VOC Okanagan

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Next Meeting

The next event will be:

Wednesday October 4th at 11:30 - 2:30 in the Courtyard on Campus

Purpose: BBQ to accompany the Storm the Wall event - another chance to sign up!!

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 Science 217 to see Craig Nichol. Memberships are $30/year (sign up to Oct 31st 2007) for students, $45 for faculty, staff and non-student significant others.

Once we have our web site up and running - look for learn-to-climb days while the sun is still out, and some back country skiing once the snow starts.


  • Wenesday October 11 Learn to Harness up and Belay - 5pm at the "Storm The Wall" in the main courtyard.
  • Monday October 16th? Come learn how to navigate in the back country. Details coming soon. On campus, likely 6 or 7 pm.
  • Wednesday October 25th Will Gadd: The Students' Union is having an event in the Cage at 11 -1pm and we are sponsoring. Canada's top ice climber and paraglider, Will Gadd is also one of the world's top extreme athletes. Don't miss his riveting presentation.
  • October ?? - Learn to climb - the indoor version. A learn to climb night, and a visit to Beyond the Crux gym.
  • October 28/29 - Learn to Climb Outdoors- Skaha. The VOC Vancouver is coming to visit Skaha for their annual trip. We will try to be there to climb as well.
  • November 4th - The Okanagan section of the Alpine Club of Canada is having their annual general meeting in Pentiction. They have invited us to join them for a day of avalanche tranceiver skills, map reading, glacier/crevasse rescue etc etc to be followed by a potluck. Details can be found here. Contact VOCO - see emails below if you are interested. We will pass info on to the ACC later.

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.

Club Executive

President: Valencia Cossachi

                valencosa (at) hotmail.com

Vice President:

Treasurer 1: Sharon Watson

                 sharonwatson (at) hotmail.com

Treasurer 2: Tzu-Yie Koo

                 tzuzel (at) hotmail.com

Secretary 1: Wes Lord

                 weslord (at) weslord.com

Secretary 2: Claire Senior

                 clairesenior (at) gmail.com

GearMaster 1: Kellie Leedham

                 pips79 (at) hotmail.com

GearMaster 2: Graham McDonald

                 Frost_eh (at) hotmail.com

Webmaster: Shawn Vanboven

                 powdersnowboarder (at) hotmail.com

General Contact Info

okanagan (at) ubc-voc.com