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    Last updated: October 04, 2014

    newlive02  2014-10-04 East-West ride pictures are posted now.
    2014-10-02  a reminder that our next meeting is at Ricky's Grill at 6:00 on Tuesday the 14th. Ricky's is at the corner of #9 hwy and 44 near Lockport.  Let us know if you are able to make it please.
    Our AGM, awards and bud, spud and steak with a silent auction are to be held on Nov 8 at the Sunova Curling Club in Stonewall.
    We are looking for silent auction prizes at present.  We are selling tickets to the dinner for $20 each.  Contact Angela Roberts if you wish to buy or sell tickets.  Thank you to all who have turned in prizes so far and we have some good ones!
    :The AGM is at 9:00 on Nov. 8.  Anyone planning a ride for next year should voice their ideas at that time..or sooner.  Also several positions are open so any one wanting to be on the executive now is your big chance.
    More info and e-mails will be coming as we get closer but for now please consider donating a prize and selling some tickets.  This fundraiser usually pays our insurance costs but we need lots of participation.
    Any questions, call, text or e-mail the club Pres!

    2014-09-25 The East/West Competition was well attended with 13 riders competing in the 25  mile division.  Two of these were Juniors who were in their own division:Abby Manness on Justice and Ethan Garn on Ginger successfully completed 25 miles with smiles on their faces - well done! Complete results are posted here.
    Huge thank-yous go to our fabulous volunteers:
    Maura, our BHP expert trail marker,  Barb, our registration expert and coffee maker, Carol, our timer who has it down to a science , Hailie, our novice scriber who is no more a novice, Maryanne, who knows all there is to know about tabulating the scores,  Peter, who made a great post over and over ,Darice, our photographer beyond compare who along with her helper Diane took over 300 pictures!
    This was our last event for the season but more info will be coming out about the AGM and the Bud, Spud and Steak event to be held Sat Nov 8 in Stonewall at the curling club.
    Again, thanks to all who participated  and don't forget we need ride managers and trail markers for next season.

    2014-09-10 Latest (September) meeting minutes are posted. Go through Members page.

    2014-09-04  We had a fabulous day at BelAir ride on Sat with the weatherman cooperating.
    Thanks to all the volunteers:  Barb and Angela for ride managing, Iris, Rod and Angela for trail marking and demarking, Jenn for cooking and scribing, Maryanne for tabulations and other stuff,  Carol for timing and of course Glenn for vetting. Some pictures are posted - thanks to Darice (photo) and Ginette (titles), the ones with date only are from Emil. Results are here as well.

    A reminder about our Our next MTRC  meeting next meeting - at Wendy Carnegie’s at 6 on Tuesday the 9th.  It is potluck.

  • 2014-09-02 See Members page  for a sample fundraising letter to solicit donations to the AGM auction.
  • Spruce Woods ride results and some pictures are posted. .A huge thank-you to Maura for marking a fabulous trail, to Janine for getting up really early to come and manage the ride, to Glen Sinclair for vetting the ride and especially to everyone for coming and riding. 
    Thanks also to Darice for being our head photographer. Hopefully she got everyone.
    Note that we have a new rider and member and he won!  Welcome and thanks for joining.
  •  On the evening of June 21, 2004, the club presented the
    It was lots of fun! Click here for a recap of the ride by our president. Thanks so much to all the riders and volunteers.  Also a big thank-you to MHC for waving fees for the ride.  We will have about $500 to donate.

    The fun ride at Birds Hill park on Sat. June 7th saw perfect weather and a good turnout of riders. Thank you to the organizers, the guides, and all who came to ride. How about joining us for the Solstice Moonlight Charity ride on the evening of June 21 (see above) and the ride next day (see Rides)?

    To all  PROSPECTIVE NEW RIDERS - if  you are new to the sport and unsure of yourself, do come out to ride with us anyway! We will match you up with a mentor, someone with experience in competitive rides. You can also e-mail us beforehand.

    Preregistrations: This year, in order for a ride to be held there must be a minimum of 6 preregistered, prepaid riders.  In order for the 40 to be held we must have 2 prepaid, preregistered riders

    DISTANCE RIDING CLINIC took place on February15th 2014 ;9am-4pm; many thanks to    BestStables-29040SaptonRoad for the use of their indoor arena, and to Dr Glenn Sinclair, Maura Leahy, Jessica Mannes, Wendy Carnegie, Daryce Whyte (and her Tia Maria) for demonstrations, instructions and explanations. THANK YOU !

    Changes to the website: Please note that the FORUM has been abandoned, because it was constantly under attack from spammers, and use by members was minuscule. In addition, old minutes and photo galleries were ‘pruned’ off the site, for the sake of easier maintenance and faster loading. The information is not lost, though, our Board members have received archived versions. We are not turning our backs on the club’s long history.

    2014 Riding Season in a nutshell - or rather, nicely summarized - in a pamphlet: read, download, print out, distribute it and then, most important, come out to ride! The pamphlet (big THANK YOU to Kelli for producing it again) contains the ride schedules for both MTRC (competitive rides) and DRM (endurance rides), contacts, membership application and ride fees, and also condensed rules and general introduction to the sport.

    2014-01-28 Ride schedule for 2014 is posted, also updated ride fees

    15-06-2013 Anyone wishing to preregister and save a bit of money can send their form and cheque to MaryAnn Kirk at 838 Alfred Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R2X 0T6.  She must receive it a week before the ride.  In order for the 40 mile to be done there must  be at least 2 preregistered riders. It is now possible to use e-transfers  with your pre-registration for a ride. The money needs to be sent to Mary Anne, her e-mail is yaknow3@hotmail.com .  Follow the instructions on your  bank's website. Depending on your institution, there may be a charge for the transfer, but on the other hand, you will save on postage (and possibly on cheque charge)if you send your entry form electronically as well (same e-mail address).

    013-01-13 Getting ready for the next riding season? Iris has prepared several useful checklists of gear that you may wish to not forget taking along. Look for it on the Useful Info page.




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