Tantramar Outdoor Club

Active Living in Sackville and the Tantramar Region

Ski Clinic with Ike Whitehead January 6, 2015

Filed under: Activities,Services Offered — dougskijors @ 11:07 am

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.

Please join us at Salem Elementary Monday January 26 , 2015 from 6:30-8:30 in the multi-purpose room. This information session is courtesy of Ike Whitehead, local ski enthusiast. Cost is $8 per person with proceeds going towards Salem’s Outdoor Classroom project!

RSVP is not necessary but would certainly help us in preparing the evening…we will not turn you away! Call 364-4072 for further information or to let us know you are attending


JackRabbit Registration December 3, 2014

Filed under: Activities,Administration,Membership,Services Offered — dougskijors @ 11:26 pm

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.


X-C Skiing discount at Sugarloaf Provincial Park November 21, 2014

Filed under: Activities,Services Offered,Skiing — dougskijors @ 7:33 pm

The Sugarloaf Provincial Park Montagnards Outdoors Club welcomed with a lot of enthusiasm the original & promising idea of the Bathurst Snow Bears NB X-Ski Clubs inter-club exchange.

After discussion, the Montagnards Club, the Sugarloaf Provincial Park Outdoors Club, has designed a 2 points offer for NB x-ski enthusiasts to enjoy the trails of THEIR Sugarloaf Provincial Park.

The Montagnards (mountaineers):

1) INVITE all membres of cross-country ski clubs in New Brunswick to a FREE OPEN DOOR Saturday February 7th, 2015 at Sugarloaf Provincial Park. A full day of skiing awaits you: chalet opening at 8 am, club members will welcome you and give you directions, ending the day with a MOONLIGHT EXCURSION (start at 6:30 pm from the Montagnards chalet, stargaze at Pritchard Lake around a campfire followed by a social evening in the chalet). PLEASE advise us if & when your Club will offer a FREE OPEN DOOR & we will advise our members.


2) OFFERS A 50% DISCOUNT ON THE ANNUAL PASS of the Sugarloaf Park’s Montagnards Club all NB X-Ski clubs 2014-2015 membership or season pass holders. Please advise your members (Print this email & post it in your lodge or send it via email to your members). Advise your members to present themselves at the Sugarloaf Park ticket office located in the main lodge basement & present their your club’s 2014-2015 membership card or season. BENEFITS offered:
A key offering indépendant access to the new Montagnards chalet (Tea, herb tea, coffee free)
An ANNUAL PASS (Winter: x-ski & snowshoeing • Summer: Mountain biking & hiking)
YOU CAN CONSULT THE PRICE OF X-SKI ANNUAL PASSES go to our Website: http://parcsugarloafpark.ca/node/23

Visit our Website to learn more about what Sugarloaf Park can offer you. http://parcsugarloafpark.ca

It will be a pleasure to welcome you at Sugarloaf Park.

Good skiing!


Ike Ski Maintenance Offers March 16, 2014

Filed under: Administration,Membership,Services Offered,Uncategorized — dougskijors @ 3:11 pm

Interested in having your skis (both waxable and wax less, yes they also need wax) waxed, cleaned or prepared for summer storage, this service may be for you.

If your interested in this service contact me at the email address below:

Fee schedule:

 5.00$  clean of last years wax/klister
10.00$ I will hot scrape** after scraping of your storage wax
 5.00$ glide wax your skis with your wax 
 8.00$ glide wax your skis with my wax
12.00$ prepare skis for summer storage

Note: a portion of these fees will be donated to the
Tantramar Outdoor Club

For pine tarring and minor repairs , contact me using the email address below:

*Oxidation – when there is no glide wax on the ski base, the p-tex reacts with oxygen in the air to form a whitish layer. This oxidized layer will reduce the glide properties of the ski and also blocks the pores in the base so that additional glide wax will not penetrate the base

**Hot Scrape – a method for cleaning the glide zone of classic skis or the whole base on skate skis. Glide wax is applied, melted to an even layer and then scraped off while still in a liquid form or very soft. This process will clean the bases effectively.”