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EXPLORER RV CLUB NATIONAL RALLY
AUGUST 2018 • PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
The survey results are in and the most popular vote for the next national rally destination was “let's go east”. We are listening and heading to beautiful Prince Edward Island. We are currently working on booking accommodations, tours, caterers, etc. Please watch for more details in upcoming issues. Details will also be posted on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.
By Phyllis Briercliffe
Our annual fall brunch was held in November. Although the turnout was small, greetings and plans were shared. Best wishes were extended to everyone for a great holiday season.
We look forward to meeting together in April to plan our summer activities. It seems that many groups have already planned an exciting camping season. Our first campout will most likely be held in May, with more details to come.
Have a wonderful summer. We welcome new campers. Call Wayne (204) 222-7393.
Happy Campers - Bracebridge
By Bill Webb
We have more than 80 Explorer RV Club members registered for the Spring Campout in Bracebridge, but there are still a few spots available for happy campers. Call or email if you are interested.
Date: June 10 - 14
Registration fee: $25 per person
Camping fee: $100 (four nights) arrive Sunday, June 10; leave Thursday, June 14
Camping fee will be collected at the meet and greet on June 11.
Note: Site hydro is 15 amp, water is via your hose. Bring your Ys. A dumping station is available in the fairgrounds.
The theme for this campout will be “Christmas in June”, celebrating Santa’s many years at his summer home in Bracebridge at Santa’s Village.
Keep an eye open for a fun gift (not more than $5) while you are browsing this winter. Men provide a present for men, ladies a present for ladies.
No potluck at this campout - take a break ladies.
For information contact Bill Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (705) 769-3003.
Happy Campers - Dundalk
By Martin Schell
This year’s campout will be at Highpoint Campground, Dundalk, Owen Sound St., from August 15-18. Most campers can have water and electric hook-ups. Washrooms and showers available, with dumping station on-site.
The 15th and 16th are set up and fellowship. We’ll kick off Thursday with registration and a potluck so bring a favourite dish. There will be a bbq of sausage on a bun and fried onions on Friday and Cattle Drive Stew on Saturday. This year’s theme is western with a prize for the best costume. Sunday we’ll pack up and say our goodbyes.
There will be campfires and lots of games! Come visit with fellow campers and have a good time. Hope to see you all again. Newcomers welcome.
The cost of the campout is $180 for a great time. This includes site, hall, food for breakfast and bbq. ($10/day for each extra person staying on your site; extra days prior to our camp are $40/day.)
Directions: between Shelburne and Flesherton on Hwy 10. On Hwy 9 coming into Dundalk you’ll see Foodland and Dundalk pool; the campground is in behind. There is a laneway between them.
For more information, call Martin Schell at (519) 492-2200 or email email@example.com. Please respond as soon as possible for site bookings.
By Bob and Pat Sanderson
Please note that for the year of 2018, the Memories chapter will shut down. My wife and I will be travelling on our own and with friends.
We have trips planned for the year and it is our 50th wedding anniversary. There is not enough time to do it all this year.
Have a great summer and we will catch up in 2019.
Quinte Wagoneers Chapter
By Bill van der Valk
Our Christmas gathering at a local restaurant was well attended, as you can see by the photograph above.
Since then, the Quinte Wagoneers have been mostly inactive. Some of our lucky members are enjoying the warmth down south while the rest of us are shivering in Ontario waiting for the first signs of spring. Just to remind us of better days ahead, we have been attending the various RV Shows in the area and dreaming of green grass and campfires.
Our first camp for 2018 is being held May 4-6 at Smugglers Cove. If you are interested in attending this camp or any camps, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwestern Ontario Chapter
By Martha Knight
I know we are all looking forward to spring and it will soon be time to get the RV in shape for another season of fun.
We have five campouts planned for the summer months, beginning in May. We start the season off with a campout at Willow Lake Campground and RV Park, in Woodstock, from May 22-26. Then from June 19-22, we head to Green Acres Park in Waterloo. In July we will be at Shelter Valley Campground in Clinton followed by August camping at Wildwood Golf & RV Resort in McGregor. In September we will be at Lakewood Christian Campground near Sarnia.
Our campouts involve some optional organized activities and lots of time to socialize around the campfire in the evening. We are looking for new members. If you are interested in joining our group, contact President Ben Sietsma at email@example.com or (519) 520-2061.
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter
By Ern Pennell
After a most successful 2017 camping season coming to a close, things have been rather quiet with the Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter. The next scheduled activity will be our annual spring luncheon and meeting which will take place (at a time and place to be determined) in May. By then, things will be kicking into high gear for our June 2018 Rally scheduled to be held at the BlueFin RV Park in Holyrood, NL, during the weekend of June 22.
Until spring, good health and safe travels.
By Doug Barnes
Our group held a Christmas dinner hosted in the basement of a church in Mount Pearl in late November with approximately 30 members attending.
The Executive has made a tentative schedule for this coming summer’s rallies with the first destination of Sanger Municipal Park in Grand Falls and other locations in central Newfoundland in late June. We are also organizing a week-long rally to the Burin Peninsula in the mid-summer timeframe.
Contact Doug.Barnes@nf.sympatico.ca for more information.
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