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Avalanche Seminar for New Backcountry Users - Avalanche Canada and FMCBC - Sat, Nov 9 2019

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The Basics:
Event Type:Training
Event Location:North Shore Alliance Church, 201 East 23rd St, North Vancouver
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 9 2019  1:30 PM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Nov 9 2019 11:00:00 AM
Event Duration:2-3 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Jay MacArthur
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Itinerary:
Afternoon (for novices that have never taken an avalanche course or anyone interested): Doors open at 1:30 pm. Presentations run 2:00 pm 4 pm (may run slightly longer to accommodate questions) This session is an introduction to the basics of recreational avalanche safety, with plenty of time for questions and discussion. Presenters include: This seminar is targeted at newer backcountry users who have never taken an avalanche course. Mark Bender, Avalanche Canada forecaster, speaking on Basic Avalanche Awareness (looking at terrain, avalanche activity, triggers, etc.) North Shore SAR volunteer, Peter Marshall, will present a case study of the Runner Peak incident from February 2019 Brent Loewen, snowshoe ambassador and guide in the N. Shore mountains, will present on his personal journey and education in the backcountry AdventureSmart will have a presentation on Trip Planning

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:1 block east of Lonsdale

Notes:
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!

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