Event Schedule

Our Wed night courses will now have ribbons marking the controls. You can download a copy of the course if you are a a TOC member and you send in a waiver, as described below. The ribbons will be there for a week, and you can do the course at your convenience. Some of these courses may also have a virtual (GPS) course (as we have been doing until July).

In order to adapt to the new reality we are changing the format of our Park Series. Every week, we will be setting a virtual course that TOC members can run at any time. The courses will be set up by our volunteering officials and we will provide proper orienteering maps for each course. There will be no flags or ribbons on the course and you will need a smartphone or GPS watch if you want to record your results.

The format of the courses is a bit different than in the past: we will use a Score-O format where each control has certain points assigned (2,3,4,5 or 6) and there is a time limit for the course. If you exceed the time limit, there is a 2 point penalty for each minute. Controls can be collected in any order, so make sure that you plan ahead for the optimal course!

While running the courses please make sure that you are following the recommendations of the City of Toronto regarding the use of parks and social distancing.

Please note that due to requirements from our insurer this program is open only for our club members (please sign up if you have not done so yet)  and you will have to sign a waiver.

Here is how it works:

  1. Sign up as a club member
  2. Send a signed waiver to [email protected]
  3. Once we receive your signed waiver, you will be able to download the map in PDF format from here. To complete the course, this map is not required (the map on your phone is a less accurate Open-Street Map) but it will help with your navigation.
  4. Download the MapRunF application (Android or iOS)
  5. You should be able to find the courses by selecting “Events Near Me”
  6. Go to the park and when you are near the start location click on “Go to Start”. 

The app will ‘punch’ the start automatically and the timer will begin.

You will hear a beep at each control as you go through the course.  Continue to the finish and you will be able to see how you did by clicking “Show Results”

 

Park Series Schedule

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    Morningside Park

    Sep 23rd - 30th

    Join us for a challenging training course at Morning sidepark.  Keep an eye out for deer deep in the forest!

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    Warden Woods Park

    Sep 9th - 15th

    Your hardest task will be to find the START!  The control points will be marked by ribbons for 1 week. Please join us for our LAST Wed night event of 2020.

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    High Park

    Sep 2nd - 8th

    High Park is an intricate park with lots of interesting features, where it's IMPOSSIBLE to get LOST! The control points will be marked by ribbons for 1 week.

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    Earl Bales Park

    Aug 19th - 25th

    You can 'reflect' at the HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL, or take in some entertainment at the BARRY ZUKERMAN amphitheatre. OR participate in the great sport of ORIENTEERING - we'll have a Score-O course for you to try. The control points will be marked by ribbons for 1 week.

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    Monarch Park

    Aug 12th - 18th

    A brand new map of a beautiful park in downtown Toronto. Scale is 1:4000, so experts can test their sprint skills, while beginners can learn to orienteer in familiar surroundings. The Control Points will be marked by ribbons for 1 week.

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    Edwards Gardens

    Jul 29th - Aug 5th

    Take some time to smell the FLOWERS. Or get some wedding photos done. The control points will be marked by PINK ribbons for 1 week until August 5th.

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    Glendon College

    Jul 22nd - 28th

    Glendon College connects to the Sunnybrook Park system, making for GREAT orienteering. The control points will be marked by ribbons for 1 week until July 28th. If you park in the parking lot, make sure you pay otherwise you will almost certainly get a TICKET!

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    Taylor Creek Park

    Jul 15th - 21st

    A long park with lots of difficult, technical ravines. But you can also stay on/close to the paths if you're less experienced. The control points will be marked by ribbons for 1 week.

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    Earl Bales North - Bathurst Park

    Jul 8th - 14th

    Our first "traditional" Wed night orienteering. There will be ribbons marking the control points but we will offer the usual GPS course as well. Hosted by the UKR Orienteering Club. Meeting place is outside the Earl Bales Community Centre, but we will be using a map of nearby Bathurst Park. The control points will be marked by ribbons for 1 week.

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    Ramsden Park GPS Course

    Jul 2nd - 8th

    Back to a more urban setting - this can be a fast paced sprint in a very accessible park (Rosdale Subway station). The time limit is 30 minutes but of course you can walk and discover the neibourhood.

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    Claireville Conservation Area

    Jun 23rd - 29th

    A bit of change change of pace for this week: from a fast Sprint at Monarch Park to a more forested experience at Claireville Conservation Area. Make sure you bring bug repellent - there are spots with ferocious mosquitos. We made the time limit a bit longer than usual: 75 minutes.

