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Tuesday May 4 1:00 pm


The 2015 Newsletter is now available on the website.


A second 'Group Trail Leader Training' Workshop has been scheduled.
Please contact Bill Bullas, Hiking Director, if you have questions.

Time and Location of training is:

When: Thursday May 21, 2015
Where: Crowfoot Library
             8665 Nose Hill Drive NW
Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm


It's that time of year again when ticks are hungry and looking for blood. A member returned from our April 8 outing with a tick on her jacket.

Members should be aware of the Tick Surveillance Program run by Alberta Health Services. Members finding ticks on themselves or their pets can submit them for analysis and this helps monitor whether any are the ones that can trigger Lyme disease. Any ticks found should be placed in a small container, such as a plastic pill container.

See the following links for information about the program. The first is about the program and the second is the list of AHS environmental health offices that the ticks can be taken to.

Health Alberta Lyme Disease Program

Environmental Health Offices Accepting Tick Samples


The response to our April bus outings was excellent with full capacity on each outing and 2 buses for our trip to Drumheller.

Our Summer Hiking Season kicks off on Wednesday May 6 with a trip to Jumping Pound Loop.

Check out the 2015 Hiking Schedule.


City walks continue year round and, like our other activities, are very popular.

Check the Club hot line or email each week for details of the location of the upcoming Monday walk.


Our golf program is available to all members who would like the opportunity to play with a variety of people in a friendly and non-competitive atmosphere. Our season begins Monday May 4th and will continue through the summer months until the end of August. We play every Monday except on Statutory holidays at Lakeview or Richmond Green Golf Courses. Please see our Golf page for additional information on our schedule,fees, golf contact and rules of play.


Hyperlinks to our growing repertoire of bespoke Summer SSOC maps are in the pages titled 'SSOC 'Maps'. To access this from the Menu System opposite follow the sequence which pops out sideways to the right:

Out-of-City Activities–>Hiking–>Trail Information->SSOC Maps

We urge all Members to come on outings armed with a downloaded and printed 'Map of the Day'. This is especially important when we are visiting a new or variant of a venue.

The Club makes every effort to look after Members and Guests on outings, but the bottom line is that each person is responsible for him or herself.

This is for anyone having difficulty in viewing and downloading a map:

You are asked to 'click on hyper link'. Hyperlinks are links which take you to a document held on the website one is in. Links take one to a document on a different website. Both take the form of underlined red text, as per the example below:

CG49 Jumpingpound Loop

Once the map is open and displayed you must download it. Different browsers have similar Download control icons. Sometimes you will see a 'Download' button; sometimes this is shown as a 'floppy disk' icon. Identify and click on it. The maps are often a megabite or two in size so the time taken to download can be several seconds or more, depending on the speed of your internet connection. If you have cable it takes only a few seconds, but not all of us are so lucky. Be patient and watch your downloading progress indicator.

A list of Lost and Found items is included in the bus books.

WEBSITE UPDATES: The website will be updated at the end of each month.

For over 30 years, the Second Sixties Outdoor Club, based in Calgary, Alberta has provided year round outdoor activities for seniors who share a love of the outdoors and enjoy opportunities to socialize with a group of like-minded individuals. Although originally formed for seniors the Club welcomes new members who are aged 50+, and has a significant number of members in the 50 to 65 age band, the ‘over-fifties'. The Club is unique in being an outdoor club for seniors that operates year-round.

In addition to Hiking, XC Skiing and Snowshoeing the Club offers City Walks, Golf and Social events. In the spring and summer months, members can take advantage of up to 3 outings per week; Hiking in Kananaskis Country and Banff, Kootenay and Yoho National Parks, City Walks and Golf, and, in the winter months, up to 2 outings per week; XC Skiing and Snowshoeing in Kananaskis Country and Banff National Park, and City Walks. Outings to Kananaskis Country and the National Parks are by chartered bus on Wednesdays departing from the northwest of Calgary (see Pickup & Parking).

All activities cater to a wide range of abilities and are conducted with the safety of participants as a prime consideration.

Below are thumbnails of a selection of photographs taken on our bus outing in April to Drumheller. Photos courtesy of Ileana Nielsen. Don't forget to double-click on th em with a Mac [or left-click, I think, with Windows] to bring up the large versions.

Dinosaur guarding the trail

Hikers on the trail in the Badlands

Badlands scene

Nearing the Tyrell Museum

Club Members are encouraged to become involved in the organization of the Club by volunteering for tasks such as planning outings, volunteering to lead a group on an outing or joining the Board of Directors.

Take a look at our website activities pages and contact us if you feel that the Second Sixties Outdoor Club is for you. We welcome new members.

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