Ottawa River Chalet Party (1 hour west, Calumet Island, near Shawville, Quebec)

  • January 5, 2013 · 12:30 AM
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Last minute details:

- We aim to arrive between 3:40 pm and 4 pm.

- Melissa needs a ride

- Natalie needs to confirm she can bring something other than pancake mix, as Luc has already volunteered this.

- We need 2 packs of bacon, cheeses & baguette/crackers, parmesan cheese. If you cannot pledge to bring these, we need $20 towards the cost of our shopping for these.

- Some will convoy from my place at 1191 rue Jacques-Cartier, Gatineau, QC at 3 pm (5 minutes from the Market with a giant skating oval out front that I cleared yesterday.)  Directions to the cottage are in the comments section below.

John

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Singles, come join a winter weekend tucked away on a riverfront log cabin on Calumet Island, Quebec. Come ski, snowshoe, and enjoy this rural escape, compliments of our Funabalu hostess, Karen Wallace.

We will travel 1 hour up the river to Karen's picturesque log cabin with nearby ski and snowshoe trails.   This is an opportunity to get a break from the city in our beautiful countryside with other singles. Musicians welcome to bring instruments. Games and good fun suggestions welcome too.

We can accommodate up to 10 men and 10 women on a first come, first RSVP basis.  Those who don't want to share a double/queen bed are welcome to bring their own cot, air mattress, etc.  The plan is that we head up Saturday afternoon, ski/snowshoe, have dinner, make a fire, enjoy good company sharing music, stories and good times, stay overnight, and come back on Sunday.  BYOB and share in a potluck or contribute funds towards food.

** This event is available to Winter activities program members only. If you want to become a member, just pay the $20 membership fee and you can join this and about a 100 other events for free.

The Cabin: There are two bathrooms.  10 db/queen beds, suitable for up to 20 people.  If people do not want to share there is space for extra mattresses or cots that you are welcome to bring.  First come, first dibs on the beds. 166434_10150168584959942_601484941_8684957_6354631_n[1].jpg

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There is access to trails for skiing and snowshoeing, so bring your skis and snowshoes too.

We will have a potluck supper and potluck breakfast, so state what you are bringing. Otherwise, you are welcome to donate $20 to $30 towards the fare that we will buy to make up the difference.

BYOB Cottage is located on Grand Calumet Island about an hour from down town Ottawa (we can send directions to those attending, once you confirm you are coming).

Again, this is for Winter Activities Program members only. If you may like to become a Winter Activities Program member, please feel free to pay $20 for  your membership.

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  • paula d.

    I had a fun time. Lovely cabin.

    January 7, 2013

  • ken b.

    great food and great company.

    January 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Ken, apparently, you have my coat, that's great. We'll need to meet sometime soon, thx

      January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Karen, I had a great time, thanks, forgot my green overcoat there. Any chance I could retrieve from you? Thx

    January 7, 2013

    • John S.

      Ken has you really coat now, I believe.

      January 7, 2013

  • Pantoufle / L.

    Great weekend! Thanks Karen for your hospitality!

    January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    yes...a great weekend thanks to Karen!! Next time John....I'd like to hear you sing backup vocals for me, ok? lol.

    January 6, 2013

    • John S.

      I have a voice like a croaking frog. Any kind of songs that would be good for that kind of crooning?

      January 6, 2013

  • John S.

    What a nice weekend everyone, thanks to Karen and your participation. By the way, did anyone pick-up my extra pair of snowshoes? Ken brought back Scott's jacket and now has it in his possession.

    January 6, 2013

  • Natalie

    We are on chemin de la baie. cant fiind the chalet. can some one give us the number of the chalet. please reply asap.

    January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to make it after all.

    January 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Next time :-)

      January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any chance anyone is coming or driving through Kanata?, I could really use a ride. Will cooperate for gas.

    January 4, 2013

    • John S.

      Confirmed, you can ride up with us then Melissa. Lyne can head up on her own or convoy with us.

      January 4, 2013

    • Pantoufle / L.

      I'll head up on my own unless somebody else needs a ride.

      January 4, 2013

  • Pantoufle / L.

    I'm bringing a dip and bread for dinner too. I'll bring some cream with the coffee.

    January 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring the bacon!

    January 4, 2013

  • Pantoufle / L.

    If someone needs a ride, I will go by on the 417 in Ottawa around 2h30. I plan to come back around noon on Sunday.

    January 2, 2013

    • Joy

      sorry, I am out for now.

      January 4, 2013

    • John S.

      Lyne, Melissa may need a ride from Kanata.

      January 4, 2013

  • ken b.

    I have room in my car if anyone needs a ride.

    January 4, 2013

  • Natalie

    I can bring a salad, bread and dessert for Saturday dinner and 2 boxes of pancake mix for breakfast. Karen do you want the just add water type mix or the one that uses eggs and milk? I usually mix up my own pancake mix, and will also bring a gluten free one for variety.

    January 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      doesnt matter, I always throw in milk and egg..

      January 3, 2013

    • John S.

      Natalie, I missed that Luc has already volunteered the pancake mix and syrup earlier, so can you bring bacon for everyone instead?

      January 4, 2013

  • Natalie

    Trying to purchase the Winter activities membership. Having problems with the link. How do I do this?

    January 3, 2013

  • Gerry

    And I'll have room for one extra person & gear if someone needs a ride.

    January 2, 2013

    • John S.

      Gerry, I would ride up with you, if you could meet me at my place by 3 pm? It would be fun to hear about what you have been up to lately.

      January 3, 2013

  • paula d.

    Just to confirm I will bring 2 doz eggs/ butter as well as juices.

