Calendar

Mar
23
Sat
2019 Annual General Meeting @ Scotty’s Corner Diner
Mar 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The EOTB Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019. We are trying a new, accessible venue this year. This event is open to members, their plus-ones and their kids.

Because we are holding an afternoon meeting, we’ll structure things a little differently: We’ll start with presentations, voting, etc., and conclude with supper, though people are free to order food and drink whenever they like. Scotty’s is making their full menu available and they have a wide variety of very tasty family-friendly fare.

Registration

If you plan to attend the event, please register by following the link above.

Location Details

Scotty’s Corner Diner, 2006 Robertson Road, Bells Corners. This is the strip mall where the Pizza Hut used to be and where Local’s is now, just north of the fire station and across the street from Mort’s.

There is plenty of parking and the 417 is just a few minutes away.

Agenda

  • Recap of 2018
  • Presentation of club awards (get in your nominations: http://www.eotb.ca/award-nominations/)
  • Discussion of constitutional amendment to eliminate the VP and add a director-at-large to the board
  • Vote on constitutional amendment
  • Constitutional amendment results
  • Final call for nominations for election to the board of directors (based on results of the amendment)
  • Door prizes
  • Voting for the board, if necessary
  • Election/acclamation results
  • Socializing, door prizes, supper
  • Lookahead to 2019

Attending the meeting

The meeting is open to all members in good standing, their “plus one”, and their kids. Members who haven’t yet renewed with the EOTB can renew at the meeting. (If you haven’t already renewed with the OF4WD, you will have to do so directly with them: Since they changed their membership system, we can no longer renew for you.)

Awards

To nominate club members for the various epic club awards, please use the form available at http://www.eotb.ca/award-nominations/ before March 09th, 2019. Awards will be presented at the AGM March 23, 2018.

If you won a trophy-style award last year, please bring it to the AGM or arrange to get it to a member of the BoD before the AGM (one of the Wing Nights works), so we can be environmentally and fiscally responsible and reuse it. Be sure to take plenty of selfies with it first, though, so you can preserve the memory forever

Voting and Election

We will also be holding at least one vote and possibly an election. The vote will be on an amendment to the constitution. An election will be held if required to fill seats on the board. You should have received communications by e-mail on the proposed changes to the constitution and how they will impact the election. If you have not, please contact the Board of Directors.

The main motivation for this is to increase member participation in club management and to encourage elections, which are a good sign of a healthy, active club.

Apr
8
Mon
Ottawa Wing Nights @ ChancesR Restaurant
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm

Wing Night BannerLocation

1365 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean, ON K2G 1V7, (613) 225-6887


Departure

Usually through the doors, but if you must windows will work. Just be prepared to pay the damages.


Tow Points

Necessary, only if you plan on eating too many wings.


Non-Members

Everyone is welcome, come on out and meet some of our members, ask questions.


CB Radios

You can turn it on if you’re lost, hopefully someone else in the club will be listening to spot you into the parking lot.


T-Shirts

You must have a shirt to be served. If you don’t have a t-shirt you can always purchase your highly sought after EOTB t-shirt from me. Please let me know if you would like one and I will bring it for you.

For more information, use the Contact Form to contact us.

Apr
13
Sat
Trail Leader Course and BBQ @ Almonte, ON
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The aim of the trail leader course is to provide knowledge and share some of the club’s collective experience with those individuals that volunteer to lead the group. Individuals completing the course should gain an understanding of the skills, knowledge and experience to be an effective leader on the trail.

The course will cover topics such as:

  • Communications
  • Recovery Situations
  • Incident and Emergency Management
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Spotting
  • Environmental Considerations

Taking the course alone does not make you a trail leader, but is an important step in the process.

Registration

If you wish to attend the course, please complete the short form by clicking the registration link. The trail leader course is open to members only.

May
4
Sat
OF4WD Trail Maintenance – The Gorge @ The Gorge
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Description

The OF4WD hosted a newbie run last fall only to find that parts of the trail were blocked by large trees that fell during one of the storms. In an effort to keep the trail open for the upcoming season, the OF4WD, in partnership with local member clubs are organizing a trail maintenance event.

This event is not a trail run. Attendance will be limited and focused on trail maintenance activities.

Participants

If you wish to volunteer to help with this trail maintenance, please register by completing the form below. Event details will be communicated using the e-mail address provided.

We are trying to limit the number of vehicles involved, however, we encourage participants to ride-along with others to maximize the number of working hands available.

