagmar   403-239-3278

Contact & Coordinator Level 2:   Evelyn     403-873-2008

BIRD WATCHERS

 

Location: Calgary and surrounding area.                                           

When: 2020 season is put on hold indefinitely. E-mails are sent to participating 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

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, Maple Ridge Golf Course, Cross Conservation Area, Bragg Creek, Sandy McNabb area, and 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, snowshoes and icers.

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

Leisure Group:

Contact & Coordinator: Ellie Dagg, 403-243-9909

Intermediate Group:

Contact & Coordinator: Bob MacNeill, 780-505-0000
 

UPCOMING OUTDOOR CLUB EVENTS (CALGARY AND AREA)

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.

FLC Seniors Outdoor Club President:

Contact: Phyllis Thornton, 403-272-4108
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.  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