What we're about

A warm welcome to the Outdoor Adventures for a Cause Meetup !

We are a group of friends with a passion for fitness and the outdoors. We facilitate outdoor events all year round and for all skill levels. Join us for wilderness backpacking, canoeing, camping, snowshoeing, biking, outdoor yoga and other activities. These events are a great way to get out, meet like-minded people, and recharge yourself!

****Please note that our organizers are not professional guides****

Our organizing team are simply a group of outdoor enthusiasts that invite you on their trips. Be prepared for the same risks and take the same precautions you would normally take if you were participating with your own group of friends. Please note that you are required to acknowledge and agree to our Waiver of Liability (https://www.meetup.com/Outdoor-Adventures-For-A-Cause/boards/thread/52074235/0/) before participating with us.

From time to time we will also feature events to raise awareness and donations for a cause dear to our hearts: iPartner India, Canada (https://ipartnerindia.ca/) - a Canadian non profit that works to provide safe shelter, nutritious food, and education to vulnerable children in India. Donations are on voluntary basis.

If you have an interest in contributing as a volunteer at one of our roundtable sessions please contact myself or the organizer on your next event with us. We welcome your participation in generating and developing ideas for our future fundraising events. Please see our sister meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Brainstorming-for-a-Cause (https://www.meetup.com/Brainstorming-for-a-Cause/events/260247777/)/

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Upcoming events (3)

Yoga in the park

Kew Gardens

We are taking our yoga classes out in the park ! This time it is again at the scenic Kew Gardens in Toronto's Beach neighborhood at 2075 Queen Street East. Start your weekend with 60 minutes of yoga followed by 15 minutes of a gentle guided meditation suitable for all levels. Harmonize your mind, body and spirit with this class. This class is suitable for all levels and no prior experience is required. All you need to bring is a yoga mat and drinking water.Please arrive 10 minutes before the class starts. Transportation: Please leave a note in the comment section if you can offer or you need a ride. Please also mention your location so matching is easier. What to bring: Comfortable attire, yoga mat, water. Donation is voluntary and you can donate what you like. All proceeds will go to iPartner India, Canada to provide safe shelter, nutrition and education to children in India. *** Please read and understand the entire Waiver of Liability. You will be required to acknowledge and agree to it for participating in this event.*** https://www.meetup.com/Outdoor-Adventures-For-A-Cause/messages/boards/thread/52074235#[masked]

Back Country Safety Session # 1: Immersion Hypothermia

Toronto Public Library - Fairview Library


The May long weekend is soon upon us, which marks the unofficial start of back country tripping for many Canadians. The threat of hypothermia is a constant companion on wilderness trips - even in the spring and summer. Please join us on the first of several back country safety sessions. After attending this 2 hour seminar participants will: • understand basic physiology of temperature regulation • recognize the signs and symptoms of hypothermia • treat someone they suspect of having hypothermia • understand how to take preventative measures • learn what to carry in emergency kits and how to improvise with materials in the back country Guest Speaker: Paul Tarsitano Former Marine Paramedic Wilderness Survival Instructor Wilderness First Aid Instructor Ice and Swift Water Rescue Instructor Paul has taught First Aid/CPR with St. John, Red Cross,Cardiac Safe City, and Heart & Stroke. In addition, Paul has instructed with Wilderness Survival Challenge School and has taught special education at a high school for over ten years. He has experience with the Canadian Ski Patrol, Search & Rescue,and Marine Unit. Paul's media experience includes TV and Radio shows such as: Body and Health, More2Life, Weather Network, Breakfast TV, CFTO Monica Matys, Rogers Cable, Canada AM CTV, CTV News Channel, Wild City, Etobicoke Now, T.O.'s #1, Radio 640 Charles Adler, CFTR 680 AM, CFMJ AM 640 Mike Stafford, CHOK Sarnia Radio, CKGL, AM Gary Doyle, AM 980, 107.7 Mix FM, and articles in Adventure Magazine, Outpost Adventure, Bancroft Times, North York Weekendener, and Muskoka Sun. 100% of ticket sales will be donated to: https://ipartnerindia.ca/

Backpacking Weekend - Frontenac Provincial Park Part 2

Frontenac Provincial Park

Join me for this relaxing weekend base camping on Lynch Lake and hiking the interior trails of Frontenac Provincial Park. As part of the All Season Camping Challenge that I am working on, this month we'll backpack 6 km from the Kingsford Dam entrance to Lynch Lake and set up a base camp for 2 nights. Lynch Lake is a small, but lovely spot that gives us some good hiking options. Saturday: At 7:15 am we will all meet at Don Mills Subway station in the little parking lot that is beside the parking garage. The parking lot is on the east side of the parking garage on the corner of Sheppard and Don Mills. Enter the mall from Sheppard and the little parking lot I'm talking about is on the left hand side (see photo). Leave Toronto by 7:30 sharp and we'll stop for a quick bite along the way. After hiking in about 6km to our site we can set up camp and either relax in good company at the site, or extend our hike (with or without packs) and wander around the 2.1 km Lynch Lake Loop (making our total distance for the day about 8km). Sunday: We'll spend the day hiking a combination of the loops that overlap this part of the park for a distance of about 13-15km. Our options are the central and north eastern forested part of the park or a trip through Moulton Gorge that will take us to some lookout points. Monday: We'll break camp nice and early, hike the 5.5-6 km back to the cars and aim to be back in Toronto by mid/late afternoon (traffic and weather depending, of course). I would like to be packed up and back at the cars at the trailhead by noon at the latest. Cost and Carpool: All costs will be finalized at the end of the trip but here is an overall breakdown of what to generally expect: Carpool costs: approximately $40 per person Campsite Costs: $12.50 per person/night Extras may include camp stove fuel costs, shared/individual meals etc, additional parking permits, donation to iPartnerIndia - Canada. A few other considerations: - Due to restrictions on the campsite, we will need to share tents. - You will carry what you bring as well as some common gear so pack light and leave space pack. - Leave no trace. We will pack out all garbage and be mindful of our ecological/environmental footprint. - This trip is for avid hikers with backcountry packbacking experience and the appropriate gear required for this type of excursion. If you are unsure or need more information, please don't hesitate to ask me! :)

Past events (6)

Yoga in the park

Kew Gardens

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