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    Monarch Park

    Jun 13th - 21st

    Our next GPS course is on a new map of a beautiful park in downtown Toronto. Scale is 1:4000, so experts can test their sprint skills, while beginners can learn to orienteer in familiar surroundings. This will be a shorter 30 minutes Sprint Score-O.

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    G Ross Lord Park

    Jun 7th - 14th

    Building on our last week's success, we have a new GPS course for our members, this time at G. Ross Lord Park.

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    Earl Bales North - Bathurst Park

    May 30th - Jun 5th

    We set up our first GPS course in Earl Bales. As of now, the park is open for the public, the start of the course is located at the northern parking lot which can be accessed from Sheppard Avenue.

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    High Park

    Aug 28th

    High Park is an intricate park with lots of interesting features. Great for both advanced and beginner orienteers. And it's IMPOSSIBLE to get LOST! Please join us for our LAST Wed night event of 2019.

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    Earl Bales Park

    Aug 14th

    You can 'reflect' at the HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL, or take in some entertainment at the BARRY ZUKERMAN amphitheatre. OR participate in the great sport of ORIENTEERING - we'll have BEGINNERS, MEDIUM and LONG courses for you to try.

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    Ramsden Park

    Jul 31st

    Hosted by the UKR Orienteering Club. Meeting place: across the street from Rosedale subway.

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    Etienne Brule Park

    Jul 24th

    By the Humber River. Close to the OLD MILL subway station. We will have: BEGINNER, MEDIUM and LONG courses. While you're orienteering, you can re-trace the trade routes of the Anishinaabe peoples along the Humber River and visit their scared burial ground - but be respectful and please don't enter.

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    Glendon College

    Jul 17th

    Glendon College connects to the Sunnybrook Park system, making for GREAT orienteering. You can try our BEGINNER, MEDIUM or LONG courses.

     

    BONUS: SMART PHONE ORIENTEERING

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    High Park

    Jul 10th

    High Park is an intricate park with lots of interesting features. Great for both advanced and beginner orienteers. And it's IMPOSSIBLE to get LOST! Please join us for this event. For upcoming beginner clinics please check out our schedule here.

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    Warden Woods Park

    Jun 26th

    Your hardest task will be to find the meeting place! If you succeed, you can go on either the: BEGINNER, MEDIUM or LONG courses and enjoy the sport of ORIENTEERING.

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    Intermediate Clinic

    Jun 23rd

    Completed the beginners clinic and want to take your orienteering skills to the next level? Join us for an intermediate clinic to learn about more advanced concepts and prepare yourself for the next adventure race or feel more confident on your next hike.  

    There is limited space, so please register in time.

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    E T Seton Park

    Jun 19th

    You can challenge your MIND and visit the Science Centre, then come and challenge BOTH your mind and your body on one of our Orienteering courses.

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    Trinity Bellwoods

    Jun 12th

    A brand new map of a beautiful park in downtown Toronto. Scale is 1:4000, so experts can test their sprint skills, while beginners can learn to orienteer in familiar surroundings.

    The meeting location is the wooden platform down in the dog bowl. See the map below.

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    Etienne Brule Park

    Jun 5th

    By the Humber River. Close to the OLD MILL subway station. We will have: BEGINNER, MEDIUM and LONG courses. While you're orienteering, you can re-trace the trade routes of the Anishinaabe peoples along the Humber River and visit their scared burial ground - but be respectful and please don't enter.

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    Taylor Creek Park

    May 29th

    A long park with lots of difficult, technical ravines. But you can also stay on/close to the paths if you're less experienced.

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    G Ross Lord Park

    May 22nd

    An amazing park with: ravines, wetlands, a large reservoir, a mausoleum, and horse stables. See if you can find the amazing tree consumed with burl deformities right on the main path in the N part of the park

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    SunnyBrook Park

    May 15th

    We will re-use the score-o course from the school-meet held in the morning. So you can test your orienteering skills against the best kids in the GTA.

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    Earl Bales Park

    May 8th

    You can 'reflect' at the HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL, or take in some entertainment at the BARRY ZUKERMAN amphitheatre. OR participate in the great sport of ORIENTEERING - we'll have BEGINNERS, MEDIUM and LONG courses for you to try.

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    High Park

    May 1st

    The FIRST event of the 2019 Wed Night Park series. High Park is an intricate park with lots of interesting features. Great for both advanced and beginner orienteers. And it's IMPOSSIBLE to get LOST! Please join us for this event. For upcoming beginner clinics please check out our schedule here. NOTE - High Park will be closed to vehicles for the cherry blossom festival. So if this coincides with our event, you won't be able to drive into the park.

