2018 - turkey trip, an elegant dinner party in the wilderness - Full

2018.06.22 & 08.30 - no updates, other than I now have control of my posting again.  Thank you Matthew.

2018.04.12 - Update - Trip closed and full - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER OR SEND MONEY. Hello, since yesterdays update, I went from 28 to 45 interested members and non-members signing up. Regretfully this is just to many and I will have to decline some of you. Thank you very much for your interest and support. If anyone knows a site that would hold 50 let me know for next year. 2018.04.11 - Update The main site is full, but not everyone has signed-up and paid yet? A second site has opened and is now full. I have 28 interested members to date. I am looking for someone to open a third site, please and thank you. This year, we have a two piece band to entertain us. If anyone want to add to the ambiance, let me know? Original posting: Hello my fine feathered friends. It is time once again to enjoy the fall colours and have an elegant dinner in the wilderness. This is a social event with gourmet food and a little canoeing thrown in. We had an excellent time last year and several people requested we return to Sherborne Lake in the Leslie Frost Centre area. We have the group campsite #18 booked. The permit allows for 16 people and many tents. For several year we have had overflow sites too. So all are welcome to the canoe tables. The permit cost me $282.50/16=17.66 each. E-transfers, cheques, cash accepted. Paying in advance will confirm your reservation. Please sign-up on the website to prove you are a WCA member. Please email me too and let me know the number in your group or with questions. More details to follow to those who sign-up and pay.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Sherborne Lake in the Leslie Frost Centre area
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, September 28, 2018 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
first 16 people on the main site.
Event Duration: 
3 days - Friday to Sunday
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
16 WCA members
Maximum Group Size: 
16 WCA members on the main sit
Minimum Group Size: 
Itinerary description: 

The same as previous years. A trash can turkey group dinner on Saturday. Please bring a gourmet appetizer, side dish and or desert. The rest of the meals and drinks you provide.

Required Items to Bring: 

This year if you would like to join in the early morning group morning coffee, please add some $ for the coffee and gas, thank you.

Regular canoe camping gear for a standing luxury camp site weekend.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

see above.

Coolers, ice and Tupperware to safely secure your food. Hand Sanitizer for the groups health.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Driving Directions to the Sherborne Lake Access Point - #3508 Sherborne Lake Access Road
Please be advised that this is an unmaintained forest access road that is to be used at your own discretion. We recommend that only vehicles with four wheel drive and higher clearance use this road. Call the Trails Office in advance for conditions of the road.
From Toronto
• Take Hwy 400/11 north to Hwy 118, exit onto Hwy 118 east. Take Hwy 118 east to Hwy 35. Follow Hwy 35 north to Sherborne Lake Access Road and continue until the end #3508.
• Alternatively take Hwy 401 east to Hwy 115/35 north, exit and proceed north on Hwy 35 through Lindsay. Follow Hwy 35 north to Sherborne Lake Access Road and continue until the end #3508.
From Barrie
• Take Hwy 400/11 north to Hwy 118. Take Hwy 118 east until Hwy 35. Follow Hwy 35 north to Sherborne Lake Access Road and continue until the end #3508.
From Peterborough
• Take Hwy 7 West to Pigeon Lake Road County Road 10 north. Take Peace Road/ County Road 14 to Centreline Road/ County Road 10. Merge onto Pigeon Lake Road/ County Road 17 toward Bobcaygeon follow until the end. At the stop sign, turn right onto Hwy 36. Follow Hwy 36 and merge onto Hwy 121 north to Minden. Take Hwy 35 north to Sherborne Lake Access Road and continue until the end #3508.
From Huntsville
• Take Hwy 60 east to Dwight then take Hwy 35 south to the Sherborne Lake Road and follow it until the end #3508.
From Ottawa
• Take Hwy 417/17 west to Renfrew. Follow Hwy 132 west thru Renfrew to Hwy 41 (signs for Napanee). Continue on Hwy 41 to Hwy 28 (signs for Denbigh/ Bancroft). Continue on Hwy 28 to Bancroft. Follow Hwy 28 thru Bancroft to Hwy 118. Follow Hwy 118 west (signs for Haliburton).Continue on Hwy 118 west thru Haliburton to Hwy 35/ Hwy 118 intersection. Turn onto Highway 35 north, and follow to Sherborne Lake Access Road and continue until the end #3508.

Carpool Info: 

I will send out group emails and if you would like to carpool it is up to you to arrange.

Cancellation Policy: 
If you book you pay unless replaced.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
gary james