What we're about

Hiking, Biking, Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing...
We do it all!

This group strives to create exciting outdoor adventures on both weekdays and weekends.

Whether you are an avid hiker or are just starting to explore this great sport, this may be the group for you. Our group is a terrific place for people who enjoy getting to know others who share an interest in walking in nature and other outdoor activities.

Membership is open to adults of all ages. Some of the events offered may require a certain level of fitness and endurance.

To see some of the upcoming events you might enjoy, and to learn more about our membership guidelines click on our Pages Tab.

Interested in joining OARS? Click on the "Join Us" button and complete the profile questions. Please note that in respect of the privacy and safety of ALL members, you will be required to use your first name and a photograph of yourself showing your face in order to be approved for membership. (You may add a last name or last initial if you feel this will help identify you more effectively.) Only our group members will be able to view your profile.

Hope to see you on the trail soon!

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Upcoming events (5)

Monday Evening cycle - Road Cycle through Ayr

Southwood Secondary School

This Monday we will be doing our road cycle through the lovely countryside around Ayr. This cycle is approximately 25 kilometres and it is an intermediate cycle. There are some hills. We'll be meeting in the front parking lot. You will see the address and a map below. Helmets are mandatory. Depending on the number of riders, we'll be cycling in 2 groups and one group will leave first. Please keep in mind Covid protocols and do not join us if you are not well. If you plan on going to the Badger after this event, please send me a quick email once again before Monday morning if you wish to be part of our reservation.

Golf 9 holes at Merry Hill

Merry-Hill Golf Club

Please carefully read the following information regarding new processes at Merry Hill due to COVID for registering with the course, booking tee times and paying when you arrive: - If you are new to the group, please contact Merry Hill to put your credit card on file - this is to charge your card if you are a no-show. Also, give them your email address if you want an emailed confirmation of your tee times. IMPORTANT: DO NOT BOOK YOUR OWN TEE TIME EVEN IF MERRY HILL PERSONNEL ALLOW YOU OR EVEN ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO SO The organizer - that's Gayle or GK - will do the following: - GK will email the list of players who have RSVP'd by Friday end of day to the Merry Hill Group Coordinator. - The Merry Hill Group Coordinator will book in the people on the list. - You should receive an email that confirms your tee time. If you haven't received a confirmation email by Sunday, first check your junk mail folder and then contact Merry Hill to find out your time and also confirm that they have your email address. Information for those who have RSVP'd: - If you have not done so already, call Merry Hill to provide a credit card to be used in the event of you being a no-show. (Credit card information is stored securely using an encrypted virtual vault) - If you know you can't play by Friday morning prior to the event and want to avoid a no-show fee being applied to your credit card change your RSVP to Not Going. If it is after Friday, you will also have to call Merry Hill to let them know you won't be there. - Your card will NOT be charged at the time of booking but at the time of play. Arrival at the course: - Please arrive at the course at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tee time. If you are not ready to proceed to the first tee at your assigned time, your spot will be given to the next available player and you will be put in a later group. - You will be asked to confirm your identity at a checkpoint at the entrance. - Green fees can be paid in the Clubhouse upon arrival. A maximum of 2 golfers will be permitted in the Golf Shop at a time. Please maintain safe physical distancing. (Methods of payment: Visa, MasterCard, Debit - tap enabled, PrePaid, Gift Cards). - Cancellation Policy: 24-hour notice must be provided to cancel a tee time. Cancellation within 24 hours or "No-Shows" will be subject to a $15* fee per player. * plus applicable taxes - If you are unable to play due to inclement weather please call the golf club. - Only two groups at a time will be permitted in the staging areas. The “On Deck” group, who are next to tee off and the group following them. Please arrive no more than 30 minutes before your tee time. - PLEASE DO NOT GO OUT EARLIER THAN YOUR ASSIGNED TIME EVEN IF MERRY HILL PERSONNEL ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO SO. - GK Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Merry-Hill+Golf+Club/@43.511925,-80.392065,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xca1b8617c83ac373!8m2!3d43.5115052!4d-80.3923227?hl=en-CA

Trail Biking, Kitchener

Keewatin Avenue & Ottawa Street North

This ride is all trails and will take us through some amazing neighborhoods. There are a few hills, however it's mostly flat. We should be back about 8:30 pm. This is an intermediate ride, however we'll will wait for riders.

Golf 9 holes at Merry Hill

Merry-Hill Golf Club

Please carefully read the following information regarding new processes at Merry Hill due to COVID for registering with the course, booking tee times and paying when you arrive: - If you are new to the group, please contact Merry Hill to put your credit card on file - this is to charge your card if you are a no-show. Also, give them your email address if you want an emailed confirmation of your tee times. IMPORTANT: DO NOT BOOK YOUR OWN TEE TIME EVEN IF MERRY HILL PERSONNEL ALLOW YOU OR EVEN ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO SO The organizer - that's Gayle or GK - will do the following: - GK will email the list of players who have RSVP'd by Friday end of day to the Merry Hill Group Coordinator. - The Merry Hill Group Coordinator will book in the people on the list. - You should receive an email that confirms your tee time. If you haven't received a confirmation email by Sunday, first check your junk mail folder and then contact Merry Hill to find out your time and also confirm that they have your email address. Information for those who have RSVP'd: - If you have not done so already, call Merry Hill to provide a credit card to be used in the event of you being a no-show. (Credit card information is stored securely using an encrypted virtual vault) - If you know you can't play by Friday morning prior to the event and want to avoid a no-show fee being applied to your credit card change your RSVP to Not Going. If it is after Friday, you will also have to call Merry Hill to let them know you won't be there. - Your card will NOT be charged at the time of booking but at the time of play. Arrival at the course: - Please arrive at the course at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tee time. If you are not ready to proceed to the first tee at your assigned time, your spot will be given to the next available player and you will be put in a later group. - You will be asked to confirm your identity at a checkpoint at the entrance. - Green fees can be paid in the Clubhouse upon arrival. A maximum of 2 golfers will be permitted in the Golf Shop at a time. Please maintain safe physical distancing. (Methods of payment: Visa, MasterCard, Debit - tap enabled, PrePaid, Gift Cards). - Cancellation Policy: 24-hour notice must be provided to cancel a tee time. Cancellation within 24 hours or "No-Shows" will be subject to a $15* fee per player. * plus applicable taxes - If you are unable to play due to inclement weather please call the golf club. - Only two groups at a time will be permitted in the staging areas. The “On Deck” group, who are next to tee off and the group following them. Please arrive no more than 30 minutes before your tee time. - PLEASE DO NOT GO OUT EARLIER THAN YOUR ASSIGNED TIME EVEN IF MERRY HILL PERSONNEL ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO SO. - GK Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Merry-Hill+Golf+Club/@43.511925,-80.392065,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xca1b8617c83ac373!8m2!3d43.5115052!4d-80.3923227?hl=en-CA

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Golf 9 holes at Merry Hill

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