Tantramar Outdoor Club

Active Living in Sackville and the Tantramar Region

Trail Etiquette Refresher January 6, 2017

Filed under: Activities,Membership,Ski Conditions — dougskijors @ 2:37 pm
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Concerns have been raised about the cable by the driveway going into Doncaster’s property at the  pond. This is meant to dissuade ATV’s from entering and should remain up at all times. It is easy to duck under, or unhook and hook up again if bending isn’t your forté.
Donnie Doncaster remains very supportive ,as he always has, of skiers crossing his property and using the trails there on.
All the ski trails after crossing the Access Rd are on private lands and our use of them is by the consent of the landowners. Please be respectful of this. If you do accost motorized vehicles on the trails to discourage them from being on them, it is usually a good idea to make sure it is not the owner you are admonishing.
Finally, with the dusting of snow last night the trails should be very skiable- likely a violet wax or waxles skis would work today.

See Facebook page for details of yesterdays grooming.


Saturday January 21, 2017 – Pot luck supper and information about trails. January 3, 2017

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Saturday January 21, 2017 – The Outdoor Club invites all members to join us for a social, pot luck supper and information update about our trails.

Please join us at St Ann’s Church Hall, British Settlement Road, Westcock.   Social starts at 5:30 pm  with supper served at 6:00 pm. Only cost is your donation to our supper (either an appetizer which will be served during the social; main meal , salad or dessert).

Parents are asked to bring some table top activities for children.

Looking forward to seeing skiers and snowshoers of all ages on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

If questions about the social, contact Susan at meals@nbnet.nb.ca


Potluck 17:15 19 Nov 2016 November 15, 2016

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All interested in the winter sports of cross country skiing and snowshoeing and falling over are invited to the Tantramar Outdoor Club pot luck and meeting on Saturday, November 19.
St Ann’s Church Hall, 65 British Settlement Road, Westcock.

Social will begin at 5:15 with pot luck supper at 5:45 pm.
Cost: contribution to the pot luck meal.

Families are asked to bring some table top activities for their children.
We look forward to having everyone gather to kick off the 2016-2017 season.

Questions regarding the social should be addressed to Susan Kastuk-Ridlington at meals@nbnet.nb.ca

JACKRABBIT registration will take place from 4:15 to 5:30 at the same venue.
Hope to see you there, Ross Thomas


Trail Work October 23, 2016

Filed under: Activities,Membership,Trail Clearing,Uncategorized — dougskijors @ 5:46 pm

This is trailwork season. If you are interested in spending time in the woods sawing and hacking and admiring fall beauty when no one is looking, let Ross Thomas know and he will add you to the trails list. If you were on the list last year, you are already on it for this year.

We have a few bridges to construct, some levelling to do, and hopefully finish off the board and batoning at the Sugar Brook Lodge.

Wear a reflecto vest.  We have some if needed.


Potluck 19 November 2016

Filed under: Activities,Uncategorized — dougskijors @ 5:44 pm
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Potluck the 19th of November at 5:15 p.m. at St Anne’s Hall in West Sackville.


Ski Service Before 1 November October 14, 2016

Filed under: Activities,Services Offered,Skiing — dougskijors @ 6:54 pm

As some of you may already know Ike (Whitehead) is moving out of Sackville this fall.

(Booo Hooooo.    We will miss Ike!)
If you had your skis summer prepped, or wish to get you skis tuned for this coming season be sure to contact him before November 1 to make arrangements.
The almanac is forecasting a snowy cold winter 🙂


Natur(al)ist Outing with Sean Blaney May 31, 2016

Filed under: Activities — dougskijors @ 12:34 pm

Sean Blaney will lead a trip to view wild flowers on Saturday, 4 June along the ski trails at Walker Road, Sackville. This will also be an opportunity to observe woodland birds. Meet at the reservoir gate on Walker Road at 8:00 AMSaturday morning. This is a half day trip but taking snacks and water is advised. As always, take field guides as desired and strong footwear.

Directions: Take the Walker Road exit from Route 2 (the Trans Canada Highway) approximately 3 km north west of Sackville. Coming from Sackville turn left at the end of the highway ramp. Coming from Moncton or other points north or west, turn right at the end of the ramp. Proceed several hundred meters to the reservoir gate on the left (just past the end of the pavement).
– Hope to see you there,

And just a reminder, in case you missed it, that there is an “al” in “naturalist” so don’t just show up wearing DEET.