Document type : vocene
Date : 2012-04-11
Description : VOCene #2
Content :
VOCene #2 April 11th,  2012
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In this VOCene:

0. Free Journals for Student and Associate Club Members!! 

I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Space Odyssey/Another Brick in the Wall (14-15)  Sat. Apr. 14th - Sun. Apr. 15th
2) Beginner Friendly trip to Brew Hut  Sat-Sun, April 21-22nd
3) Intermediate Kayaking between Jericho and Lighthouse Park  Tues. Apr. 24th
4) Intro to River Kayaking (Tentative)  Sat-Sun, April 28-29th
5) MEC Clubs night  Tues. May. 8th
 

 II. Trip Ideas and Partners Sought

III. This week in the VOC
 1) Past trips and events

IV. Miscellaneous
 1) Rewards and incentives for trip organizers
 2) Call for Slideshow Presenters
 3) 21 Mile Creek User Survey
 4) Mammut Pulse 3.2 Firmware Update - Available Now from the VOC

V. Ms. Manners
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0. Free Journals for Student and Associate Club Members!! 

If you haven't already then please come and pick yours up from the clubroom! You don't want to forget to collect this years awesome little book of memories. 


I. Upcoming Events and Trips


1) Space Odyssey/Another Brick in the Wall (14-15)  Sat. Apr. 14th - Sun. Apr. 15th

The third and final installation of Sam's spring ski trip series. Looks like this week will be the Spearhead traverse, sign up asap!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=272
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,83930

2) Beginner Friendly trip to Brew Hut  Sat-Sun, April 21-22nd

Erica is running a trip to brew as a great way to take a much needed study break. To make it even more fun 1920s ski garb might be encouraged.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=281

3) Intermediate Kayaking between Jericho and Lighthouse Park  Tues. Apr. 24th

Post exam paddling bliss on a Tuesday.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=282


4) Intro to River Kayaking (Tentative)  Sat-Sun, April 28-29th

Been to a few pool sessions and itching to try your new skills on the river? If yes, then this trip is for you
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=277

5) MEC Clubs night  Tues. May. 8th

Start saving those dollars, the next MEC 10% off night is just around the corner! Sign up below to gain access to this discount. 
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,84429
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=275

II. Trip Ideas and Partners Sought

-Todd M. and Jacob C. are planning to do some climbing between April 26 and May 7, likely as a road trip down to Red Rocks.  They are looking for an independent pair of climbers to join them, though they might be into swapping partners from time to time (saucy!): http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,84123

- Some people are thinking of crossing the Neve this weekend. I did it last weekend and had a blast so now's your chance to do it too! http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,84240


III. This week in the VOC 

1) Past trips and events

-The second installment of Sam's trips did the North Joffre Creek Horseshoe Traverse - looks pretty fun! http://www.ubc-voc.com/2012/04/11/north-joffre-creek-horseshoe-traverse-april-6-8 
-Christian, Line and Ian went to Mamquam http://www.ubc-voc.com/2012/04/10/easter-weekend-with-the-veenstras
-Noriko and Maria M. cycle toured the Olympic Peninsula 
-6 VOCers took a nap on the neve
- A whole bunch of VOCers went up the Sphinx for the long weekend  

IV. Miscellaneous

1) Rewards and incentives for trip organizers

Woohoo, prodeals for VOC Trip organizers! In return for leading trips, you now get not only immense satisfaction, but cheap gear too!!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Discounts_for_VOC_Trip_Organizers 

2) Call for Slideshow Presenters

Have you been on some crazy adventure lately, or do you have some advice to share? Consider attaining instant fame by giving a VOC slideshow next semester by contacting our new PR exec member Cora Skaien:http://www.ubc-voc.com/members/show_extended?target_id=3375 

3) 21 Mile Creek User Survey

From Scott N: "The 21 Mile Creek drainage is a non-motorized zone and snowmobiling is prohibited. The Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC is conducting a user survey to measure the frequency of illegal snowmobile use in 21 Mile Creek. The results from the survey will guide compliance and enforcement actions by government conservation officers." Please take a brief moment to complete the survey, if you've been on a trip to 21 Mile Creek. 
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,80729,80729#msg-80729

4) Mammut Pulse 3.2 Firmware Update - Available Now from the VOC

From the message board post: "The VOC can now offer firmware updates to Mammut Pulse beacons. This is handy because firmware version 3.2 was recently released. Why is the VOC offering this service? Because no one else in Vancouver does and because the same tool that lets us do this also lets us record the health of our new rental beacons. The cost for getting the upgrade through the club is $10 for members and $15 for non-members."
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,82371

V. Ms. Manners
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Dear Ms. Manners,

This past weekend I was accused of being 'too Canadian' on trips since I consistently offer up my food and water to my trip mates and carry all the heavy gear. Is this a bad thing? What exactly is being a little 'too Canadian'?

- Canadiana

Dear Canadiana,

Forgive me for taking so long to reply, I was busy giving people free tele lessons on Cypress. I do apologise, I am having a hard time understanding your question. I'm pretty sure it is normal to do all of the above mentioned things and on top of that you should repeatedly say you're sorry for depriving the rest of the group of their heavy gear. If you aren't doing that, well then quite frankly Canadiana, you aren't living up to your name. Oops, was that too rude? I'm really sorry. Oh dear, I think I just offended my lab mate by glancing at them. Oh god, NO! Did those two people just bump into each other?? I *have* to go say I'm sorry!

Best of luck and most apologetic wishes,

Ms. Manners  
 
 

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