Archive for February 2014

ABCSnow Annual General Meeting.

 

ABCSnow Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of ABC Snowmobile Clubs will be held at 7:00pm on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Howard Johnson Hotel & Conference Centre located at 1510 George Street, Enderby, BC

 

All Members are invited to attend

Clubs and their representatives unable to attend in person will be able to participate via toll free teleconference line. Access codes will be provided to attendees prior to AGM.

We are also pleased to announce that a complimentary Roast Beef dinner is being served to our AGM delegates courtesy of Got Toys Insurance and Oasis Insurance. Dinner will be served buffet style at 6:00pm.

Please RSVP to info@abcsnow.ca before March 7, 2014

Please download the formal Notice of ABCSnow’s Annual General Meeting HERE for full meeting details and official invitation!

NOMINATION OF NEW ABCSnow DIRECTORS

We would like to encourage all members to attend the AGM as this is an opportunity to become a Board Member and influence the direction that ABCSnow will take in the future.

Director Nomination Form is available HERE

HOST CLUB

Hunters Range Snowmobile Association

 

President: Karla Schubert                www.huntersrange.com  

We are pleased to announce that the Hunters Range Snowmobile Association is hosting an AGM ride at 9:00am on Saturday, March 22, 2014.
We are also pleased to advise that a complimentary hotdog & hamburger lunch will be served by the Hunters Range Club at their main chalet at 12:30pm.
Please RSVP to info@abcsnow.ca by March 7, 2014 to let us know if you will be attending the AGM ride!!
Complete directions to the Ashton Brash Trailhead will be forwarded to confirmed guests.  We hope to see you there!

Special Public Avalanche Warning

TO ALL CLUB MEMBERS:

 

The CAC has issued a Special Public Avalanche Warning for Most of BC’s Mountainous Regions

 You can view the SPAW here

 

Canadian Avalanche Centre warns of

significant potential for large,

destructive avalanches in forecast regions

 

Feb 20, 2014, Revelstoke, BC: The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) is issuing a special public avalanche warning for recreational backcountry users in all of the CAC’s forecast regions, except the North Shore Mountains and the Yukon. This warning is in effect immediately and extends to the end of the day on Wednesday, February 26.

 

The problem is a result of the extended dry period of late January and early February, explains Karl Klassen, Manager of the CAC’s Public Avalanche Warning Service. “That long drought left the surface of the snowpack in very bad shape,” says Klassen. “Now the new snow is sitting on one of the worst weak layers we’ve seen in a few years. That weakness is currently anywhere between one and two metres deep so when it’s triggered, the resulting avalanches are very large.”

 

The problem layer is widespread and with a weather forecast calling for clearing skies, the CAC is urging recreational backcountry users to be very conservative in their terrain choices. “There’s a lot of pent-up demand for powder after that dry spell but this weak layer is going to be a problem for the foreseeable future,” says Klassen. “Staying safe will require patience and discipline as long as this layer is in play.” The weak layer will likely persist after this warning expires and recreationists are urged to stay cautious in avalanche terrain.

 

Everyone in a backcountry party needs to carry an avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel and be well-practiced with their rescue skills. The CAC strongly recommends that backcountry users take an Avalanche Skills Training course, and check the avalanche bulletin regularly to keep informed of conditions in their area.

 

More detailed information is also available on the CAC blogs and forecasts at www.avalanche.ca/cac.

 

For more information

Mary Clayton, CAC Communications Director

Office: 250.837.2141 (228)

Mobile: 250.837.1492

Trail Agreement Meeting

There will be a trail meeting this coming Saturday February 22nd at 1:00 PM to discuss the Trail Agreement we have to sign before the end of the month.

Flower/Bulb Spring Club Fundraiser

Gail Potter is doing a Flower/Bulb Spring Fundraiser for the Club!

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Order from the PDF brochure that Gail has put together and best of all, she has chosen products that will grow in the Green Lake area.

Beautify your property and help the club at the same time!

But hurry, all orders have to be in before March 10th so that the club gets the most from the fundraiser.

Thank you

Annual Pig Roast & Fund Raiser

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Large Race Course

There is a large race course set up on South Green Lake near Access 4 (in front of 391)

It is marked, but be careful when riding at night.

ABC Snow President’s Message

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