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
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.
The AGM of the Outdoor Club takes place on Friday January 27, at 7:00 pm at the Edmonds Community Center.
Unfortunately, the event has been cancelled due to illness of the main organizer and inclement weather forecast. There will be no alternate date for this event.
We wish all members a happy new year and hope to see you at one of our events in 2017.
The September/December 2016 edition of the Swiss Herald prepared by our editor Christina Lips is here! The Herald is now available on our website for download following this link.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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