EXECUTIVE CORNER

Your CORE executive continues to work on projects to improve the club experience and promote safety.

Wilderness First Aid Course:

CORE is sponsoring a Wilderness First Aid Course to be paid for by the Peterman Education Endowment (money that was bequeathed to the club from the estate of one of our former members). The date is April 22. Please see the CORE Event calendar for contact information and location.

The course is limited to 25 people, and a waiting list will be maintained. As of this date, the course is full.

AGM and Elections for next year’s Executive

The AGM is on Tuesday, May 30 at our regular meeting venue,  the Scarboro Community Centre 1727 – 14th Avenue S.W. All members and those interested in joining CORE are invited to attend.

Many of the current executive members have served on the board for several years and have chosen to step aside this time around. If you are interested in serving on The Executive, here are the positions with the open roles noted:

  • —Chairperson: (looking for volunteers)
  • —Co-Chairperson: (open)
  • —Secretary: (open)
  • —Treasurer: (open)
  • —Membership Coordinator: (open)
  • —Executive Trip Coordinator: (open)
  • —Communications Coordinator: (open)
  • —Presentations Coordinator: (open)
  • —Webmaster: (Stu will continue in this role)
  • —Member-at-Large (Craig will continue in this role as the CORE Facebook manager)
  • Member-at-Large for special projects (Carol will continue this role)

If you are interested in submitting your nomination for one of these positions, please contact the current incumbent directly to get some further information about what the role entails.  OR…. come to the next CORE monthly meeting and seek out some of the executive members. Come a bit early so they will have time to chat.

Scarboro Community Centre

1727 14th Avenue S.W.

TUESDAY. 25 April, 2017, 7:00 pm

A detailed description of all the Executive roles will be send out shortly to all CORE members via direct email.

How to contact a member of the CORE Executive

If you are a current CORE member, go to the Executive Contact Info page on the CORE website (corehike.org) and use your member password (the same one you use to access the CORE calendar) to log in. The Executive members are listed with their roles and email addresses.

If you are not yet a CORE member, you can send an email to mailbox@corehike.org, provide your name, email address and phone number, and someone will get back to you.

 

Wanted: New Hike Coordinators

For this past membership year, out of around 150 CORE members, we had ~27 members step forward to lead upwards of 150 events. This includes summer and winter hikes, cycling, urban walks, x-c skiing, snowshoeing, tennis and various social outings. We are always looking to club members to help out with offering to take a turn planning an outing. New members can look to our old hands for guidance and help in this task. Urban walks can be planned in the evenings in mid-week, more extensive day hikes can be done on weekends, and some club members have expressed interest in outings during the week when the trails (and highways) are less busy. So if you have an idea of an activity you would like to go on or lead, and haven’t posted an activity before, please contact the Executive Trip Coordinator (see contact paragraph above) to get some guidance on how to do so.

And, as a reminder to all old-hand hike leaders and new ones alike, please review the EVENT COORDINATORS’ GUIDELINES posted on the CORE website.  These are a collection of “tribal knowledge” representing years of experience of people seasoned in mountain recreation. They are meant to promote safety in our outdoor activities.

Attach your Membership Card to your Backpack

As hike leaders, we get to know a lot of the regular attendees of hikes and other outings. But new activity leaders may not know everybody, and members who don’t come out very often may not be known to the activity leader. If you don’t have your membership card with you, then you may be asked to sign a guest waiver.

 

ACTIVITY SCOREBOARD

March/April 2017

As Winter tapers off to Spring, we’ve still managed to have a few snowshoe trips as well as some early season hikes and urban walks.

A few highlights:

March 12 - Altrude Lakes Snowshoe

March 12 – Altrude Lakes Snowshoe

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March 17 - St Patricks Eve Social

March 17 – St Patricks Eve Social

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March 25 - Lusk Creek Hike

March 25 – Lusk Creek Hike

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March 26 - Prairie Mountain Hike

March 26 – Prairie Mountain Hike

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March 26 - Hidden Creek Snowshoe

March 26 – Hidden Creek Snowshoe

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April 1 - Nose Hill Urban Hike

April 1 – Nose Hill Urban Hike

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April 16 - Glenbow Ranch River Trail

April 16 – Glenbow Ranch River Trail

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April 2017 Club Meeting

The April club members meeting will be held at the Scarboro Community Centre TUESDAY, 25 April, 7:00 pm. 

Presentation:

Ivvavik National Park in the Arctic
by CORE member Connie Simmons.
Ivvavik National ParkAn amazing Arctic adventure of a lifetime to Ivvavik National Park! Starting from Inuvik, climb aboard a Twin Otter for a spectacular flight over the MacKenzie River delta and between the ancient peaks of the British Mountains. The exhilarating beauty of the flight will leave you breathless, before touching down at Sheep Creek Airport, as the peaceful feeling of Arctic Time washes over you.
Welcome to Sheep Creek base camp! Learn about the Inuvialuit culture in a landscape where connections to the land go back generations. Explore the trails to Sheep Slot, Trappers Cabin, Wolf Tors and Halfway to Heaven while watching for wildlife and discovering beautiful flowers. Come experience the Arctic Oasis!

Random Stuff

Planned Presentations

Our presentation coordinators extraordinaire have planned some interesting presenters for the coming season. Watch for them on the calendar:

June – Cathie Newsome will speak about her Panama and Belize trip

July – Julie Walker will speak about wildflowers and animal tracks

August – Carol proposed showing of film Park for All Seasons and/or trip planning for the fall

September – Gillean Daffern will present

 

A Random Poem

Actually this is a little Youtube musical video I tumbled across.

When Its Springtime In The Rockies – 1920s

Just click the link and sit back and listen to this pretty love song (which involves mountains, of course).

https://youtu.be/7CZsZ_cakYk
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See you on the the trails…

ANnIE