VOC Okanagan

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Official Website

It has finally arrived our website is up and running(although some work is still being done on it)


Check us out on Facebook.

We also have a blog up and running as well which can be seen here: [2]

Welcome to the VOC O page

Climb, hike, back country ski, mountaineer.........And you live in the Okanagan......

Come join the Varsity Outdoor Club Okanagan. Contact one of the executive below to sign up and join. Or, come by Fipke 340 to see Craig Nichol. Memberships are $30/year (and are valid until Oct 31st 2009) for students, $45 for faculty, staff and non-student significant others.

With our website up and running - look for learn-to-climb days while the sun is still out, and some back country skiing once the snow starts.


Fall 2008


Sept 17th (10am - 4pm) Club and Course union days in the Courtyard, come check out the club if you have any questions or just want to sign up.

Sept 18th (4pm-7pm) First VOCO get together,for those of you that have registered we are having a barbaque next to the gym behind the basketball courts. Come out for a burger and learn more about the club and what is happening this year.

Sept 27th and 28th Intro to Rock Climbing, we are heading down to Skaha on Saturday morning for a day of climbing and then camping out at the lake, followed by a day of climbing on Sunday. Whether you have experience or not come on out and enjoy a weekend of fun. If you are intersted send us an e-mail no later than Wednesday the 24, and while fill you in with the rest of the details.


Oct 19th: MEC Gear Swap,if anyone is interested in heading down to Vancouver for 2 days, you'll have the opportunity to pick up some cheap/used gear. If anyone is intersted send an e-mail to [email protected]

Oct 25th and 26th: Climbing weekend/meet and greet with our VOC buddies, it will be a two day overnight camping event, if you are intersted at all please e-mail us and will let you know more about this.

Oct 29th: (7pm-10pm) VOCO is hosting this years Teton Gravity Research brand new ski movie " Under the Influance" Tickets are just 10$(12 at the door)and it's all happening at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Come out and support the club and have fun while doing it. All proceeds are going towards VOCO.


Nov 8th to 11th: Smith Rocks Climbing trip down to Oregon, More details to follow

Winter 2009


January 17-18th: Intro to backcountry skiing being organized by Nick, location and times and all the other important information will becoming to you in the near future, aswell this is all dependent on snow condidtions so keep those fingers crossed!

Avalanche course: this is being offered for 2 weekends in Jan so if you are interested please email [email protected] if you like to sign up or find out more. Space on this is limited so the sooner you do this the better.


Intro Avalanche course, talk to dylan if you want to sign up

Another ski trip???


  • March ???: 36 hours of adrenaline
  • March ???: End of year banquet

Any other trip ideas are welcome!!

Books and Gear

We are starting a book/map library and a supply of gear available for members to rent/borrow. If you have any books or gear you are willing to donate to help us out, let us know. You can view all our gear and books on the website

Club Executive

  • President
    • Nick Therrien
  • Vice President
    • Dylan Cunningham
  • Treasurer
    • Astrid Boeleckmann
  • Secretary
    • Dave Donnelly
  • Membership Coordinator:
    • Brody Granger
  • GearMaster
    • Neil Schroeder

General Contact Info

ubcvoco at gmail.com