Document type : vocene
Date : 2009-09-29
Description : VOCene #15
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VOCene #15  September 29th, 2009
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In this VOCene:

I. Upcoming Events and Trips
1) Remember to Renew Your Memberships
2) Wednesday Night Slide Shows
3) Longhike 2009 - October 10-11
4) Beginner friendly Garibaldi Lake Trip October 17 - 18
5) Beginner friendly Brew Hut Trip - October 3-4

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I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Remember to Renew Your Memberships

October 1st is the deadline to renew your memberships, so if you don't want to lose access to the message board, make sure to swing by the club room ASAP!

Membership Options:
1 - Student Members - Must be members of the AMS - A student membership gets you everything (journal, gear), plus you can vote and you can be on exec. $35

2 - Associate Members - Open to anybody (Faculty, Staff, Spouses, or anybody we think is a benefit to the club) - Associate members get everything, like student members except for the ability to vote or be on the exec. $52.50

3 - Alumni Members - for people who were previously student members but are no longer eligible, or had some combination of memberships for at least four years - doesn't get anything which costs money (no journal, no gear). People applying for alumni membership for the first time will need to swing by the club office, those renewing can probably finagle something by email with someone on the exec. Free


2) Wednesday Night Slide Shows

This week we have "Intro Night for New and Prospective Members" in Woodward 6. Come on out for an introduction to the VOC

Location:
http://www.maps.ubc.ca/PROD/index_detail.php?show=y,n,n,n,n,y&bldg2Search=n&locat1=473

3) Longhike 2009 - October 10-11

Longhike is the club's popular, annual rock climbing & party extravaganza. Small groups are led by an instructor who is a fellow VOC member with climbing experience. On Saturday there is a "rock school" in Squamish and groups climb at either Murrin Park or the Little Smoke Bluffs. All ability levels are welcome and no climbing experience is necessary. An alternative hiking trip will also be planned for those who do not wish to climb, but still want to be part of this fabulous weekend. Saturday night will feature dinner at Evans lake followed by a dessert potluck and a huge party with a DJ. Sunday and/or Monday is open to climbing (and/or hiking) and there will be no formal instruction. This is the perfect time to try out your newly learned skills with people that you have met climbing or partying.

Wiki for details on how to get tickets (yes, this one requires tickets, and sells out, so make sure you get a ticket before it's too late)

http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Longhike_2009

4) Beginner Friendly Garibaldi Lake Trip

This is a beginner friendly trip, overnight backpacking into Garibaldi Park. The hike into Garibaldi Lake from the trailhead is approximately 9 km with a fair bit of elevation gain, where we will set up camp. The hike from Garibaldi Lake to Panorama Ridge is another 7.5 km one way.

This is a relatively easy overnight trip, but we will be out of cell service and easy access to Tim Hortons. If you're new to backpacking, this trip will be a good ease into it, and if you're just new to Vancouver area, you can come and see what everyone keeps talking about when they say it's the most beautiful area in the world.

Wiki for details and signup:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Garibaldi_Oct_2009

5) Beginner friendly Brew Hut Trip - October 3-4

The plan is to go up to one of our four huts: the Brew Hut. It is roughly located across the Sea to sky highway form the popular Garibaldi Lake trail. Absolutely stunning views are guaranteed, without the immensly high human traffic of Garibaldi.

The trip is begginer friendly, which means that even if you have no prior outdoor experience, we will help you in every way so that you reach the destination and have a good time. In fact, this trip is intended as an introductory trip for new members of the club. You will have the chance to encounter other new and keen members and to complete a Workhike so that you can borrow gear for future trips.

Wiki for details and signup:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Brew_Hut_Adventure



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