Speaker Event - Survive Outside

26 Feb 2009 18:30
26 Feb 2009 20:30
Kintec Footlabs store, 975 Marine Drive (Between the Capilano Mall and Chapters), North Vancouver, BC Canada

What:  A seminar on how to stay safe for adults who love to play outdoors.


  • 6:30 - Meet at Kintec. Mingle.  Get good seats.
  • 7:00 - Seminar starts
  • 8:30 - Seminar finishes.  Keeners join our speaker for a pint next door at Taylors Crossing Pub


  • planning your run in the boonies
  • hints and tips for outdoor travel from the pros
  • video about a true outdoor story
  • back country code of responsibility
  • what happens when you screw up:  Search and Rescue in BC
  • discussion about your outdoor questions and experiences 


Sandra Ferguson is the Team Coordinator for AdventureSmart.  This is a provincial program which is mainly supported by the Provincial Emergency Program, the National Search & Rescue Secretariate and BC Search & Rescue Association. We all work closely to help reduce the number and severity of search and rescues in the province.  Before joining AdventureSmart 4 years ago, Sandra was a Park Ranger for BC Parks.  She has lived on the North Shore for over 20 years and is keen to meet some kindred spirits from Club Fat Ass. 

Registration: Free registration here.

This seminar is free and you do not need to be a member of Club Fat Ass to attend. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited.  Light munchies with thanks to Kintec.


Ean Jackson's picture

Adventures Gone Wrong

Awesome seminar, Sandra.  Thank you!

In follow-up to the closing remarks, I thought it would be entertaining to share our stories of innocent outdoor excursions gone wrong.  To keep things positive, maybe focus on what was learned from it?

It's getting late, so can't contribute a new story, but here's one that, in retrospect went like an episode of the Keystone Cops.  (My "bear burrito" story.)




agladders's picture

Video and onto youtube?

Hi - for those of us who cannot attend is there any chance someone will be filming this and could throw it online?  I bet there will be lots of useful information that others would appreciate!


Sibylle's picture

Not sure if that is

Not sure if that is possible.  I believe Adventure Smart usually charges for these seminars.  Also, I don't have the set up to film an hour of footage... I'll find out if there are  other upcoming seminars you can attend with Adventure Smart.

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