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Next Event: Backcountry Workshop at MEC

Come check out this workshop at the MEC Edmonton Store - get primed up in the pre-season. Presentations from an avalanche professional on backcountry avalanche awareness and gear.

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Next Sled Show: Saskatchewan Snowmobile Show

Be sure to stop by the Avalanche Canada booth and talk to our Snowmobile Coordinator Brent Strand at the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Show at Prairieland Park, Saskatoon. Get avalanche primed for your next sled trip out to the mountains!

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"Days of My Youth" by Red Bull and MSP

The Cardel Foundation will be hosting Red Bull Media House and MSP Films’ “Days of My Youth” with all proceeds going to Avalanche Canada.  Screenings are November 14th at 8:00 p.m. and November 15th at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. in the Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd. SE, Calgary.  Tickets are $10 and include a chance to win prizes from Backcountry Access, RCR and Yamnuska Mountain Adventures. Purchase your tickets online today!

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Justin Trudeau Congratulates Avalanche Canada

The Honourable Justin Trudeau sent his best wishes to Avalanche Canada on our new name and logo in a video message. Click the link below to watch.

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Introducing Avalanche Canada

Announcement of our new name and logo was on October 2 2014 in Banff, AB. Please read the press release for more details.

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Avalanche Canada Audited Financial Statements June 30

A change in our fiscal year end date has resulted in a second fiscal year end of June 30, 2014. Please see the link to review our audited financial statements for the stub period.

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In Memoriam: Al Hodgson

We are deeply saddened by the recent passing of Al Hodgson, an instrumental figure in connecting Avalanche Canada with the snowmobiling community.

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2013-14 Annual Report Released

Our 2013-14 Annual Report is available online. Learn about what we accomplished over the past year.  

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Support Public Avalanche Safety - Donate Today!

The Canadian Avalanche Foundation is the charitable fundraiser in support of public avalanche safety in Canada.  They support core CAC programs and services in addition to a other public avalanche safety initiatives across the country.  Donate today by clicking this link!

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New Fundraiser for Avalanche Canada

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Dale Bayley as Chief Development Officer. We thank the Avalanche Canada Foundation for their partnership in this initiative.

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Share YOUR Knowledge

You are an experienced backcountry user with solid avalanche skills and training or you are a trained avalanche professional - Congratulations! Now you can pay it forward through mentorship. Find out how.

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Throttle Decisions Release

CAC launched Throttle Decisions, a new video series aimed at encouraging mountain sledders to get avalanche training.

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