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June 23-30 North Carolina (20)

                                                                Baitball Sandtiger sharks
 
Date: 2 dates are being considered JUne 23-30 and October 5 - 12. 
Cost: Approximately $1890Cdn includes Airfare, 7 days of Accommodations, meals, car rental and 10 dives
Number of divers: 20
Diver Rating: C
Available spots as of October 23rd: 20
Number of dives: 10 over 5 days
Emergency Assistance Plan:
 
I am in the preliminary stages of organizing a 7 day dive trip to North Carolina. Please let me know if you are interested. At the October GM, about 6-8 people were interested. There are 2 dates proposed. Please let me know your preference.
 
For those that attended the Shipwreck Symposium last April, we saw a great presentation by Scott Stitt
"In the early part of 1942, the outer banks of North Carolina were a battleground. German U-boats sank so many ships in these waters the area became known as “Torpedo Alley”."
    
Some highlights of the trip - Dan Hickey, from Innerspace, has dove here with Olympus Dive Center, http://www.olympusdiving.com/ - great referral .
 
PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIDEO ON THE LOWER RIGHT OF THEIR HOME PAGE --- BAIT BALL SANDTIGERS. Have you ever seen anything like it.... and you can be there :) :)
 
1- Destination Morehead City, North Carolina
 
2- Dates: Tentative;
    a- Saturday, June 23 - June 30 or
    b- Friday, Oct 5-12 Seafood festival from October 6-8. Kinda like Taste of the Danforth
 
3- 1 stop 4-5 hours return flight from Pearson, Toronto to New Bern, North Carolina. New Bern is about 38 miles from Morehead City. Todays pricing for the June dates vary from $410 -$550CDN + fees.  October not available. Prices can vary widely depending on day of departure. You will reserve your own flight.
 
4- 10 dives, 2 per day. Boarding by 6am, return by 4pm. 2 hour trips to outer bank. Group pricing of 8-16 divers, 2 tank dives are $107US. Weights are included.
 
5- Tank rentals - Air $7.00US; $16.00 for nitrox which is recommended. Olympus can do different blends.
 
6- Full size vehicle rental - $340. I suggest 1 vehicle per 4 -5 people
 
7- Vis can be 50+ feet. 90-120 foot dives. 1.5- 2 hour surface interval. Water temp 75-79F.
 
8- Accommodations: Olympus owns "The Dive Lodge", http://www.olympusdiving.com/dive-center/the-lodge/.  $20 per person per night + 12.75% tax for 8-16 divers
   "The lodge has 32 bunks in five separate rooms. Three of the rooms contain eight bunks with the other two rooms having 4 bunks.  Quiet Time starts at 9:00PM.

Each bunk has a storage area for your dry gear.  Each guest will need to bring his or her own linens, typically a sleeping bag, pillowcase, and towel."

Olympus Dive Center gets diver discounts at several motel/hotels, http://www.olympusdiving.com/local-info/accommodations/

9- Olympus operates 2 boats. A 25 and 18 diver boat

10- Plenty of restaurants. Morehead is a small city with no much else to do. Beaufort has an historic museum

**Estimated cost: Airfare, diving, Tank rentals, lodging, meals ($35US/day), vehicle rental (divided by 4) = $1890.00CDN (The Dive Lodge accommodations) - $2190.00CDN (hotel accommodations). 

Buddy Line October 2017

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

Below is a list of scheduled and pending events. Dates and pricing to be confirmed as we approach each event:

 

October 21st - Annual Awards Banquet and Dance

Rescheduled: Scarf Painting at Open Studio in Pickering (TBA in March) $45

January 27th; Pickering Axe Throwing (https://batlgrounds.com/axe-throwing-pickering/) . $50. Click here for details

February 10th; Curling at Tam Heather Curling and Tennis Club (http://www.tamheather.ca/TamHeather/TamHeather.php)

March 16th 8:00 pm; Scarborough Theatre presents Vanya and Sonia and Marsha and Spike. We will be meeting at the Stone Cottage Pub at 5:30pm to gather for a bite prior to the performance.  $25.00 each

March 8th - Silk Scarf Painting 7:00 pm: Open Studio Art Cafe (http://openstudioartcafe.com/)

March 25th ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) - Vikings Exhibit

April 26th: Tentative: iFly - Whitby location (opening has been delayed) 

May 17th; Tour of Mill Street Brewery, taste testing, pub grub - $25

Golf Tournament at Lyndebrook

                                                                      Lyndebrook Golf Course

Location: Lyndebrook Golf Course, Baldwin Street, Whitby. 5 minutes north of Taunton Road

Date: Sunday, September 17th

Time: 8:45 am

Price: $35.00 per person

 

 

Lyndebrook golf course layout. 1568 yds from the white tees, 1688 from the blue tees and 1384 from the red tees.

 

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Grand Prix Go Karting

Date: Sunday, May 28th
Time: 2:00pm - 4ish
Price: $65.00 
Description: We will be having an action-packed, high speed, energetic, fun-filled afternoon of go-karting!! 
Grand Prix Go Karting is a 47,000 sq ft facility with the longest indoor high speed straightaway in Ontario (600 feet) Woo hoo!!
We will be racing in Italian electric karts - these are environmentally friendly go-karts that are the best in the industry in terms of performance and safety.  We will have 2 sessions each - a qualifying race (14 laps) and a championship race (16 laps). Our Grand Prix should take about 2 hours.
The cost includes a racing balaclava, use of racing suits, helmets and gear and trophies for the winners!
Please join us for this exhilarating, mind-blowing afternoon!!! 
Videos and photos available at:  http://www.grandprixkartways.com/
Please contact Jacqueline ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to sign up or if you have any further questions.
Location:  This will take place at Grand Prix Go-Karting at Downsview Park (75 Carl Hall Road). Take Keele Street North to Sheppard Avenue West. Turn Right on Sheppard and right on John Drury Road then left on Carl Hall Road.
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Buddy Line May 2017

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Sept 28-29 Penetanguishene (C)(12)

Date: Sept 28-29

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Executives Meeting Minutes for April

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Group 3 photos