May 02 2016

Club AGM and Board of Directors Update

The Saab Club of Canada held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday April 20. Some key items covered in the AGM include financial reports and elections to the Board of Directors (BOD).

This AGM saw some big changes int he composition of the BOD. Long-time Board Member and Club President, Scott Hutchings, did not run again. Neither did Board Member and Club Vice-President Fred Hopper. Their long service to the Club is much-appreciated and the BOD hopes that their experience and knowledge can still be tapped if required.

Please welcome two new Directors, both of whom have already taken active roles in the Club and will be a great asset on the BOD:

  • Chris Despond
  • Simon Newness

In addition, three existing Directors stayed on:

  • Richard Clayton
  • Stan East
  • Ed Treijs

The Club’s new Vice President is Martin Wojtowicz. He is not on the Board of Directors.

For those interested in the constitutional details, the Vice President is elected at the AGM by the attending Club members, and does not have to be a member of the BOD. The President is elected by the new BOD at its first meeting after the AGM.

Apr 29 2016

Saabs are useful cars

I like the fact that Saabs are designed to do stuff. Mine came with sturdy factory roof racks, and of course Saab allows decent towing capacity. They don’t need a turbo to be useful cars.




We took this lot 100 km to Wasaga Beach, driving at 80-90 km/h with no problems. Fuel consumption climbed to 9.6 L/100 km though.

Feb 03 2016

Winter get-together Sunday February 14

NOTE: for this get-together we are actually getting winter! Bring your warm clothes. Don’t forget some things to keep your head and feet warm. Saabs have wonderful aerodynamics but make sure you have windshield washer fluid anyway. Check your tire pressure: it drops in the cold.


On the Family Day long weekend, get together with your fellow Saab Club members and Saab owners and come out to see ice racing in Minden Ontario. This is the middle of Winterfest in Minden, and there’s lots more to see and do. For the whole family, in fact.

We meet 10-10:30 AM at the McDonald’s on Highway 12 just outside Beaverton (north of Beaver Ave), and leave at 10:30 to take a scenic drive to Minden, which is in cottage country on the nicest route to Algonquin Park.

All the details are in the event listing.

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Jan 19 2016

January Meeting at Tesla Yorkdale this Wednesday

All club members and their families are welcome to join us as we visit Tesla Motors.  This is an informal meeting (Tesla welcomes us but cannot do a presentation).  We will meet at 6:30pm and afterwards we will move over to Milestones at Yorkdale for anyone and everyone who is interested in getting a bite to eat.

Please note:  this is a member (includes family) event only.  Guests are welcome, but must be accompanied by an existing member.

Oct 12 2015

Fall Colours Tour – Sunday October 18th!

All are welcome to join us in this year’s Saab Club Fall Colours Tour which takes us to the Muskoka region. We will meet at 10:30am at the Esso station at 400 Pine Street in Waubushene and drive through Bala, Glen Orchard, stop at Port Carling for lunch, then off to Port Sandfield, Rousseau, the marine railway at Big Chute and end at club member Rick Clayton’s cottage near Victoria Harbour.

Click on the event listing for the detailed route.


Oct 06 2015

2015 Winery Tour Pics

Thanks Fred that was a really good day! you inspired me to do something with my pics too so here they are!  Looking forward to next year.  Cheers!

Oct 05 2015

Missing Summer Already…

It seems like Summer slipped away when we weren’t looking. Here are some belated pics from the 10th edition of our annual winery tour in July, courtesy of Liz Stanton. Thanks again to Paul and Alyson Stephenson for organizing this event every year.

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