Tantramar Outdoor Club

Active Living in Sackville and the Tantramar Region

21 March Potluck March 1, 2015

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Pot Luck Supper, Saturday, March 21. Social starting at 4:45 with supper at 5:30 pm. St. Ann’s Church Hall.  Annual TOC meeting to follow supper. All welcome. Reminder to follow.


Membership! February 5, 2015

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Thank you to all who have paid up membership dues. We are now at 296 members! If you need a card to get your 15% discount at Mike’s Bikes, kate.bredin@gmail.com has them.


Pot Luck 17 Jan St. Ann’s Church Hall January 9, 2015

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Our next pot luck dinner will be Saturday January 17 at St Ann’s Church Hall in British Settlement .  Anyone wanting to assist in set up, please come at 4:15pm. Social to begin at 4:45 with dinner at 5:30. Please bring own beverages (water will be available).


2015 Dues Please

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Dues for 2015 are now due. $40 for families, $20 for individuals. This entitles you to free use of the ski and snowshoe trails(although so does non membership, for that matter), helps financially support the skidoo which grooms the trails(with a little steering from Pat Hayes who does this on a volunteer basis) as well as the wood, nails etc used by Cy Bernard and his host of trail workers who maintain and develop trails. It also pays for the $10/member Cross Country NB fee which provides insurance for the club’s activities. Our other main income sources, since you ask, are the Triathlon($3-4,000/yr) and the Town grant($1,800/yr, in part based on number of members).
You can pay dues to Kate Bredin, 2 Sawdon, Sackville, E4L 2K5, or at the potluck.
Thank you to the hordes who have already antied up.

See you at the potluck or on the trails, Cheers, Ross


JackRabbit Registration December 3, 2014

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Jackrabbit registration is open, form attached, due 17th Dec after which registration if not fully subscribed will be opened up to the general public.

Tantramar Outdoor Club jackrabbit registration_2015


TOC Meeting 22/11/14 and Potluck November 28, 2014

1. Motion by Kate and well seconded, and passed apparently unanimously to set membership fees this year at $40 for families and $ 20 for individuals. Payable to Kate Bredin (kate.bredin@gmail.com). We will send out a formal email in the new year.

2. Motion by Jeff and seconded by Peter to allow the trail committee a budget of upwards of $3,000 to buy materials to begin construction of a second TOC warming hut on the Yellow Trail. The owner, one Ross Thomas, has given permission to build a cabin as long as it is built, owned and maintained by the TOC. The group was in agreement with these stipulations.
If extra money is needed, which may be the case, depending on how much money the Triathlon makes next year, we can raise it next year by offering shares for sale or sustaining memberships at say $100/50 for those able to afford it. (We did the latter to pay for the CTT cabin).
This writer gave a brief update on finances.We have about $7,000 in the bank and can anticipate $1,000 to $1,800 from the Town in the New Year. He also threatened to pass around the 2014 financial statement but forgot. I would be happy to send it along to anyone that wants to see it.
Unless there is a particularly snowless and mild December, it is unlikely construction will begin until next year.
We will need windows and a wood stove so if anyone has a lead on either let me know.

3. The Jackrabbit program is gearing up to not only run again but to expand. There at least five new leaders. We have again applied for a grant to assist this program.

4. Susan Kastuk-Ridlington reported that there were three popular paddling events this past season.

5. Cyrus gave an update on trail improvements including a Coombs Road bypass which will make it easier to avoid this section if George plows his road to get into his sugar bush.
Today Wade Wheaton and his crew hauled in outhouses to the cabin as well as the future cabin site on the Yellow. There is a bit of stabilizing that needs to happen before that are ready to be christened. Becky Whittam has kindly offered to place toilet paper in squirrel proof containers- the squirrels will have to bring their own.

6. Equipment buy/sell/trade. Not much happened on this front. We decided such exchanges could be best facilitated by asking the webmistress or her father, Doug Campbell, to post stuff to the buy/sell section on the website.

7. Sandy mentioned that there is a good website –  http://crosscountryskitechnique.com/ with all kinds of info and videos.

The meeting as usual ended amicably, mostly because everyone was eager to get to the desserts.


Potluck 22 November October 9, 2014

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Tantramar Outdoor Club potluck at St Anne’s. Doors open at 1630, eatin’ commences at 1730 TOC time.

22 November 2014