Document type : vocene
Date : 2010-03-16
Description : VOCene #37
Content :
VOCene  #37  March 16th, 2010
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In this VOCene:

I.  Upcoming Events and Trips
    1) Weekly Kayak Polo
    2) Weekly Slide Show: Sportclimbing in Spain  Mar. 17
    3) Joint ACC/VOC Neve Crossing - Mar. 20-21
    5) Hanging Lake Trail Marking -  Mar. 27-28
    6) Easter Trip to Brew - Apr. 2-5
    7) Vantage Trip - Apr. 2-5
    8) Wilderness First Aid Course - Apr. 17-18

II. Miscellaneous
    1) VOC Executive Elections
    2) FMCBC Articles Needed
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I.  Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Weekly Kayak Polo

Under the excuse of practising eskimo-rolls, VOCers are holding weekly kayak-polo sessions at the UBC pool. Typically, half the time is spent practising rolls, as there's always people that want to learn, and the rest of the time we play kayak-polo. The pool is warm so you don't need a wetsuit and beginners are always welcome. This usually happens on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 10pm, but please check the message board thread, and if you are coming write your name on the wiki page.

http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=10773&t=10773
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Kayak_Polo_%40_the_Aquatic_Centre

2) Weekly Slide Show: Sportclimbing in Spain  Mar. 17

This week, drop by the clubroom to see Richard So present a slideshow about his trip to Spain last spring with some other former VOCers. Come and see photos of limestone walls and overhanging conglomerate towers.

The slide show will be at 7:00PM, Wednesday March 17th, in the VOC clubroom.

3) Joint ACC/VOC Neve Crossing - Mar. 20-21

The VOC and ACC are doing a joint crossing of the Garibaldi Neve. It'll be a two or three day crossing and there should be a healthy number of people going. Crossing the Neve means covering a fair bit of distance but it's beautiful when the sky is blue and a just about guaranteed epic when it isn't which makes it a trip to be on.

Sign up on the wiki
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Joint_ACC/VOC_Garibaldi_Neve_Traverse_2010

5) Hanging Lake Trail Marking -  Mar. 27-28

Come help put up trail markers along the ski trail that goes from Whistler Olympic Park nordic center to Hanging Lake. This will be a 2 day trip, camping out near Hanging Lake. Once again, free gas for the first three cars.

Wiki for sign up and details:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Hanging_Lake_trail_marking

6) Easter Trip to Brew - Apr. 2-5

There's an Easter long weekend trip to the Brew Hut shaping up. Brew is warm, in an awesome location and has been responsible for only a few epics involving lost parties wandering the alpine meadow for hours/days.

Discussion is ongoing on the discussion board:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=12329&t=12329

7) Vantage Trip - Apr. 2-5

At least once a year, a group of VOCers head down to Vantage, Washington to climb in Frenchman Coulee, a gorge located in the Columbia River Plateau. There are hundreds of routes, sport and traditional, on a variety of rock ranging from 30m basalt column column cracks to sporty 5.12 jug-fests.

Signup and details on the wki:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Vantage_April_2010

8) Wilderness First Aid Course - Apr. 17-18

It is a good idea for anyone traveling in the backcountry in big groups, little groups, a pair or solo to have wilderness first aid training. This is a great short course that packs a lot of learning into only two days. Don't confuse this with the red cross first aid, wilderness or regular, that teaches you to assess the safety of the situation and then call 911 and wait until EMS shows up. This course focuses of Patient Assessment, stabilization, and evacuation plans for remote areas.

Signup and details on the wiki:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Wilderness_First_Aid_April_2010

II. Miscellaneous

1) VOC Executive Elections

Love the VOC? Can't get enough of it? Join the exec!

Elections for executive members will be taking place during our Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will happen during the Year End Banquet on April 7, @ 6pm (more details on the banquet will follow soon).

Details about executive positions can be found here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/member/execpositions.php

Nominations, or your name if you wish to run, should be written on a sheet that will be posted outside the clubroom as of Monday March 15, 1:00pm or online here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Exec_nominations_2010

The VOC needs you to help run our club, continue organizing great trips, and getting everyone outdoors and having fantastic fun!

2) FMCBC Articles Needed

Since I'm sure you are all full of article ideas after writing one for the VOC Journal you should write one for Cloudburst! The last issue of Cloudburst featured a VOC trip photo on the cover so we should make it happen again.

Here is the info for writing your article:
Just a reminder that we will be accepting articles for the Spring/Summer issue of Cloudburst until April 15th. The sooner you send them in the better so we can review them and request any missing information.  Please include photos if you have any as they really add to the articles.We welcome articles which inform our readers about mountain access, recreation, and conservation issues or activities in B.C. Articles should not exceed 1,000 words. Photos should be approximately 4x6 inch photos with 150 DPI resolution . With submitted articles please include the author. With submitted photos please include location, names of people in the photo and the name of the photographer.
Email articles to Jodi at: admin.manager@mountainclubs.org

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