We invite you to become a member of the Ottawa Outdoor Club (OOC), either as a new member or by renewing your existing or an earlier membership. Information about membership and its benefits is available on the membership information page.
The membership fee is $45. It is the same price whenever it is purchased and is non-refundable. Memberships purchased now will be valid until the end of 2020.
If you paid non-member activity fees within the past week, you can deduct these fees from your membership fee.
Our membership year resets on October 1. If it's just two or three weeks before October 1, you may want to consider holding off becoming a member until October 1, since the membership from then on will be valid until the end of 2021 instead of 2020. You may prefer to pay the non-member activity fee for an outing. As noted in the previous paragraph, if you become a member on October 1, you can deduct any non-member activity fees that you paid for activities during the previous week, i.e., from September 24 onwards.
Upon receipt of your application and payment, your membership will take effect. After your membership fee has been received, your Club membership card will be sent to you by regular mail.
You may contact our membership secretary (membership at ottawaoutdoorclub.ca) at any time with any changes to your personal information.
Email contact - Important!
If you want to receive the Club's (usually) weekly newsletter and other Club information by email, please ensure that you select "Yes" in response to "Please email me OOC event updates and other Club information" in the "Send email messages" section below, or check the box in the "Email" section on the paper form.
The newsletter contains reminders of the outdoor activities happening that week, information about upcoming multi-day outings, and information that is not in the schedule on the website, such as some social activities and Club meetings.
If this box is not checked, you will not receive information from the Club by email.
Payment methods: Interac etransfer, cheque, or credit card (via PayPal)
You can choose to pay by Interac etransfer, cheque, or by credit card or your PayPal account.
If you pay using a credit card, we go through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account. If you have a PayPal account, you can pay by whatever means PayPal permits you, such as using any PayPal balance that your account might have. If you pay without using a PayPal account, you need to provide a credit card number. Directions will be provided during the payment process.
The information that you provide on the membership form is available only to the executive of the OOC and to people designated by the executive as required for Club operations, except as indicated for sharing with other Club members or unless legally required. Your name will be shared with OOC members in our member list. You can choose whether to share other information that you provide, such as your email address and / or phone number(s); there's a checkbox for each. Aggregate information (with no personally-identifying information), such as the number of people in each age range, may be made publicly available.
All Club web-based information resides on servers (computers) in Montreal at iWeb Technologies, the parent company of Funio, our web host. All membership information is transmitted over an encrypted link between your web browser and the Montreal servers.
When making your membership registration online, only the information that you provide on this page is stored by the Club.
Online vs. paper
You can fill in the membership registration form online and pay by one of the methods stated above.
Alternatively, you can download and print the membership form (PDF ), fill it in, write a cheque for the appropriate amount, and mail both to the address on the form. You can alternatively pay by Interac email transfer. We prefer that you register online, since it eliminates the possibility of transcription errors, and it reduces the amount of work required of our membership secretary.
The information provided on the paper form might be transferred by the membership secretary or a designated person securely to the OOC's website.
If you choose to use the paper form, you can ignore the remainder of this page.
Notes for online registration
- All fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are mandatory; all other fields are optional.
- Validation checks are performed on some fields (such as the postal code) to help you submit correct information. If the information you supply is invalid, the field will be framed in red and an explanatory error message will be displayed near the top of the form. The frame colour will change to black when you have valid data in the field. If you see the message but don't see the framed area, scroll through the form to find the area.
- As noted below in the "Share with Club members" section, we will share your name and, at your choice, some of your other contact information with Club members. When entering values, such as your name, please enter it as you would like it to appear in our membership list. For instance, if you enter your name all in lower case, it will appear that way in our membership list.