Member Club Grant
The 2017 Member Club Grants have all been awarded. The application form for our 2018 Member Club Grants will be available next April.
In 2012, the FMCBC began a grant program to support projects initiated by our member clubs. All donations to the FMCBC now go directly into this fund providing a great way for organizations and individuals to give back to our trails and the outdoor recreation community.
FMCBC Grant funds have been used to upgrade trails, install bridges, upgrade huts, purchase tools and run community events. The deadline to contribute to our 2018 grant fund is March 31, 2018.
To make a donation to support our member club projects next year please visit our donations page. The FMCBC is a registered charity and a tax receipt will automatically be issued. For more information contact us by email or call us at 604-873-6096.
The following are reports on past projects which have received grant funding through the FMCBC's Member Club Grant Program.
- 2017 Member Club Grant Awards
9 June, 2017
During our 2017 AGM in Penticton on May 27th, we handed out our annual Member Club Grants, which are used to support projects initiated by our member clubs. Congratulations to this year’s recipients:
Comox District Mountaineering Club
Amount received: $717.18
The project: Annual trail maintenance
The details: Working in conjunction with BC Parks, the CDMC plans to undertake ...
- 2016 Member Club Grant Recipient: Fraser Headwaters Alliance
9 February, 2017
Despite endless days of torrential rain, the Fraser Headwaters Alliance has nearly completed the work required to fully open both the Upper and Lower Goat River Trails. The trails comprise the historic Goat River Trail section of the National Hiking Trail, which is set to become a 10,000 km footpath from coast to coast.
Volunteers spent ...
- 2016 Member Club Grants
21 June, 2016
During the FMCBC’s AGM in Vancouver on May 28th, the Member Club Grant Committee presented awards to this year’s grant recipients. Congratulations to the following FMCBC Member Clubs who will be using these funds to further their trail projects this year:
The Vancouver Rock Climbing Group was awarded $800 towards their Climb and Conquer Summer Leadership ...
- A new door for VOC’s Phelix Hut
21 February, 2016
Cougar sightings may be rare in B.C.’s backcountry, but coming across a guy with a fluorescent orange steel door strapped to his back? That’s unheard of—almost.
This August, a team of seven volunteers from UBC’s Varsity Outdoor Club carried the door and necessary installation hardware and tools 2-3 hours to Brian Waddington Hut (commonly referred to ...
- Another year, another several hundred meters added to the Ancient Forest Trail Universal Boardwalk
18 November, 2015
Work hasn’t stopped for the builders and volunteers of the Ancient Forest Trail Boardwalk, an interpretive trail near Prince George that winds through some of the province’s oldest temperate inland rainforest. Since opening to rave reviews in 2013, the wheelchair-accessible boardwalk has been both extended (by more than a kilometre) and widened (to allow visitors ...
- The South Okanagan Trails Alliance powers ahead with trail construction
13 October, 2015
The South Okanagan Trails Alliance (SOTA) is building and maintaining trails with increased efficiency this fall with the help of some new, powerful equipment. A recipient of an FMCBC Member Club Grant earlier this year, SOTA put the funds towards the purchase of two Milwaukee cordless tool batteries.
“The batteries work perfectly,” said Andrew Drouin, founder ...
- New section of Sigurd Creek Trail complete thanks to BCMC volunteers, FMCBC grant
27 September, 2015
The Sigurd Creek Trail in Tantalus Provincial Park near Squamish is a kilometre longer than it was this time last year thanks to the efforts of a small crew of BCMC volunteers. After spending five days extending the Sigurd Trail into the Moraine Camp in October 2014 (and another several days building the Sigurd Creek ...
- Another fun and successful summer for VRCG’s Climb and Conquer Project
20 September, 2015
Now in its second year and funded in part by a FMCBC Member Club Grant, Climb and Conquer Climbing (a registered charity founded by climbers at the Vancouver Rock Climbing Group) brings together disadvantaged youth for an unforgettable week of outdoor living and adventure. This year, the organization brought 28 youth to Squamish for what ...
