Sylvie O'Rourke

Spreading a Little Sunshine

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” In my opinion, these words by James Matthew Barrie, a Scottish author best known as the creator of Peter Pan, capture best the rewards of volunteering. Throughout the Cornwall Outdoor Club’s existence there have been many golden opportunities to spread these […]

 Sylvie O'Rourke

It’s all downhill from here

By Sylvie O’Rourke Today we are tourists taking in some of Montreal’s popular attractions. Our adventure begins at to the Old Port, a thriving and crowded area where horse-drawn carriages roam the streets and the courageous zip-line overhead, where live statues stand still in total concentration and artists display their creations. Our taste buds tingle […]

 Sylvie O'Rourke

Igniting the Fire

Igniting the Fire

Climbing mountains gets into your blood like a fire in need of kindling. It is a passion that builds confidence, makes you stronger, healthier, and more adventurous. The members of the Cornwall Outdoor Club de Plein Air like to have fun while challenging and motivating each other. Our newest goal is to conquer the Fire […]

 Sylvie O'Rourke

Dancing on Snow

Dancing on Snow

Today, the Cornwall Outdoor Club is in the Natural Park of les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare, 75 km east of Cornwall. This park is very family-oriented and offers winters activities such as skating, tobogganing, snowshoeing, skate-skiing, and cross-country skiing. We have chosen the latter. One of our members I will call “The Friendly Giant” is the most experienced […]