Tantramar Outdoor Club

Active Living in Sackville and the Tantramar Region

Ike’s Inventory December 15, 2015

Filed under: Services Offered,Uncategorized — dougskijors @ 10:13 pm

Equipment to give away to a good home, contact swix2@hotmail.com
Boots*
Size 38 (6.5) NNN (original)
Size 43 (9-9.5) NNN (original)
* I have bindings that will work with these boots
Skis**
Jarvinen. 195 cm. waxable For skier approximately 5 ft 7 in
Karhu. 215 cm. waxable. For skier approximately 6 ft 5 in
Peltonen. 190 cm. less wax. For skier approximately 6ft 3 in
Splitkein. 180 cm. waxable. For skier approximately 5ft 3 in. (Very soft camber)
Fischer Air Core. 210 cm. waxable. For skier approximately. 6ft 3 in
Fischer Carbon. 195 cm. waxable. For skier approximately 5 ft 7 in
Edition Supersports S. 210 cm. less wax. For skier approximately 6 ft 3 in
** for skier approximately sizes taken from standard sizing chart, can vary
** skis come with no bindings
Poles
Bambo. 130 cm some repair work
Bambo. 145
Bambo. 105 cm

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Trail, Hut Updates December 14, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — dougskijors @ 10:03 pm

The town has proposed shifting the old green ski hut at Beech Hill Park up to the field in the park where it would be useful for events. The meeting agreed to cede ownership to the town as precondition to this happening, presuming the building is structurally sound. This building was originally owned by the Sackville Ski Club and was located on the present Access Road near where the trail presently crosses when it was still a logging trail, and moved to BHPark after the Town shutdown recreational use of the reservoir properties in the ? 70’s

Ross reminded the group of our decision to not groom Beech Hill Park on a regular basis. It got little use except for people walking and snow shoeing on the ski track.
We will try to groom inside the park for jackrabbit, Salem school and Winterfest.
( Since our meeting, Becky Whittam and the Jackrabbit coaches have decided they will, for logistical reasons, need to use Beech Hill Park as the CTTrail will unlikely accommodate 55 jackrabbits and their coaches. We therefore plan to groom Beech Hill, within park limits, late each week before Jackrabbit, as well a son as needed basis for Salem excursions).

Finally, there were rumors circulated that the new warming hut halfway along the birches is nearing completion, and in fact the Trites donated stove has been installed and is operational, although our present wood supply is a bit damp so bring kindling.
It has yet to be named but “The Birches” has been suggested. The presidential moniker Rossmahal has, thank goodness, been axed as it doesn’t highlight the natural beauty of the area.
If you have other suggestions, please forward them to this writer for dissemination and discussion.

The next potluck will be in January, date TBA.

 

Tantramar Outdoor Club 2016 Fees now DUE

Filed under: Uncategorized — dougskijors @ 10:03 pm

Fees for this year were set at $25/50 for individuals/families payable by cheque to Tantramar Outdoor Club and sent to Kate Bredin, 2 Sawdon Street, Sackville, E4L 4K5.
Please include your email, name(s) address and phone number. If it is a family membership, let kate know how many people in your family.

Fees have increased slightly from last year to help offset construction of a new warming cabin. The cabin cost will be around $7,000. After this we still have $4,000. Joining Cross Country NB, which costs about $10 per member and covers insurance, will likely be about $2500, the skidoo insurance, maintenance,gas etc. around $1,800, and miscellaneous trail supplies $500, which should be offset by membership fees.
We plan to run an even bigger Jack rabbit program(55 registered so far!) but this is usually revenue neutral.

 

Used Equipment December 13, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Harold @ 5:11 pm

The following were notes posted on the bulletin board from some of those who came looking for used equipment at the pot luck/social November 28, 2015. . If you have any of the below, just contact Susan Kastuk-Ridlington at email: meals@nbnet.nb.ca and I will put you in touch with the person.

Justin is looking for bindings, skis & poles for tall male & 5’5” female, men’s ski boots size 13 and women’s ski boots size 8.
Sabrina is looking for cross country skis  and poles for female 5”6”, and boots size 8.5.
Beth is looking for cross country skis and poles , Height 5’2” and boots size 6.
Jackie is looking for cross country skis and poles, Height 5”8” and boots size 10.
Ina is looking for cross country skis and poles, Height 5’7” and boots size 6.5.

 

5K Folly 6 June 2015 10:00 Middle Sackville May 2, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — dougskijors @ 7:16 pm

The annual Dave MacAulay 5 K Folly is set to take place on Trail Day, at 10 a.m., the 6th of June this year. The route has changed and will go from across the Street from Middle Sackville Baptist Church back toward town on the Trans Canada Trail, turning in at the High School Wetland trail and then back. Registration will be $5 and I think can be done ahead of time at Town Hall-more details to follow. As usual there will be cash prizes for first and second youth finishers ( Grades5-6, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12; boys and girls).

 

Jackrabbit Ski Program October 9, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — dougskijors @ 4:39 pm

We plan to offer a kids and youth Jackrabbit ski program again this year and if we can find a few more instructors hope to expand it. If interested in doing a training course to instruct contact Becky Whittam or Sean Blaney

seanbeck@nb.sympatico.ca .

 

Nordic Pole Walking

Filed under: Uncategorized — dougskijors @ 4:39 pm

Ramona Keiser rkieser@nbnet.nb.ca   is planning to continue with the nordic pole walking outings. Great preparation for the ski season . If interested contact her.