- 2015 Member Club Grant Awards
8 June, 2015
During the FMCBC’s AGM in Courtenay on May 23rd, the Member Club Grant Committee presented awards to this year’s grant recipients. Congratulations to the following FMCBC Member Clubs who will be using these funds to further their trail projects this year:
The BC Mountaineering Club was awarded $2,000 towards their Sigurd Trail Extension project.
The UBC Varsity ...
- The Varsity Outdoor Club’s Harrison Hut Outhouse Renewal
21 September, 2014
The original outhouse at the UBC Varsity Outdoor Club’s Harrison Hut was built 30 years ago and needed replacing badly — built among huge glacier boulders, there was no soil suitable for digging, and it has repeatedly been invaded by marmots (or as VOC members call them, “shit beavers”). In 2014, the FMCBC awarded them ...
- The Caledonia Ramblers’ Ancient Forest Trail Tread Protection Project
10 September, 2014
After opening to rave reviews in 2013, the builders and volunteers who constructed the Ancient Forest Trail — an interpretive trail near Prince George that winds through some of the province’s oldest temperate inland rainforest — determined that the plank pathway needed to be widened to allow visitors to pass freely and safely while walking ...
- VRCG’s Climb and Conquer Project
20 August, 2014
In the summer of 2014, 32 youth travelled to Squamish, BC to experience outdoor rock climbing for the first time. Climb and Conquer Outdoor Climbing (which is a registered charity founded by climbers at the Vancouver Rock Climbing Group) was awarded an FMCBC Member Club Grant to carry out three trips led by accredited volunteer ...
- UBC Varsity Outdoor Club Project
15 August, 2014
The UBC Varsity Outdoor Club was awarded an FMCBC Member Club Grant in 2013 to replace the windows in their popular Brew Hut which is located south of Mt Brew within the Sea-to-Sky Corridor. The hut has been a popular destination for hikers, backcountry skiers and other non-motorized users for years. Brew Hut has an ...
- 2014 Member Club Grant Awards
19 June, 2014
During the FMCBC’s AGM in Castlegar on June 7th the Member Club Grant Committee presented awards to this year’s grant recipients. Congratulations to the following FMCBC Member Clubs who will be using these funds to further their trail projects this year:
The Alberni Valley Outdoor Club was awarded $500 towards their Engineering for Franklin River Bridge ...
- Alberni Valley Outdoor Club 2013 Member Club Grant Report
8 November, 2013
Report prepared by Judy Carlson
The parameters of the project were changed somewhat when the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District realized it had enough money left over from its two bridge project to build the additional 30 foot bridge. This left the AVOC with a 20 foot and a 10 foot bridge to acquire and install, and ...
- Kamloops Hiking Club’s Isobel Lake Project Update
25 September, 2013
Kamloops Hiking Club has been working with the Kamloops Thompson Trails Alliance on improving the Isobel Lake facility and work has now started with the generous support of FMCBC.
- FMCBC Member Club Grants 2013
7 August, 2013
At the AGM on June 8th, Bob St. John from our 2013 Grant Committee announced the FMCBC Member Club Grant awards for 2013. Thank you to all clubs who submitted applications.
- Sigurd Creek Bridge
13 April, 2013
Report by Paul Kubik, BC Mountaineering Club
Mountaineers have accessed the northern Tantalus Range from Sigurd Creek since around 1968. John Clarke approached from Madden Creek to the south but the Swiss branch of the BCMC (Gernot Walter, Manfred Putz and Max Lustenberger) along with Clarke recorded some first route ascents and descents from Sigurd Creek. ...
- Tuck Lake Trail
1 November, 2012
Report by Andy Ogle (Vancouver Island Spine Trail Association)
The Vancouver Island Spine Trail is roughly 30 km closer to completion thanks to a small but dedicated band of volunteers who spent half-a-dozen weekends this summer and fall working on the “Tuck Lake” trail.
Extending from Nitinat River and Tuck Lake in the east to Francis Lake ...
- FMCBC Member Club Grants 2012
28 August, 2012
In 2012 the FMCBC supported the following two club projects by awarding $2100 to each:
Vancouver Island Spine Trail Association’s “Construction of Tuck Lake Hiking Trail” Project
BC Mountaineering Club’s Sigurd Creek Bridge Project