Sun, sun and more sun
That's the forcast for the next while so join some activities in the October-November-December bulletin.
A Cycle Trip for Late July 2015
Yes, I know ... this likely seems a bit crazy to you, but most accommodations on this trip must be booked a full year in advance. So where are we going? Well .. this very scenic ride will encompass the coastline of both the Southern half of Washington and the Northern half of Oregon over 14 days, including a portion on the train!
There will only be 14 spots available on this trip due to logistics, and an advance deposit will be required to secure your place on this trip. If this cycle trip appeals to you please e-mail Chris Larson BEFORE July 25, 2014.
The Cycling Jerseys are a Hit
And it makes it easier for the trip leader to keep track of their flock. The jerseys have been spotted all over the world (more photos...).
Celebrating 40 Years of Outdoor Activity
Dianne Wharton has spent the last couple of years compiling the reflections and events that have occurred over the past 15 years since the 25th Anniversary book was published in 1998. The VOA 40th Anniversary is in PDF format and can be downloaded for viewing on your computer or tablet.
There's no printed version available from the club but you can take the PDF file to a printer like Staples (or do it online at staplescopyandprint.ca). The document is 220 pages and about $20 to print a black & white copy (the picture quality in B&W is ok, not great). Be sure to order double sided. You can order 3-hole punch paper or add a plastic or wire binding.
Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park User Experience
Chad Neufelt of the University of Guelph did a questionaire of the user experience. It's feedback like that that directs the improvements in Provincial parks. You can read the results here: Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park User Experience Questionnaire
Now on Facebook
Some members are now posting on Facebook and sharing on the Valley Outdoor Association page. Paul has added pictures from
Check out other pictures from Paul and Keith at Valley Outdoor Association.
Dave has been organizing his pictures and added a little music. Check out his smilebox for
- Seattle - South Kitsap Cycle
- VOA Summer Camp
- Elk - Thurston Hike
- Chain Lakes
- Ptarmigan Ridge
- A walk in UBC Research Forest
Updated Club Photos
Pictures (with comments) are also welcome for our web site can be emailed to Hilmar.
Sooke, BC - Galloping Goose Weekend
August 2 - 4, 2014
Agassiz - Harrison - Seabird Island Loop
June 22, 2014
The Great Gatsby Wine Party
March 15, 2014
Darrell is lost on the Appalachian Trail
But he still has Internet access and is with John and Sandy and some new friends. You can follow Darrell's travels at Darrell on the AT.
Looking Ahead in 2014
Fishing the Squamish River
Tuesday September 9: Confirmed fishing addict Dave Wettlaufer will lead a one day trip to Squamish. If you're interested in fishing and don't know where to start, then this is the day. Contact Dave for more information.
Hudson Bay Heritage Trail Backpack
Friday September 12 - Thursday September 18: This backpack is continuous wilderness trail that spans 50km of alpine meadows and old growth forest between the Coquihalla and the Whatcom trailhead in Manning Park. Contact Dave or Dianne Wharton for mroe information.
Backpack/camp Taylor Meadows
Friday September 26 - Tuesday September 30: With day hikes to Panorama Ridge, Black Tusk, Empetrum/Helm Creak & Mount Clinker/Price. Contact Glen Stedham for more information.
Cycle Trip to Croatia
October 12 - October 19: The first trip (September 14 - 21) sold out and this is the second trip. Stay on a barge and cycle Crotia. Contact Paul Miniato for more information.
Looking Ahead in 2015
Yes, it's time to start planning your 2015 adventures. Check the October bulletin for more information.
Annual Theatre Night at langley Players Theatre
January, 2015: This year's play is called Self Help, a comedy by Norm Foster.
Manning Mid-Week Cabin Getaway
March 4-6, 2015: A snowshoe/ski Get-away at Manning Park has been booked The cost will be $83-$104 per person depending on numbers. 3 cabins have been reserved and rooms will be assigned on a first come first serve basis with the private rooms designated for couples and the bunk rooms for singles. A deposit will be required by December 1st to secure your spot with full payment due on January 31st.
Contact Dianne Wharton for more information.
Hawaii Cycle Trip
November, 2015: How would you like to cycle the big island of Hawaii? I am planning on putting together a VOA trip with the Gabriola Cycle Touring Company during the first two weeks in November, 2015. This will be a 10 day cycle encircling the entire Big island. Right now I am just looking for an expression of interest. We need at least ten people to make this trip a go.
Contact Carole Chesham before the end of October, 2014 for more information.