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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
This year, our initial campout was again at Champagne's RV Park in Lac du Bonnet. This is a full-service, attractive campground with a building in case of rain. Watch the next issue for the rally details and more.
For more information, call Wayne at (204) 222-7393.
Happy Campers - Dundalk
By Martin Schell
This year's campout will be at Highpoint Campground, Dundalk, 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 $190 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.
Happy Campers - Chelsea Fall 2018
By Kathy Sargeson
Your hosts are busy planning for your fall adventure. Our 50s and 60s theme will feature a Monster Mash, so get your costumes ready. We are also planning a tour of the Bruce Nuclear Plant. Sign-up sheets will be available at the Meet & Greet. There will also be standard washer toss, mini golf, baseball, and a new euchre tournament.
Date: September 10-18
Location: Cedar Rail Family Campground (located on the Grey Bruce Line, R.R. #3 Chesley, ON)
Services: The first 31 campers to sign up will get the full service lots. Those signing later will have sites with water and electricity. A dump site is available, as well as free internet (vouchers at office), heated swimming pool, showers, and restrooms.
Registration Fee: $25 per person
Camping Fee: The exact rate is still to be determined, but will be approximately $32 per night. After setup, please pay at the campground office.
Finding your site: Upon arrival, you will be greeted by one of us and we will direct you to your site.
** Those who sign up will receive a detailed agenda prior to the date. **
Contact: Ken & Barb Heinbein (519) 699-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Curt & Sharon Burgess at email@example.com, Ray & Lyn Spiewak at firstname.lastname@example.org, Ken & Kathy Sargeson at email@example.com
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
What an opening to our camping season! Our first camp was held on the May 4-6 weekend in the Quinte Isle area. Some of us arrived on Thursday but most on Friday after driving through the fog and rain. It did clear up later, so we held our Meet & Greet in the campground hall. We had planned a warm campfire, but the winds picked up and we were afraid of burning down the campground with horizontal flames. Saturday was a bit cool, but sunny and bright. After our morning coffee and sweets gathering, we toured the new rigs some of our members bought over the winter. The afternoon offered a euchre tournament or a happy hour that lasted four hours. Tough choices! Dinner was potluck and boy, were we ever lucky. Most of the offerings were hot and delicious. In the evening we enjoyed a nice campfire and it was bug-free.
Sunday morning, after our farewell coffee and dessert time, half of our members left. Those who remained spent the day chatting and then had another potluck dinner in the hall.
Four guest groups attended and two decided to join our club.
Our June camp was held on the June 8-10 weekend at Cobourg East Campground, write up to come next issue. If you are interested in attending any futurer camps, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwestern Ontario Chapter
By Martha Knight
Finally, spring is here and we are enjoying our camping season once again after the long winter. Our first outing was to Willow Lake Campground and RV Park in Woodstock. We started off with a chili dinner followed by a campfire. The next morning we enjoyed coffee and pastries as a group, followed by a relaxing afternoon following our own pursuits. On our last day we enjoyed a Bocce ball tournament in the afternoon and trivia quiz at the evening campfire.
Our next campout is in June at Green Acre Park in Waterloo where we will have the opportunity to tour the St. Jacobs farmers' market and enjoy some excellent food at a local restaurant before our evening campfires.
From July 17-20, we will be at Shelter Valley Campground in Clinton. August 14-17, we will be meeting at Wildwood Golf & RV Resort in Essex. Finally, from September 18-21, we will be camping at Lakewood Christian Campground near Sarnia.
We welcome new members at any time. If you are interested in joining our group, or just checking us out, please contact president Ben Sietsma at email@example.com or (519) 520-2061.
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter
By Ern Pennell
The snowbirds have all returned from the sunny south, and everyone is getting geared up for the 2018 camping season.
As reported earlier, our next formal event is the May Luncheon and Meeting scheduled for May 16 at Terra Nova Hospitality Resort, TCH/Port Blandford, NL.
Our camping season will officially kick off with the Summer Rally scheduled for the weekend of June 22 at BlueFin RV Park, Holyrood, NL. Both events will have taken place by the time this issue of Canadian RVing hits the streets, so hopefully we will have a report for the Fall issue.
Although there are no other formal events scheduled until our Fall Rally, you will usually find small groups of Explorers gathered in the most popular camping parks and festivals around the island during the summer months.
Have a safe summer, and happy camping!
By Doug Barnes
We are 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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