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

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 kkgoetze@gmail.com

Spread the word!

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.

For any info about Altitude Gym, check out their website http://www.altitudegym.ca  Any questions and to register, please email Katharina Goetze kkgoetze@gmail.com

MEC’s Semi-Annual Shopping Night for ACC Members – From 5:00pm to 9:00pm

  • You MUST bring your valid ACC Membership card as proof – NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • 10% discount on everything (including bikes and boats). The only exception is Blundstone boots which are not eligible for any discount (per direction from the vendor).
  • The discount applies only to regular-priced items. The 10% discount does not get deducted from items already on clearance, Open Marked Down products (yellow tags), or products that get a discount from packages.
  • The discount applies only to items in stock in the store on ACC Club night. No store transfers, no SC or web purchases.

You must be a MEC member to purchase; lifetime MEC membership is individual and costs $5. For more info, check out the MEC website

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) Ottawa – 366 Richmond Rd

Thur Oct 8 @ 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.
OCT Pub Night Location:  Mill Street Brew Pub
OCT Pub Night Host:  Lynne
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
If you have any questions,please send an e-mail to e-letter@alpineclubottawa.ca

Route: Trail #1 from Keogan Hut Parking lot to Huron Hut –  Beginner Level 1 Hike

What better way to start the fall hiking season and to get the little ones out for some food and social time. Get to know the other parents with young ones in ACC Ottawa. This hike is easy enough to be done with a Chariot or similar adventure style stroller; no minimum age limit on participants;  parents must be comfortable being in the woods with their children in the evening/dark.

Must be ACC Members. All minors must be accompanied by an adult at a 2 to 1 ratio max.  No limit on number of participants.

Edit the shared Google Doc to let us know what you are bringing so to avoid ‘everyone bringing salad situation’. Bring enough to share, not enough for everyone and pack out leftovers. Don’t forget, plates, cups, beverages, utensils, warm cloths and a head lamp.

Meet at the Keogan Hut parking lot on the Fortune Parkway with enough time to sign the waiver & and pack up for a 5:30pm departure. We expect to be back at the parking lot by 8:00pm.

To participate send an email to: paul_mcdonough@rogers.com

Thur Sept 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.
SEPT Pub Night Location:  Clocktower Brew Pub – Westboro – 418 Richmond
SEPT 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

Effective September 11 – Coyote Rock Gym moving ACC Club Night to Fridays

Here is the notification we received from Coyote:

I’m writing to inform you that, effective Friday September 11, Coyote will be moving Alpine Club Night to Fridays.  This means that Wednesday September 2 will be the last Alpine Club Night on a Wednesday.
This year we have expanded our youth programming and we feel it will better serve us and your members to have Alpine Club Night on a Friday when there is no youth programming and the gym is typically less busy.  We value our relationship with you and, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Regards,
Jody Miall, Manager, Coyote Rock Gym

Thur Aug 13 @ 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.
AUG Pub Night Location:  Clocktower Brew Pub – Westboro – 418 Richmond 
AUG 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