First Ski Weekend of 2014!

This coming weekend come and start playing in the snow at our cabin in Glacier Springs, WA. We look forward to seeing you for some fun in the snow!

When: 11 – 12 January 2014

Where: Swiss Outdoors Club cabin 7552 Canyon View Drive Glacier Springs, WA.

Please register with Deborah via: or Call 604-532-8195

Non-members of the Swiss Society will need to cover with $25 dollars plus need to sign a waiver form at time of booking.

New Year’s Eve Party

The Swiss Outdoors club will have the cabin warm and cozy for the 2013 year end.

When: 30 December 2013 to 01 January 2014
Where: at our Cabin: 7552 Canyon View drive Glacier Springs WA.

Come and enjoy your favorite winter sports at the Mount Baker ski area and some warm fellowship at the Swiss Outdoors Club’s cabin.

We will have a cheese fondue for the New Years Eve party.
Please bring a pouch of fondue mix and all your bedding and stay over to 2014.
We will be glad to have you.

Space is limited so please book early.

Contact: Deborah Zurbuchen-Jonker at: or giver her a call at 604-532-8195

Mary Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014 !!!

Jacques Goldschmidt
Swiss Outdoors Club

Waldweihnacht 2013

The Outdoors Club invites you to the Waldweihnacht 2013, on Sunday December 15 at the Mt. Seymour Provincial Park in North Vancouver. We look forward to seeing you there! Find more information in the PDF document Waldweihnacht 2013

Spaziergang in Pacific Spirit Park (UBC Forest )

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 , 11 am – 3 pm .

Route: from Jericho Park, westwards along the ocean to Spanish Banks, then through UBC Forest up to UBC Golf Club, south to 16th Ave, and then south-east to Camosun Bog . Return through pleasant residential areas down to Jericho Beach (see maps ).
Distance: 12 km | Duration: 4 hours
Level of difficulty: medium (very little climbing; mostly flat forest trails ). At various points of hike, tired hikers can exit via public transit.

Meeting Time: 11 am, Saturday, Nov. 2nd , 2013

Meeting Place: Parking lot opposite Jericho Beach concession building in Point Grey area, at most westerly end point of Point Grey Road ( 4 blocks west of Alma Str. Vancouver ). Parking is free.

Equipment: wear good, water-tight walking shoes; bring rain protection, umbrella.
Lunch: bring your own lunch; no restaurants en route.

Cancellation: only if weather is very lousy, we’ll cancel.

Reserve with your trip leader:
Joe Mueller: Tel # 604 732 6213

Metzgete dinner at the Rifle Range

A Sunday afternoon walk is planned for October 27 2013.

We meet at the Quarry Road parking lot (see map Minnmap) at 2 pm and spend time in Minnekada park before going on to the SCMR club house for the traditional “Metzgete”. Those not interested in the walk will meet at the chalet before 5 pm for the dinner.

Please register your participation for walk and/or Dinner with Fritz Graf by mail to or phone 604 322 5434 before Oct 20 so we know how many sausages are needed and how many alternate meals are requested.

Screening of “JUMP” by Bindu de Stoppani

An event in collaboration with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver:


The Istituto Italiano di Cultura is showing the award-winning Swiss film ‘JUMP’ on October 29 at 6.15pm. The movie is in Italian with English subtitles. The event is free and no registration is required.

For more infos about the event, please click on the link below:

Swiss Novel at the EU Book Club

Organized by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver and EUNIC Canada-Vancouver, the next appointment with the EU Book Club will be with a Swiss novel: Seven Years (Sieben Jahre) by Peter Stramm

Saturday, November 16, 2013 – 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
Suite 500 – 510 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Admission is free, but please register by e-mail:

More information can be found in this flyer: Flyer Seven Years
Note: The English translation of the book, published by Other Press in 2011, can be purchased either online via (hardcopy and e-version) or ordered at Indigo/Chapters; it is also available at the Vancouver Public Library.
AMAZING OFFER! The Swiss Consulate has ordered 10 copies of the book and can provide it to the participants of the event free of charge. Order your personal copy today at – first come, first served!