Ottawa Outdoor Club

News and Policy Updates

2018 membership registration now available; $5 early-renewal discount to January 31

5 December 2017 - 3:10pm -- president

Online 2018 membership registration is now available.  Here's the online registration form.  A membership purchased now will be valid until 31 December 2018.

The membership fee for 2018 is $40.  If you have a 2017 membership (acquired between 1 October 2016 and 30 September 2017), to encourage you to renew your membership early, your membership fee will be reduced by $5 if you renew before January 31.

Advances for trip leaders: not guaranteed, minimum two weeks notification required

31 July 2017 - 8:00pm -- president

It is generally expected that a trip leader will make best efforts to have sufficient money to cover all costs without requiring an advance from the OOC.  Trip deposits collected from participants should be of a sufficient amount and collected early enough such that early payments that must be made for accommodation and other expenses can be made from the partcipants' deposits.

Anna Gopenko adds role of Cycling Coordinator (executive resolution, 10 April 2017)

11 April 2017 - 8:00pm -- president

Our Social Coordinator, Anna Gopenko, volunteered to add the role of Cycling Coordinator to her portfolio.  By email vote, the executive confirmed Anna in this position as of 10 April 2017.  If you're interested in leading a bicycle outing, please contact Anna (cycle at

OHOC is now Ottawa Outdoor Club (OOC) (AGM, 9 November 2010)

30 November 2010 - 8:00pm -- president

At the Club's 2010 AGM on 9 November 2010, the membership ratified its new name:  Ottawa Outdoor Club (OOC).

The OOC was formerly know as the Ottawa Hostel Outdoor Club (OHOC), but, because the Club is no longer based at the Ottawa Hostel and now has no association with the Hostel, "Hostel" was removed from the name.

Some previous news and policy updates referred to "OHOC" or the "Ottawa Hostel Outdoor Club".  These have been left unchanged, except for one related to writing a cheque, to ensure that people write cheques to the correct entity.

Day outing cancellation and changes policy (executive resolution, 12 January 2009)

31 January 2009 - 8:15pm -- president

OHOC appreciates its volunteers. Thanks to leaders like you, our Club thrives. Hopefully you find leading to be an enjoyable experience. Please also remember that participants are looking forward to the outing and many will arrive, wanting to socialize and looking for some kind of outing, regardless of poor weather.

Night-time outdoor recreation policy (executive resolution, 12 January 2009)

31 January 2009 - 8:10pm -- president

With safety and insurance in mind, the following guidelines are mandatory:

  1. Non-members are welcome but must ALWAYS sign up at the trip starting location and not at the destination parking lot.
  2. So that there is less chance that members of our group will become disoriented and/or lost, the outing leader should wear an armband or a distinctive hat or, better yet, wear clothing with reflective surfaces or tape.
  3. Use of the Sign-up sheets is mandatory.
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