Calendar

Mar
1
Fri
PCA UCR Ski Day @ Osler Bluff Ski Club
Mar 1 all-day

Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Osler Bluff Ski Club near Collingwood Ontario. https://www.oslerbluff.com/

Returning skiers will recognize the slopes, but should be in for a treat with the revitalized and expanded Clubhouse! 

While the city may be clear of snow, the ski trails at Osler are well covered and more snow is in the forecast. Ski conditions are very good. We will be one of the first groups to enjoy the benefits of Osler’s Clubhouse Enhancement. Alternative dining measures at Osler are in place should the new Clubhouse opening be delayed. We hope you can join us for a great day of skiing on Friday March 1. A gift generously donated by Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. will be raffled off to Members at the ski day and the law firm of Himelfarb Proszanski is helping with sponsorship. 

The private ski club provides some of the best terrain in southern Ontario for skiers and boarders of all abilities and the high speed lifts ensures your time is on the hill and not waiting. There are restaurant facilities at the Ski Club for lunch (you pay for what you order)  and there will be a designated area for our group. If you are not a skier, there are other activities including snowshoeing at Osler and for pampering the Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain is a short distance away https://www.scandinave.com/blue-mountain/en/. Advance reservations required for the Spa. At the end of the day there will be an après-ski wine and cheese gathering. At the time of writing the season is off to a good start with fresh snow covering the trails and snowmaking in process. The particulars for the day are below. 

 

Date: Friday March 1, 2019

Time: Arrival approximately 9:00 am. UCR Group Skiing begins 10:00 am at School Bell at bottom of hill. Lifts close at 4:00 pm. A wine and cheese après-ski will be held at the end of the day.

Location:  Osler Bluff Ski Club,  Main Clubhouse for our group, 795534 The Blue Mountains Clearview Townline, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0R7. About a two hour drive from Toronto

Registration:  Advance registration required through ClubRegistration.net. You need to register the first and last name of each participant in your croup. Registration closes 4:00 pm  on February 26, 2019.

Participants: UCR members, family members and a limit of four non-family member guests. Please bring valid PCAUCR membership card with you.

Cost: $85.00 per for the lift ticket paid on the day of the event to the Osler Bluff Ski Club. Cash or Visa, MasterCard.

Liability waiver:   No exceptions.  A coloured liability waiver ( attached on ClubRegistration.net site) will be required to be signed by each participant and provided to the Ski Club on the day to obtain the lift ticket. Black and white copied waivers not accepted.

Any participant under the age of 18 will require a parent or guardian to sign the liability waiver. Waivers will also be available at the Ski Club on the day.

Alpine Responsibility Code and Chairlift Safety Rules.  SkiCanada Alpine Responsibility Code are required reading prior to the day. See https://www.skicanada.org/safety/safety-on-the-slopes/

Rental of equipment: If your ski / boarding equipment is out of date, equipment rentals will be available at Squire Johns ski shop at the Ski Club with prior reservations at least 72 hours in advance. The reservations are through their website [https://www.squirejohns.com/rentals/] You will give the date (Friday, March 1, 2019), location (Osler Bluff Ski Club) and group name (Porsche Club) and enter your info to order rental equipment.

Co-Chairs: UCR members Don Lewtas and Tom Arndt, Contact: [email protected]  Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to you joining us.

 

Mar
9
Sat
Niagara Escarpment Winter Driving Tour
Mar 9 all-day

Driving isn’t seasonal and driving a Porsche needn’t be either — so come on out to PCA UCR’s winter driving tour, back by popular demand, sponsored by Porsche Centre Oakville, which is providing the lead Macan!

The only prerequisite: your Porsche must wear, at minimum, all-season tires but, preferably, winter tires.

This is a fantastic opportunity to stretch the legs of a Cayenne, Macan or Panamera, leave the 911 or Boxster tucked away in winter hibernation. Plus, as a bonus, the larger Porsches allow you to bring along more than just one passenger. The more the merrier, fun is best enjoyed when shared.

But all Porsches, including even two-doors, are welcome with the appropriate seasonal footwear. No summer performance tires are permitted. And, sorry, no Volkswagen winter beaters.

This driving tour follows the Niagara escarpment, starting just outside Hamilton and wrapping up in Queenston Heights and Old Town Niagara-On-The-Lake on the Niagara River.

Porsche heaven awaits with some of the escarpment’s best twists and turns and ups and downs.

We meet at 12 p.m., one hour later we visit Henry Of Pelham winery and sample a couple of its outstanding vintages including — ‘tis the season! — a delicious and decadent icewine.

At 5 p.m. we roll into The Old Winery Restaurant in Niagara-On-The-Lake for a nice gourmet three-course dinner in a private dining room overlooking our very own reserved Porsche parking lot.

