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Brian Waddington Hut Roof Replacement Update

The UBC Varsity Outdoor Club wishes to thank the FMCBC for its support of the club's Brian Waddington Hut roof renewal project. Work began on July 22nd with a demolition crew hiking into the hut, before helicopter slinging on July 27th removed waste and delivered new materials to the site. Since then, many volunteer crews have spent countless hours working at the hut. None of this would have been possible without the multitude of generous [...]

August 15th, 2023|Categories: Blog|1 Comment

Report on the Budget 2024 Consultation

Summarized by Monika Bittel, FMCBC Director The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services released its Report on the Budget 2024 Consultation.  The FMCBC made written and oral submissions to the Committee. Dave King also made submissions on behalf of the FMCBC member clubs, Caledonia Ramblers Hiking Club, and the Prince George Backcountry Recreation Society. Below are relevant excerpts from the Committee's report. Bold highlights made by FMCBC Director, Monika Bittel.  Executive Summary (pp. 6-9) Excerpt: The [...]

August 15th, 2023|Categories: Recreation and Conservation|0 Comments

Queen of Blowdown meets King of Trail Clearing

Guest post by Mike Nash, Caledonia Ramblers Earlier this year, the mother of all blowdowns happened on the Sugarbowl trail just above the three-kilometre mark. What made this special was that it was a very big tree for its subalpine location, sporting an unusual number of thick branches over its entire length; and it fell directly along a steep section of brushy trail. It was very difficult to bypass after the snow had left, requiring [...]

August 15th, 2023|Categories: Trails and Access|Tags: |0 Comments

A new vision for the public service delivery of outdoor recreation in BC

Recreation Strategy and Service Transformation On June 28, 2023, Monika Bittel, FMCBC director, attended the first of four public engagement sessions to develop a new vision for the public service delivery of outdoor recreation in BC. There were over 30 attendees at the in-person session, including representatives from the Fraser Valley Climbing Society, North Vancouver Outdoor Club, Access Society of BC, Colour the Trails, Outdoor Recreation Council of BC (ORCBC), BC Snowmobile Federation, Horse Council [...]

July 12th, 2023|Categories: Recreation and Conservation|0 Comments
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