KHC Newsletter – July 9, 2017

KHChirps
  • With all the forest fires in the area and smoky conditions, some events may be cancelled or rescheduled,  so please watch the listings for updates.   If a Health Advisory is issued, we will cancel any events in the affected areas for the safety of our members.
  • Link to Current Provincial Wildfires
  • The City of Kamloops Nature Parks (including Kenna Cartwright, Valleyview, Dallas-Barnhartvale, and Peterson Creek) are currently closed.
  • A number of Provincial Parks were also closed in the last 24 hours, including Wells Gray Park and all Cariboo Parks.
  • We would like to thank Paul Battjes for his contributions as a hike leader with KHC.   Paul is moving to the Kootenays this month and we would all like to wish him the best for the future.
  • Congratulations to Carole Pugle on her recent retirement.
  • Changes to the website include a pared-down design.   Only one newsletter is displayed at a time.   The merchandise widgets are now gone since KHC will not be selling any goods from the website for a while.   We have taken out the forums since they weren’t being used.   Some of the content on pages has been adjusted to reflect the Board’s decisions this year.
  • The membership of KHC over the last few years has 66% female and 34% male.  Each year we have a turnover of about 25% of the members.
Hike Leaders Needed

Kamloops Hiking Club is looking for new hike leaders.   This would be a novice position, working with a mentor.   Three hikes working with another leader are required as a first step.   After this, we have prepared information on 12 easier hikes to choose from and we will provide a co-leader and website support for anyone who wants to try it out.   If you are interested, contact any hike leader or Club Director.

Upcoming Events

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 newsletter - D. Smith
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Doug Smith

Retired now, I get into the outdoors most days to hike, paddle, camp, run, snowshoe, or explore. Some of my activities involve more difficult routes, but a few are also suitable for moderately fit people who like a bit of a challenge. Since I am out several times a week, I post one (or two) event(s) each week and I invite a small group of like-minded people to join me.
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