Category Archives: Other

Socials, esoteric adventures and unclassifiable

Coffee (not) at the Beach

Tuesday morning, 6:30am: time to roll out of bed, hop on my bike and head to Jericho Beach for weekly coffee at dawn, where some early-rising VOCers watch the sunrise, make breakfast and share stories. The rain had held off … Continue reading

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Cheeky Autumn Trail Run on Bowen

The morning air was crisp yet temperate, salt and brine infused in the air, and the sound of seagulls permeated throughout the harbour. Smoke and tar from the adjacent business man’s cigarette removed me from my tranquil respite. Navy suit, … Continue reading

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Glacier school 2020 John Wragg’s Perspective

Out the door and into my vehicle the rain began to patter from above, the forecast for rain was proving to be fulfilled. It was only in line with traditional Voc Glacier instructional trips. passengers in tow we headed to … Continue reading

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Coffee on the Beach, Ep. 1

Last night I set my alarm for 6:45am and packed a bag with a nalgene full of water, a tea bag, ramen, a spoon, chopsticks, my stove, and a pot. I think my body was so excited that it decided … Continue reading

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Paddlers vs Squatters- A Garbage Wars Story.

Me-”My car is much happier  without the hobo mattresses inside” Alana: “That’s a quote of the day…” In late April a couple friends and I went for a drizzly day paddle up Fraser river. Generally not top destination for either … Continue reading

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Cursed Cousin of Cave 2019

In attendance: Nick Hindley, Natalie Maslowski, Temma Shandon, Anna Cho, Donald Lao, Johan Denker Ebskamp, Michaela Marxt, Austin Bauer, Victor Mate (Briefly) Friday FUN (Fucked Up Night): (Flashback to Oct. 25th) The Friday, a week prior to the weekend we … Continue reading

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Stories from a long night in the clubroom

Did you know? The VOC has a fifth hut, located right on campus. The so-called “Clubroom” is a bit like Red Heather, in that you aren’t technically supposed to sleep there. Well, given the impending transit shutdown, the wonderful AMS decided to … Continue reading

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Iron Chef of Brew Hut in the Clouds – Round 3! (alternate title: Doggone days)

Mom came home the other night as I was sitting around on the sofa pondering my existence, and promptly stared vacantly into the fridge. It was pretty barren, from what I could see. She then proceeded to sigh, one of … Continue reading

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Preliminary Reconnaissance: Rediscovering Memorial Day Cave

Note: There is also a cave known as Memorial Day Cave located in Germany Valley, West Virginia. As it happens, I am on very good terms with the Potomac Speleological Society, one of the local grottos that discovered and surveyed … Continue reading

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Brew Hut 2019 (VOC & VOCO Joint Trip!)

On Friday March 15th, three other ladies and I drove from Kelowna to Vancouver with excitement to begin our journey into Brew Hut, a backcountry hut built by VOC near Squamish. I was nervous because it was going to be … Continue reading

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