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    UKR Gators O-Cup 2019

    Feb 23rd

    The UKR Gators are excited to welcome Ontario’s orienteering community to Heart Lake Conservation Area, just north of Brampton with easy access from the city and surrounding areas.

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    Beginner Clinic

    Oct 28th

    Interested in orienteering but don’t know where, or how, to start? Come on out to our next Beginner Clinic at Albion Hills.  We’ll show you how to use a compass, how to read an orienteering map, and walk with you through an orienteering course.

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    High Park

    Aug 29th

    Go for a run with the Capybaras at our FINAL parks meet of 2018. Or you can go at your own pace. High Park is an intricate park with lots of interesting features. Great for both experienced and beginning orienteers. And it's still FREE !

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    Morningside Park

    Aug 22nd

    A very 'rugged' park. Easy to get LOST. A good test of your navigational skills. But we will also have a BEGINNER course for the more faint of heart.

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    Earl Bales Park

    Aug 15th

    You can 'reflect' at the HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL, or take in some entertainment at the BARRY ZUKERMAN amphitheatre. OR participate in the great sport of ORIENTEERING - we'll have BEGINNERS, MEDIUM and LONG courses for you to try.

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    G Ross Lord Park

    Aug 8th

    An amazing park with: ravines, wetlands, a large reservoir, a mausoleum, and horse stables. See if you can find the amazing tree consumed with burl deformities right on the main path in the N part of the park.

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    Intermediate Clinic

    Jul 29th

    Completed the beginners clinic and want to take your orienteering skills to the next level? Join us for an intermediate clinic to learn about more advanced concepts and prepare yourself for the next adventure race or feel more confident on your next hike.  

    There is limited space, so please register in time.

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    Etienne Brule Park

    Jul 25th

    By the Humber River. Close to the OLD MILL subway station. We will have: BEGINNER, MEDIUM and LONG courses. While you're orienteering, you can re-trace the trade routes of the Anishinaabe peoples along the Humber River and visit their scared burial ground - but be respectful and please don't enter.

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    Glendon College

    Jul 18th

    Glendon College connects to the Sunnybrook Park system, making for GREAT orienteering. You can try our BEGINNER, MEDIUM or LONG courses.

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    High Park

    Jul 11th

    Go for a run with the Capybaras. Or you can go at your own pace. High Park is an intricate park with lots of interesting features. Great for both experienced and beginning orienteers. And it's still FREE !

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    Erindale Park

    Jul 7th

    This park is next to U of T Mississauga, so you can experience both the forest and the urban environments.  At this event we will have our full electronic timing system installed. You can experience what it's like at a real Orienteering competition! Starts at 2 pm.

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    Warden Woods Park

    Jun 27th

    Your hardest task will be to find the meeting place! If you succeed, you can go on either the: BEGINNER, MEDIUM or LONG courses and enjoy the sport of ORIENTEERING.

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    E T Seton Park

    Jun 20th

    You can challenge your MIND and visit the Science Centre, then come and challenge BOTH your mind and your body on one of our Orienteering courses.

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    BestView Park

    Jun 13th

    Located near Bayview and Steeles. A great park with: ravines, forests and paved paths. Meeting place is corner of Laureleaf Rd S and Bestview Dr.

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    Earl Bales Park

    Jun 6th

    You can 'reflect' at the HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL, or take in some entertainment at the BARRY ZUKERMAN amphitheatre. OR participate in the great sport of ORIENTEERING - we'll have BEGINNERS, MEDIUM and LONG courses for you to try.

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    Toronto Islands

    Jun 2nd

    Have a great ADVENTURE RUN in Toronto's unique park. Great place for BEGINNERS. Could be cold - better bring a jacket.  Don't get LOST in the MAZE! Starts at 3 pm.

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    Taylor Creek Park

    May 30th

    Be sure to bring your compass to Taylor Creek for some Attack point training!  The terrain around some of the controls will be 'whited out' so you must find suitable 'attack points' to find them.  Compasses will be on hand if you need one.

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    Intermediate Clinic

    May 27th

    Completed the beginners clinic and want to take your orienteering skills to the next level? Join us for an intermediate clinic to learn about more advanced concepts and prepare yourself for the next adventure race or feel more confident on your next hike.  

    There is limited space, so please register in time

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    G. Ross Lord Park

    May 23rd

    At this event we will have our full electronic timing system installed. You can experience what it's like at a real orienteering competition, but you can also just go informally without timing. A great park for BEGINNERS.

