FLC Seniors Outdoor Club

  

Snow Angels at Fish Creek Park         February 19, 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. 

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 before 8 AM.

Leisure Group: Friday, February 21, Bow Valley Ranch

Leisure Snowshoers will meet in the parking lot at The Ranche in Fish Creek Park on Friday 21st February. (Not Cross Conservation Area). Please arrive before 9:45 AM in order to begin at 10 AM. See you then if it’s not too cold!

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

Intermediate Group: Friday,  February 21Bragg Creek

We had 11 members out for Doreen's tour of Cross Conservation on February 14. Drivers were able to figure out the envelope system without much trouble and it was decided to use icers. It turned out that there was enough snow that snowshoes would have been a good choice as well. Lunch was on time according to Marilyn so Doreen gets points there. Also Doreen made peanut butter cookies for the group which raises the bar considerably for Leaders. Not sure how Larry will top that. The group did a pleasant 8 km under sunny skies and not enough hills to notice. Many thanks to Doreen for leading the group.

On February 21 we will return to Bragg Creek with Larry volunteering to lead Snowy Owl. We did this trail last year and it was a big hit. The forecast is calling for a high of +5 so we can look forward to another great day. For those carpooling, we will meet at the Home Depot parking lot in Shawnessy around 9 AM and leave for Bragg Creek at 9:15. We should bring both icers and snowshoes as a decision will be made at the parking area over by the office trailer. Hope to see you there.

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

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.

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

There are no walks for the Leisure Walkers during the winter months. Those who wish to walk, follow the winter schedule for the Fast and Intermediate Walkers. Our group will start again on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Watch for information closer to the date.

Contact & Coordinator: Evelyn, 403-873-2008

Intermediate and Fast Walkers

Walks are 8-10 + km long and 1 1/2 - 2 hours long. Walks take place throughout the city.

Winter walking schedule is now in effect, until March 31, 2020.

Start time: 10:00 AM

Meeting Points:

1st Wednesday of the month - Mallard Point parking lot in Fish Creek Park.
All other Wednesdays - Bow Valley Ranch parking lot in Fish Creek Park.

Dress for winter weather. Always carry crampons or microspikes.
Weather Guidelines: we walk at temperatures down to -15 C with NO wind OR down to -10 C with a slight wind.

Contact & Coordinator: Bev Fogg, 403-271-8334

BIRD WATCHERS

 

Location: Calgary and surrounding area.                                           

When: 2020 season is starting in April. 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])

UPCOMING OUTDOOR CLUB EVENTS (CALGARY AND AREA)

What:   William Watson Lodge, Snowshoeing Event, March 4 & 5, 2020

We will snowshoe and enjoy trails in Peter Lougheed Park and the Smith Dorrien area.  Further details will be sent in an email.

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: 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.  Easiest way is online. 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.