Jass Tournament

The Swiss Canadian Mountain Range Association and the Swiss Outdoors Club invite everyone to a Jass-Tournament

Sunday, November 1st at the SCMRA Chalet in Coquitlam.

Sign-in is at 12:00pm and the games begin at 1:00pm sharp.

Donations for prices are welcome.

Costs are first round Handjass $5 and second round Schieber $5. Kitchen & Bar will be open at the Chalet and the dinner can be purchased for $12.

Please make your reservation with Irma Bieri 604-738-8553 (mmueller1@shaw.ca) or Joe Morach 604-581-7065

Help us to purchase the right amount of Food by making dinner reservation!

Outdoors Club – Hike to Whyte Lake

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:
Joe Mueller
Tel # 604 732 6213


Whyte Lake

Outdoors Club – Cabin Week end and Church Mountain Hike

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

please register:
Email: mphJonker@gmail.com
Tel: 604-532-8195

August 1st Celebrations

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 frankjr@shaw.ca

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.jaques@gmail.com

Message from the OSA

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

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2015 AGM of the SSV

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!

2015 AGM of the Outdoors Club

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,

Jacques Goldschmidt

Swiss Outdoors Club