Monthly Archives: August 2014

August President’s Broadcast

Fall is soon approaching – and we’re getting that much closer to ski season again!

Update on Off-Season Activities

Last call for participants – Sunday, August 17
“Tour de Toronto” Bike Ride (65km) in Toronto
Further details: See tour flyer

Back by popular demand — Ontario Spring Water Sake Company Brewery and Tasting Tour
Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 2 PM
51 Gristmill Lane, The Distillery District

This is a private tour for Trakkers members and friends and family, and includes a tour of the brewery, a description of the sake making process, and sake tasting of 4 sakes.

Cost: $15 + HST per person
Minimum number of participants: 5
Maximum number of participants: 15

All participants must be 19 years of age and over.

Please contact Astrid with names and number of interested parties and email address for a primary contact.

Have an idea for a social event for the club? — contact Simon Monk, our Social Coordinator, at

“Spokes and Spigots” Bike Tour

The club’s 3rd annual bike tour in the Niagara Region on July 12 was a great success – special thanks go to Jim Girling and Jannette Porter for organizing the event again this year!

Participants took advantage of GO Transit’s bike train service to travel to St. Catharines, from which the group pedalling about 45 kms, stopping at 5 wineries, with several bottles of wine purchased to take home.

Preparing to hit the road

Snack break at Kacaba Winery

Return trip home on the GO train

Reminder — Trakkers’ Annual Open House – Friday, November 21, 2014

Hold the date to come out and reconnect with members in anticipation of the upcoming season, sign up for weekend trips, or just find out more about the club!

Location: Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Avenue
Date and Time: Friday, November 21, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Early Bird Renewal and Voucher Reminder

Renew early and save – take advantage of Trakkers Early Bird rate of $70 until September 30, 2014.

And send in your paper vouchers! If you have paper vouchers left over from last year, why not mail them in now? We’ll transfer the vouchers into a credit to your online account so it’ll be applied whenever you renew your membership online. Mail your paper vouchers in to the Trakkers post box.

Keep on trakkin!

Jen Liptrot
President of Trakkers

The Art of Skiing

“The Art of Skiing” may bring to mind the 1941 Walt Disney Goofy cartoon or Jenny De Gex’s book of the same title filled with beautiful vintage ski posters and paintings.
As we all enjoy summer and look forward to another (hopefully!) great ski/snowshoe season, perhaps the following images of vintage ski posters will tide you over:
Did you know? 
Christie’s offers the only dedicated annual auction dubbed “The Ski Sale”.  In recent years, vintage ski posters have fetched a pretty penny!