The Federation of Mountain Clubs
of British Columbia

October 2023 NEWSLETTER


Mountain Matters

BC Conservation & Biodiversity Grant now open

You're invited to positively impact British Columbia's environment by applying for the BC Conservation & Biodiversity Awards. These awards offer grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 and are open to BC-based charities with initiatives dedicated to preserving the region's natural environment and biodiversity. 

The VIMFF 2023 Photography Competition Winners

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is excited to announce the two winners of their 2023 Photo Competition, Paul Zizka and Simon Yamamoto!

VIMFF World Tour

Each year, the VIMFF takes award-winning and other selected films on tour across Canada, the USA, and worldwide. Local communities can enjoy some of the world’s best mountain films, raise funds for local causes, and support talented filmmakers.

Award-winning author tours Northern BC

Ken McGoogan is the award-winning author of fifteen books, including five previous bestsellers on Arctic exploration. 

On October 19th and 20th, the University of Northern British Columbia hosts Ken McGoogan for two free public presentations at 7 p.m. in the Canfor Theatre on UNBC’s Prince George campus. Ken will be signing books after each presentation. 


BC's Outdoor Recreation Economy
Outdoor recreation in British Columbia has a multifaceted impact on the economy, generating revenue, creating jobs, and enhancing the overall quality of life for residents and visitors alike. The Outdoor Recreation Council of BC is hosting a discussion of the role of outdoor recreation in BC’s economy and current initiatives to advance the sector.

Monday, October 16, 2023
1:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m. (Pacific Time)


The Trail Research Hub
Learn more about The Trail Research Hub, which aims to grow trail-based research and evidence-based practice to support the professionalization of the Canadian trails sector.

October 19, 2023
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM (Pacific Time)

Measuring Our Success in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This webinar will help you discover new and innovative ways to discuss diversity through head and heart-centered lenses and measure success through qualitative and quantitative data.

October 26, 2023
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Pacific Time) 

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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 2023 | 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!




Cover photo of Bedwell Lake, Strathcona Park, BC

Photo credit: Annie08, Canva



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