November 16, 2023: Volunteer Outdoor Educator Training

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm PST
Location: Online
Register: SEE HERE
Details: Participants will become recognized AdventureSmart outdoor educators. Educators will be trained in our curriculum, and messaging, in turn helping enthusiasts with personal preparedness and decision making for safe outdoor recreation.

Workshop topics (for fall intake):
~ Snow Safety Program – Backcountry
~ Survive Outside Program
~ Hug a Tree & Survive Program
~ Consistent, reliable messaging
~ Industry collaboration
~ Community outreach
~ Provincial outdoor education resources

Who can participate?
Outdoor educators, guides, outdoor recreation management & tourism university students, media/journalists, search and rescue volunteers, teachers, tourism representatives, front line staff/volunteers (hospitality), social media influencers & outdoor enthusiasts.

November 22, 2023: BE Searchable! with RECCO

Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST
Location: Online
Register: SEE HERE
Details: BE Searchable! BE AdventureSmart!
RECCO is a rescue technology used by organized rescue teams as an additional tool to more quickly locate people lost, in trouble or hurt in the outdoors. The system is based on a harmonic radar system and composed of a detector and a passive reflector integrated into outdoor clothing and gears. Learn more about RECCO and how it can help you BE Searchable, which in-turn helps us reduce the severity of search and rescue incidents.

This webinar is sponsored by RECCO, Fatmap, Brightsource and Rogers.
GIVEAWAYS offered to lucky winners attending this event, you won’t want to miss out!

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November 30, 2023: Trauma In The Mountain with Mountain Muskox

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST
Location: Online
Register: SEE HERE
Details: The Mountain Muskox, provides safe, supportive, professional and peer facilitated, group circles for anyone who has experienced loss or trauma in the mountains. This workshop will provide enthusiasts an opportunity to learn more about a support system that is available in case there is ever the need.

This webinar is sponsored by RECCO, Fatmap and Brightsource.
GIVEAWAYS offered to lucky winners attending this event, you won’t want to miss out!

Heading outdoors?
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December 7, 2023: Recognizing Avalanche Terrain & Trip Preparedness with Avalanche Canada

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST
Location: Online
Register: SEE HERE
Details: Avalanche Canada, our industry “cousins,” is our special guest for this winter webinar. Recognizing avalanche terrain takes a keen eye, insight and training! Learn from the experts and let AvCan introduce you, or remind you, to the key elements of safe backcountry travel.

This webinar is sponsored by RECCO, Fatmap and Canada West Mountain School.
GIVEAWAYS offered to lucky winners attending this event, you won’t want to miss out!

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December 12, 2023: Canada West Mountain School Winter Perspectives

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST
Location: Online
Register: SEE HERE
Details: If you’re a backcountry skier, hiker or snowshoer this event will set you up for success! This event will focus on the south coast region of BC for backcountry winter outings.

Canada West Mountain School, 41 years in the business, is one of the premier Mountain Guiding and Training centers in Canada and we’re thrilled to welcome one of their avalanche instructors, Brent Hillier, as our guest.

Brent is an outdoor educator with passion and experience always relating well with outdoor enthusiasts as he mentors, teaches, guides and instructs winter adventurers.

This webinar is sponsored by RECCO, Fatmap and Canada West Mountain School. GIVEAWAYS offered to lucky winners attending this event, you won’t want to miss out!

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January 11, 2024: POSTPONED Emergency Overnight Stay

Date: POSTPONED
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST
Location: Online
Register: SEE HERE
Details: Stay tuned — we’ve had to postpone this webinar.
It will be happening in our Summer 2024 Series.

If you registered, you’re still registered for Emergency Overnight Stay . . . in June.

This webinar is sponsored by RECCO and Brightsource. GIVEAWAYS offered to lucky winners attending this event, you won’t want to miss out!

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January 25, 2024: BC Parks Winter Perspectives with a Senior Park Ranger

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST
Location: Online
Register: SEE HERE
Details: This webinar welcomes a Senior Park Ranger, Dave Merritt, who is also a 30+ year search and rescue member veteran with Prince George SAR.

As a BC Parks Senior Ranger, Dave will share his enthusiasm for the outdoors, his insights for winter adventures within BC Parks, safety precautions and be available to answer questions about his work, volunteerism and outdoor passions!

At BC Parks, it’s their job to conserve British Columbia’s extraordinary natural spaces for everybody to enjoy. They help people experience B.C.’s outstanding beauty, while working to ensure the natural environment flourishes far into the future.

This webinar is sponsored by RECCO and Brightsource. GIVEAWAYS offered to lucky winners attending this event, you won’t want to miss out!

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February 1, 2024: Parks Canada Winter Perspectives + ACMG Member

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST
Location: Online
Register: SEE HERE
Details: This webinar will delve into Parks Canada winter activities, winter safety precautions, and offer subject matter expert advice directly from an expert with the Alpine Club of Mountain Guides.

Founded in 1886, Parks Canada ‘Glacier National Park’ is a year round mountain park paradise. It’s a hiker’s dream in summer and a ski touring mecca in the winter, with snow-capped peaks as far as the eye can see all year long.

Based on search and rescue data driven insights, the East Kootenays sees the majority of search and rescue incidents in BC each winter, affecting the regional SAR groups such as Revelstoke SAR and Golden District SAR. Also based on SAR data, backcountry skiers are one of the two most common users groups of enthusiasts requiring SAR assistance during winter.

This webinar is sponsored by RECCO and Brightsource. GIVEAWAYS offered to lucky winners attending this event, you won’t want to miss out!

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February 15, 2024: Destination BC + Association of Canadian Mountain Guides Winter Perspectives

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST
Location: Online
Register: SEE HERE
Details: This webinar welcomes a Destination BC travel expert who will enlighten you on winter adventure options in BC. We’ll also be welcoming one of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides members to share safety tips for backcountry winter ventures in the south coast of BC.

Winter adventures in BC are vast, from snowshoeing and snowmobiling, to backcountry skiing and winter camping. Showcasing nature’s transformative power, Destination BC motivates travellers to visit and explore British Columbia.

As partners, Destination BC and BC AdventureSmart work closely as a team increasing awareness about all of the awesome ‘spots to go in BC during the winter’ and ‘how to do it all in AdventureSmart style!

This webinar is sponsored by RECCO and Brightsource. GIVEAWAYS offered to lucky winners attending this event, you won’t want to miss out!

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February 29, 2024: Emergency Evacuation with Pets with B.A.R.K.

Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST
Location: Online
Register: SEE HERE
Details: Being prepared to evacuate your home, due to a wildfire, flood or other natural disaster can make all the difference in the world, for you, your family and your pets!

We’re thrilled to welcome back Backcountry Aid Rescue Kit’s lead ambassador Celine Rytz. Her expertise will help you prepare for an evacuation with your pets and provide you comfort in knowing you’re equipped and confident if you need to quickly leave your home with your furry loved ones!

This webinar is sponsored by RECCO, Brightsource and B.A.R.K. GIVEAWAYS offered to lucky winners attending this event, you won’t want to miss out!

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March 7, 2024: Leave No Trace Canada

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST
Location: Online
Register: SEE HERE
Details: Do you know what the 7 principles of Leave No Trace are? The seven principles of Leave No Trace provide a framework of practices and techniques that encourage minimal impact on nature for anyone venturing into the outdoors. Join us to learn more!

This webinar is sponsored by RECCO and Brightsource. GIVEAWAYS offered to lucky winners attending this event, you won’t want to miss out!

Heading outdoors?
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