Date: Saturday, October 10th, 2015
Meeting place: Ferry Terminal, Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver
Meeting time: 10 am
Duration of hike: 5 hours
Distance of hike: 12 km
Altitude gain: 400 m
Degree of difficulty: medium
Description of terrain: mostly forested trail, along Nelson Creek and Whyte Lake Creek. Typical rain forest.
Contact your leader:
Tel # 604 732 6213
When: Saturday, August 15
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Mount Baker Park
take Hwy #542 , at mile marker # 40 , turn left on Forest Road 3040: (East Church Mountain Road) continue for 2,7 miles until you reach the trail head there we will meet at 9:00 am
Elevation gain: 3750 feet
Distance: 13.5 km round trip
What to bring: Water, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, back pack, passport, lunch, hiking shoes etc.
Leader: Matt Jonker
Swiss National Day Celebration
This year’s National Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, August 1st , at the Chalet of the SCMRA in Coquitlam. Admission is $8 and festivities start at 4pm located at 4141 Quarry Rd Coquitlam, BC
There will be traditional food available and drinks at reasonable cost.
The Vancouver Dorfmusik will play from 7-8pm. A Lampion Parade during the official ceremony (starting
at 9pm) will be guided by a Swiss Herald, a drummer and live music by the Dorfmusik.
The Chalet of the SCMRA is a fantastic location for this celebration and also offers lots of space for tents and RVs to stay overnight. Hook ups for water and electricity are available. A breakfast will be served by the SCMRA for a small fee. The surrounding Minnekhada Regional Park offers various trails for hiking or exploring the next morning. Please contact Frank Suter Jr. for details at email@example.com
Many VOLUNTEERS are needed on that day to sell admission ribbons, food vouchers and help at the grill. Please contact Jacques Goldschmidt to schedule your 2-hour shift at: 604- 596 – 6253, Or email: Goldschmidt.firstname.lastname@example.org
The July/August 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.
The May 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.
News for all young Swiss abroad
From Monday 10 to Sunday 16 August 2015, the youth service of the OSA is organising a seminar to accompany the congress in Geneva.
The topic of the seminar is “Educating citizens: the guarantee of a living democracy”. We will discuss the issue and actively examine the question:
“How can we make ‘political’ participation by young Swiss abroad more active and interesting?”
We are offering you the unique chance to take part in the inaugural Swiss Abroad Youth Parliament, under the motto “by the youth, for the youth”.
Together with the Swiss Youth Parliament’s umbrella organisation (DSJ), we are founding a youth parliament consisting of young Swiss abroad. Together, we will develop an action plan for the Youth Parliament in the context of OSA’s “Vision 2036”.
The Youth Parliament’s goals will be:
– Improving youth political engagement from the “fifth Switzerland”
– Discussions, networking and information for young Swiss abroad
– Collaboration in the creation of youth offerings
In the seminar you will also find out how a “political” debate works. Together with the Dialog Foundation, you will take part in a debate workshop and, using a factual issue, learn how to acquire information to argue your point of view and how to recognize and accept differing opinions. You will then be able to apply this new knowledge and skills at the Congress of the Swiss Abroad.
If you would you like to be active internationally for young Swiss abroad, please register on our website at www.swisscommunity.ch
Dear Members of the Swiss Society of Vancouver
In the name of the Board of Director’s, we would like to extend this invitation to all members for the Society’s 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM).
When: Monday, March 16 at 7 pm
Where: Edmonds Community Centre, 7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
Some refreshments will be served. Please find the minutes from the 2014 AGM attached to the email for your review.
We look forward to seeing you all in great numbers at the AGM!
With Spring just around the corner, we wish you a fun time reading the March / April edition of the Swiss Herald prepared by our editor Christina Lips. The Herald is now available on our website for download following this link.
January 28, 2015 at 7 pm
Location: Edmonds Community Center
7433, Edmonds Street, BURNABY, BC.
Underground parking entrance is off of Fulton Ave or Humphries Ave, take elevator to 2nd floor.
See map: Map Edmonds Community Center Burnaby
We will review the year 2014 and propose activities for 2015/16.
Refreshments: Coffee, tea and Nussgipfels will be served.
We would appreciate if participants bring some sandwiches and your favorite cake or cookies for all to enjoy.
Note: we will have paper plates available.
Urs Boxler will present a visual show of his Gulf Island sailing trips and anchorage points.
Thank you for supporting your club,
Swiss Outdoors Club