    January 2, 2013

  • Tania H

    Hi John,

    Can you tell me if there are any carpooling options available for this weekend? Obviously I would be happy to contribute towards the cost.

    Thanks
    Tania

    December 10, 2012

    • Joy

      Hey, John can you add me to list the of someone who needs carpooling. I can pick up Tania near Ikea and meet someone else who knows where they are going.

      January 2, 2013

    • Tania H

      Hi Joy - thanks for keeping me in mind for a ride - but I just confirmed that I have to cancel for this saturday - I hope everyone has fun

      January 2, 2013

  • Gerry

    I'll bring oatmeal & the fixins (raisins, etc) and some healthy snacks (dried fruit, etc) for Saturday evening.

    January 2, 2013

  • Joy

    Hi, Karen
    I will bring a salad for supper, and homemade cheeze biscuits for breakfast. Also, if there is anyone wanting to carpool, I live in Kanata. I can also meet someone somewhere for a ride. See you all Saturday.

    January 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, Regarding the cottage weekend... I cant get there til 3-4 on Saturday.. I am the host...

    For Food, I guess we can do pot luck style. I will plan to make up spagettie and meatballs for supper.. I will need someone to bring a couple salads, couple bread, couple desert, milk, juice, pop, appetizers

    Breakfast, I need someone to bring
    2 boxes of pancake mix,
    4 lbs of bacon
    2 doz eggs
    juice
    coffee (I have a coffe maker there)
    Milk
    Fruit


    Also please bring healthy snacks and fluids to drink, including bottled water...and to share. Phone svc is not great

    NON smoking property

    Let me know if you have any questions... Road is open year round as people live there. See you Saturday around 4 ish...

    January 1, 2013

    • Pantoufle / L.

      I'll bring some bread with my dip for dinner. I'll bring some desert too. For breakfast, I'll bring coffee and fruits.

      January 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi, Maryam and I will bring the following - salad, bread, butter, cheese (2 kinds), jam, walnuts and tea.

      January 2, 2013

  • John S.

    Please note, only those who are Winter Activities Program members are confirmed as coming. Others have to either pay the $20 membership fee online, using the link this posting or affirm that they are coming and will pay cash in person. We follow this practice for club security and so we can commit to those who commit to fun. This is also the only way we can plan food and bed allocation based on a modest financial commitment.

    January 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi John, I tried to pay online, but I couldn't figure out how. I will pay pay the $20 winter activities program membership in person on Saturday event.

      January 2, 2013

    • John S.

      Great. Thanks for confirming y'all.

      January 2, 2013

  • John S.

    Has everyone responded to Karen about what food they are bringing up?

    January 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ok...due to other committments I will be arriving late, near 7:30pm give or take so I will provide some entertainment, guitar, harmonica and singing or the evening (so no supper for me), a sharades game which is lots of fun, and for the morning, pancake mix and syrup and pineapple and that orange fruit (can't think of the name) and some apples. i will also be leaving around 11:30-12:00 the following day as I committed to another snowshoeing activity for 2pm.

    JIM H buddy....you gotta come!!

    January 1, 2013

  • Gerry

    From Karen's description, I've entered my best guess of the chalet location - it should be close.

    January 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    On the Ontario side, go west on the 417/17 past renfrew. When you come to storeyland road, just past renfrew turn right onto storeyland road. Contine until you come to your first stop sign, turn right, to go to quebec. Keep going straight, (dont turn into portage du fort). At the end of this road you come to a T intersection at the 148. Turn left onto the 148 and travel a few km, while passing thru Bryson you will see a BMR building supply store on the right hand side, just past the BMR when the passing lane ends you will turn left to isle du grand calumet.. (If you go to Campbells bay you went tooooo far) go straight on this road and once you cross over the bridge you take your first left to chemin de la montagne (Mointain road). Go straight on this road and GO EXACTLY 8 Km from here on my cottage is number 32 on the left...

    January 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Directions from downtown Ottawa/Orleans Gatineau
    take 148 west past Shawville continue on the 148 to Bryson, while passing thru Bryson you will see a BMR building supply store on the right hand side, just past the BMR when the passing lane ends you will turn left to isle du grand calumet.. (If you go to Campbells bay you went tooooo far) go straight on this road and once you cross over the bridge you take your first left to chemin de la montagne (Mointain road). Go straight on this road and GO EXACTLY 8 Km from here on my cottage is number 32 on the left...

    January 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can drive. Have a 4runner such in case tricky to get in. This will be my fist time snowshoeing..bought some but never went. I can bring Chilli

    December 16, 2012

  • John S.

    Tania, Lyne, and Gerry just signed up to join Karen, Luc, and myself.

    December 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi John....looks like i won't be able to make it up there before 8pm as i must work....is it realistic for me to snowshoe up there by myself at night? I would probably make a full course meal for a few hungry wolves....lol.

      December 13, 2012

    • John S.

      Luc, Why not come after work? We will snowshoe the next day too, so you can join in on that as well.

      1 · December 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi John. I am offering my services for carpooling as long as I don't have to drive to Tim-buck 2!!Lol.

    December 10, 2012

  • John S.

    Luc is reserved for this weekend as a Winter Activities Program member too. To qualify for joining this event, just go to:
    http://www.funabalu-singles.com...­ in order to buy your membership online. It's a great way to get out and enjoy 100 or more winter events with other singles, for less than the price of a cheap night on the town.

    December 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey John....i paid my dews several weeks past...tx

    December 10, 2012

  • John S.

    Gerry, Stewart, and Karen are confirmed. Others still need to register as a Winter Activities Program member.

    December 9, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey John..

      December 10, 2012

  • John S.

    Please note, this is for Winter Activities Program members only. If you may like to become a member, there is a fee of $20.

    December 7, 2012

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