The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Postponed!!!!!John Baldwin - A life in the Wild - Thu, Mar 26 2020

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The Basics:
Event Type:Social
Event Location:Floral Hall Van Dusen Gardens 5251 Oak St. Parking accessed off West 37th Ave
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Mar 26 2020  7:15 PM
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 26 2020 9:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2.5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Jay MacArthur
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
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A Life in the Wild

John Baldwin was honoured by the Alpine Club of Canada in October 2019 to be the Patron for the Guides Ball in Banff. His contributions to the mountain community in Canada were recognized. This honour is significant on its own but of further importance since it is the first time it has been bestowed to a West Coast mountaineer.

The evening in Banff started with Chic Scott who introduced John like no other, followed by John's wife Linda Bily giving a colourful description with fun and humorous images to pay tribute to John. John gave a well delivered presentation along with visually beautiful images of the West Coast and those of us who were present were proud to witness John receiveing this honour. It was also fun to see some familiar faces in the images ( with ACC people, NSR, ACMG, VOC and BCMC!)

Words from Chic Scott:

Known affectionately to his friends as the King of the Coast Range, John Baldwin has spent his life in a quest to experience the west coast wilderness. Since his teenage years he has explored the rugged Coast Mountain Range, climbing 700 peaks, many of them first ascents, and making perhaps one hundred multi-week, long-distance forays across the ice fields and along the ridges of what is one of the last true wilderness areas on earth. Shunning the easy path, John has forged his own way through some of the toughest geography on the planet. He is a mountaineer and explorer of the first order.

link here: Read the full story with a free pdf

The Vancouver Section of the Alpine Club of Canada is honoured to host John and Linda to deliver this presentation to us on Thursday March 26th, at Van Dusen Floral Hall. Announcements at 7:15pm, presentation to follow. Doors open at 6pm for refreshments (free coffee, tea, soft drinks, popcorn and beer for a toonie).

Please come out and enjoy a fun evening bringing our community together with other ACC’ers, VOC, NSR, ACMG, and the BCMC.

Sincerely ,

Anna Milino

Chair | ACC Vancouver


Required Items to Bring:
Grab a friend and come out to our March social to hear about John Baldwin's adventures, the recipient of the 2019 Patron the the Guides Ball....and let it inspire your plans for this upcoming year!
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Please make sure vehicles are locked and all valuables out of site.

Presentation at 7:15 pm - doors open at 6pm for free coffee, tea, soft drinks , popcorn and beer for a toonie.
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cost Includes:No Cost for event, bring a toonie for a beer.

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

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