Meeting Place

We will meet at the Antrim Truck Stop at 9:00 am.  If you would like to join us for breakfast at the truck stop come for 8 am.

Map of Antrim Truck Stop

Departure

Planned departure time is 9:30am.

Fuel

Please come fully fueled and ready to roll.

Equipment

This is a trail maintenance event, so please bring equipment for clearing downed trees. Tools such as chainsaws, clippers, machetes, cant hooks will all be useful in removing the deadfall from the trail.

Register

While the EOTB is managing the registrations for this event, any member of the OF4WD is welcome.

  • Please list any equipment you can bring to facilitate the trail maintenance efforts.
May
5
Sun
Open Run – 2019 Season Opener @ The Gorge
May 5 all-day

The Gorge has been the traditional location of our Season Opener, and the tradition continues. The trail runs along a power line offering a variety of rocky obstacles to play on with the option of bypassing obstacles you don’t feel you, or your vehicle, are quite ready for. As the Season Opener usually attracts a large number of vehicles, please come prepared for a slow pace, with plenty of opportunity to socialize while watching your peers tackle the various obstacles. It’s a great opportunity to get to know your fellow members and take some great photos!

Should ground conditions be too wet, as they were last year, we may postpone the event to avoid damaging the trail or the access road.

Please keep an eye on the events calendar and watch for notices.

Meeting Place

Primary Meeting Location: Bells Corners Loblaws parking lot @ 9:00am

Map of Loblaws Bells Corners

Secondary Meeting Location: Burnstown, intersection of Calabogie Road (508) and Burnstown Road (52). Be prepared to join the rolling convoy as we pass through.

Map of Burnstown

Departure

Primary Meeting Location: 9:30am

Secondary Meeting Location: 10:15am (approximate)

Requirements

Front and rear tow points are mandatory for this trail.

Fuel

Please come to the meeting location fully fueled and ready to roll.

Non-Members

Non-Members are welcome. Please bring cash for the $20.00 guest fee. This is credited to your $40.00 membership fee if you join. Please bring exact change.

Members

If you have not yet renewed your membership for the 2019 season, please bring your guest fee or renew online on our website prior to attending.

CB Radios

Please tune your CB to channel 4.  No CB?  Bring your FRS radio tuned to channel 4.

Reminders

Remember to bring a lunch, plenty of water, boots, cameras and your sense of adventure. It is also recommended that you carry a tow strap and some shackles as basic extraction equipment. Bug spray and sunscreen may also be wise.

 

May
11
Sat
Member Run – Crag Lake Adopt-a-Trail @ Crag Lake Trail
May 11 all-day

In partnership with the OF4WD, the EOTB has adopted the Crag Lake trail. We will run the Crag Lake trail with a focus on clearing any debris or trees that may have come down over the winter months, trim branches encroaching on the trail and pick-up any garbage we find along the way.

While we will be running the trail, you can expect that progress will be slower than usual as we work to maintain the trail.

Meeting Place

Primary Meeting Location: The Bogie General Store at 9:00am

Given the length of the trail, we will forego the usual meeting spot in Bells Corners and meet at The Bogie General Store at the intersection of Highways 508 and 511.

Departure

We will be leaving no later than 9:30am.

Equipment

Since this is a trail maintenance event, we recommend you bring some work gloves and appropriate tools. We will likely require one or more chainsaws to clear downed trees, clippers and machetes to trim branches and we will bring garbage bags to collect any garbage we find along the way.

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail. A lift and 33″ or larger tires is recommended for this trail.

Fuel

Please come to the meeting location fully fueled and ready to roll.

Non-Members

This is a members only run. If you wish to invite a non-member, please contact the trail leader to confirm that this event is suitable for your guest.

CB Radios

Please tune your CB to channel 4.  No CB?  Bring your FRS radio tuned to channel 4.

Reminders

Remember to bring a lunch, plenty of water, boots, cameras and your sense of adventure. It is also recommended that you carry a tow strap and some shackles as basic extraction equipment. Bug spray and sunscreen may also be wise.

May
13
Mon
Ottawa Wing Nights @ ChancesR Restaurant
May 13 @ 7:00 pm

Wing Night BannerLocation

1365 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean, ON K2G 1V7, (613) 225-6887


Departure

Usually through the doors, but if you must windows will work. Just be prepared to pay the damages.


Tow Points

Necessary, only if you plan on eating too many wings.


Non-Members

Everyone is welcome, come on out and meet some of our members, ask questions.


