The upgrade is nearly complete with most functions working. Awaiting 2015-16 schedule
It doesn’t seem possible this deep-freeze winter will be over in just three weeks from now. But we are going to celebrate this memorable ski season come what may!
The BTNSC End of Season (EOS) Party will be on Sat Mar 21 at La Perle at 4230, boul. St-Jean, DDO! Drinks will be at 6:30 pm, dinner at 7 pm.
La Perle is a popular West Island spot that has been serving Thai and Szechuan food since 1990. The dinner will be an “all-you-can-eat” menu format. As soon as dinner begins, there will be an initial round of favourite dishes (pre-selected by our organizer) served to the tables for everyone to share. After that, you can order any other dishes to share with your table from the special “Connoisseur’s Feast” menu that features over 65 of their most popular and exotic Thai and Szechuan dishes. There will be plenty of vegetarian options. Drinks are not included in the price, but they have a liquor licence and they can be ordered separately.
The price is $33 per person (tax & tip included). That’s a real deal, available only to BTNSC members! (The price is $41 for non-members.)
Reservations and advance payment are required. Please e-mail our organizer, Roy Tom to reserve your spot. Roy’s email is in the Club Directory on the Members page or obtain it from email@example.com (Please inform him if you are vegetarian.) Then send your cheque made out to “BTNSC” to:
63 Vincent Blouin
Kirkland QC H9J 4B3
The deadline to register for the EOS Party is Sun, Mar 15. Don’t delay!
The club’s annual ski clinic will be on Sat Jan 24 at the Morin Heights Cross Country Ski Centre. The clinic is conducted by certified x-c ski instructors. It starts at 1:00 pm and lasts 1 to 1.5 hours. The club will pay for the lesson, you just have to buy a regular trail ticket. This year we will have again have four classes. We will have a class for skate-skiing in addition to the three classes for classic skiing at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. There is
Mont Ste Anne Weekend Feb 20-22
The Mont Ste Anne Weekend is on Feb 20-22. The registration deadline is Jan 19. Several have already signed up to secure one of the 15 rooms we have reserved. The Chateau Mont Ste Anne is a popular destination so we don’t know if we will be able get additional rooms. First come, first served! Refer to the information & sign-up sheet in your membership package or on the website. For more info contact Joanna Cumyn
A first reminder that our annual Ski and Pot Luck is in just two and a half weeks on Sat, Jan 3! We will ski (or walk or ice skate) at Mount Royal in the morning starting at 10 am and then go over at noon to Monique Isler’s place on Melrose Ave in NDG for a pot luck lunch.
If you want to participate, please send Monique a message telling her what you plan to bring so that she can make sure we have all the food bases covered. Contact Monique , info in the Directory on Members page.
A reminder that the Mont Tremblant Weekend takes place Jan 16-18. The deadline to sign up is this Mon, Dec 15!
We have already filled most of the 15 rooms we reserved, with about 30 people registered.
Weekend info here.
We have reserved 50 spots for this year’s Christmas Party on Sat Dec 13 at the Bitoque Restaurant (on Notre-Dame, three blocks west of Atwater). One week after announcing the dinner, half the spots have already been filled! The deadline to register is Dec 6 OR when we fill all 50 spots. So if you want to attend, don’t delay!
Information Meeting Centennial hall, 288 Beaconsfield Bl, Beaconsfield, QC H9W 4A4 , 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
The meeting is intended for everyone. It’s for people who are new to the club and who would like to learn more about its activities, as well as for returning members who want to hear about what outings and events are planned for this season. It also gives one the chance to catch up with other members you have not seen in a while and to meet new ones.
Between 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. we will process memberships and project some photos from last season. We will also be serving Tim Hortons coffee, along with some cookies. At 7:30 p.m. we
Report by Tom V
The weather was sunny and about 15 C for our first Sunday hike of the season. The 27 hikers (and 3 dogs) set out from the Sanctuary shortly after 10 am, led by our expert guide, Christine Bouckley-Moore. There are many poorly marked trails on this hike, so we need someone like Christine who has years of experience on these trails. Some of the sections were rocky and leaf-covered so we had to step carefully. We took a roundabout route to the cross at the summit, with some hikers doing an extra 1 km extension via the top of the ski hill just before the cross. The total hike was 8 km or 9 km, depending on if one did the extra bit. We were on the trails for 3 hr 9 min. It was a great first hike!
Summer is over. Sure, the weather is still hot and humid this week, but like most of you, I consider Labour Day to mark
Don’t worry — we are still a long way from hitting the ski trails! But as is our custom, we will have a long and slow ramp-up to the ski season with activities that will keep us outdoors during that long gap from when it gets too cool (or dark) to ride our bikes and when the snow finally arrives. Your Beaver Tails club will have a schedule of Wednesday evening outings and Sunday hikes.