MEC Gear Swap

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Ready for the Swap !

Twice per year MEC holds a great big gear swap. Have a look at their website: MEC Vancouver Gear Swap

Due to the popularity of the event, people will show up and sleep in front of the store during the evening of Saturday st to get the best choices and deals. Many VOCers have done the trip over the years and has become basically a tradition.

Usually the way they run things is to only allow people into the tent where the swap takes place in waves. If you are one of people in the first wave then you will get the best choice. It doesn't really make any difference if you are the first, or the 20th, as long as you are in the first wave.

Since this is a sleepover, you will need a few items.

  • Foamie (Therm-a-Rest)
  • Sleeping bag of sufficient temperature rating
  • Warm clothes
  • Ear plugs are a big plus (We're on Broadway!)
  • Something to kill time (You know what to do...)
  • Breakfast
  • Snacks + water
  • Lots of Cash (They only accept cash sales. The amount you want to bring really depends on what you plan on buying. Bring several hundred dollars if you don't know what you want, more if you want to buy something expensive like good skis.)
  • A camping chair is always a plus, especially if you plan on arriving early

Upcoming Events

MEC Gear Swap Fall 2007

Date: October 14th
Time: Sunday, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: MEC Vancouver

Buying Personal Gear

  1. Matthew Carroll
  2. Greg Dennis
  3. Stuart Masterman
  4. Alix MacKay
  5. Christian Sampaleanu
  6. Matthew Harriman
  7. Matthew Parisien (um, can I change my first name to something other than Matthew?)
  8. Bob Lai
  9. Christian Champagne
  10. Ran Z (rarely get duplicate names, i love my first name)
  11. Sonja Babovic
  12. Tif
  13. Eddie
  14. Dan (coming mainly to hang out, wont be camping out).

Buying Club Gear

Please discuss with Quartermasters Andrew Silversides & Piotr Forysinski and read the VOC 5-year Gear Plan before purchasing anything !

  1. Christian Champagne
  2. Christian Sampaleanu
  3. Meghan Anderson
  4. Bob Lai
  5. Piotr Forysinski (off topic... anybody wanna cycle up to Cypress just b4 or just after..?)
  6. Evan Morris (if possible, will do what I can)

Past Events

Spring 2007

Fall 2006