Some short news items:

  • New B.C. Regulations! – Off-road vehicles must now be registered!   Details.
  • We have about 90 renewals so far and the rest of the October is dedicated to renewals only before admitting new members.
  • Our thanks to Katherine Roberts for organizing the Fall Potluck event.   Over 40 people attended and enjoyed the evening.
  • Katherine is organizing a KHC Cookbook.   She is looking for your favorite recipes for main dishes, soups and salads, appetizers, smoothies, bread, loaves and muffins,  energy bars and cookies,  desserts and backpacking food.   Please email your contributions to Katherine at
  • Although we have not publicized our policy on alcohol and smoking during events, we have approved a policy which we will be adding to the website.   No alcohol or smoking is allowed on any outing from the meetup spot to the end of that day’s event.   Consumption of alcohol during an event increases the potential liability for the hike leader and therefore the club too, as well as possible safety concerns.    For camps, we also follow the rules/requirements of the Park which usually stipulates consumption must be at the campsite only (after the outing is over).
  • When we hike in City Parks, in BC Parks, and in National Parks, we also respect their regulations with respect to alcohol, drugs, smoking, dogs, campfires, etc.
  • Our FMCBC rep attended meetings in Kelowna where a slideshow presentation in support of the South Okanagan Similkameen National Park Preserve was given.  If you would like to show your support for the proposal, go to this link.
  • The Central Okanagan Trails Alliance also made a presentation, provided here (you need Powerpoint to open the file).
  • FMCBC has developed a Handbook for Member Clubs for use by Directors, Leaders, and as information for members.
  • The tagline for the website is On the Trails.   Can we think of a better one?   See you on the trails.

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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