Tantramar Outdoor Club

Active Living in Sackville and the Tantramar Region

Municipal Election Candidates April 29, 2016

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Several TOC members have thrown their hats into the ring in the upcoming municipal election: Ashley Broderick, Brian Nielson Allison Butcher are all running for Sackville council.

Christina De Haas https://www.facebook.com/Vote-Christina-DeHaas-for-DEC is running for district education council rep.
Although the executive of the TOC feel we should remain at least somewhat neutral, we would like to wish the candidates well in this endeavour.


Cross Country New Brunswick

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Cross Country New Brunswick AGM, May 14th 2016 – Invitation & Agenda

Date and Time:   Saturday May 14th, 2016 – 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location:             The Goodie Shop
20 Fountainhead Lane, Miramichi, N.B.

Please register online @ zone4.ca
Tantramar Outdoor Club normally abstains from this meeting for no other reason than apathy and distance, but if anyone is interested in heading up and wants to represent the TOC let me know.

Note from Doug:  With increasing pressure for motorized access to all trails, CCNB might be a valuable counter-balance for maintaining some self-propelled areas.

2. Andre Bourque has resigned from his position as Executive Director of CCNB. If you are looking for a job, the info is on the CCNB website. Although it may not mention it on the job description, I would be pretty sure you could ski at any club in NB for free as part of your “duties”( just making sure your trails are safe/up to par…), so maybe some of you full time skiers out there may want to come out of retirement….


Potluck 19 March 2016 February 25, 2016

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The next  Tantramar Outdoor Club Pot luck will be Saturday March 19, 2016 at St Ann’s Anglican Church Hall, Westcock. Social time will start at 5:30 pm; our pot luck supper will be served at 6:15 pm.

While the children are enjoying their dessert, the annual meeting will be held.

All are welcome to stay to socialize, play cards/board games  or  have a musical interlude following the meal. We have the hall for the evening. So, feel free to plan to stay; please bring games, cards or  musical instruments.  Floor space for the children to play is limited so please bring tabletop activities for your children.

Apple juice, ice water and decaf tea will be available. Please bring other beverages you may prefer and your contribution to the pot luck.

Many of us recognize each other from passing on the trails. How about taking a selfie  or full picture of yourself in the outdoors, print it off, and put your first name on it, and pin it to yourself! Your outdoor club name tag!

Questions about the pot luck? Contact Susan K-R at: meals@nbnet.nb.ca; tel 536-3345.

Hope to see you on March 19th.


Potluck, Waxing January 16, 2016

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Ike Whitehead is putting on a waxing clinic at Salem School on the 25th January, 2016, a Monday, from 6:30-8:30, cost $8, proceeds to Salem Cross Country program.

Mike’s Bike Shop is also putting on a waxing clinic at Mike’s from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday the 21st. It is free, other than the gas to get there and back.

Potluck at St Anne’s Church Hall next Saturday the 23rd of January, doors open at 5:15, food at 5:45. Cabin naming to follow. Nominations so far: “The Birches”, “Sugar Brook Camp”, ( the New Cabin and “the second Cabin” have also been mentioned, but don’t seem to feature the prerequisite allusions to nature…)


Ski Waxing Clinic, 25 Jan January 11, 2016

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Do you have a pair of cross country skis at home, but aren’t sure how to get them ready for the trail? Have you been skiing for a while but have some questions about waxing, equipment, sizing or other aspects of the activity? Or are you just interested in learning more about the sport as you think about giving it a try? Join us for an informal evening of information on cross country skiing…equipment differences and selection, sizing, wax selection and technique and anything else you want to know. Feel free to bring in your own equipment if you have specific questions about it. The evening will include a waxing and maintenance demo.

Where: Salem Elementary School, in the multi-purpose room.

When: Monday, January 25, 2016 from 6:30-8:30

Cost: $8 with proceeds going towards Salem’s Outdoor Classroom

This fabulous information session is courtesy of Ike Whitehead, local ski enthusiast and is sponsored by Mike’s Bikes. RSVP is not necessary but would certainly help us prepare for the evening…we will not turn you away! Call 364-4072, swix2@hotmail.com, for further information or to let us know you are attending.


Potluck, Signs, Cabin January 10, 2016

Filed under: Activities,Membership,Ski Conditions,Skiing,Trail Clearing — dougskijors @ 10:56 pm

1. Tantramar Outdoor Club pot luck. Saturday January 23. St Ann’s Church Hall , Westcock.  Socialize with fellow skiers and snowshoers starting at 5:15; Pot luck supper to be served at 5:45 pm. Update from the executive following the dinner. We hope all will attend, including the families of the skiers enrolled in our Jack Rabbit program.

Many of us recognize each other from passing on the trails. How about taking a selfie  or full picture of yourself in the outdoors, print it off, and put your first name on it, and pin it to yourself! Your outdoor club name tag!

Questions about pot luck, contact Susan Kastuk-Ridlington meals@nbnet.nb.ca or 536-3345

2. Thanks to Pat Hayes for creating, and erecting,  the handsome new trail wood engraved signs you will notice on the ski trails. I guess with the paucity of groomable snow he found another great way to help out. Many people think that La Rond is spelled incorrectly. Apparently, in French, you can say Le Rond, or La Ronde. Since this is an inclusive club, and mostly since this writer is somewhat(my kids would argue extemely) illiterate in the French language, the sign stays as is. Hope it doesn’t make you fall over.

3. The new cabin, likely to be known as “The Birches”, is now open for business.
The fire take lots of air and blowing to get going as the wood is a bit damp, and you shouldn’t shut the turny vent knobs on the doors all the way unless it is really hot.
We would ask that in the non snow season that dogs stay outside. As before, dogs are not permitted on trails when in use for skiing.
If you aren’t sure where it is, take a left at the green outhouse on the Yellow trail, halfway along the Birches.
Finally, Cy and I have each placed our favourite broom behind the door. Please let us know if you like my blue one, or Cy’s red one, the best.
See you in 2 weeks, Ross


JackRabbit Registration 2016 November 19, 2015

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Ages 4+

One form required per child. Participating child must be member of the Tantramar Outdoor Club, either through
family membership or individual membership.