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New time and day of the week for our meetings The good news is that whenever we can safely resume our in-person club meetings they’ll continue to be held at the Arnprior Curling Club. We’ve secured our traditional meeting space at the club and we’ll see you there once we are sure of a safe return. However, based on the latest public health announcements, it won’t be for a while longer and until further notice, we’ll continue our meetings virtually via Zoom and limit them to club members. The curling club had asked us to change our booking to Wednesdays so we have been securing speakers for upcoming meetings based on that requirement. Also, given how late our recent meetings have been running, we agree, as members have suggested, that we should start our meetings earlier. So, beginning with our September meeting, club meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. One more change for September only. While club meetings will be the first Wednesday of each month, our September 2021 club meeting will be held on September 8, the second Wednesday of the month. Field trips will resume as COVID restrictions ease up. 

Event Information:

  • Fri

    Members' Only Outing - Geological Processes of the Ottawa River Valley with Jean Dougherty - Postponed to Friday Oct 22 at 10:30 - A few spaces open

    10:30 am - 12:30 pmPinhey's Point (meet in parking lot)

    Members Only Outing - Geological Processes of the Ottawa River Valley with Jean Dougherty

    A few spaces now open

    Friday October 22; 

    10:30 AM – approximately 12:30 PM 

    Meeting Location: Pinhey’s Point Parking lot- 270 Pinhey Point Rd, Dunrobin, ON K0A 1T0

    Admission to Pinhey’s Point is by donation.  Please consider contributing while we are there.

    (please note that the washroom facilities are currently closed)

    Leader:  Jean Dougherty

    Jean is a retired geologist who spent her career with the Geological Survey of Canada.  In the latter years of her career, she was the manager responsible for all of the rock, mineral and fossil collects of the GSC.  She came to that role by being the curator of the National Type Collection of Invertebrate and Plant Fossils.  She was active in promoting a better understanding of geology to the general public.  She is currently the chair of the Canadian Association for the Club of Rome when not spending time with her grandchildren.  She and her husband live in Ottawa.

    Jean will be discussing the geological processes and the impact of geology on history and development of human occupation from the wonderful vista of the Ottawa River Valley at Pinhey’s Point.  She will use samples and the site’s buildings to explain the geology of the region.

     (1 out of 5 difficulty rating). 

    Please wear suitable footwear. While on your own you may be accustomed to wearing sandals on hikes, as a courtesy to the group, please do not risk a foot injury when on a group outing.) Please bring water to drink, and dress for the weather with long pants tucked into your socks (poison ivy and ticks).  Binoculars and a camera is always a good idea if you have one.

    Please also note that many locations we visit are in areas where picking flora of any kind is either not advisable or outright banned.  Please do not pick anything while on group outings as it could reflect poorly on the club as a whole.

    A note about Covid:  Participant numbers will be restricted to allow for a safe outing so register early and only if you truly know you can come.  You may register yourself and anyone in your own household only.  Participation will be on a first come first registered basis.   Confirmation emails will be sent.

    We will be maintaining physical distancing requirements.  Wearing of a non-medical mask is encouraged.   Please do not come if you are ill or have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid 19.  Notification of cancellation as soon as possible would be appreciated.

    Register at events@mfnc.ca (please include your full name) no later than Tuesday October 19th.

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.