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St. Paddy's Winter Extravaganza **Snow Shoeing, Fire, and Ice Skating at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park (3/16/2019)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Adventure
Event Location: Miquelon Lake Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 16 2019  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 14 2019 8:00:00 PM
Event Duration:4 hours approximately plus travel
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Lynn F
Mark G
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:26
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 25 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:
Join us for this WINTER SPORT EXTRAVAGANZA on St. Paddy's day weekend on Saturday March 16th, 2019.!! Wear green if you want, or just wish a "top of the mornin to ya" to everyone you see on the trails :D
Thanks to Lynn, who was able to secure some grant funding through the City of Edmonton SNOW FUNDs grant, all food, beverages, and wood will be covered by the grant! The grant supports winter initiatives to encourage people to get out and enjoy the "winter" weather. There will be a fire, hot dog/smokie roast, and food during and afterwards the event (feel free to bring your own food items as well). Enjoy a skate, snowshoe, or just hike the many trails throughout the area. afterwards. Miquelon also boasts an Ice Trail through wooded trees, including a skating rink.

Miquelon Lake Provincial Park is located southeast of Edmonton and has a back-country trail network, including ice skating ponds/ skating trails, and snowshoe trails. ** (There are no xc-skiing trails set this year at Miquelon).

Miquelon's back country trails cover some 18 km, and include a wide variety of terrain, including beaver ponds, marshes, aspen forest, spruce bog and muskeg.
A complete circuit around the outside is around 10-12 km (exact distance may be shorter as required/ TBD). Before we head back we will also stretch our legs after with some ice skating around their skate ponds and actual ice skating trails.

There is a carpool available for this event - if you are carpooling we will meet at Starbucks, James Mowatt Trail/ 111 Street in Ellerslie at 9:00AM for a 9:15 AM departure.
Look for Mark wearing a Blue EOC cap.
From there, we will drive out to Miquelon Lake Provincial Park. For those meeting at Miquelon Lake, we will aim to be there for around 10:15 AM.

Directions: from Edmonton head East on Highway 14, then turn South on Hwy 21.
When you pass New Sarepta, there will be a sign directing you to turn left (east) onto Hwy 623 to access the park. Follow Hwy 623 and look out for another sign sign telling you to turn left to access Miquelon Lake PP.

Once you get to Miquelon go through the park gates and stay right.
We will meet at the main parking lot at the Park Interpretive Centre building (see the new updated map below) .

The Park's Winter trails are shown in the attachment below:

Miquelon Lakes Winter trail and skating info

Required Items to Bring:


-Suitable clothing for the conditions
**(Snowshoes, or ice cleats if you do not have snowshoes)**See notes in first paragraph
-Snacks for on the trail if required
-Water
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
-Ice skates
-Camera
-Layered clothing
-dry clothes
-winter gear for all weather
-water

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Go straight east from Edmonton. Turn south on Hwy 21 until you pass New Sarepta. Turn left at the sign for Miquelon lake Provincial Park. The park is a few kilometers farther on. Meet at the main parking lot near the Park Centre.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):140Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: The event coordinator(s) will help you to arrange a centralized carpool if you require it, but it's not guaranteed. Please DO NOT pay your driver en route. Passengers will pay the coordinator, and he/she will distribute the money to the carpool drivers. SO PLEASE BRING CASH!!! Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $32.20 (calculated at total Km * $0.23, effective Saturday, August 24, 2019). This is based on $0.09/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divided by 9. This cost will be multiplied by the number of carpooled cars, and divided by the number of carpool participants.

Notes:
Please indicate with Mark what equipment you are bringing in your registration notes.
**Note that this was changed from February 23rd due to extreme windchill forcast below -23.

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in EOC events.
- Please scroll through and read the entire online waiver when you sign up.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.

 
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!