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Outdoor Club of East York

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Do I need to live in East York to become a member?

Absolutely not! We have members from all across the GTA and further afield

Can I try out the club to see if I will like it?

Yes, guests may attend up to three outings after having obtained approval from the organizer or tour leader. Send an e-mail to us listing two or three events (one or two weeks away) which interest you from the Event Calendar. You will be sent the names and telephone numbers of the trip organizers so that you may call and register. Preference is given to current members for ski trips (as bus seats are limited) and for weekend and longer trips.

Can I take my young children on trips?

We are happy to have families take part in any suitable event; however, please discuss details with your trip organizer as the final decision will be made at their discretion.

Can I take my dog on trips?

Generally no, but you may discuss it with your trip organizer as the final decision will be made at their discretion.

What are the Club's membership demographics?

We have members in all age ranges, but the majority are in the forty to seventy range, and single.

Where do you meet for carpooling?

It varies depending on the destination and convenience for the participants.

How much do the outings cost?

Most of the day trips cost only the amount of the carpool which is based on 7 cents per kilometer plus the actual gas cost, shared between all occupants of the vehicle. In the winter, when we run ski buses, the cost is the bus fare plus the trail fees at the ski centre. Multi-day trips are offered on a cost recovery basis.

Do you have non-trip activities such as social events?

We have an annual BBQ/picnic and some pub nights, and there are many other social events in our schedule throughout the year. We also hold information meetings to promote the upcoming activities at the start of the winter program and the spring, summer & fall program.

How Do I renew Online ?

Login, click on "View Profile", then a little way down the screen on "Renew until ...", then "Update and Next", then "Confirm".

Please ensure that your membership level (adult or family) and profile information are currently correct (address, phone, email address, emergency contact, etc). You can change this information yourself if necessary by clicking on "Edit Profile".

To Pay by Credit Card:-

Payment may be made by credit card using Paypal's secure site. OCEY does not have access to any of your credit card information. Ignore "Pay with my Paypal Account",  go to the bottom of the page and click on "Don't have a Paypal account?"; You will then open a page for entering your credit card information. 

N.B. If you have a popup blocker enabled in your browser, you may need an additional step to access the Paypal website after you click on ’Submit’. When you click on ’Submit’ you should see another button labelled ’Buy Now’. Clicking on this should take you to the Paypal website. Please let us know if you still have problems.

You should get 4 emails from the club  and one from Paypal. The clubs emails will be 1) membership renewal initiated, 2) an invoice, 3) payment receipt and 4) Invoice settled. The emails may not be received in this order.

Please note that we cannot accept payments from a personal Paypal account.

About us

We have a large, active membership of all ages and backgrounds. Most are from Toronto and the GTA. We always welcome new members who share our passion for outdoor activities.

On any week of the year, our calendar will have numerous trips and events – weekdays and weekends. Some are multi-day trips but many are just for the day. Each event is organized and led by a club membe

Contact us

Outdoor Club of East York
P.O. Box 65126, RPO Chester
Toronto, ON  M4K 3Z2

General Inquires:  info@ocey.ca

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