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BC Parks honours Caledonia Rambler and FMCBC Director, Dave King

Long-time Caledonia Ramblers Club volunteer Dave King received the 2021-2022 Volunteer Legacy Award. King has volunteered with the club since 1975 and played a key role in developing the Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Provincial Park, Viking Ridge Trail, and Fang Mountain Trail in Evanoff Park and helped relocate the upper half of the Sugar Bowl Trail in Sugarbowl-Grizzly Den Park.

Shared Vision for the Public Service Delivery of Outdoor Recreation in BC

On June 28, 2023, Monika Bittel, FMCBC director, attended the first of four public engagement sessions to develop a new vision for the public service delivery of outdoor recreation in BC. 

The FMCBC, ORCBC and other organizations have been advocating for an integrated approach to outdoor recreation for several decades and we strongly encourage members and member clubs to take the time to participate in this process.

Brian Waddington Hut Project - UBC Varsity Outdoor Club

The VOC continues to advance in planning its Brian Waddington Hut roof renewal project. Helicopter dates have been secured, materials acquired, and volunteers are currently being organized. The VOC graciously recognizes the FMCBC's financial and material support and is excited to move forward with this project.

Mountain Matters

Read about recent geographical name changes – K’els – on the Sunshine Coast; and, the proposed name change for Mount Garibaldi – Nch’ḵay. Comments are now being received regarding the proposed name change for Mount Garibaldi. 

100 days from Yellowstone to the Yukon

This is the story of two women who set out to complete a 3,000-kilometer human-powered traverse of the Yellowstone to Yukon wildlife corridor.

Help Protect Okanagan Lake and Create a Corridor For Wildlife

Join the mission to protect 151.7 acres of remarkable beauty and ecological significance. This property is surrounded by Okanagan Mountain Park and holds a cherished place in the heart of British Columbia's interior.

Free Webinars: 

Risk Management: Lessons Learned from Near-Misses on the Trail and in Trail Work, July 20th

Anyone who works or recreates outside will invariably have "close call / near miss" experiences -- but do we do enough to identify lessons learned from these non-events? 

Outdoors for All, July 27th

Everyone deserves a choice as to what adventure means to them. This webinar will delve into the presenter’s ideas for giving access to people of all abilities through various types of barrier removal to additions that can be made to signage, trails, and other features of outdoor spaces.

Impact of Outdoor Recreation in Rural B.C. Communities, July 26

Join host Ximena Diaz Lopez from the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC, to explore the impacts of outdoor recreation in rural B.C. communities.

New Survey from ORCBC

The Outdoor Recreation Council of BC invites organizations (including First Nations, Indigenous communities, and local governments) that work on or have an interest in working on outdoor recreation projects in B.C. to respond to a new survey.

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival - 2023 Photography Competition

Two photographs are needed to promote the VIMFF Fall Series in November this year, and the VIMFF 2024 in February 2024. Photos should feature a mountain/outdoor theme, typically falling into the categories of mountain sports, mountain culture, and landscape.⁠⁠Both winning photographers will receive a prize of $ 500 CAD and excellent exposure to their work on a global scale. 

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Spring/Summer 2023

Cloudburst Magazine 

In this issue:

Celebrating BC Trails Day | 50 Years of the Fed | Insurance Waiver Best Practices | Member Club Grants | A Bike Trip to Victoria | Hemingway on the Slopes 

Want to share your adventure? Shed some light on a backcountry issue? Educate others? Show off your favourite photos? Tell others about that great book you read?

We want to hear all about it!



FMCBC Staff hike H'Kusam Mountain, Sayward, BC

FMCBC Admin Manager, Tori Escallier, snapped this pic near the summit of the Kusam Klimb on June 24th. A gorgeous day and a joyful event with stellar volunteer staff. 



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