Social Events

Annual General Meeting at Evergreen Brickworks

Please join us for the WCA AGM at the Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto. For details and to register, please go to Club Activities - WCA AGM. Agenda includes: business meetings, including election of new board members; private tour of Evergreen Brickworks site; hike though the scenic Don Valley ravine (free shuttle bus is an alternative) and lunch at a local restaurant

The Basics
Event Location: 
Evergreen Brickworks - 550 Bayview Avenue Toronto
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
March 1, 2013
Event Duration: 
1/2 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Everyone - all members and non-members welcome
Maximum Group Size: 
40
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Please see the description under Club Activites - WCA AGM
Note that registration is required

Required Items to Bring: 

If you are hiking, please dress appropriately. Hike is about 45 minutes - 30 minutes moderate hike though the ravine and 15 minutes easy hike along Bloor/Danforth

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Geri James
Phone: 
416-512-6690

WCA Annual General Meeting - Koffler Scientific Reserve - March 3, 2012 - All Welcome

WCA Annual General Meeting
Saturday March 3rd, 2012
KOFFLER SCIENTIFIC RESERVE AT JOKERS HILL

Registration required – please see details below or click on the following link (or paste into your web browser): http://www.wildernesscanoe.ca/content/wca-annual-general-meeting

Please join us for the WCA 2012 Annual General Meeting on Saturday March 3rd, 2012 at the Koffler Scientific Reserve (KSR) at Jokers Hill. Located on the Oak Ridges Moraine just north of Toronto, KSR is owned by the University of Toronto and focuses on a sustainable future through research and education on the environment, in the environment.
In addition to our business meeting, the Director of KSR, Dr. Arthur Weis, will provide a history of KSR, and tell us how scientists from the University of Toronto and other institutions in Canada and abroad are using the resources of KSR to expand our knowledge base in biodiversity, ecology and evolution. We will also do a walking tour of the Reserve (including the old-growth forest) and have access to their hiking trails. Lunch will follow at a local restaurant in Kettleby (lunch is optional; individuals pay for their own lunch; menu includes deli sandwiches and hot Italian home style dishes). The afternoon is free for hiking on KRS’s trails (and maybe snowshoeing or cross country skiing if there is enough snow).

Why attend? Learn more about the business of the WCA; provide input on the club's future direction; socialize with other outdoor enthusiasts; learn about KSR and enjoy their hiking trails.

Register: We need to know how many members will be attending the meeting and lunch. Please click on the link below to register by February 29. Please note the registration is through our online store; there is no cost to attend the AGM, but it will appear as if you’re “purchasing” attendance at the AGM.

Location: The Koffler Scientific Reserve is located at 17000 Dufferin Street, King City, ON, L7B1K5. It is on the west side of Dufferin, north of Sideroad 19 (Mulock Dr) and south of Hwy 9 (Davis Dr).

Date/Time: Saturday, March 3. Door’s open at 8:30 and meeting starts at 9 am. We expect the business part of the meeting to end around 11 am; the talk and tour of KSR to end about noon and lunch to start about 12:30. The afternoon is free for exploring the KSR trails.

Questions: Please email any questions to geri.james@bell.net.

Cost: There is no cost to attend the meeting (optional lunch is extra and paid by each individual). However, we do require you to register online through the WCA online store (see link below).

REGISTER online by Feb 29 by clicking on the following link:

http://www.wildernesscanoe.ca/content/wca-annual-general-meeting

The Basics
Event Location: 
Koffler Scientific Reserve - 17000 Dufferin Street, King Ciy
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
March 2
Event Duration: 
3 Hours + lunch
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Everyone (non-members welcome)
Maximum Group Size: 
50
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

8:30 - 9;00 am - meet and greet
9:00 - 11:00 am - meeting
11:00 - 12:00 noon: the Director of KSR, Dr. Arthur Weis, will provide a history of KSR, and tell us how scientists from the University of Toronto and other institutions in Canada and abroad are using the resources of KSR to expand our knowledge base in biodiversity, ecology and evolution. We will also do a walking tour of the Reserve (including the old-growth forest) and have access to their hiking trails.
12:30 pm: Lunch will follow at a local restaurant in Kettleby (lunch is optional; individuals pay for their own lunch; menu includes deli sandwiches and hot Italian home style dishes).

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

The Koffler Scientific Reserve is located at 17000 Dufferin Street, King City, ON, L7B1K5. It is on the west side of Dufferin, north of Sideroad 19 (Mulock Dr) and south of Hwy 9 (Davis Dr).

