The days are getting shorter
Winter's almost here and the October bulletin is available.
VOA Jerseys Around the World
Valley Outdoor is going international. Send me pictures of your jersey as you travel the world.
Now on Facebook
Some members are now posting on Facebook and sharing on the Valley Outdoor Association page. Paul has added pictures from
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Updated Club Photos
July 31 - August 4, 2017
Slesse Work Party, Part 2
June 10, 2017
Slesse Work Party
May 31, 2017
15 enthusiastic hikers arrived on July 31st for 3 full days of hiking in Cathedral Provincial Park near Keremeos. Two of the participants stayed in the lodge while the others camped at Quiniscoe Lake. The sites were first come first serve, so we were lucky to get an area together. Continue reading...
3 Brothers Backpack
Having considered this backpack for a few years now, we decided to put this trip out to the Wednesday North Group and found 2 club members willing to accompany us on this adventure. Continue reading...
Mount Slesse Work Party
Another VOA work party on the Slesse memorial trail was conducted August 27, 2016. There were 12 VOA members in attendance along with six members from the Chilliwack Outdoor club. This was the first time we were able to work on the trail as the road had been washed out earlier in the year. Continue reading...
Jack Elsdon called himself Lonesome Jack, and he was certainly a free spirit, but he didn't lack friends. Whether or not you were fortunate to know Jack, every member of the Valley Outdoor Association owes him a great debt for his leadership, experience and contribution. more photos...
Saturday January 27th, VOA Theatre Night
At the Langley Players Theatre. This time it's The Foreigner by Larry Shue
A comedy about an Englishman named Charlie, who is whisked off by his friend to an old fishing lodge in rural Georgia. He is overcome by anxiety over meeting new people, so his friend tells the proprietor that Charlie cannot speak English. Charlie then proceeds to interact with all the locals - some friendly - some not so much - and unwittily uncovers a plot to steal the lodge away from its owner, a sweet widow who has been very kind to Charlie.
This event always sells out. Tickets go on sale at the October AGM. For further information please contact Chris Larson.
Sunday January 7 - Wednesday January 10, Mount Washington
A cross country/snowshoe adventure. Affordable (approx. $32 p/n, p/p depending on total numbers) shared accommodations in a mountain-top Chalet offering large kitchen, 10 bedrooms and floor to ceiling stunning views with ski-in/ski-out track at Paradise Meadows.
Limited to 20 people.
For further information please contact Chris Larson.
Saturday February 17th, Cycle Planning Meeting
In Langley, at Carole Chesham's Activity Room. Contact Carole for more information.
For more information about an event contact the trip leader. Don't wait until the night before to call. Updated phone and e-mail information for events is in the October bulletin.
|Walk||Queensborough Port Royal Tour
Contact: Jeannette Blanchard & Linda Vanderhoek
Contact: Barbara Zielinski
Contact: Rodney Edwards
|Social||Christmas Party Potluck Luncheon
Contact: Christine MacDonald
|Walk||Christmas Lights Vancouver Tour
Contact: John Sullivan
|Grading of Hiking & Snowshoeing Trips||Grading of Cycling Trips|
|Elevation Gain:||Distance:||Elevation Gain:||Distance:|
|A - up to 500 m||1 - up to 10 km||A - mostly level||1 - 40 to 50 km|
|B - 500 - 1000 m||2 - 10 to 20 km||B - some hills||2 - 50 to 70 km|
|C - over 1000 m||3 - over 20 km||C - mostly hills||3 - over 70 km|
For more information about the great outdoors around Greater Vancouver check out these sites:
|The Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC is a
federation of outdoor recreation clubs representing most regions of British Columbia. Individual
members are also welcome to support our work. By working together we are more able to protect
British Columbia’s spectacular mountains and wilderness areas for our future generations to experience.
VOA is a member of the FMCBC.
|ClubTread is an online community dedicated to the outdoors. They are a group of outdoors enthusiasts who get together online to share ideas, trip reports, photographs, and advice. Our message board is one of the primary methods to communicate with others, plan trips, and talk gear.|
|Canadian Wildlife Federation is dedicated
to ensuring an appreciation of our natural world and a lasting legacy of healthy
wildlife and habitat by:
|Bivouac.com is the Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia. It provides maps, trails, trip reports, road bulletins and photos for hiking and mountaineering. It covers all of Canada and the USA.|
|ACLS Training Center provides an online guide for Wilderness First Aid Basics|