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 2009


Sept 16th (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 17th (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 22nd and 29th Intro to kayak down on Okanagan lake, put on by Kelowna kayak. Space is limited and the cost will be about $30, more details on this event will follow.

Sept 26th Intro to Rock Climbing, we are heading down to Skaha on Saturday for a day of climbing.


Oct 3rd-4th: Intro to Rock Climbing at skaha, We will be heading down to do two days of climbing with a night of camping in between. If you are interested then contact Dave Donnelly @

                             [email protected] and he'll give you the details.

Oct 28th: (7pm-10pm) VOCO is hosting this years Teton Gravity Research brand new ski movie " Re:Session " 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 Smith Rocks Climbing trip down to Oregon, More details to follow

Winter 2010


January Intro to backcountry skiing

Avalanche course:


Intro Avalanche course

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
    • Natalie Melaschenko
  • Secretary
    • Dave Donnelly
  • Membership Coordinator:
    • Rob Feeney
  • GearMaster
    • Neil Schroeder
  • Events Coordinator
    • Ivan Melisek

General Contact Info

ubcvoco at gmail.com