Outdoors Club – Hike around Buntzen Lake

Date: Saturday, 22nd April, 11 am , 2017
We meet at 11 am  at the lowest parking lot , opposite the entrance to Buntzen Lake Park   ( near IOCO ) .
 The hike will take us around the lake; 10 km distance; 5 hour trip time incl. lunch break.
Level of difficulty:  medium.
Bring lunch and rain gear.
Contact your trip leader:
Joe Mueller ;  Tel # 604 732 6213   ;  Cell #  604 880 1563
e-mail: josefmueller@shaw.ca

Celebration of Life for Bernard

Dear friends,
with deep sorrow we wish to inform you that our Bernard Merkli ( 1929 – 2017 ) after  a short stay in the VGH Hospital  passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017.
Bernard (Chrisosti) had been a strong supporter of the Swiss Society of Vancouver. He was known as an active  member  in our Sections:  the Swiss Crossbow Association, the Swiss Choir and the Swiss Outdoors Club. We will miss him. May he rest in peace.
We invite you to a Celebration of Life for Bernhard on  Saturday, 1. April, 2017, 1 – 4 pm , at the Chalet of the Swiss- Canadian Mountain Range Association,
4141 Quarry Rd, Coquitlam.
Swiss Society of Vancouver.

AGM of the SSV – March 21, 2017

The AGM of the Swiss Society of Vancouver takes place on Tuesday March 21, at 7:00 pm at the Edmonds Community Center, located at 7433 Edmonds Street in Burnaby. The Board of Directors of the SSV cordially invites all members to attend and look forward to seeing you at the AGM.


Due to inclement weather forecast we have decided to cancel this event so no one has to drive in bad road conditions. We checked all weather reports and snow and freezing rain are on the radar.
There will be no alternate date for this event.
With regrets,
Have a Merry Christmas
The Swiss Outdoors Club
Jacques Goldschmidt

Outdoors Club – Visit to George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Saturday ,  November 5, 2016, 11 am – 1 pm

The bird sanctuary is one of British Columbia’s major bird wintering areas, located 13 km west of Ladner on Westham Island (see directions below or visit their website), where more than 90 species of birds, including snow geese, can be seen at this time of year.  Admission: $ 5 for adults, $ 3 for seniors (60+ y ) and children ( 2-14 y ).  A typical tour takes about 2 hours.

Meeting place: outside the ticket office/gift shop at 11 am.  Dress warmly (hat, gloves, boots, etc.); it can be very windy and might be muddy underfoot.  Remember to bring your camera and binoculars.  Please do not bring pets or feed for the birds.

Lunch (optional):  As in the past, we plan to meet at 1.45 pm for lunch at the Sharky’s Restaurant at 4953 Chisholm Str., Ladner.  https://sharkeyladner.wordpress.com/

Contact Joe Mueller at 604-732- 6213 or josefmueller@shaw.ca if you wish to

(a) visit the bird sanctuary and

(b) if you would to like to join the group for lunch.

Driving Directions: The Sanctuary is 13 km west of Ladner in the Municipality of Delta. west of the intersection of Highways 10 and 17. From Ladner, follow Ladner Trunk Road (Highway 10) west to 47A Avenue and on to River Road. Follow River Road westward for 3 km and cross the bridge to Westham Island. Follow the main road to where it ends in front of large black gates. The driveway to the left leads to the Sanctuary’s parking lot.

For Details see:   http://www.reifelbirdsanctuary.com/planning.html


Vancouver-based Swiss-Canadian singer and songwriter Rykka’s new album can be pre-ordered now!


Finally, after three years of writing songs, performing and recording, “Beatitudes,” is here! It comes out on November 4th via Cordova Bay Records in Canada.
You can pre-order now and receive a brand new song called, “Runnin’ Away.”
To make this album I wrote 100 songs (solo and collab) and we chose the best 10.
I hope you love it <3


I can’t wait for this homecoming show! DANI is opening up the night and I’ll have my amazing band AND my mini trampoline. Don’t be a stranger! Come and dance with yer friends.