Many of you will likely remember former HBB member Joan Mesley, an energetic skier on the trails well into her 80s. “The gale force that was Joan Mesley is gone,” is the start to her obituary that appears in today’s Globe & Mail. She’ll be missed.
Hello HBB membership,
This message will be brief and not unexpected I’m sure, as no amount of snow dancing will make our wonderful outings possible in the 2021 season.
Back in late February most of us would probably not have anticipated this turn of events, but cancellation is the only option at this point. After all, most of us are ‘vulnerable’ seniors and even a half-full bus is too close for comfort and safety. Some of our destinations won’t be accepting any bus groups, while others are suggesting everyone have lunch on the bus! Hedi, Brian, Gary and I look forward to better times in 2022 and wish you the best of health in the meantime.
Christa Naylor, co-ordinator Hedi Furrer, treasurer Brian Morrell, secretary Gary Schlee, webmaster
Hello, HBB skiers and snowshoers,
On Wednesday we will go to Hardwood for what will most likely be our last trip this season…..seven in a row without cancellations has been very lucky indeed !!
The fees are $24 and $16…..correct change is always appreciated.
Looking forward to great conditions on this history-making day on the trails, Christa
Good afternoon, HBB skiers and snowshoers ! ️️
As you are well aware this will be our sixth trip IN A ROW…..unprecedented in recent club history ! The plan is to go to Horseshoe where the conditions are great and the trail fees are $20 and $12.
Trip #7 is also a go as we have 25 paid-up members, five definites who have promised their money this week (I know who you are !!!) as well as five more who are definite maybes …..giving us 30 plus participants as we had hoped.
On the bus we’ll talk about Feb. 26 which may still be a possibility despite a couple of people who have already told me of their prior commitments. Talk it up to your friends, bring additional guests and that unheard-of EIGHTH trip may yet happen.
Bring cheques just in case !!!
Looking forward to extending the season,
A look at last week’s party at Scenic Caves. Photo by John Wettlaufer.
Good morning, HBB skiers and snowshoers☃️️
We are indeed in luck this season: once again the trip is on, this time to Scenic Caves where the popular annual party will be held in the cozy log cabin. As in the past, everyone brings a sweet or savoury dish to share (ideally finger food) …… red and white wine, plates, napkins and glasses provided from our funds !!
The trail fees this week are $17 for all (please bring the right change).
Just a reminder about the cheques…$30 to ensure a seventh trip (weather permitting) on Feb. 19. Guests are always welcome, especially so for this date as we need at least 30 participants !!
Looking forward to a great day…..skiing, snowshoeing, socializing, eating and drinking..
What could be better ?? Christa
Photos from the Nordic Highlands outing, including evidence of how the group added its weight to solving the Case of the Bus-Stuck-in-the-Ice. Thanks to photographers Jan Schlee, Mary Wilson & John Wettlaufer.
Good morning, HBB skiers and snowshoers !
Trip # 4 and no cancellations yet……we are indeed in luck so far ! Keep up the good work snow dancing !
This Wednesday, as planned, we are going to Highlands Nordic near Duntroon where the trail fees are a super friendly $16/$10……
Advance reminder again for next week, the popular annual mid-season party in the log cabin at Scenic Caves…..details on the bus 🥂
Lots of room for guests this week, bring some friends,
Good morning, HBB members and guests !
Congratulations to all on the excellent snow dancing ! It actually worked !
Finally a no-brainer this week: The plan as promised is to go Scenic Caves to enjoy the lovely trails and cozy log cabin. Trail fees are the same for all, $17 (please bring the exact amount). Advance notice regarding Scenic Caves: we will go back on Feb. 5 for the annual delicious, mid-season party !! And a further reminder: Perhaps you would like to think about extending the season for one or two Wednesdays if we have no cancellations at all……we’ll have more input on the bus.
See you Wednesday for the third outing in a row,
Photos from last week at Hardwood Hills, with thanks to John Wettlaufer and Brian Morrell. Congrats to wannabe winners Jan, Pat, Helga, Herb, John & Gary.
Good morning HBB members,
If you have been wondering about tomorrow’s destination, it’s because conditions are once again challenging……However, Hardwood Hills seems to have by far the most trails open, so that’s where we’ll go!
Trail fees are $24 for skiers and $16 for snowshoers …..see you on the bus tomorrow,