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Important 2020-2021 Season Update

Dear Trakkers:

After much consideration as to what we are able to offer that is safe, comfortable and enjoyable, and based on the responses from the survey we sent out in September, we have decided that we are not able to offer bus trips this season. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to suspend club activities for the 2020-2021 season until further notice.

We have made this decision after carefully considering:

  • The safety of our members: Advice surrounding the modes and risk of transmission of COVID-19 in indoor environments for long periods of time, such as on a bus, continues to evolve.
  • Comfort of trips: To comply with public health regulations, each ski resort is modifying its operations differently, including limited or no change rooms, limited ski rental capacity, and reducing the number of people inside chalets and the amount of time spent indoors. Arriving in a group means that the bus must be used as a hub, which runs counter to advice given from public health.
  • Value to members and financial impact to the club: Reducing the number of passengers on the bus to ensure appropriate social distancing significantly increases the cost of bus fare. We considered subsidizing the cost of buses in order to keep bus fares reasonable, but this is not financially responsible as we would need to significantly increase fees in the future to recuperate the lost revenue.
  • Logistics and feasibility: After much discussion of various options, including methods to minimize costs and restructuring, modifying and reducing club activities, we determined that other club offerings such as ski lessons, weekend trips, and social events were not feasible under the current situation.

The Board would rather weather the storm this year so that Trakkers can continue to operate in future years. We thank you for your support and ask for your cooperation and understanding during this time. We will continue to maintain our online presence until we are able to re-open membership next year.

In the meantime, we are developing an approach to foster community and online engagement, so please follow us on:

Yours truly,

Trakkers Board of Directors

[Newsletter] Trakkers Broadcast – June/July 2021

Hello Trakkers!

Just one last broadcast to close off the season. Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Report back on Annual General Meeting

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Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 was a success. A big thank you to everyone who joined us. The club’s financial statement and draft minutes from the AGM are now available online in the Club Operations section of the website:
https://trakkers.ca/club-operations.html

Membership next season

We will be keeping membership closed during the summer months. Expect an update in the fall. Updates about the club will continue to be shared through email, our website and on Facebook and Twitter.

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Our Annual General Meeting is coming up!

Hello Trakkers!

Just a reminder that our Annual General Meeting is coming up on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.! Join us as we review the financials, elect the board for next season, and amend the by-law.

If you haven’t registered, below is the link:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMof-mgqjsrHdzo99yIPCPtznJR1ipnmRFB

All meeting materials, including the financials, are now available on the Trakkers website in the Club Operations section:
https://trakkers.ca/club-operations.html

We look forward to seeing you!

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[Newsletter] Trakkers Broadcast – March/April 2021

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Hello Trakkers!

Spring is finally here – complete with sunny days and warmer weather ahead!

Our Annual General Meeting is coming up and it is important for the club next season that we have quorum. Continue reading for more information.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Mark your calendars! We will be holding our virtual AGM on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Join us as we review the financials, elect the board for next season, and amend the by-law.

Below is the link to register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMof-mgqjsrHdzo99yIPCPtznJR1ipnmRFB  

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to participate and join the meeting.

Meeting materials, including the notice, agenda, and draft minutes of previous AGM, are available on the Trakkers website in the Club Operations section: https://trakkers.ca/club-operations.html

We look forward to seeing you there!

Here’s what’s been happening on the Trakkers blog:

Whenever heading out, check websites regularly to ensure that you are up to date on and following COVID-19 protocols, including physical distancing and wearing face coverings.

Keep the momentum going with Virtual Marathons and Runs

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Keeping fit all winter and wondering how to keep the momentum going?

Trying to wake up from hibernating all winter?

With the City of Toronto extending the cancellation of in-person major outdoor events to July 1, regularly scheduled marathons and runs are going virtual. Here’s more about the Toronto Marathon, Sporting Life 10k, Toronto Women’s Half Marathon/10k/5k, and Run for Women. Read more…

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