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The Out & Out Club was started in 1980 by a small group of people who wanted to go canoeing and camping in an LGBTQ-positive environment. One of the founding members explained their goal was "to be out of the closet and out in the country". The club constitution was created in 1984, and on March 21, 1985, the club was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization under the name “Out & Out Club (Toronto) Inc.” Over more than three decades, our membership expanded greatly, as the club introduced a wide range of both outdoor and indoor activities. Through the years, some individual-sport groups have spun off from Out & Out, as the number of members interested in their sport grew large enough to warrant an independent operation. The club has also supported other LGBTQ groups in the community, for example, by raising money for the AIDS Walk and the expansion of the 519 Community Centre. Note: Our members also contribute generously each year to a subsidy fund that helps lower-income members attend the few club events that have a significant cost, such as our Jamboree summer camp each August. Since its inception, Out & Out has been entirely volunteer-run. Most of the hundreds of club activities each year are led by one or two volunteer leaders. A small group of elected members, called our Steering Committee, is responsible for the general operations of the club – handling membership applications and renewals, subsidies, marketing, communications, and financial matters. The Steering committee and their subcommittees also plan some of the club’s larger special events, such as the Spring Fling party, Jamboree, End-of-Summer picnic, and our Annual General Meeting.

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Twice Upon a Time

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Back for Season Two, Twice Upon a Time is Toronto’s fully improvised musical fairy tale. Ever wonder how the Big Bad Wolf became bad? Or what Rumpelstiltskin was like as a child? And how did that Old Woman ended up living in a smelly shoe, anyway? With Twice Upon a Time, a new one-act musical tale is born at every performance, based on audience suggestions – bringing unpredictable and hilarious results. Each night, the comedic cast tells a prequel to a well known children’s story or fairytale with humour, music and song. Every word, every note, and every lyric are made up on the spot – you won’t believe it! Join us as we watch this talented cast of comedians and musicians embark on an adventure into a world where anything can happen – and it usually does. This will be my fourth time attending, it's completely different every time. For more information, become a full club member at www.outandout.ca to obtain all the activity details including location and activity leader contact information. Full activity details are always available on the club calendar at www.outandout.ca. Once you register and log in, go to What's Happening, then choose News & Calendar. If this activity requires you to sign up, you need to email the Activity Leader's email found in the Google Group announcement.

Progressive Euchre Night

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It’s too cold for sunbathing and too warm for winter sports but never too anything for a fun night of Progressive Euchre. A basic knowledge of the game is required. It’s always great fun so please reserve early because one the event is full you will be put on that dreaded wait list For more information, become a full club member at www.outandout.ca to obtain all the activity details including location and activity leader contact information. Full activity details are always available on the club calendar at www.outandout.ca. Once you register and log in, go to What's Happening, then choose News & Calendar. If this activity requires you to sign up, you need to email the Activity Leader's email found in the Google Group announcement.

Out - Theatre

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Join us to see Greg Campbell’s show “Out” For more information, become a full club member at www.outandout.ca to obtain all the activity details including location and activity leader contact information. Full activity details are always available on the club calendar at www.outandout.ca. Once you register and log in, go to What's Happening, then choose News & Calendar. If this activity requires you to sign up, you need to email the Activity Leader's email found in the Google Group announcement.

Paris to Cambridge "It's Finally Spring!!!" Hike

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The 18 kilometre (11 mile) trail follows the Grand River through lush Carolinian forest with spectacular river overlooks. The trail is level, finished with fine gravel and provides an easy path for hikes. The trail follows the old roadbed of the Lake Erie and Northern Railway (LE&N). This is a longer hike but it is a gentle one - with stops, expect about 4-5 hours. For more information, become a full club member at www.outandout.ca to obtain all the activity details including location and activity leader contact information. Full activity details are always available on the club calendar at www.outandout.ca. Once you register and log in, go to What's Happening, then choose News & Calendar. If this activity requires you to sign up, you need to email the Activity Leader's email found in the Google Group announcement.

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New & Not So New Members Brunch

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