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NOTICE OF Columbia Mountain Section ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Save the Date! The Columbia Mountain Section will be holding its Annual General Meeting on November 26th at 6:00 pst. Please join us to learn more about what the Section has been up to, what our plans are for the coming year, and to elect the new executive. This year’s AGM will be held via Zoom and you will need to register in advance to attend so we can be sure we have both quorum and enough capacity to handle everyone who wants to attend.

How to Register: E-mail columbiamtnacc@gmail.com and let us know you would like to attend.

We will send you a zoom link prior to the AGM.

Call for nominations: Looking for a way to volunteer in your community? Are you passionate about the outdoors and would like to contribute to the ACC Columbia Mt Section? This is a great way to get involved and help us continue offering trips, courses, applying for grants to adopt a trail network, media (newsletter) and to bring your expertise to the section. The board positions will be of one year in duration or more if you choose. Currently our meetings have been held via zoom.

How to Apply: A short letter of intent on who you are and why you would like to be part of the Board of Directors. All members are welcome to apply.

Youth Program receives CBT funding!

Exciting News! Our ACC Columbia Mountains Section YOUTH Program has received a substantial grant from the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program. We would like to whole heartedly thank the CBT, the evaluation team and the City for their interest and support of this program! We will be using some of the funding to purchase youth specific climbing and hiking gear available for participants to use upon request. We will also be using some of the funding to continue offering subsidized youth courses and programs. Finally we will be using a portion of the funding to subsidize youth trip expenses such as hut fees etc. Stay tuned for upcoming trips!

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Looking to get more involved with the Section?

We have been approached as a Section to host the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. For those of you that don’t know the VIMFF is similar to the Banff Mountain Film Festival. The BMFF is hosted in town every year by the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce and sells out three nights of shows consistently. The VIMFF could be a great revenue generator for our Section. The current Board Members simply don’t have the time to pull this off alone. If you think you may want to take this on or are able to help in any way please let us know.

New Summer 2020 Courses and Trips being added soon!

Hello Section Members.

Up until now we have been reluctant to offer spring and summer courses and trips in light of the current COVID situation. Since the pandemic outbreak began in March we have been in contact with the National ACC office and have been following their lead in our decision.

We now feel confident that we can safely offer some courses and trips following National ACC AND local COVID guidelines.

It is now with great pleasure that we are starting to add courses and trips for the summer 2020 season. Stay tuned to the website as we start to post them.

Looking forward to safely sharing in summer adventures!

Section Discount on Altus online climbing courses

Columbia Mountain Section Members.

Feeling like you need to brush up on you climbing anchors or crevasse rescue skills before getting out climbing this summer? Altus Mountain Guides have produced some online courses to help get you up to speed. They have offered a 25% discount for our Section Members.

Click here for link to the courses Altus Online Courses

25% off code “Columbia”

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