FLC Seniors Outdoor Club

 

2017 is the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Friends of Fish Creek Park.  FLC Seniors Outdoor Club took the opportunity to be part of this celebration by placing a brick in the 25th Anniversary Legacy Brick Pathway.  November 15 was a cold day, but the search was on.  Found, by Donna O and pointed out by Donna G.

 

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: Mary Ann Oikawa 403-278-6505

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

 

UPCOMING OUTDOOR cLUB eVENTS (CALGARY AND aREA)

 What: Bus Trip to Lake Louise

When: To Be Announced 

Itinerary: 

Cost: $

Registration:   

 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.  Winter schedule in effect. 

Leisure Walkers 

Walks are 5-6 Km long and 1 1/2 hours long.  Winter schedule in effect.  Walkers who wish to walk in November and on, choose a walk together.  

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 WALKING SCHEDULE IN EFFECT:

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

All other Wednesdays:  meet at the Ranch Parking Lot (south end of Bow Bottom Trail).

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

                 - 10 C with a slight wind, - 15 C with no wind                

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

 BIRD WATCHERS                 

Location: Calgary and surrounding area.

When:  Finished for the season.

Messages will be sent out on Monday or Tuesday of each week detailing where to meet.

Contact & Coordinator: Position Vacant - Coordinator Needed: 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 – one being a 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 email 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 and -10C with a slight wind. Please check the Weather Forecast for 10:00 am.  It will be our source for weather.

Please note: Unless there is a message when and where we snowshoe, there will not be any snowshoeing.

Contact & Coordinator: Pauline Schaus 403-271-7177
Contact by filling out this e-mail form. (snowshoeing@flcseniors.ca) 

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

Upcoming Outdoor Club Events

There are no events scheduled.