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OCTOBER 2013

FMCBC NEWS

 
FMCBC's New Website
Jodi Appleton, FMCBC Program and Administration Manager

FMCBC's new website has officially been launched.  There's still more work to be done on it, but it is coming along.  Please visit our site and don't hesitate to let us know what is working and what isn't.  Thank you to Kayla Stevenson for all her help over the years with the previous version of our website and with getting our new one up and running.  We are still updating it with information from our wiki site, but eventually all the information will be on the one site. 

IN THE NEWS

Canadian Avalanche Centre issues warning about smartphone applications - Revelstoke Times, October 24, 2013

Snowmobile meeting draws huge response - Whistler Question, October 21, 2013

Court says 'no' to resort's request - Vancouver Sun, October 24, 2013

Backcountry busy in autumn months - The Prince George Citizen, October 4, 2013

America's oldest park ranger is ambassador to remote campground near Canadian border - The Vancouver Sun, October 3, 2013

Whistler Blackcomb updates master plan - Whistler Question, October 2, 2013

MOUNTAIN MATTERS

Looking for some new backcountry food ideas?  The Washington Trails Association put out this collection of backcountry recipes from WTA members and cookbook authors a while ago, but food doesn't go out of style and they've got some great ideas.

A lesson to ATVers from Outdoor Guy Dave Quinn - CBC West's Outdoor guy Dave Quinn talks about the etiquette of ATVing in BC's backcountry
Millennium Place
The North Face Speaker Series presents Ingrid Backstrom--Lost & Found in British Columbia: A Skier’s Journey - See more at: http://www.artswhistler.com/events/the-north-face-speaker-series-presents-ingrid-backstrom-lost-and-found-in-british-columbia-a#sthash.aVlftLfa.D38QQjSK.dpuf
The North Face Speaker Series presents Ingrid Backstrom--Lost & Found in British Columbia: A Skier’s Journey - See more at: http://www.artswhistler.com/events/the-north-face-speaker-series-presents-ingrid-backstrom-lost-and-found-in-british-columbia-a#sthash.aVlftLfa.D38QQjSK.dpuf
The North Face Speaker Series presents Ingrid Backstrom--Lost & Found in British Columbia: A Skier’s Journey - See more at: http://www.artswhistler.com/events/the-north-face-speaker-series-presents-ingrid-backstrom-lost-and-found-in-british-columbia-a#sthash.aVlftLfa.D38QQjSK.dpuf
The North Face Speaker Series presents Ingrid Backstrom--Lost & Found in British Columbia: A Skier’s Journey - See more at: http://www.artswhistler.com/events/the-north-face-speaker-series-presents-ingrid-backstrom-lost-and-found-in-british-columbia-a#sthash.aVlftLfa.D38QQjSK.dpuf

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our Fall/Winter issue of Cloudburst will be sent out by email around the end of November.  If you would like to receive a print copy of Cloudburst, please email us by the middle of November with your mailing address and we'll be sure to send one your way.

Support a Club Project Next Year - All donations to the FMCBC are tax deductible and go towards supporting club projects across the province through our FMCBC Member Club Grant Program.  You can make a donation to the FMCBC by visiting our donations page.

The VOC is hosting two movie fundraisers this November:

  • On November 12th, the VOC will be showing the new 2013 Reel Rock 8 movie in the Norm Theatre at UBC.  Tickets are $15 each in advance or $17 at the door with profits being donated to Squamish and North Shore Search and Rescue.  Click here for more info.
The BANFF Mountain Film and Book Festival starts in Banff this weekend and goes until November 3rd.  The BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour will begin visiting cities around BC mid November.  You can check out their schedule to see when they'll be near you.

Mountain Equipment Co-op is hosting their 3rd annual MEC Snowfest in Vancouver on Saturday, November 23. 

PIEPS Vector Recall - Effective immediately, PIEPS is recalling all PIEPS VECTOR avalanche transceivers.

Float Airbag Packs Recall - Backcountry Access has issued a recall for packs sold during the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons


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 - All donations go towards supporting our member clubs through our Member Club Grant Program
 
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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