Tantramar Outdoor Club

Active Living in Sackville and the Tantramar Region

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


XC Skis sought December 3, 2016

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Beth Jewett, ejewett@mta.ca, seeks a pair of XC skis for a smaller woman.


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

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Potluck the 19th of November at 5:15 p.m. at St Anne’s Hall in West Sackville.


Cross Country New Brunswick April 29, 2016

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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….


Ike Whitehead Ski Services April 4, 2016

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Summer Storage Ski Preparation. Available between April 4 -12 & again in June

Interested in having your skis (both waxable and wax less, yes they also need wax)  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 seasons wax
10.00$ clean of last seasons klister
12.00$ to prepare skis for summer storage (includes a Hot Scrape**)

Jackrabbit families get 4 pair done for the price of 3

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 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.

Jackrabbit families get FOUR pair prepared for summer storage for the price of THREE.


January Potluck January 15, 2016

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The next pot luck of the Tantramar Outdoor Club will be Saturday January 23, 2016 at St Ann’s Anglican Church Hall, 65 British Settlement road, Westcock (after crossing the train tracks, turn right. Come socialize from 5:15 to 5:45; pot luck dinner will be served at 5:45pm. Great opportunity to meet others interested in cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Updates will be presented by our executive following dinner. We often pass each other on the trails but we only recognize each other in our outdoor clothes. So, if you have a picture of yourself in your outdoor clothes, please use it as a name tag – just put your first name on it and pin it to yourself! Looking forward to our next pot luck. Any questions regarding the pot luck, contact Susan K-R at meals@nbnet.nb.ca