As the temperatures drop and the rain sets in for winter, it doesn’t mean we stop having fun outdoors. The mountains are turning into a winter wonderland of snow for us to discover! The West Coast Area Camping committee is bringing back the popular Snow Series this year for Pathfinders, Rangers and Trex members. They have planned a number of events to build winter camping skills. For more information check out the information poster.
The following events are area-wide, and require individual registration. The 9th Pathfinders will not be registering as a unit.
* Snowshoe Practice Hike # 1 – Sat Jan 14th 9am to 2pm at Dam Moutain, Grouse Mt
– Online Registration Form , please bring $10 cash with you for the Gondola Ride. (Registration deadline is Jan 6th!)
* Snowshoe Practice Hike # 2 – Sat Jan 28th 9am to 1pm at Dog Mountain, Mt Seymour
– Online Registration Form (Registration deadline is Jan 20th!)
* Snowshoe Practice Hike # 3 with Overnight in Snow Shelters – Feb 4th to 5th at Dinky Peak, Mt Seymour
– For more information about this event please review the SG1 form.
To be fully registered for this event all participants must fill out the Online Registration Form and mail their SG2, SG5, H1 and $30 fee (please make cheques payable to GGC – West Coast Area) to Tammy Tromba, 301-6020 Vine St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4A6 by Jan 20th!
* Snowshoe Backpacking Trip to Red Heather Meadows, Garibaldi Provincial Park – Mar 3rd to 5th
Please note: To be eligible to attend this event participants MUST attend one of the practice hikes on either Jan 14th or 28th and the snowshoe hike with overnight at Dinky Peak Feb 4th to 5th.
For more information about this event please review the SG1 form. To be fully registered for this event all participants must fill out the Online Registration Form and mail their SG2, SG5, H1 and $70 fee (please make cheques payable to GGC – West Coast Area) to Tammy Tromba, 301-6020 Vine St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4A6 by Feb 10th!
On November 30, we worked on the Relationships, Values and Choices module (p 122 in your program book). To complete this module, please do one of activity #2 or activity #8 over the winter break, and bring your work to our first meeting on January 11 to share with the group.
On December 7, we’re heading to the Enchant Christmas Light Maze for our last meeting before winter break!
We’re meeting at 29th Avenue Skytrain Station at 6:30 pm. Please bring your compass card, or change for the Skytrain!
Pick up is from the Light Maze (299 W 1st Ave in Olympic Village) at 8:30 pm.
Dress for the weather – including warm shoes, socks, toques, and gloves! It’s going to be cold, and we’re going to be outside the whole time!
Didn’t bring back your forms and payment to the unit in time? You can still buy a ticket online, bring your permission form, and meet us at the Skytrain station!
The 6th Vancouver Pathfinder SOAR patrol is doing a fundraiser bottle drive Sat Jan 7. We are attending SOAR, a back to basics week-long camp in tents in Smithers BC in July 2017. The camp will Guiding members from throughout BC, across Canada and international Guiding partners will be attending!
If you have any refundable drink containers that you would like to donate, drop off your donation on the porch at 545 East 46th Ave Vancouver where we will be doing our sorting. We can also do pickups if you live near the Pathfinder meeting church or in the southeast Vancouver area. Please contact Denise Dhalian at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Amazing BC Membership event opportunity available for the April 2, 2017 Canucks vs San Jose Sharks game. Upper bowl seats available for only $45 and lower bowl for $65. Custom crest to first 250 members in uniform.
This offer is available to all BC Girl Guides and their families.
Clink to purchase tickets. See attached poster for information.
Note for 9th Pathfinders: This is not a unit event. You’re welcome to attend with friends and family, and should coordinate tickets and plans on your own.