Thur April 14 @ 7:00pm – PUB NIGHT

Members, New Members & Potential Members are WELCOME to attend!
Come out, meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts, swap some stories &
find out what’s happening in ACC Ottawa
Come enjoy some great company and conversation!  Pub nights are usually held on the second Thursday of each month. Pub nights are open to both members and non-members. They are a great way for members to meet other members, plan trips and hear some stories. And they are a great way for non-members to meet our members, “check us out” and hear some stories.  Click here for more info.
Apr Pub Night Location:  Clocktower Brew Pub – Westboro – 418 Richmond
Apr Pub Night Host:  Elfrieda
Ask for the ACC Ottawa crew!
Future Pub Nights:  We are looking for volunteers to host upcoming pub nights. If you host, you pick the pub. Hosting duties are minimal – make a reservation at the pub for the ACC Ottawa group and be at the pub to greet attendees. We want new and returning attendees to feel welcome. 
If you want to volunteer to host a Pub Night, send an e-mail to e-letter@alpineclubottawa.ca

Thur Mar 10 @ 7:00pm – PUB NIGHT

Members, New Members & Potential Members are WELCOME to attend!
Come out, meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts, swap some stories &
find out what’s happening in ACC Ottawa
Come enjoy some great company and conversation!  Pub nights are usually held on the second Thursday of each month. Pub nights are open to both members and non-members. They are a great way for members to meet other members, plan trips and hear some stories. And they are a great way for non-members to meet our members, “check us out” and hear some stories.  Click here for more info.
Dec Pub Night Location:  Clocktower Brew Pub – Westboro – 418 Richmond
Dec Pub Night Host:  Elfrieda
Ask for the ACC Ottawa crew!
Future Pub Nights:  We are looking for volunteers to host upcoming pub nights. If you host, you pick the pub. Hosting duties are minimal – make a reservation at the pub for the ACC Ottawa group and be at the pub to greet attendees. We want new and returning attendees to feel welcome. 
If you want to volunteer to host a Pub Night, send an e-mail to e-letter@alpineclubottawa.ca

Thur Feb 11 @ 7:00pm – PUB NIGHT

Members, New Members & Potential Members are WELCOME to attend!
Come out, meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts, swap some stories &
find out what’s happening in ACC Ottawa
Come enjoy some great company and conversation!  Pub nights are usually held on the second Thursday of each month. Pub nights are open to both members and non-members. They are a great way for members to meet other members, plan trips and hear some stories. And they are a great way for non-members to meet our members, “check us out” and hear some stories.  Click here for more info.
Dec Pub Night Location:  Clocktower Brew Pub – Westboro – 418 Richmond
Dec Pub Night Host:  Elfrieda
Ask for the ACC Ottawa crew!
Future Pub Nights:  We are looking for volunteers to host upcoming pub nights. If you host, you pick the pub. Hosting duties are minimal – make a reservation at the pub for the ACC Ottawa group and be at the pub to greet attendees. We want new and returning attendees to feel welcome. 
If you want to volunteer to host a Pub Night, send an e-mail to e-letter@alpineclubottawa.ca

You are invited to attend the ACC Ottawa Annual Dinner with Guest Speakers Anda Bruinsma and Arlene Gregoire. It’s an evening with good friends, great food and opportunities to meet and mingle with fellow outdoor enthusiasts. After dinner, our guest speakers, Anda and Arlene, will tell us about their fantastic adventure hiking the Appalachian Trail – end to end.McAfee Knob - Appalachian Trail (Something Original) - Annual Dinner Announcement

1 Trail … 2 Women … 5 Months … 14 States … 3,540 km

Starting in Springer, Georgia – on March 8 2015 – Anda and Arlene took their first step on the Appalachian Trail. Some 5 million steps later – on August 7 – they reached the end of the trail on Mount Katahdin, Maine. The Trail is a long and grueling adventure; only 20 per cent of those who start the hike in Georgia actually make it to the end in Maine. The total elevation gain hiking the entire Trail is equivalent to climbing Mount Everest 16 times! “It’s not something that’s going to be over fast. It was full of highs and lows. It was eat, walk, eat, walk, sleep … we were walking every day, weeks at a time.” says Anda.

Anda and Arlene will tell us about their adventures on the Appalachian Trail – what motivated them to undertake this challenge; how they prepared; how they persevered though the weather and the terrain; the beauty of the trail; some of the thru-hikers they encountered on the trail; and the ‘trail magic’ they experienced.

Anda and Arlene were motivated by another important goal: to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and their walk was a fund-raiser. To date, they have raised nearly $30,000. ACC Ottawa will be making a donation to the Alzheimer Society on behalf of Anda and Arlene.

Cost: $37.50 for ACC Members; $42.50 for Non-Members

When: Saturday January 23 @ 6:00pm

Where: Algonquin College International Restaurant – 1385 Woodroofe Ave, Building H101

Pre-Registration and Payment Required. Click here to register or for more information

Any Questions: E-mail ACC Ottawa Social Committee alpineclubottawa@gmail.com

Winter Card 2015Wishing Everyone a Great Holiday! 

Holiday activities for our members:

  • Hiking or snowshoeing – Sunday December 27
  • New Year’s Week in the DAKs – winter camp based in Keene Valley Hostel – December 27 to January 2
  • Celebrating New Year’s Day at Larrimac – hiking or snowshoeing followed by a bean supper

Check the ACC Ottawa web calendar for event details.

Now we just have to wait and see if the snow arrives.

