Events and Outreach

View larger imageThe crowd at Avalanche Awareness Days | Photo: CAC Archive

Events help us bring attention to avalanche safety and awareness. Our two premiere events are the Backcountry Avalanche Workshops, presented by Columbia Brewery, and Avalanche Awareness Days, presented by Canadian Pacific. Whether we're the host or one of the participants, it's all about getting together to share knowledge and celebrate respectful use of the winter backcountry. Come join us at an outreach event this winter! 

Through the 2013-14 season we directly reached over 6000 people! This is through a combination of snowmobile outreach, Backcountry Avalanche Workshops, partner events, CAC run events, and youth outreach funded by a SARNIF grant. We reach even more through Avalanche Awareness Days events.

Thanks to all of you who help spread the word of avalanche safety and awareness. This has been a challenging season. We encourage everyone to continually pursue more training and highly recommend anyone heading into the backcountry to take an Avalanche Skills Training course. If you have your AST 1, why not go further and take an AST 2. Or if you need a refresher, or have limited time, try our one day Companion Rescue Skills course.

2013-14 Events and Outreach Schedule: We've got a great line-up for the Backcountry Avalanche Workshop series sponsored by Columbia Brewery and local organizations. Check this link to see if there is one near you. Note: all BAWs are free, evening avalanche awareness programs open to all backcountry recreationists. A great pre-season tune-up! A Coast/Vancouver Island BAW tour runs between Nov. 24-29. A northern BC BAW tour runs between Dec. 2-14.

Revelstoke: Friday, Nov. 29, River City Pub (The Regent), Avy Awareness Night with 509 movie premiere, Throttle Decisions premiere and music by the Hellbound Hepcats. 8 pm
Revelstoke: Saturday, Nov. 30, The Hillcrest Hotel, Thunderstruck movie premiere and fundraising event.
Revelstoke: Thursday, Dec. 5, Staying Alive Night at RMR, Mackenzie Common (formerly Wino's Wine Bar), 7 pm. FREE! PRIZES! Speakers from the RMR snowsafety, CAC forecaster, Parks Canada and CARDA.
Revelstoke: Saturday & Sunday, January 4-5, Canuck Splitfest presented by Prior, Rogers Pass and The Hillcrest Hotel. click here for poster
Golden: Thursday, Dec. 12, Staying Alive Night at the Golden Seniors' Centre on 9th St., 7 pm. FREE!
Thursday, Jan. 23, 5 - 7 pm: "Meet the Forecaster Open House". Come on over to the CAC forecasting office at 101A 2nd Street East, meet the forecasters who delve into weather and snowpack data to formulate 13 forecasts daily. Come with your questions, see the technology, meet the pros. FREE and open to all ages and all experience levels.

Check our Partner Events for other avalanche awareness and outreach opportunities.

A big thank you to Canadian Pacific, Columbia Brewery, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Teck Coal and others for supporting these events and helping us spread the word about avalanche safety and education.

Looking for an avalanche outreach event in your community?
The CAC presents at various events throughout the winter season. If you are interested in having an avalanche outreach event in your community please contact us. We may have a forecaster or outreach personnel in the area. If not, we are requesting cost recovery from the community or organization that makes the booking. Each event is looked at individually to estimate costs.