ACC OTTAWA SUMMER CAMP – AUG 6 to 13

ROGERS PASS – GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Rogers Pass PromoBC

The 2016 fully-catered ACC Ottawa Summer Camp returns to the A.O. Wheeler Hut in Rogers Pass, located within Glacier National Park – a one-hour drive northwest of Golden, BC on the Trans-Canada Highway or a four-hour drive from Calgary Airport.

The Rogers Pass area offers a wide array of hiking opportunities. The Columbia Mountains are steep and the valleys narrow, allowing for a few easy hikes and a good number of challenging ones. Trail routings reflect their origins, as most were originally built to provide access to mountain climbs and glaciers!  Most of the Illecillewaet-area day hikes involve an elevation gain of about 1,000 meters between the start of the trail and the “End of Trail” sign. However, trails are well-constructed and well-marked; and they will take you to stunning ridges and viewpoints.

Rogers Pass Promo - HutThe Wheeler Hut, named after one of the ACC’s co-founders, is the only alpine hut easily accessed by road – a mere three-minute walk from the parking area. The building is one of the largest of the ACC huts, with a second-floor sleeping area. Downstairs, there is a large kitchen, a separate living/dining room with fireplace and a gear room.

The camp fee includes hut accommodation for the week and ‘three plus’ meals per day (starting with dinner on Aug 6 and ending with breakfast on Aug 13) – provisioned and prepared by our fantastic cook.

Located in the heart of the Selkirk range of the Columbia Mountains, the camp is suited to hikers and scramblers 18 years of age and up.

Estimated cost for the 2016 Rogers Pass Camp is $750.

Registration is open – for ACC Ottawa members.

For more information contact Elfrieda Bock – Elfrieda@alpineclubottawa.ca

Thur May 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.
Apr Pub Night Location:  Clocktower – Westboro – 418 Richmond Rd
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 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