2017 Constitutional Amendments

Result of Vote on Constitutional Amendments Thanks to the participation of club members, the EOTB constitution has been amended. Amendments were made in three major areas: Elimination of club chapters: Chapters were created when the EOTB and the KAOS (the Kingston Area Offroad Society) merged in 2005. These amendments eliminate the chapter concept since it has not been used at all in the last several years and terms and conditions around chapters complicated the constitution, voting pro...
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Sullivan Lake

A part of the Crag Lake Trail System, Sullivan Lake offers similar terrain. It is very rocky with tight sections and narrow ridges. The trail leads to Sullivan Lake and features two great camping spots by the lake. It is also the starting point for the Evergreen Mountain trail. DO NOT CUT TREES! the tight trail conditions are a large part of what make this trail challenging! OF4WD Rating: 3+
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2015 AGM Report

Summary The EOTB AGM was held, once again, at Biagio’s Italian Kitchen, and despite competing with the Senators game, we had excellent attendance. I would like to thank those that took the time to join us at the AGM to help us launch the upcoming season. For those of you that weren’t able to attend, the following is a summary of what took place at the AGM EOTB Board of Directors As there was only one nomination per position, each position was filled by acclamation, and no election was n...
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New Announcements Mailing List

For many years EOTB has been operating the EOTB Announcements Mailing List. We use this mailing list to keep you informed of club news, upcoming events and trail rides. New Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation requires that we get your express consent in order to continue to send you news after July 1 2014. Please follow this link to sign up to our new mailing list. Thank you for your support. We look forward to staying in touch and seeing you at our next trail ride or social event. [Up...
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Orleans Dodge Chrysler Jeep BBQ

Jeep Off-Road BBQ Event Saturday 24 May 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm Orleans Dodge Chrysler Jeep, one of our club's sponsors has invited all our members out to meet their recent jeep owners and discuss off-roading and our club! BBQ will be provided! If you drive a Jeep - from Mild to Wild, shine it up and display it!! If you don't drive a Jeep, come anyway, talk about off-roading and enjoy the BBQ!! ORLEANS DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RAM 1465 Youville Dr Ottawa, Ontario K1C 4R1 Ma...
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Adopt-a-Road Clean-up and Trail Ride

The spring Adopt-a-Road Clean-up is on for this Saturday May 10 followed by a trail ride to the Rusty Bat. Full details here. Teenagers 12 and older are allowed to participate, but they must fill out the consent form. For those in high school, this is a great opportunity to get some volunteer hours.
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2014 Events

Due to the extra soggy spring we've had, the BOD has decided to postpone the Season Opener until further notice. A few of us will be heading up there in the coming days to monitor the access road and trail conditions. We will keep you posted!
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2014 Awards

It was great seeing everyone who showed up at the AGM last Friday. Here are all the awards and their recipients as some of you were not at the AGM. Kohn Award - Burns Macdonald Most Improved Driver Award -Brian Gudger Rookie Award -Karen Bryden Best Builder Award -Ken Buck Bling Bling Award -Mark Geres Best Stuck -Kevin Haasper Maher Presidents' Award -Paul Dufresne Shutterbug Award -Christine Croskery Jackstand Award -Rene Meunier McGyver Award (for most innovative trail fix...
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EOTB 2014-2015 Elections

As the EOTB Elections Officer this year, I am pleased to present your new EOTB Executive, congratulate the new board members and thank everyone for their participation: President - Paul Dufresne Vice-President - Chris Palko Secretary - Nick Clement Treasurer - Peter Stecko Environmental Officer - Ken Buck Ottawa Area Director - Burns MacDonald Kingston/Brockville Area Director - Rod Etienne Michael Gilligan 2014 Elections Officer 2014
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EOTB 2014 AGM

Friday March 28th, 2013 6:00 pm Biagio's Italian Kitchen, 1394 Richmond Rd., Ottawa, ON K2B 6R8 We are once again getting ready for the upcoming season and part of that will be the election of your board representatives; the first look at the trail run schedule and of course the annual general meeting where we officially kick off the new season. The eating, drinking and being merry starts as early as 6:00 pm. Please come at this time to order food and to renew your membership. You c...
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New Dealer Sponsor for EOTB!

Your EOTB Board is happy to announce that we have succeeded in establishing another sponsor to support our members. Orleans Dodge Chrysler Jeep is offering a 10-15% discount of dealer Jeep parts at both Orleans Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Orleans, and Metro Dodge Chrysler Jeep in the West end (Richmond Rd between Woodroffe and Lincoln Fields). For the first time, this provides the benefit of proximity to all members across the greater Ottawa area., regardless of which end you live in. Sponsor ...
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Trail Report – Camp EOTB – August 2013

What a great Camp this year!!! Almost 40 members of the extended EOTB family – young, old, and all ages in between – participated in the Camp and it turned out to be a huge success. Thanks to Paul D., the campsites were well organized and everybody who was able to register in time had a good spot. Our hosts, the Black Donald Trailer Park, were gracious as always, delivering wood and message by golf cart right to our sites and checking several times a day to see if we needed anything. T...
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CAMP EOTB IS ABOUT TO BEGIN

What An off-roading long weekend extravaganza of wheeling and good times with EOTB friends and family. Run great trails all day, tell tall tales around the campfire by the lake in the evening, have a few beers and fix your truck all night. Where The campsites are full. You should have been contacted by Paul Dufresne already concerning your site allocations. If not contact me or Paul. The campground is at the Black Donald Campground (http://www.blackdonaldtntpark.ca/) on Centennial lake. ...
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EOTB OJC CAPS Swap Meet

