Thur Feb 11 @ 7:00pm – PUB NIGHT
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Thur Dec 10 @ 7:00pm – PUB NIGHT
Thur Nov 12 @ 7:00pm – PUB NIGHT
Full Moon Hike & Potluck – From P12 to Western Hut. Everyone is welcome (including families with kids age 5+)
Bring food & drink to share; bring a plate, glass & cutlery; bring a garbage bag (leave no trace event). Bring a headlamp and extra warm clothing.
Meet at Parkdale & Emmerson at 6:30pm or at P12 @ 7:00pm. To register, please contact Katharina email@example.com
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The Family / Beginner Indoor Climbing event is back – now on the first Sunday of the month. We will meet at 10:00am at Altitude Climbing Gym – 35 Blvd Saint-Raymond, Gatineau (You can also join us later). Everyone is welcome – families with or without children (all ages) and beginner climbers. Everyone has to sign in at the Gym and must sign the Altitude Gym waiver. Children must be accompanied by their parent /guardian who must sign the gym waiver on behalf of their children. Parents are responsible for their own children or take turns watching them. Children are not allowed to run around unsupervised.