Spots are limited, so register today!

Perhaps book a hotel in Niagara-On-The-Lake and make this a mini winter vacation.

The gourmet three-course dinner includes:

  • choice of soup, caesar salad or mixed artisanal greens
  • choice of prosciutto-wrapped chicken with roasted potatoes, house-made gnocchi in a gorgonzola cream sauce, or catch of the day (likely pan-seared salmon but to be determined)
  • dessert is a decadent surprise!

Hosted by PCA UCR Driving Tours, [email protected], 30 Porsches, 150 kilometres, cost $62 per person (includes three-course dinner with taxes and 18-percent gratuity, and wine tasting)

Registration via ClubReg is currently open

Mar
12
Tue
March 2019 Social @ Porsche Centre North Toronto
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

UCR MARCH 2019 SOCIAL

WHEN: March 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WHERE: Porsche North Toronto

165 Yorkland Blvd

North York, ON M2J 4R2

Canada

Cost: Free

 

Guest Speaker: Lori Schutz, daughter of Peter Schutz (ex-CEO Porsche AG)

Lori gave an inspiring speech at our annual banquet recently. We have invited Lori to be the guest speaker at our March 2019 social, which will be hosted by Porsche Centre North Toronto. Lori will bring copies of the book ” The Driving Force: Getting Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People” written by Peter Schutz, to the event. If you are interested to purchase the book, please indicate how many copies you want when you register at www.clubregistration.net  The cost of the book is C$32.50 or US$25.00. Please bring cash or cheque when you pick up the book from Lori at Tuesday March 12 social, so you can save the shipping cost.

Peter was the CEO of Porsche AG from 1981 to 1987. Peter was instrumental in turning around Porsche AG during early 1980s and he was best remembered for blocking the plan to end production of the signature 911 model, which remains the quintessential Porsche.

Advance registration is required at www.clubregistration.net. ONLY UCR MEMBERS CAN REGISTER FOR OUR CLUB EVENTS. If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected]

Mar
23
Sat
Tech Session @ Braidan Tire
Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

TECH SESSION AT BRAIDAN TIRE
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 11am-2pm
Venue: Braidan Tire, 9399 Markham Road (north of 16th Avenue), Markham

Driving Directions: https://www.google.ca/maps/dir//9399+Markham+Rd,+Markham,+ON+L3P+3J3/@43.8968678,-79.3344328,12z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89d529deedfdf27b:0x76d7e3cbed10d442!2m2!1d-79.2643927!2d43.8968892!3e0

Braidan Tire will host a light lunch for our members and discuss technical maintenance issues. When you register for this event at www.clubregistration.net, please answer the questions by including topics that you want to discuss and we can let Braidan Tire know in advance

Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Apr
9
Tue
April 2019 Social @ Islington Golf Club
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

UCR April 2019 Social

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Venue: Islington Golf Club, 45 Riverbank Drive, Etobicoke, ON  M9A 5B8  416.231.1114

Jim Kenzie is always popular as a speaker and he will be doing a return engagement this year. Jim has been one of the foremost Canadian Auto Journalists for over 30 years writing for the Toronto Star’s Wheel’s Section. He appears on Kenzie’s Korner on TSN’s Motoring which is in it’s 30thseason as well. Jim will be offering his automotive calendars featuring a cover photo of a lovely yellow Porsche Boxster this year. Fifty per cent of proceeds are donated to charity, so come and help out.

Registration for April Social is at www.clubregistration.net

$30 per person including taxes and gratuity.

 

 

 

Apr
13
Sat
Introductory Driving School (IDS) @ Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
Apr 13 all-day

Introductory Driving School

Please see Driver Education for more information.

Apr
27
Sat
Introductory Driving School (IDS) @ Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
Apr 27 all-day

Introductory Driving School

Please see Driver Education for more information.

Spring Into Action Muskoka Driving Tour
Apr 27 all-day

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 — Spring Into Action Muskoka Driving Tour

Hosted by Larry Funnell

Apr
28
Sun
Autocross @ CAA Centre (Powerade Centre) - Brampton
Apr 28 all-day

 

Full Details on the event and costs can be found here: https://pcaucr.org/driving/autocross/

Shift into Spring – Open House 2019 @ 427 Auto Collision
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

Full details at https://pcaucr.org/social/open-house/

Date: Sunday April 28th, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: 427 Auto Collision – 395 Evans Avenue (south of QEW – west of Kipling), Toronto ON
Cost: Free admission

Parking: Free parking available at the back – behind the 427 Auto Collision buildings;

Enter through a driveway on the east side of the 427 Auto Collision.

                                   There will be off-duty Police Officer to help with the traffic to / from the driveway.