CB Radios

You can turn it on if you’re lost, hopefully someone else in the club will be listening to spot you into the parking lot.


T-Shirts

You must have a shirt to be served. If you don’t have a t-shirt you can always purchase your highly sought after EOTB t-shirt from me. Please let me know if you would like one and I will bring it for you.

For more information, use the Contact Form to contact us.

May
26
Sun
Member Run – Lavant Lookout Front to Back @ Lavant Lookout
May 26 all-day

Description

Lavant Lookout is a trail that leads to a scenic lookout near Lavant.  The trail is rocky, with some tight sections and a few muddy sections. There is a rock garden, known as the mine field, that requires careful navigation before reaching the top. On this run, we will also tackle the back door of the trail which adds some more challenging rocky obstacles and a tricky soft exit.

Meeting Place

Primary Meeting Location: Bells Corners Loblaws parking lot @ 9:00am

Map of Loblaws Bells Corners

Secondary Meeting Location: Hopetown

Map of Hopetown

Departure

Primary Meeting Location: 9:30am

Secondary Meeting Location: 10:15am (approximate)

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail

Gas

Please come to the meeting location fully fueled and ready to roll.

Non-Members

Members only for this run please. If you wish to bring a guest along, please contact us in advance.

Communications

Please tune your CB to channel 4.  No CB?  Bring your FRS radio tuned to channel 4.

Reminders

Remember to bring a lunch, plenty of water, boots, cameras and your sense of adventure. It is also recommended that you carry a tow strap and some shackles as basic extraction equipment. Bug spray and sunscreen may also be wise.

As we can never be certain what will transpire on the trail, we cannot guarantee a return time. Even though it is our intent to be off the trail at a reasonable time, come prepared for a long day with extra food and water.

Jun
1
Sat
Member Run – The Quinn @ The Quinn
Jun 1 all-day

Description

The Quinn is a club favourite and known as one of the most challenging trails in the region. The trail has seen a lot of wear and tear lately due to traffic. It is very rocky with rocky climbs and off-camber areas. In some areas even the bypasses can be challenging. There is a traditional lunch spot at top of the hill overlooking the lake. We usually go in the “back door” (north entrance) which makes the trail more challenging and exit via the “front door” (south entrance) over bridge.

Meeting Place

Meeting Location: The Bogie General Store at 9:30am

Map of the Bogie General Store

Departure

Meeting Location: 10:00am

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail.

This trail has some tight areas, and plenty of rock to navigate. Some lift, oversized tire and under-armour are recommended for this trail.

Gas

Please come to the meeting location fully fuelled and ready to roll.

Non-Members

This trail run is open only to EOTB members in good standing.

CB Radios

Please tune your CB to channel 4.  No CB?  Bring your FRS radio tuned to channel 4.

Reminders

Remember to bring a lunch, plenty of water, boots, cameras and your sense of adventure. It is also recommended that you carry a tow strap and some shackles as basic extraction equipment. Bug spray and sunscreen may also be wise.

Jun
8
Sat
Open Run – Adopt-a-Road Clean-up @ The Bogie General Store
Jun 8 all-day

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Description

The EOTB has adopted a 2km stretch of Calabogie Road, northeast of The Bogie General Store. Twice a year, as part of the Adopt-a-Road program, the EOTB take a crew out to clean-up garbage along that 2km stretch. The process usually takes less than two hours, and we end the day with a short trail run, likely the Calabogie Line.

Meeting Place

To avoid delays in getting to the trail, we will skip the Bells Corners meeting place, and meet directly in Calabogie at The Bogie General Store.

Departure

We will meet at 10:00am to begin the highway clean-up.

Primary Meeting Location: We will depart for the trail once the highway clean-up is completed

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail. We also recommend you carry a tow strap and some shackles.

For the highway clean-up, we will provide garbage bags and rubber gloves, but recommend you bring your own gloves and wear high visibility clothing (bright colors). Bug spray and sunscreen may also be wise.

Gas

Please come to the meeting location fully fueled and ready to roll.

Non-Members

Non-Members are welcome. Please bring cash or cheque for the $20.00 guest fee. This is collected at every trail run for non-members and is applied towards your $40.00 membership fee if you join. Please bring exact change.

While guests are welcome to join us for this event, this trail does not have as many bypasses as our usual open events.

CB Radios

Please tune your CB to channel 4. No CB? Bring your FRS radio tuned to channel 4.

Reminders

Remember to bring a lunch, plenty of water, boots, cameras and your sense of adventure.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.