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 2021.
Note (1 October 2020): We're just starting our 2021 membership year. Until the 2021 membership fee is set at our AGM on November 10, memberships for 2021 will be available at the 2020 price. The membership fee may be different after November 10. If the membership fee changes at the AGM, the fee for a membership purchased prior to the AGM will not be changed, either up or down.
If you paid non-member activity fees within the past week, you can deduct these fees from your membership fee.
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, credit card (via PayPal), or cheque
You can choose to pay by Interac etransfer, by credit card (via PayPal), directly from your PayPal account, or by cheque. We strongly prefer that you do not pay by cheque, due to the pandemic.
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. We make every attempt to keep membership information in Canada.
When making your membership registration online, only the information that you provide on this page is stored by the Club.
Online vs. paper
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do not have a paper registration form. If you are unable to fill in the online registration form, please contact our Membership Secretary at membership(at)ottawaoutdoorclub.ca.
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.