Document type : vocene
Date : 2010-08-25
Description : VOCene #16
Content :
VOCene #16  August 25th, 2010
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In this VOCene:

I. Upcoming Events and Trips
 1) Ultimate on the Beach (ongoing, Wed)
 2) Crown Mtn. (or other dayhike?), Aug 28 (Sat)
 3) Climbing (various)
 4) Weekly Kayak Polo (ongoing, Tue or Thu)
 5) Critical Mass, Aug 27 (Fri)
 6) Juan de Fuca, last week of Aug
 7) Bugaboos, Aug 30 to Sep 5
 8) VOC Summer BBQ, Sep 1 (Wed)
 9) Mountaineering Camp, Sep 4-6 (Sat-Mon, Labor Day Long Weekend)

II. Miscellaneous
 1) Glacier School, Sept 18-19, call for instructors
 2) Ms. Manners
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I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Ultimate on the Beach (ongoing, Wed)

On every Wednesday when it is not pouring rain, you'll find VOC'ers down at the beach playing Ultimate Frisbee. Come out and enjoy some exercise with fellow VOC'ers, and maybe even some sunshine!

Where: Jericho beach, on the lawn by the parking lot at the foot of Tolmie st.
When: 6:30ish

2) Crown Mtn. (or other dayhike?), Aug 28 (Sat)

Rueben is organizing a beginner friendly transit accessible hike to Crown Mtn. There are also other possibilities in the area. This hike features spectacular scenery, right on the other side of town, check it out!

http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=14729&t=14729

3) Climbing (various)

A number of people are looking to get out this weekend:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=14710&t=14710

4) Weekly Kayak Polo (ongoing, Tue or Thu)

For a while now, VOCers have been holding weekly kayak-polo sessions at the UBC pool. Typically, half the time is spent practicing rolls, as there's always people that want to learn, and the rest of the time we play kayak-polo. The practices were recently moved to the beach, and are usually on Tuesday or Thursday evenings. Please check the message board thread for updated information.

http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=13419&t=13419

5) Critical Mass, Aug 27 (Fri)

Critical Mass is happening again this Friday! We meet as usual, 5:45-6pm in front of the Art Gallery (on the Georgia St. side) next to the Olympic Clock (NW corner). The mass leaves at 6-6:10pm, but don't be late since it is difficult to join in later (the route changes each time). There's usually a bunch of VOC'ers that show up. If you don't know what Critical Mass is, you can read up about it, or just join us and find out for yourself.

http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=14757&t=14757

6) Juan de Fuca, last week of Aug

From Martin:
"We would like to hike the Juan de Fuca trail in the last week in August. We are looking for someone with a car who wants to do the same and has two free spots. Of course we will share the costs of gas with you. We are flexible regarding the exact dates. Please let us know by email, m.kusak@gmail.com."

http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=14715&t=14715
 
7) Bugaboos, Aug 30 to Sep 5

Jacob and Todd are heading to the Bugaboos (dates somewhat flexible). This will be a mountaineering trip requiring a lot of glacier travel (not beginner friendly). If you are interested, see post on the message board (below).

http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=14632&t=14632

8) VOC Summer BBQ, Sep 1 (Wed)

The last VOC Summer BBQ for this summer is coming up! These are a great place to meet new friends, have trip meetings, or talk about ideas and plans for the upcoming month. Don't forget to bring your own hamburgers, weiners, roastable veggies or whatever along. Someone usually brings a barbecue. Frisbee, hacky sac, and slack lines are also encouraged.

Where: Jericho beach, on the lawn by the parking lot at the foot of Tolmie st.
When: First Wednesday of May, June, July, August and September, 6:30ish

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

9) Mountaineering Camp, Sep 4-6 (Sat-Mon, Labor Day Long Weekend)

Bring out your sharp point bits, and sungoggles. Lets gather round at Wedgemount lake and mountaineer some mountains.
Here yee is the official announcement for the location for the VOC Mountaineering Camp 2010. It will be at Wedgemount Lake, affording opportunities to Climb Wedge, Weart, Cook, Rethel, and several other things of assorted difficulty and pointiness. There's a glacier up there so if you like glaciers, that might be your thing. We will be assisting people to find rides, food groups, and offering advice about what to climb, but it's up to you to find a mountain to climb, and somebody to climb it with, or not.

http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=14634&t=14634
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Mountaineering_Camp_2010

II. Miscellaneous

1) Glacier School, Sept 18-19, call for instructors

Yep, summer is coming to a close - soon we'll all be riding the pow... but first there'll be the VOC's Glacier School.
And we'll need instructors! Unlike the call for participants (which will happen soon enough, probably two weeks from the trip) the call for instructors doesn't happen by mass wiki chaos. So, if you're keen to instruct please send Christian Veenstra an email for consideration. We usually instruct in pairs, trying to put old veterans with newer instructors, and will have an instructor meeting some time before the trip.

http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=14629&t=14629

2) Ms. Manners

Do you have a question for Ms. Manners? If so, email it to to your friendly neighbourhood VOCene editor and he'll forward it to Ms. Manners for review. Remember, there's no such thing as a stupid question, so ask away.

Dear VOCer,

Why don't you ever write to me? I'm feeling lonely and unsatisfied at work - I have nothing to do if you don't send me anything.

With my infinite wisdom and experience, I can help you with your pressing questions and concerns. If that doesn't work, I can at least attempt to entertain you. Even if you don't believe me right now, please give it a try and I'll prove you wrong!

Hope to hear from you soon,
Ms. Manners

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