The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Wilderness First Aid Training Course by Red Cross, 20 hours - Fri, Oct 4 2013, Sat, Oct 5 2013, Sun, Oct 6 2013

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The Basics:
Event Type:Training
Event Location:Fri night: tbd in Coquitlam; Sat and Sun: Mundy Park in Coquitlam
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Oct 4 2013, Sat, Oct 5 2013, Sun, Oct 6 2013  6:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: N/A   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Sep 30 2013 12:55:00 PM
Event Duration:20 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Alex Armitage
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Member Cost:$200.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Wilderness First Aid Course: Red Cross Spiritus Training, 20 hours

This is a 20-hour Wilderness and Remote First Aid course over two and a half days by Spiritus Training:

  • This course is ideal for ACC leaders and members who participate in wilderness or remote activities within hours or days of advanced medical care. The course will be an intense weekend and will enable participants to have an appreciation for the realities of providing First Aid in the backcountry.
  • The course will take place almost entirely outside -- rain, snow or shine. So come prepared.
  • When completed you will receive a nationally recognized 3-year certification for Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WRFA).
  • The course includes CPR Level C and AED certification.
  • The cost is $200 + tax. This includes a $25 discount given exclusively to ACC members.i
  • Friday, Oct. 4, from 6pm-10pm at an indoor location tbd in or near Coquitlam.
  • Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9am-11pm (This is a long day, and includes a night scenario, so come prepared with proper clothes. We will break for dinner.) Location is Mundy Park in Coquitlam. A map will be provided before the course starts.
  • Sunday, Oct. 6, from 9am-5pm. Location is Mundy Park in Coquitlam.

Required Items to Bring:
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • Additional details, waivers, gear lists, etc will follow.
  • Payment will be made directly to Spiritus Training by check, cash or PayPal via Please mention the Oct. 4-6 ACC WRFA course. Only pay after you have been approved for this course by the event leader.
  • If you have any First Aid scenarios you’d like to have included in this course, please let your event leader know in advance.
  • We will try to organize carpools for the two days and one evening.
  • If you are an ACC event leader, you may be eligible for some reimbursement for this course. That is tbd.
    Recommended Items to Bring:
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    How to Get There:
    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):150Km
    Carpool Departure Time: N/A
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    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    ** Vancouver Transit Info
    Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $37.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Saturday, October 19, 2019). This is based on the current provincial government rate for private vehicle use.  Please pay your share of the cost to the carpool driver.

    - Registration is not complete until you've signed up and, if required, paid in full to the Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Section, either through PayPal, or sent to the Event Leader.
    - When a minimum group size appears, this is to let you know that the event will be cancelled with refunds to those who have already paid, if the minimum number of registered participants is not met.
    - We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

    Cost & Payment:
    Member Cost:$200.00/Person
    Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the ACC VA on Mon, Sep 30 2013.
    Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

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

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