KHC Weekly Newsletter: November 13-19, 2016

— FEATURE PHOTO —

Feature photo by Sam Chow on the club’s recent hike to Skull Mtn near Barriere‎


— UPCOMING EVENTS —

Here are the events coming up in the next week:

Orchard Lake Trails Exploratory (Katherine Roberts and Sam Chow) – Sun, Nov. 20
Deep Lake Ridge Pub Hike (Bob Trudeau) – Sun, Nov. 20
Battle Bluff in the Fall (Carole Pugle / John Moslin) – Tue, Nov. 22
Sullivan Range (Doug Smith) – Wed, Nov. 23
TRAMPS R US – LITE Mt. Embleton (Paul Battjes) – Sat, Nov. 26


— RECENTLY ADDED EVENTS —

Here are the latest events added by our leaders:

TRAMPS R US – LITE Mt. Embleton (Paul Battjes) – Sat, Nov. 26
Battle Bluff in the Fall (Carole Pugle / John Moslin) – Tue, Nov. 22
Kamloops Climb (Doug Smith) – Fri, Dec. 9
Frederick Bluffs (D. Smith) – Fri, Dec. 2

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.


— NEWS ITEMS —

Membership Renewal Update

Current membership renewals for our club is continually growing.  The Membership committee stated the club has reached roughly 100 members returning again in 2017.

We will commence with pre registration of new members on December 1. Let’s see if we can beat our current number of 240 members for 2017!

 

Welcome Our Newest Hike Leader

Congratulations to Bob Trudeau, who completed his last probationary lead hike on November 20.  Bob has really found his ‘niche’ when it comes to posting hikes he leads lately.  He happily involves his outings to end up at a pub & eatery, just what you need after finishing his moderate/harder rated hikes.  I had the pleasure of being a mentor on the last set of hikes and I must say, his events fill up fast!  He has now been officially ‘knighted’ into our merry band of club leaders, so be sure to congratulate him when you see him on the trails.

 

Welcome Home!

Welcome back to our KHC members, Helen Gendron, Terry Morris and Sharon Peters from their journey to Nepal and Thailand.  We look forward to hearing about your many adventures abroad!

 


— ARTICLE SPOTLIGHT —

Follow Up Report on Funding for BC Parks

FMCBC follow up:  The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services just released their Report on the Budget 2017 Consultations. Thanks to everyone who has been helping Fund BC Parks-this is a major step in the right direction. Let’s keep the momentum going!

Here’s what the Committee had to say about the state of BC Parks:

“Committee Members heard that BC Parks has insufficient funding to adequately staff and maintain provincial parks. As a result, British Columbians and other visitors are unable to fully enjoy the natural beauty that the parks have to offer.

All the submissions on this topic called for increases to the operational and capital budgets for BC Parks. The Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC noted that making this investment is critical to improving the state of provincial parks, and
maximizing the economic and health benefits both the province and visitors receive from the use of B.C.’s parks.

The Committee also heard submissions regarding campsites and the campsite reservation system. While the province has had a lot of success marketing B.C.’s outdoor opportunities, this success has also led to demand exceeding the supply of available campsites. The supply of campsites should be increased and government should continue to review the reservation system to ensure residents and visitors can re
serve campsites in a fair and equitable manner.”


— CONTACT —

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 news@kamloopshikingclub.net.

 

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!