KHC Weekly Newsletter: December 4-10, 2016


Feature photo by‎ Sam Chow on recent snowshoe with KHC to McGillivary Lake at Sun Peaks.


Here are the events coming up in the next week:

www@dec.14 – Dogwood Marshes (D. Smith) – Wed, Dec. 14
Pussywillow Lane Stomp (Doug Smith) – Fri, Dec. 16


Here are the latest events added by our leaders:

www@feb.15 – Sagittata Hill (D. Smith) – Wed, Feb. 15
www@feb.8 – Bushwhacker Loop (D. Smith) – Wed, Feb. 8
Sun Peaks McGillivray Lake Cabin Snowshoeing (Sam Chow & Katherine Roberts) – Tue, Dec. 27
Stake Lake – Bushwacker Basalt Bluffs (Sam Chow & Katherine Roberts) – Mon, Dec. 26
Snow Stomp (D. Smith) – Fri, Jan. 27
New Members Snowshoe – Dogwood Marshes (D. Smith) – Sun, Jan. 15
Silt Cliffs Stomp () – Fri, Jan. 20
Sage Stomp (D. Smith) – Fri, Jan. 13
Uplands Stomp (D. Smith) – Fri, Jan. 6
www@feb.1 – Snopax (D. Smith) – Wed, Feb. 1

Be sure to check the website regularly for newly added events. They are featured on the home page and the rest can be found by clicking the link to New Events.  Also, be sure to check for last minute cancellations if the event your are interested in is fully booked.


Welcome Our 3 New Acting Board Members

The KHC would like to welcome Reagan Markel as our acting Secretary  and Doug and Dianne Smith as acting co-Treasurers, leading up to our AGM in spring. The board greatly appreciates you all for stepping in to take over the vacant positions.

The board also recognizes and thanks Ian Cornish for all his  hard work and volunteer time  for the club as Treasurer leading up to this.


New Members Pre-registration Underway

Pre-registration for new members began on December 1.  So far the process is rolling along with only minor hick-ups.  The membership committee would like to give a gentle reminder to be accurate when completing the 3 step process;

  • Membership Registration Form ( enter your everyday name used on the form, no nick names please).  If you are registering for two people and have a joint email, there must be 2 separate accounts when you register.  The individual’s registered email cannot be shared with any other club members(ie: couples or relatives).
  • Payment:  Is done through Paypal,which is the prefered route.   You can also pay by debit or credit card if  you don’t have a Paypal account (instructions are listed on the site).  Cheques are also an option, but not recommended.  The speed at which local mail gets delivered  lives up to it’s reputation as ‘snail mail’. If you so chose to go this route, you will have to inform your intensions via the website link on the site and await a reply for the address to send it to. This may take up to a week.
  • Waiver: Please ensure your first and last names match your registration and the e-waiver form. Double check that your email is correct. If you have a spelling mistake, you will be asked to fill out a new waiver.  After completing the waiver, you will receive an email requesting to verify that you have filled it out successfully .The life-span of the verification email is 3 days.  If not completed properly,  Membership will have to send you out a new waiver to fill out again. Now you are done!

FMCBC Cloudburst Magazine Fall/Winter

The latest edition can be read here: 2016 FMCBC Cloudburst Fall-Winter issue


Old Man Winter is Here

As the temperature begins to drop, it is best to practice layering up for heading outdoors to stay active.  To better understand how to layer and the do and don’ts of what to wear,  here are two links to check out to keep you in the know and not become a frozen ‘hiker’-sicle.




KHC You-Tube Video:  Snowshoeing

The following link will take you to a short video compilation of photos taken by our club members on snowshoeing events at the beginning of 2016.  Thanks to Doug Smith for composing it for the club.

KHC Winter Snowshoeing


If you have any news you would like to share with the club or have any suggestions of what you would like to get out of the news articles, please contact



Michelle Dressler

Raised in Saskatchewan, I came to Kamloops in 2006. I have been avidly involved with the KHC since 2011, serving in various board member positions and as a current hike Leader. During that time I have seen this club grow from 50 to 200 plus members, which has been astonishing!

Known as a ‘seasonal hiker’, I hibernate for the winter. So in Spring, I look forward to exploring many more trails and wish sharing it with others who are like minded in our club. See you on the trails!