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JUNE 2013

FMCBC NEWS

 
FMCBC 2013 AGM
We had a very successful AGM weekend from June 7th – 9th in Kamloops this year.  The Kamloops Hiking Club was our host and put on a fun weekend for us which included hikes, music, and lots and lots of food at the McQueen Lake Environmental Education Centre.  Most people attending the AGM stayed at the camp which provided a great opportunity for FMCBC Directors to visit and share ideas.  Thank you to our event organizers,Doug Smith, Katherine Roberts and Michelle Dressler for hosting us.  Your hard work and super organizational skills shone through! Read More.

FMCBC Officer Positions Open for 2013-2014
Interested in getting more involved with the FMCBC this year? We are looking for volunteers to fill the positions of Vice President and Treasurer on our Board of Directors for 2013-2014. If you are interested in learning more about these positions and their time commitments please email us at fmcbc@mountainclubs.org or call us at 604-873-6096.
 
FMCBC Member Club Grant Awards
At the AGM on June 8th, Bob St. John from our 2013 Grant Committee announced the FMCBC Member Club Grant awards for 2013.  Thank you to all clubs who submitted applications.  This year's grant recipients include:

  • Alberni Valley Outdoor Club, $500 towards their Bridges to complete Stage 1 of the Alberni Inlet Trail Project
  • Caledonia Ramblers Hiking Club, $1325 towards their Ancient Forest – Universal Boardwalk Project
  • Kamloops Hiking Club, $1325 towards their Isobel Lake Accessibility Project
  • UBC Varsity Outdoor Club, $1350 towards their Window repairs at the Varsity Outdoor Club’s Brew Hut Project
All donations to the FMCBC go directly into our Member Club Grant Project fund.  For more information or to make a donation towards next year's projects visit our donations page.

IN THE NEWS

SLRD denies permits for hydro project - Whistler Question, June 28, 2013


MOUNTAIN MATTERS

If you are interested in helping to identify program priorities for the Peace Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, you can complete their online survey here.  Deadline to submit is July 2, 2013.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
We would like to say a big THANK YOU to Elisa Kreller who has stepped down as our treasurer this year.  Elisa helped us to get better organized and provided some new and helpful ideas for the FMCBC over the past two years in her role as treasurer.  She has kindly offered to continue to help with some of the bookkeeping/accounting tasks as we search for someone to fill the treasurer position for 2013-2014.  Elisa, thank you again for all your contributions.

If you are still looking for a trip to go on this summer, the Skyline Hikers of the Canadian Rockies still have spaces available for their July and August Camps.

If your club is looking to hire some help for a project next year, non-profit organizations can apply to Service Canada for funding to hire students.  Service Canada can fund up to minimum wage for employees who are full-time students returning to studies in the next school year.  To be eligible, the duration of work needs to be six to sixteen weeks in length and 30-40 hours per week.  Because there is competition for these funds, an organization needs to contact its local MP to bring their attention to the grant application as the allocation decisions are made locally.   

Go Trekkers has an extensive listing of topographical, digital and paper maps available for BC.


Click here to view the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Cloudburst!

Visit the Canadian Avalanche Centre for current conditions and bulletins
 
Visit Bivouac via the FMCBC website to report Off Road Vehicle infractions
 
Visit Canada Helps to make a donation to the FMCBC
 
The FMCBC is always looking for volunteers. Click here to find out how you can get involved.

As always the FMCBC would like to thank Mountain Equipment Co-op for supporting the FMCBC through their generous contribution of office space from which to base our administration.

The mission of the FMCBC is to advocate for safe, self-propelled activities (such as hiking, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, trail running and other backcountry activities) and the protection of BC's backcountry for current and future generations to experience.
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