Fun Runs, Rambles & Tours: Looking Far Ahead

4-36hr Chasing a De Tomaso on Rt120By Hazel de Burgh, UCR Fun Run Program Chair – (from Provinz January 2016 page 12)

Hazel Provinz-2Our 2016 Fun Run Program is shap­ing up to be a lot of fun! So far, there are 13 events on the calendar: 7 Fun Runs, 4 Rambles and 2 Tours, including the ever popular Fun Runs in the Muskokas and Niagara regions, the Ramble to the Blue Mountains, events along the north east shores of Lake Ontario, plus there are some new events to Southern Georgian Bay, Lake Simcoe, to and from Parade in Vermont, and a Nickelball Tour to Sudbury and Mani­toulin Island, and a 5-day Great Smoky Mountains Tour. Lots of variety, thanks to our new and returning hosts!

For members who’ve never been on one of these events:

• FUN RUNS are country drives involving groups of 10-15 cars that follow a leader for 2-4 hours of driving, with sev­eral rest stops/opportunities for socializing, including lunch.

• RAMBLES are similar to Fun Runs but there’s no need to stay in groups and follow a leader.

• TOURS are country drives that involve an overnight stay, lunches and at least one dinner, and usually involve groups following one or more leaders.

Beyond these 13 events, I know there are several other events in the early planning stages. Check out UCR’s Fun Run Program webpage for the latest updates, or watch this space.

Ready to go with our Canada BagsSo How do you Register for these Events, and When? This is NEW for 2016. Sometime before the first Registration Open Date, log in to to set up a Profile for yourself (if you haven’t done so already), and complete all the relevant details. It’s easy to do, but check out if you’d prefer to fol­low step-by-step instructions. Then, for the first event you’re interested in, log in to ClubReg at 6pm on the Registration Open Date (on the first Sunday within 60 days of the event date). This should give you (and all our other members) enough time to be able to commit to the events you’re interested in. It should also give our hosts enough time to determine the costs of the event, so you can pay for and secure your registration. Sound fair? The only catch – based on our 2015 program, in which some events were waitlisted within hours or days of being announced, I suggest you sign up early if you don’t want to be disappointed.

2014 TargaHow Do I Find Out More Information About These Events? Starting with the February issue of Provinz, I expect to be able to publish a description of most of these events. In the meantime, mark your calendars – with two dates for each event you’re interested in – the Event Date and the Registration Opening Date (at 6pm). Then, in the months and weeks leading up to the Registration Open Date, if you have any questions about the event that are not covered in the event description or on ClubReg, feel free to contact the host via the email address in the table below. Once you’re registered for the event, you’ll receive further details about the event, including event logistics and timing. Bottom line, have I said this already? Mark your calendars and sign up early, as soon as the event opens for registration!

If you’d like to consider hosting an event in 2016, check out or contact me. I’d be pleased to help you get your event on the road!!  And if you’re interested in helping with my role, let me know that too!

Hazel de Burgh, Fun Run Program Chair – [email protected] or 416 558 2929

UCR’s 2016 Fun Runs Rambles & Tours (So Far)

*NEW FOR 2016* Register via starting at 6pm on the dates below.

Don’t be disappointed! Register early, before the events you’re interested in are fully booked!

(for more information,
NOT for registration)
Sat, May 7 Sun, Mar 13 South Muskoka Spring
Fun Run
Muskokas David Forbes
& Peter Hoffman
[email protected]
[email protected]
Sat, Jun 11 Sun, Apr 17 Southern Georgian Bay
Fun Run
Penetanguishene & Midland Martin Hederich &
Michael Pohlmann
[email protected]
[email protected]
Sat, Jun 18 Sun, Apr 24 Bear Manor Niagara
Escarpment Poker Fun Run
Grimsby Vaughn Warrington [email protected]
Jun 17-18 Sun, Apr 24 Ramble to Parade Toronto to Jay Peak, Vermont Randy Gananathan & Jason Figueiredo [email protected]
[email protected]
Sat, Jun 25 Sun, May 1 Ramble Return from Parade Jay Peak, Vermont to Toronto Randy Gananathan [email protected]
Sat, Jul 2 Sun, May 8 Grand Niagara-on-the-Lake
Fun Run
Niagara-on-the-Lake Guenter Gamauf [email protected]
Sat, Jul 16 Fri, May 22 Lake Simcoe Fun Run Lake Simcoe Terrry Sellers [email protected]
Sun, Jul 24 Sun, May 29 Blue Mountains Ramble Collingwood & the Blue Mountains Don Lewtas & Hazel de Burght [email protected]
Sat, Sep 17 Sun, Jul 24 Eastern Shores
Fun Run & Car Show
Eastern Shores of Lake Ontario David Forbes
& Peter Hoffman
[email protected]
[email protected]
Sun, Sep 25 Sun, Jul 31 “Salmon Run” Fall Ramble Picton, Prince Edward County Randy Gananathan [email protected]
Sep 29 – Oct 3 Sun, Feb 7 Great Smoky Mountains Tour Smoky Mountains Jason Figueiredo [email protected]
Sat, Oct 1 Sun, Aug 7 Muskoka Fall Colours
Fun Run
Muskokas David & Anne Forbes [email protected]
Oct 1-2
Sun, Aug 7 Nickelball Tour Sudbury & Manitoulin Island Greg Oldenburg & Dennis Centis [email protected]
[email protected]

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