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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Adopt-a-Road Clean-up & Club BBQ Report

Honestly I was getting a little anxious with all the rain coming down hard on Friday evening, that we would have to postpone the adopt-a-road cleanup. But come Saturday morning, the skies cleared up just as forecast. We didn't get as many cleanup volunteers as we had in the spring, but we certainly had enough enthusiastic members to get the job done. We met early at Loblaws in Bells Corners and we were on the road by 0900hrs. At Munford's in Calabogie we met Peter Z and his family. We broke i...
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EOTB Fall Camp 2012

September 21 through September 23 EOTB Fall Camp is an informal gathering of EOTB members at Black Donald Tent and Trailer Park with the express purpose of off-roading. This is not coordinated by the club: if you wish to attend you should contact the campground directly at http://www.blackdonaldtntpark.ca/ to book a site for Friday September 21 and/or Saturday September 22. Please bring your own food and equipment. The club does not collect money for this event nor pay for your camp site....
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Calabogie Storm Relief Report

Before I get into the details, thank you Nick (my son) Craig, Serge, Burns, Marc and his wife for coming out to help yesterday. I believe w represented the club well yesterday. After gathering at Munford’s we all made our way to the Calabogie Community Centre, where we understood there would be a list of people looking for help. We didn’t find that list, rather a book for people to sign-in to volunteer. There was only one name in the book. We had a brief chat with the emergency services r...
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Calabogie Storm Relief

After speaking with the Calabogie Fire chief this evening, it is clear that there are still many people in need of help in the wake of the storm that hit the Calabogie area earlier this week. There are two rally points for those looking to assist which include Munford’s and the Calabogie Community Centre. In order to assist those who live in the area in which we play, I am asking EOTB members to join me tomorrow to assist in any way we can. It is unclear what type of assistance we will be ren...
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Camp EOTB 2012 – Friday Aug 3rd – Monday August 6th, 2012

A chance for the youthful to feel older and the older to feel youthful as camping is ageless and priceless Once again Camp EOTB is being held in Calabogie at Black Donald Tent & Trailer Park. Sites are limited so reserve now. Eleven sites (#’s 3-4-5-6-7-8-10-11-13-14-15) have been reserved and you will be assigned to a site. Some sites will be doubled-up. The sites are booked from Friday night to Monday noon. For kids 17 and under camping is free. There is no catered Saturday night dinner...
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EOTB 2012 AGM

Saturday March 24th, 2012 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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Trail Leader Program

Further to our trail leader seminar, which was very well attended, I would like to introduce to you our most recent effort to further develop EOTB – The creation of a Trail Leaders Committee. The Trail Leader Committee is referenced in Article 11 of the Club Bylaws and it’s a committee of trail leaders with a chairperson that makes recommendation to the board for officially adding and removing trail leaders. The bylaws state that the Chairperson is not a board position and it is not a voting pos...
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Brockville Trail Clean-up – October 2011

Thanks to the folks who came out to trail clean-up on Lyn Rd. in Brockville. This was a great group effort on the part of the local 4wd clubs. We had people from OVO, OJC, and EOTB. Thanks to Andy for organizing. The Brockville cycling club was invited but did not attend. This trail was in the news lately because the cycling groups were concerned with litter on the trail. We pulled old furniture, rotten porches, construction materials, shingles, and general garbage from the bush. None of ...
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Adopt-a-Road Clean-up – September 2011

If you were driving along Calabogie Road the morning of September 17 2011 you may have wondered what all the orange shirts were in the ditch ... it was the 4th semi-annual EOTB Adopt-a-Road clean-up! We adopted this section of road back in June of 2010 and this year we were recognized for our efforts with our very own EOTB Adopt-a-Road sign. Mother Nature has benefited from our work, the residents and visitors to Calabogie have a cleaner section of road to travel, and EOTB gets the opport...
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CAMP EOTB#2 ~ Sept 23rd – 25th ~

