October 2012


Squamish Parks Master Plan Public Forum

written by Peter Winter

What: Parks and Recreation Master Plan Public Forum (the third and last)
Where: Senior’s Centre (1201 Village Green Way, Squamish, BC – located in the Rockcliffe apartment building behind Save-On-Foods)
When: Wednesday, October 24th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Presentation at 7pm)

The purpose of the public forum is to gather feedback from the community on the Master Plan’s draft recommendations. At the public forum, information panels with recommendations will be displayed and there will be a formal presentation at 7 PM. Consultants and staff will be on hand to discuss feedback with the public at the display panels following the presentation. A feedback form will be made available.

About the project:

The aim of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan is to provide direction for managing and developing parks and recreation facilities, programs, infrastructure, resources, and investment over a twenty-year period. The scope of work for the project includes:

• Developing an overarching vision for parks and recreation in Squamish;

• Public and agency consultation;

• Recommendations on recreation programs and facilities, parks, trails, and related arts and culture;

• An implementation plan.

Recommendation costs and implementation will be addressed post-public forum in the Draft Master Plan document. The executive summary of the Draft Master Plan, including costing and timeline recommendations, will be presented to Council Committee of the Whole in mid to late November 2012.

Q: I cannot attend the forum but would like to provide feedback. How can I participate?

The recommendations display panels will be posted to the project webpage at: http://squamish.ca/node/1260 on Wednesday October 17th, 2012, along with an online feedback form to capture feedback from those who prefer to provide feedback electronically or are unable to attend the public forum.

If you have questions or suggestions you are welcome to call or email. Your input and participation in the project is much appreciated.

September 2012



for Roche Lake

written by Peter Winter

Hey climbers, the The Kamloops Access Fund and CASBC are looking for
volunteers to participate in a maintenance day at the Roche Lake crag.
We need people to help with
• the construction of stairs on the approach trail,
• the installation of a notice board, and
• anchor maintenance.
The fun should get underway around 11 am and finish with an
after-party and prizes at Fox & Hounds Pub.

You can volunteer by adding your name to the sign-up sheet at the
Cliffside Climbing Gym or show up on the day.

August 2012


Mt Sir Donald

for Columbia

written by Peter Winter

Planning on climbing Mt Sir Donald?

Due to Mt Sir Donald’s popularity and the history of accidents, many of which have occurred on the descent, Parks Canada has prepared a special brochure with detailed information on the descent route to assist you in having a safe climb. This brochure provides a description of the descent route and is aimed at experienced mountaineers. It does not describe the various ascent routes.

Download and print the brochure at home from the following links:

English: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/glacier/visit/~/media/pn-np/bc/glacier/visit/visit15/Sir%20Donald%20Brochure-EN-2012.ashx

French: http://www.pc.gc.ca/fra/pn-np/bc/glacier/visit/~/media/pn-np/bc/glacier/visit/visit15/Sir%20Donald%20Brochure-FR-2012.ashx

Printed copies are also available at the Rogers Pass Discovery Center at the summit of Rogers Pass, or the Parks Canada Administration office at 301b 3rd St in Revelstoke.


Danyelle Magnan
Visitor Safety Technician
Mt Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks

July 2012


Falcon Closure Lifted

for Chief

written by Peter Winter

Effective today, the falcon closure has been lifted. All routes are open.

Adopt A Crag July 14th

for Squamish

written by Peter Winter

There will be an Adopt a Crag on Saturday, July 14th, in concert with the Squamish Mountain Festival. Meet at the Adventure Centre at 8am with gloves and a lunch. Lots of prizes will be had!

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