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    Serena Gundy Park

    May 16th

    SERENA GUNDY is part of the Sunnybrook Parks system. The park is named for the wife (Serena) of the co-founder of the WOOD GUNDY financial co. You can visit (what used to be) her garden while here. Lots of paths - so great for BEGINNERS, but also many complicated features - so challenging for EXPERIENCED orienteers.

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    Etienne Brule Park

    May 9th

    By the Humber River. Close to the OLD MILL subway station. We will have: BEGINNER, MEDIUM and LONG courses and a fun grid orienteering challenge. While you're orienteering, you can re-trace the trade routes of the Anishinaabe peoples along the Humber River and visit their sacred burial ground - but be respectful and please don't enter.

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    High Park

    May 2nd

    The FIRST event of the 2018 Wed Night Park series. High Park is an intricate park with lots of interesting features. Great for both advanced and beginner orienteers. And it's IMPOSSIBLE to get LOST! Please join us for this FREE event. Unfortunatelly our clinic for this date is full but feel free to come out and walk/run the course. For upcoming beginner clinics please check out our schedule here.

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    Ramsden Park

    Aug 30th

    Meeting place: across the street from Rosedale subway.

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    Edwards Gardens

    Aug 23rd

    Take some time to smell the FLOWERS. Or get some wedding photos done.

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    Earl Bales

    Aug 16th

    Earl Bales Park: the north and south of it. Wednesday night action returns in the heart of summer to the heart of Willowdale.

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    Sunnybrook Park

    Aug 9th

    Giddyup!

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    Taylor Creek Park

    Jul 26th

    The meeting point is in the first parking lot on the other side of the DVP.

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    Glendon College

    Jul 19th

    Back to School!

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    Intermediate Clinic

    Jul 16th

    Completed the beginners clinic and want to take your orienteering skills to the next level? Join us for an intermediate clinic to learn about more advanced concepts and prepare yourself for the next adventure race or feel more confident on your next hike.  

    There is limited space, so please register in time

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    High Park

    Jul 12th

    The Capybaras are waiting to give you a run!

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    Warden Woods

    Jun 28th

     Your hardest task will be to find the metting place!

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    Intermediate Clinic

    Jun 25th

    Completed the beginners clinic and want to take your orienteering skills to the next level? Join us for an intermediate clinic to learn about more advanced concepts and prepare yourself for the next adventure race or feel more confident on your next hike.  

    There is limited space, so please register in time.

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    E. T. Seton Park

    Jun 21st

    You can hop the fence and sneak into the Science Centre.

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    Ramsden Park

    Jun 7th

    Meeting place: across the street from Rosedale subway.

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    Morningside Park

    May 31st

    Easy to get lost in this park, probably the 'wildest' park in Toronto.

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    Intermediate Clinic

    May 28th

    Completed the beginners clinic and want to take your orienteering skills to the next level? Join us for an intermediate clinic to learn about more advanced concepts and prepare yourself for the next adventure race or feel more confident on your next hike.  

    There is limited space, so please register in time

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    Serena Gundy Park

    May 17th

    Serena Gundy is part of the Sunnybrook Park system. The park is named for the wife (Serena) of the Wood GUNDY co-founder. You can visit (what used to be) her garden, while here.

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    Earl Bales Park

    May 10th

    You can reflect at the Holocaust Memorial and take in some entertainment at the Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre.

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    Advanced Clinic at Albion Hills

    May 7th

    We are pleased to offer our first advanced clinic of the year. Please join us if you want to sharpen your orienteering skills.

    There is limited space, so please register in time.

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    Etienne Brule Park ( Humber River)

    May 3rd

    By the Humber River. Close to OLD MILL subway stn.

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    High Park

    Apr 26th

    The FIRST EVENT of the 2017 Park Series. 

    Come join us for this free event.

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    Earl Bales Park

    Aug 24th

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    Earl Bales Park

    Aug 3rd

    The meeting point is in the community centre parking lot.

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    G. Ross Lord Park

    Jul 13th

    The meeting point is in the community centre parking lot.

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    Ramsden Park

    Jun 29th

    Meeting place: across the street from Rosedale subway.

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    BestView Park

    Jun 22nd

    Meeting place: corner of Laureleaf Rd. S- Bestview Dr.

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    G. Ross Lord Park

    Jun 15th

    Meeting place: North parking lot.

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    G. Ross Lord Park

    May 18th

    Meeting place: North parking lot.

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    High Park April 20th

    Apr 20th

    Join us for our first Wednesday evening event of the year!