Mark your calendars and plan on coming up to the ever popular CAMP EOTB#2! Once again we are heading up to Black Donald Tent and Trailer Park as our base for a great weekend of family oriented fun on the trails, followed by more family fun around the campfire. Unlike Camp EOTB in August, if you wish to camp with us you need to call the campground and reserve your own camp site. This is a bring-your-own-food camp, people will gather where they will but the club is not providing food so co...
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Guest Fee Change

Small correction to the announcement regarding guest fees: The policy was changed slightly this year so the fee is payable by guests on *each* run they attend. The collected fees are then applied towards full membership fees. So if a guest comes out twice they pay $30 ($15+$15) and only $15 towards full memberships fees. However three runs as a guest doesn't automatically mean full membership. The membership process still has to applied. So the 4th run as a guest would still cost $15. Feed...
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Camp EOTB 1 Registration Announcement

July 29th to August 1st, 2011 (Friday - Monday) - Calabogie, On   Back by popular demand, Camp EOTB is being held in Calabogie at Black Donald Tent & Trailer Park. Sites are limited so reserve now. Eleven sites (#’s 3-4-5-6-7-8-10-11-14-40-41) have been reserved and singles can double up on a site. The sites are booked from Friday night to Monday noon. Please note that you cannot book these sites through the park at this time. They are reserved under EOTB and you must reserve these sites...
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Ottawa Wing Night New Location

After the last Ottawa Wing Night and battling to be heard over the Bingo announcer we are going to try a new location: the Cock'n Bull Pub & Eatery. Feedback about this becoming our regular place would be appreciated. Hopefully this will be a bit quieter and allow conversations to be heard and give Craig the chance to talk with the group as planned for last Wing Night without being drowned out. More Information
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Ottawa Wing Night Board Update

This week I will be taking the first half hour of wing night to provide you with an update from your Board. We felt it appropriate to provide you with an overview of our most recent board meeting… simply a high level update of the agenda items and our discussions - provide you with an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback etc. It is intended to be a relaxed discussion. Certainly nothing formal. We will give it a try to see how it goes and if acceptable we will provide regular update...
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2011 Season Opener at the Gorge THIS WEEKEND

Hit the trails with EOTB this Sunday April 24 at the Gorge for the Annual Season Opener! This is a great trail for new and old off-roaders, big and small trucks alike: just like the event description says, a dirt road runs through the trail and while some will play on the bigger rocks and bigger obstacles we always return to the dirt road so the group is always together. It's easy to stop and get out and take pictures or check out the obstacles and give them a try ... or leave them until next...
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2011-2012 Board Announcement

On April 7 2011 the board called for an election for all positions on the board of directors. Nominations were accepted up until April 15 2011. As of April 18, 2011 we have only one accepted nominee for each position. We will not proceed with a vote, the new board will stand until the next election at the next Annual General Meeting in spring 2012. President - Craig Jenkins Vice-President - Norm Matte Treasurer - Peter Strecko Secretary - Evan Croskery Chief Environmental Officer - Bria...
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Bring on the new season!

EOTB is ready for the new season. The calendar is set. The photo galleries are prepped. The forms are updated. Put your truck back together and let's go! Don't miss our first two trail events: April 24 - Season Opener at the Gorge - if you are new to the club this is a great first-time trail - this is an accessible trail with obstacles on each side - you can attempt any challenge or just watch but never be left behind because everyone returns to the main trail - come out and give it a try...
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EOTB Presidential Address 2011

Wow! Great food, great company, what an excellent way to start the season. I would like to thank the Membership for the great turnout. Thanks to our Board for organizing the AGM, the new location at Biagio's Italian Kitchen was roomy, the food and service was excellent. We had awesome door prizes, our sponsors have been extra generous this year. I would like to thank Dan and Kathy Trudel of National4WD in Smith Falls for being an invaluable sponsor over the years serving the needs of our...
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EOTB 2011 AGM

Saturday March 26th, 2011 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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Seasons Greetings

While it has been a few months since we embarked on any adventures together, it’s comforting to know that everyone will be eager to resume the moment the snow melts. In the mean time, I hope this message finds you and yours in good health and in good spirits during this holiday season. I hope each of you gets to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends. While you are toasting the holidays, I would ask that you take a moment to recognize and thank those Canadians serving abroad who wil...
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