KHC Weekly Update: October 16 – 22, 2016

FEATURE PHOTO —

Feature photo by Lois Rexin-Hunter on KHC hike to North Batchelor Ridge


— UPCOMING EVENTS —

Here are the events coming up in the next week:

Gus Johnson Trail (Sam Chow & Katherine Roberts) – Sat, Oct. 22
Trophy Mountain 2 – In the Snow (Tom Blackburn) – Sat, Oct. 22
Kenna Cartwright Park Highline Pub Hike (Bob Trudeau) – Sat, Oct. 22
Dewdrop Traverse (Doug Smith) – Wed, Oct. 26
Mara Scramble (Tom Blackburn) – Thu, Oct. 27


— RECENTLY ADDED EVENTS —

Here are the latest events added by our leaders:

Mara Scramble (Tom Blackburn) – Thu, Oct. 27
Larch Hills Snowshoe (Ed and Lois Hunter) – Sun, Feb. 12
Sovereign Lakes Snowshoe (Ed and Lois Hunter) – Sun, Mar. 12
Larch Hills Snowshoe (Ed and Lois Hunter) – Sun, Feb. 12
Skmana Lake Snowshoe (Ed and Lois Hunter) – Sun, Jan. 15
Sun Peaks Snowshoe (Ed and Lois Hunter) – Sun, Dec. 11
Lower Rose Trails (D. Smith) – Fri, Dec. 9
Introduction to Photography for Beginners ~ Part II (Michelle Dressler) – Tue, Nov. 15
Gerry’s Gyrations (Gerry Hoye) – Mon, Nov. 14
Gerry’s Gyrations (Gerry Hoye) – Sat, Nov. 12

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 —

KHC Membership Renewal

Membership renewal will  commence on November 1, 2016 for the upcoming 2017 season. Notification will be announced on the website and on the club’s  Facebook page to register soon.

Starting the early enrollment process for current members in November allows the membership committee to prepare for the upcoming year. By having a 2 month grace period, it allows the committee to get organized before our club’s fiscal year starts  January 1. With our current membership listed at 240 members, there is plenty of paperwork to check over!

Enrollment for new members to join will be announced near the end of December, and open  January 1, 2017.  The KHC Board members once again voted to not place a cap on our membership in 2017.

 

 


— ARTICLE SPOTLIGHT —

In early April of this year, the KHC announced their community initiative effort to preserving the habitat of the Western Bluebird in our local area.  5 Bluebird houses were built with the assistance of 3 KHC members and hand painted by a local kids art camp.  The houses were placed along Long Lake, located in the Lac du Bois Grasslands.  With the assistance of the Kamloops Thompson Trail Alliance’s partnership with BC Parks, the club included the birdhouses as the contributed highlights in our annual Hike For Wildlife Event for the Canadian Wildlife Federation Fundraising cause.

A recent hike to Long Lake to locate the KHC birdhouses revealed that 4 out of the 5 Bluebird houses were lived in.  A success on the club’s effort to witness and  recognize the importance these houses have on protecting the bluebird’s future migration back to this area.

The 5 KHC Western Bluebird houses built
The 5 KHC Western Bluebird houses built

 


— 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!