January President’s Broadcast

Hello Trakkers!

Your snow dances worked — it’s finally winter! Read on for details about our fab photo contest, spots that have now opened up for guests of members for our weekend trips, and more!

Reminder – We Need to Know Your Birthdate!

All members please note: this year there is a new mandatory requirement under Trakkers’ insurance policy for us to collect date of birth for each of our members. A new field has been added to the member profile page — simply log in to your member account and click on the “Member Profile” link in the My Account section to add this information. Trakkers’ insurance policy is administered under Cross-Country Ontario. Please email us if you have any questions.

Coming Soon – CANSI Waiver

And on another insurance note, insurance for our CANSI certified instructors requires that each participant sign a waiver prior to taking a lesson. We will soon be providing an online waiver to which you must click on “I Accept” in order to book a lesson. This will be implemented within a few weeks.

Weekend Trips – One Spot for Woolner House and Guests Now Welcome for Blue Spruce and Pine Vista!

Due to a last minute cancellation, there is one spot (single bed) available on this week’s weekend trip (January 15-17) at Woolner Place. Please contact weekendtrips@trakkers.ca if interested.

We also still have spots available for both of our upcoming weekend trips to Blue Spruce (February 5-7) and Pine Vista (February 19-21) — and registration has also now been opened up to guests of members who have signed up for the trip. If you know of anyone else who might be interested in joining that trip please invite them along!

Blue Spruce is a favourite destination for the club, with two ski areas — Algonquin Park (west gate) and Arrowhead – only a short drive away. Cost per space is $135 each.

Pine Vista is close to Kawartha Provincial Park and Kawartha Nordic Cross-Country ski trails. Cost per person is $115.

Interested? Email Barb Woods, our Weekend Trip Coordinator, at weekendtrip@trakkers.ca, or see more details on our web site.

Calling all Shutterbugs!

The Trakkers Photo Contest is back and we have some great prizes lined up, courtesy of Mountain Equipment Co-op! This year we’ve chosen a theme for each week’s submission.  To participate, Trakkers members can post one photo each week on the Trakkers Facebook page. Members and their friends can vote on any photo by “liking”. Winning photos will be determined based on the number of “likes” received that week.

The contest will launch on January 23 (so bring your cameras on the January 24 Sunday trip)! Detailed rules and weekly prize schedule for this year’s contest will be posted to the Trakkers Photo Contest page in the coming days.

Mark Your Calendars – January 31 Wine and Cheese and April 1 AGM/Year-End Dinner

This year’s wine and cheese will once again be held at Scenic Caves and has been rescheduled to January 31.  Come out and join us to toast a great season of skiing.

Our Annual General Meeting and Year-End Dinner will be held on Friday, April 1, at Swansea Town Hall. We’ll have a brief ADM/business portion of the evening to start, and then lots of time for a leisurely dinner and socializing! Tickets for the dinner will begin to be sold in mid-February. Official agenda and AGM materials will be posted to the members-only section of the Trakkers web site in late February.

Keep on trakkin’ — and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates!

Jen Liptrot
Volunteer President
Trakkers — LOVE Winter!


2 thoughts on “January President’s Broadcast

  1. trakkers Post author

    Hi Carl — Sign-up for the January 31st trip will open on Monday, January 25. (Registration for each Sunday trip always opens up on the Monday prior to that trip.) And remember that the pre-registration deadline (for a reduced bus fare and the opportunity to sign up for a lesson) is Thursday at 9:00 p.m.! Look forward to seeing you out on the trails with us! Jen


  2. Carl

    When will the sign-up for the January 31st trip be posted? As a new member, I don’t want to miss that trip and the chance to meet everyone.


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