Federation of Mountain Clubs AGM – June 2018

It has become a tradition for our club to send more than one representative to the FMCBC AGM which changes location every year. This year’s meeting was held in Victoria. Previous meetings were held in Penticton, Vancouver, Kamloops, Castlegar and Squamish. Next year’s meeting will be held in Chilliwack.
In addition to organizing the venue for the meeting, the host clubs are providing accommodation for the attendees and offer a variety of activities, such as hiking and cycling, over the two days of the AGM weekend. While not all the NSH hikers who go to the AGM are attending the business meeting, this event represents a great opportunity for them to meet other clubs’ members and get to know the local hiking holes.
This year, four NSH hikers went to the AGM in Victoria: Cristina Jacob, Katy Poon, Pam Robertson and Donna Nyberg. Next year you could be one of them and you will have the travel and accommodation all supported by the Federation. If you want to learn more about the Federation’s activities and the 2018 AGM here is a link to the FMCBC most recent Newsletter.


Slide Shows and Gear Swap, Thurs Sep 13

Come and enjoy two slide shows on Sep 13 and events  planned in the Fall. Bring your friends. Non-members are encouraged to attend.

Doors open at 7:00 pm and presentations starts at 7:30 pm at the Sunrise Community Centre, 1950 Windermere Street, Vancouver, west of Rupert and south of 1st Avenue.

Refreshments will be served. Bring your own mug.

There will also be a GEAR SWAP the same evening so start cleaning out your closets now !

Cycling in Cuba by Bengul Kurtar and Murat Gungora

Hiking the North Coast Trail, Vancouver Island by Mariken Van Nimwegen

By Anne Leathem.

Slideshow equipment storage

The club executive is looking for a volunteer to store the slide show equipment including bulky screen, and to transport this to/from Sunrise Community Centre, 1950 Windermere and help with setup for all slide show dates. The next date is Sep 13, 2018.

For transport  a van, pickup truck or a large SUV is required as the screen is approx. 8 ft. If you can help out and preferably live close to Sunrise Community Centre please contact the executive.


Plan your own trip

Hope for the best, prepare for the worse.
On even the simplest hike, things can go accidentally bad in a hurry. Besides carrying the 10-essentials to help keep you safe, having a contact person--someone who will call the authorities if you're overdue--is another crucial link in your safety planning.
To help you do that, AdventureSmart has a free, quick and easy online Trip Planning form that you can fill out and send (email) to your contact person. It only takes a minute to complete and it could save you one day.

Obituary Heinz

A former long time active member of our club, Heinrich "Heinz" Wolff, has passed away, at the age of 103.  He was in good health and good spirits, and still living at home, until just a few days before his passing.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday May 12th at the Renfrew Collingwood Seniors Centre, 2970 East 22nd Avenue in Vancouver, between Renfrew and Nootka.

There are obituaries at Vancouver Sun and at the Province. For more information, feel free to contact me by e-mail or by phone (Detroit, Michigan cell phone) at 1-313-643-4132.  I am in Vancouver this week, so don't worry about time zones.

Bruce Wolff,
son of Heinrich Wolff.