2017 Member Club Grant Awards

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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 […]

2016 Member Club Grant Recipient: Fraser Headwaters Alliance

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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 […]

A new door for VOC’s Phelix Hut

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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 […]