VSS Mailing Address Change

Please note that the mailing address of the Vancouver Swiss Society has changed. The new address to submit membership forms or other mail correspondence is the following:


Swiss Society of Vancouver
PO Box 32021 Walnut Grove
Langley, BC
V1M 2M3

Jass Tournament

Jassen aus Freude am Spielen

Sunday, 2 November 2014

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

 Sunday, 2 November 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!

Hike to Eagle Bluffs, October 11, 2014

Hike to Eagle Bluffs  (above West Vancouver)

Date:  Saturday, 11. October,  2014

We meet 10 am  at the far north parking lot of Cypress  Bowl (near ski lift),  hike up to Black  Mountain (an aerobic exercise !) and then amble westwards along forest trails  to Eagle Bluffs. Enjoy the panoramic view!

Bring lunch (and rain gear if necessary).

Trip duration: 5 – 6 hours

Distance: 10 km

Difficulty: medium

Reserve with your trip leader, Joe Mueller, at Tel # 604-732-6213

Celebration of Life for Nick Schwabe

Dear friends of Nick Schwabe,
Because we received  a significantly larger number of reservations than originally anticipated  for the Celebration of Life event  for Nick, we had to change  the time schedule for the Memorial Hike to Mystery Lake. The new times and details are given below.
Celebration of Life for Nick Schwabe
The Celebration of Life for Nick Schwabe will be held  Saturday, October 18th, 2014.
It will consist of two parts:
1.  Memorial Hike to Mystery Lake on Mt Seymour
We’ll honour Nick at the very place that was his favourite spot for quiet contemplation .
           12.15 pmmeet on Mt Seymour parking lot ( far end )  and ascend to Mystery Lake; 1.5 km distance, 120 m altitude gain.. .
                            We’ll split the participants  into two groups. The stronger hikers will ascend to the lake along a forested trail; the easier group will climb on an open
                            but somewhat gravely trail.
          1.00 pm:  arrive at Mystery Lake , participate in  ceremonial proceedings…  refresh yourselves with a lunch..
          2.15 pm: start slow descent to parking lot
       Participants should wear good walking/hiking shoes and perhaps some rain gear; bring some lunch and water, and of course bring your cameras for capture of a special event.
2.  Official Reception
     Location: Holiday Inn ( Ballroom )
                     700 Old Lillooet Road
                     North Vancouver / BC
     Time:   3.30 to 6.00 pm
                       3.30 pm:  door opens, host bar and beverages will be available
                       4.00 pm :  Official Reception;  Tributes to Nick .   Anyone is welcome to recount personal experiences with Nick
                       5.00 – 6.00  pm : Light meals and refreshments , buffet style.
Reserve with :
Joe Mueller: e-mail: josefmueller@shaw.ca    or Tel #:  604 732 6213
Stefan Schwabe: e-mail: steffschwabe@gmail.com    or Tel # : 1 250 354 1675

2014 Swiss National Day Celebration


Swiss Canadian Mountain Range Association
Swiss Society of Vancouver

Would like to invite all members and friends to celebrate

Swiss National day

Saturday, July 26th 2014 at:
the Swiss Canadian Mountain Range
Association Chalet
Quarry Road
Coquitlam, BC.

gates open at 3:30 pm and food service starts at 4:00 pm

Entrance : $ 8:00

Come and enjoy food, Swiss music and at 9:00 pm the official ceremony
flowed by a Lampion Umzug for the children and dance music until late.

Treasure Hunt for children

Vancouver Dorfmisic will be entertaining us

Please stay overnight : there is free camping and RV hook up (Water
and electricity)

Sunday Morning: breakfast will be served for a fee.

Hike is organized at 10 am at Minnekhada park please joint us and
enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. Good boots or hiking shoes
are best.

Swiss Canadian Mountain Range Association
Swiss Society of Vancouver