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Geri James
Phone: 
416-643-4060

2011 Fall Meeting

For more information and to make a reservation, visit WCA website event page: http://www.wildernesscanoe.ca/content/2011-wca-fall-meeting-1-2-october, or the "2011 Fall Meeting" link in the Club Activities section.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Boundless Adventures Camp, Palmer Rapids
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, September 30, 2011 - 17:00
Event Duration: 
Friday - Sunday
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Jon McPhee
Phone: 
905-640-8819

WCA Pub Night

WCA Pub Night, Sat., Jan 29, 7pm
Come and join your friends for a social night reliving last summer's paddling adventures and planning those for this coming summer.

The proprietor of the Twisted Kilt has given us use of the upper level room gratis, so there is no cover charge, we will have our own bartender, and the selection of brews is impressive: http://www.thetwistedkilt.ca/ You can order food and non-alcoholic beverages from the restaurant downstairs as well.

There is a TV available and we will have a DVD player, so if you want to show some of those fantastic runs you made last summer, or that bear that came into your camp one night, bring them along and we will try to make you a star.

Since this is an open social night, it is open to members, their family and friends, and anyone else interested in talking about paddling, tripping, camping, and the great outdoors. Bring them along!

While this is a 'open' function, if you plan to come, please sign up on-line, to give an idea of numbers so I can advise the pub staff. But, on the other hand, feel free to come 'unannounced 'at the last minute if that is how it happens!

The Basics
Event Location: 
-Twisted Kilt Pub, 1954 Yonge Street, Toronto.
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 19:00
Registration Cut Off: 
None
Event Duration: 
Evening
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Opening to all members of paddling/outdoors community, their family and friends
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Social evening

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Pub is (At Millwood, just north of Davisville). Accessible by subway. Public parking lot on west side just south of pub (look for LCBO sign).

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Mary Perkins
Phone: 
905-725-2874

WCA Annual General Meeting Sunday February 13th, 2011

Dear members,

Please consider participating at the WCA AGM on Sunday, 13th February.

Details and online registration are available here:
http://www.wildernesscanoe.ca/content/wca-annual-general-meeting

WCA Board

The Basics
Event Location: 
KORTRIGHT CENTRE FOR CONSERVATION
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 09:00
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Other
Cancellation Policy: 
48 hours
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Barbara Burton
Phone: 
n/a

Grand River Float Potluck and Pool Party

Join Me for a mid day float down the Grand River from Cambridge to Paris, followed by a pot luck and indoor pool/hot tub party at my new home in Glen Morris. We will meet at the GTO gas bar on Highway 24 at the south end of Cambridge at 9:00 AM and do a 20 km paddle to Paris, and then on to the rest of the social. There will be an option to pull out at Glen Morris if the group prefers at the time. Please RSVP me at (416)908-6455 or ipminerals@gmail.com to co-ordinate menu items. Please bring your own swim suits and towels.

Cheers,

Brian R.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Cambridge to Paris
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
N/A
Event Duration: 
4 to 5 hour paddle and 2 to 3 hour social
Difficulty Rating: 
Novice
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
All WCA and WWCC members
Maximum Group Size: 
10 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
2 boats
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Please call for any other details :)

Required Items to Bring: 

Pot luck item
BYOB
Lunch in a bag
Dry change of clothes
Swimsuit and Towel
Appropriate foot-ware for a late Autumn paddle

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Wine for Dinner
Cigars for the Deck

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Take the 401 to Highway 24 going south in Cambridge.
Follow through town to the south end, approximately 10 kms.
to a Petro Canada gas bar about 1km south of the intersection of Highway 24 and Concession, in the south end of Cambridge.
The public river access is right beside the gas bar on the east side of the river
(the Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail also has an access here.)>>>>
We will meet here at 9:00 AM and do a car shuttle to Paris.
I will lead the group back to the house after the canoe float>>>>>
Google Maps is highly recommended in case of need!

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Brian Robertson
Phone: 
416 908-6455 or 519 745-4676 x 238

WCA 2010 Fall Meeting

Dear WCA members,

We're inviting you to join us for the annual Fall Meeting at Madawaska Kanu Centre 1-3 October, 2010.

To find out more details and register online, please visit the WCA 2010 Fall Meeting Registration page.

WCA Board

The Basics
Event Location: 
Madawaska Kanu Centre
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, October 1, 2010 (All day)
Event Duration: 
Friday - Sunday
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Aleks Gusev
Phone: 
416 433 8413

WCA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: STE.-MARIE AMONG THE HURONS/WYE

Register today! Join us in Midland for our AGM. Learn about your club’s activities over the past year and what’s new for 2010. Meet and talk to your Board members. After lunch we will visit the Wye Marsh and learn about their Trumpeter Swan Rcovery Program that has successfully brought back this species that was hunted to extinction in southern Ontario. See details and registration form on the inside of the cover of this issue, and on the WCA website.

The Basics
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 16:14
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
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