May/June Raven Newsletter

    • Raven Newsletter May/June 2024

Day Passes needed for Garibaldi, Golden Ears and Joffre Lakes. 

All the information you need for booking the day pass is available on the bcparks website. 

You can book two days in advance, and if you have a camping pass no day pass is required.

Note that Garibaldi and Golden Ears are vehicle passes- car pooling encouraged! Trailheads affected in Garibaldi are: Diamond Head, Rubble Creek and Cheakamus.

Trailheads affected in Golden Ears are: Gold Creek, West Canyon and Allouette Lake parking and boat launch areas.

Joffre lakes is a person pass. They have a 500 persons/day limit and the park is occasionally closed to public. Check the website before you plan a hike there.

🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕Club meeting held on May 14. Thank you for coming!

We had about 20 NSH hikers who gathered at Leslie’s house for pizza, pie, and tea. “Secondary” to the food attraction was participating to the business meeting of the Executive Committee. A great opportunity to meet and know who these people are. The Club is being run by volunteers who have different positions on the Committee. Each year, at the November AGM, we elect the President, VP, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Recording Secretary and Planning Coordinator. All other positions on the Executive Committee can be filled any time during the year.

We had a good discussion about the current vacancies and we are happy to report that several attendees stepped up to fill the following positions:

Naomi Watts - A hikes Planner

Fern Pires and Carol N -Social Convener 

Carol Kautz - Trip Report Secretary

We are still looking for volunteers to fill the following positions: Webmaster ; News Editor; Social Media; President ( starting in November); Cycle Coordinator ( starting in November)

Contact Cristina Jacob if interested.

Club Jerseys selected
Six different designs were looked at during the May 14 meeting and two were selected to apply the club logo on. A long sleeve and a short sleeve.

The jerseys will cost about $30 each and will be offered at a 50% discount to club members who led at least one activity in 2024 and at full cost to any member of the club.

More details will be included in the next Raven ( July/August)

In the interim, check the website called Temu and search for men cycling jerseys. You may like a different design. You can order the jersey you like and the club will pay for applying the club logo on the sleeve.

For more info email Cristina Jacob at

📖📖📖📖📖📖📖📖📖 Attendance sheets and guest waivers 

Since Carol Kautz is now again filling the position of Trip Report Secretary we will adhere to the following rules and guidelines for saving attendance sheets and guest waivers:

After completing the activity, take a photo with your smart phone of the documents ( sign up sheet and guest waivers ) and email them to the Trip Report Secretary within one week of the trip, to

🏕️🏕️🏕️🏕️🏕️🏕️🏕️🏕️🏕️Staycation week for NSH hikers- in planning stage

A full week of activities around Vancouver is being planned for the end of September. Details will be posted in the Schedule and subsequent Trip Updates on the Forum. If you have any suggestions for activities to be included or you would like to lead one contact Katy Poon.

Example of activity
Friday , September 27- pickleball in Squamish for NSH, new players welcome. The Two-hour pickleball session at the Brennan Community courts will be followed by a 2-hour hike on Jurassic Ridge at Murrin lake.  Leader Cristina Jacob. Canceled if wet.


One or two volunteers needed to promote the club on May 26

Metro Vancouver invited us to participate with a display at their annual “ Wilderness at Your Doorstep event at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park .  The event will be on Sunday, May 26 from 9:30am to 1pm, and they will be grateful if you can join them ! Similar to previous years, the purpose of the event is to showcase the unique natural, history and network of trails at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park and the community that supports it.”

If interested to volunteer contact Ramona Muljar at