Tantramar Outdoor Club

Active Living in Sackville and the Tantramar Region

2016 Updated Trail Map .pdf January 25, 2016

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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


Trans Canada Trail Vote December 2, 2015

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To Members of the Tantramar Outdoor Club

The NB Trail Association is hoping to complete the New Brunswick section of the Trans Canada Trail by 2017. In our area, this would mean establishing a link for walkers and cyclists between Dorchester and Sackville.

Two possible routes are being discussed:

A. A 35 km route following Route 935 via Rockport and Westcock, entering town via Queen’s Road.

B. A 14 km route following Woodlawn Road to Fairfield Road to Crossman Road, entering town via York or King Street.

A new trail, through the woods, is considered logistically impossible due to the number of landowners and the difficulty of new trail construction.

If this question interests you, please indicate your preference for either A or B by no later than 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 3rd by emailing Sandy Burnett. <jburnett@burnettmail.ca>


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.



Be Grateful to Landowners April 19, 2015

Filed under: Activities,Membership,Skiing — dougskijors @ 4:54 pm

Be nice to landowners. All of our trail system,  after you cross the Access Road, is on private land. If you see folks on ski doos or ATVs on any of our trails and are inclined to politely ask them not to go on the ski trail, please check first that it isn’t the land owner or his proxy you are chastising. Generally the only time unauthorized machines go on our trails  is after dark. If it is in the day suspect they may be the owner and best to thank them for letting us use their land.