 

From 5:00pm to 9:00pm
MEC invites club members to our annual Snow Sports Club Appreciation Night.
MEC Ottawa will offer a 10% discount on member purchases*
Please bring your ACC membership card – to show at the cash when making your purchases.
*Some exceptions apply:
– 10% discount on everything (including bikes and boats). The only exception is Blundstone boots which are not eligible for any discount per the vendor.
– The 10% discount applies only to regular priced items. The discount will not be deducted from items already on clearance, Open Mark Down products or products that get a discount from packages e.g. Climbing package.
– Discount applies only to what is in stock in the store at the time of the club night. No store transfers, no Service Centre or web purchases.
MEC – 366 Richmond Road  – www.mec.ca

Thur Dec 10 @ 7:00pm – PUB NIGHT

Members, New Members & Potential Members are WELCOME to attend!
Come out, meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts, swap some stories &
find out what’s happening in ACC Ottawa
Come enjoy some great company and conversation!  Pub nights are usually held on the second Thursday of each month. Pub nights are open to both members and non-members. They are a great way for members to meet other members, plan trips and hear some stories. And they are a great way for non-members to meet our members, “check us out” and hear some stories.  Click here for more info.
Dec Pub Night Location:  Clocktower Brew Pub – Westboro – 418 Richmond
Dec Pub Night Host:  Elfrieda
Ask for the ACC Ottawa crew!
Future Pub Nights:  We are looking for volunteers to host upcoming pub nights. If you host, you pick the pub. Hosting duties are minimal – make a reservation at the pub for the ACC Ottawa group and be at the pub to greet attendees. We want new and returning attendees to feel welcome. 
If you want to volunteer to host a Pub Night, send an e-mail to e-letter@alpineclubottawa.ca
All ACC Ottawa members are invited to attend the 2015 ACC Ottawa Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM Agenda will be sent to ACC Ottawa members in November.
Members and interested members can attend the ACC Ottawa AGM. Only paid-up ACC Ottawa members can vote.
When: November 30, 2015 – from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: St Pius X Catholic High School – 1481 Fisher Ave Ottawa. The meeting will be held in the School Library.
2016 ACC OTTAWA EXEC – TWO OPEN POSITIONS 
Elections for two vacant positions on the ACC Ottawa Executive will take place at the 2015 AGM. These executive members will be elected for a one-year term. The term of office will run until November 2016.
The ACC Ottawa Executive is elected for a two-year term. The current term runs to November 2016. We have two vacancies for the second year – for Secretary and for Web Editor. Due to changes in personal circumstances, Diane van Bergen and Anne Bursey will not be able to continue in their roles as Secretary and Web Editor for 2016. We are looking for volunteers for these two positions. If there is more than one volunteer for one or both of these positions, there will be elections at the AGM.
If you would like more information or if you want to volunteer for any of these positions, please contact ACC Ottawa Past Chair, Steve Dods pastchair@alpineclubottawa.ca
ACC OTTAWA ARCHIVE COMMITTEE
Open Position – Looking for a Club Archivist
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The Dead Sea Scrolls Committee, formally known as the Archive Committee, is looking for someone with an interest in club history to take on the role of Club Archivist. Several boxes of documents, books and photographs chronicling the early days of the Section have come to light and need parsing, digitizing and long-term storage solutions. The process is well underway with a small team of volunteers but our chairperson has reluctantly had to step aside owing to other commitments.
Under the direction of the new Club Archivist, the Archives Committee would like to finish the task of data capture and set up an archive policy for the Section.
Anyone interested or with suggestions to offer, please contact Dianne Wadden diannemarie@sympatico.ca
There’s (s)no(w) better place to be on Saturday November 21st! Come chill at MEC’s annual Snowfest, it’s going to be the hottest event on your calendar. MEC will have a day filled with informative clinics, a flurry of activities, prizes and information.
Looking to sell used gear or to buy used winter gear at prices that will freeze you in your steps? MEC will be hosting their legendary gear swap: The SNOWSWAP. Members will be selling used equipment and MEC Ottawa will be selling some rental gear as well.
Want to learn more about cool subjects like snowshoeing, waxing your skis, winter cycling and much more? MEC has some of the best minds in the industry to help you with just that. Check out and register for the clinics by heading to the MEC website and clicking on the Clinics black box.
Come give a warm welcome to winter at Snowfest!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Patrick at patrick.beaudry@mec.ca or call our store at 613-729-2700

Thur Nov 12 @ 7:00pm – PUB NIGHT

Members, New Members & Potential Members are WELCOME to attend!
Come out, meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts, swap some stories &
find out what’s happening in ACC Ottawa
Come enjoy some great company and conversation!  Pub nights are usually held on the second Thursday of each month. Pub nights are open to both members and non-members. They are a great way for members to meet other members, plan trips and hear some stories. And they are a great way for non-members to meet our members, “check us out” and hear some stories.  Click here for more info.
Nov Pub Night Location:  Clocktower Brew Pub – Westboro – 418 Richmond
Nov Pub Night Host:  Elfrieda
Ask for the ACC Ottawa crew!
Future Pub Nights:  We are looking for volunteers to host upcoming pub nights. If you host, you pick the pub. Hosting duties are minimal – make a reservation at the pub for the ACC Ottawa group and be at the pub to greet attendees. We want new and returning attendees to feel welcome. 
If you want to volunteer to host a Pub Night, send an e-mail to e-letter@alpineclubottawa.ca