Need Parts? Selling Parts? Just want to look? This is the place to be! More information here EOTB WELCOMES OUR OJC FRIENDS TO PARTICIPATE! Date: 15 Jun from 10:00-3:00 Location: CAPS Store, 571 Lacolle Way, Orleans, ON K4A 5B6 (see map attached) Venue: Gravel parking lot and grassed area of their lot (lawn) Swap Meet – NO FEE. bring all your old 4x4 stuff and trade it for someone else’s old 4x4 stuff. Or sell it to buy new stuff. Show n Shine – several categories such as fa...
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Season Opener THIS SUNDAY

Season Opener 2013! This Sunday! (Mark G.'s GoPro shot from last year's line-up) This year's season opener will be held on Sunday May 05, 2013. As is usual for this event we will be travelling the Gorge Trail. The Gorge trail follows a 5km stretch of power line. The trail features a variety of rocks to climb and navigate and a few steep inclines with obstacles challenging enough for every level of experience. Most of the obstacles can be avoided by sticking to the road making this a good...
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Adopt-A-Road Clean-up THIS SUNDAY

Due to the likelihood of rain tomorrow morning, the Adopt-a-road cleanup and Rusty Bat trail run are postponed until Sunday 28 Apr. We are meeting at the same place and the same time. And please note, Mark G. has kindly donated a pair of free tickets to the 3D Advanced Screening of IRON MAN 3 on Wednesday May 1, 2013 at 7 PM at Silvercity Theatre Gloucester in Ottawa East. All participants will be entered into a draw for these tickets at the end of the cleanup. Ross M./Environmental Of...
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Spring Schedule Changes

Tuesday evening a few of us from EOTB and OJC went to the Gorge trailhead for a quick reccee to see firsthand what the road/trailhead is like. The road that leads to the trailhead is very soft and there is still some snow along the side of the road. Both OJC and EOTB have decided not to do trail runs at the Gorge this coming weekend. Instead EOTB will clean up Hwy 508 near Calabogie in our semi-annual Adopt-A-Road initiative. I just wanted to let everyone know ASAP so that they can adjust the...
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Winch Workshop Sunday

Winch Workshop moved to SUNDAY! Saturday: Rain and 4 degrees (feels like -2) and 40-70% POP not doable Sunday: Sunny hence the name Sun-Day and a few degree’s warmer (8 deg. Feels like 15) Bells Corners at 9 am!
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2013-2014 Season

On March 23 2013 the club started the new season with a bang with the Annual General Meeting at Biagios. We had a great crowd and prizes to give away from National 4WD and PJF4x4. Highlights from the AGM are online in our 2013 Photo Highlights. NEW DATES due to late spring: Members start this year with a Winch & Recovery Day (members-only) on Sunday April 21, followed by the Season Opener at the Gorge on April 28, and our spring Adopt-a-Road Cleanup in Calabogie on May 4. Our...
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Algonquin Land Claim AIP Update

Information for Off-Roaders The governments of Ontario and Canada have negotiating with the Algonquins to settle a long standing land claim by transferring 117,500 acres of crown land to the Algonquin. Another 30,000 acres will become a new park. The transferred land will become private land and the Algonquin will be able to use it or develop it just as any private landowner can. This is a multi-year plan with agreements that need to be ratified by the Algonquin and details yet to be deter...
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EOTB 2013 AGM

Saturday March 23rd, 2013 5:00 pm Biagio's Italian Kitchen, 1394 Richmond Rd., Ottawa, ON K2B 6R8 We are once again getting ready for the upcoming season and part of that will be the election of your board representatives; the first look at the trail run schedule and of course the annual general meeting where we officially kick off the new season. The eating, drinking and being merry starts as early as 5:00 pm. Please come at this time to order food and to renew your membership. You...
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Algonquin Land Claim Agreement-In-Principle

What You Should Know Important negotiations are underway in Eastern Ontario that should be of concern to anyone who uses crown land in Eastern Ontario. If you recreate on crown land, off-road, ATV, snowmobile, canoe, kayak, boat, hunt, fish, camp, geocache, hike, ski, snowshoe or cottage on or near crown lands you should get informed and ensure that your rights and your usage of crown land is documented and considered. The governments of Ontario and Canada have been holding confidential me...
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OF4WD Newsletter

The latest newsletter from the Ontario Federation of 4WD Recreationists (OF4WD) is now available on line. OF4WD works on behalf of members to keep open access to trails on public land, to educate, to clean-up and maintain trails and to promote 4WD recreation. Members can access the OF4WD Trail Index for a trail map with background information and trail status. If you are a member of EOTB or ride with us on the trail then you are a member of OF4WD. $20 of your annual membership fee or guest...
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Winter Studies

While winter is upon us, some of us are working on trucks and some of us are studying up to get our Amateur Radio licences. There are a couple of advantages to having our trail leaders equipped with amateur radios: Amateur radios can transmit at much higher power (250 watts with Basic certificate) than CB radio (4 watts maximum), which means greater distances with ground wave propagation Amateur radios have access to repeaters that can increase the range of the radio, even at low power, by ...
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Winter 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year EOTB Ski / Snowboard Day at Calabogie Peaks - Saturday Feb 2 2013 EOTB Snowtubing Day at Edelweiss - Sunday Feb 24 2013 EOTB Annual General Meeting - Saturday Mar 23 2013 Stay tuned for more winter social and off-roading events Just a reminder that as a courtesy to our friends with snowmobiles, please stay off groomed trails during the winter months. They only get the trails for a short time each year and you can be charged with trespassing. I...
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