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Feb
1
Sun
Snowshoeing up Black Mountain, Cypress Provincial Park @ Black Mountain
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Snowshoeing up Black Mountain

Dear Mokuyokai Members and Friends,

Please note: due to the limited snow at Black Mountain, Mokuyokai has decided to postpone the snowshoeing event to February 1, the following Sunday, which originally was planned to take place on January 25.

Mokuyokai is kicking off the 2015 Outdoor Program with our annual trek up Black Mountain at Cypress

Provincial Park. Snow-covered trees, stunning alpine views and the slide down are some of the reasons to

experience this winter wonderland!

Black Mountain Loop: Length: 2.5 kilometres. Suggested time: just over 90 minutes. Elevation change:

100 metres. Situated astride Black Mountain Plateau, the trail winds through sub-alpine meadows,

skirting the edges of several mountain lakes. Quoted length and time include the recommended side trips

to enjoy the Yew Lake viewpoint and the Vancouver look-out (from the website of Cypress provincial

park).

We’ll follow a well-used back country route that has many steep sections. You will need to bring your

own snowshoes or rent them (Mokuyokai will arrange snowshoe rentals at MEC for those who do not

have their own pair – NO LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS ON SNOWSHOE RENTALS – see

instructions below).

When: Sunday, February 1st. 9:00am – 2:00pm (approximately 3-4 hours of snowshoeing; driving time

depends on traffic)

Where: Black Mountain, Cypress Provincial Park

Meetup Location: 1. Vancouver Tourism Info Center at 9:00am (sharp)

(300 Burrard Street. Corner of Burrard St. and W. Cordova St).

or

2. White Spot parking lot at Park Royale Shopping Centre at 9:20am

RSVP to Peter Robichaud (hike@mokuyokai.bc.ca) by Thursday, January 29  (spots in cars are awarded

on a first come, first serve basis).

Please indicate:

1) Are you a Mokuyokai member?

2) Can you drive or do you need a lift?

3) Do you want to rent snowshoes from MEC at $12.00 for regular snowshoes or $15.00 for performance

snowshoe? If you need to rent a pair from MEC, please let us know by Jan 29 (Thurs). We’ll pick them

up and drop them off for you. Performance snowshoes are recommended as they have heel lifts and more

traction for going uphill. NO LAST MINUTE CANCELATIONS ON SNOWSHOE RENTALS.

4) Do you want to meet at the Vancouver Tourism Centre or at Park Royale?

5) Your phone number

6) Emergency contact: name and phone number

Maximum number of participants: 20

More trail info:

 

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Hollyburn-Peak-near-Vancouver-BC-389

https://livinginvancouver.wordpress.com/2007/01/13/snowshoeing-hollyburn-peak/

(We start near the snowshoe rental shack, and follow a route close to the Access Trail to Hollyburn Peak)

What to bring: Be prepared for variable weather conditions by bringing: winter or waterproof hiking

boots (no running shoes – they’ll get soaked!), water repellent jackets and pants, extra sweater, toque and

gloves. Dress as you would to go skiing or snowboarding as the mountain is much colder than the city.

Also, snacks and a drink.

Snowshoe Rental:

1. From Cypress: $19/day. Cypress asks for the purchase of a trail pass (which we don’t need). You need

photo ID for rentals.

2. From MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op): $12 or $15/day. If you let us know by Jan 29 (Thurs), we

will pick them up and drop them off for you. Please note that cancellations less than 48 hours before the

pick-up time are subject to a cancellation fee equal to the first day’s rate.

Car Pooling:

We will arrange car-pooling from the Vancouver Tourism Info Centre. It works on a first come, first

serve basis (i.e., if someone RSVPs and can drive 3 people, the first three people who signed up get a lift.)

Please give your driver a minimum of $3-$5 for gas and their time (you can decide a fair amount with

your driver.)

Drivers are usually in short supply, so if you can drive, it is appreciated. If there has been recent snow,

drivers should have snow tires.

Cancellations:

Please try to give Mokuyokai as much time as possible if you need to cancel. Last minute cancellations

cause issues with car-pooling.

Mokuyokai Rating: A/B2

=====< *Rating System >================

This rating system indicates the difficulty of the activity and how long it will take. Please note that this is

just a reference and the time may differ depending on

the condition and participants abilities.

Difficulty:

A= Beginner: For everyone. A walk in the park.

B= Intermediate: For the people who occasionally play sports.

C= Strenuous: You regularly exercise and want a challenge.

Time (Estimation of activity time):

1= less than 2 hours

2= 2 to 4 hours

3= more than 4 hours

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Feb
19
Thu
Donwakai @ St. Regis Bar & Grill
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for the Donwakai!
The Donwakai is Mokuyokai’s monthly pub night of networking, laughter and fun that brings together those who have a shared interest in Japan-Canada relations. At the Donwakai, you will meet approximately 80 people who have a strong connection to Japan: teachers, travellers, students, business people and others from Canada, Japan and elsewhere. You don’t have to speak Japanese to attend this event, but you should have a strong interest in or connection to Japan. Most of our participants have lived or traveled in Japan at some point in their lives. We also have Japanese-only table and one English-only table if you want to practice your language skills (the rest of the tables are whatever the participants are speaking). So if you want to network, share experiences about Japan, learn more about Mokuyokai or just meet like minded people, then don’t miss this event! The atmosphere is casual and feel free to invite a friend. Don’t forget your ID and please remember to tip your server.

This month’s Donwakai will be held at the St.Regis Bar & Grill located in downtown Vancouver at the corner of Granville and Dunsmuir.

They will have a number of drink specials for us as well as a wide array of food choices. For smooth ordering we recommend you pay by cash. An ATM is available on site.

In addition to the usual good company, conversations and networking this month will see the unveiling of Mokuyokai’s New & Improved Website!! Please join us for a fun evening with those who share an interest in Canada-Japan relations.

毎月第3木曜日に開いている集まりで、グラスを片手におしゃべりを楽しみたい人が誰でも自由に参加できます。事前申し込みは必要ありません。(注)前菜は 用意されていますが、自分でオーダーした食べ物・飲み物は各自で精算して下さい。

今月はSt.Regis Bar & Grillで開催します。

Details

Where!!: St. Regis Bar & Grill !! (608 Dunsmuir Street)
(corner of Granville and Dunsmuir)
Entrance Cost: Non-Members: $5; Mokuyokai Members: Free
RSVP: Not required; just show up
ID: Required. This is a licensed establishment. If you are a Japanese citizen, please bring your passport or BCID.

場所変更: セント レジス 608 DUNSMUIR ST.
参加費: 会員無料; 非会員5ドル

 

 

Mar
19
Thu
Donwakai @ St. Regis Bar & Grill
Mar 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for the Donwakai!
The Donwakai is Mokuyokai’s monthly pub night of networking, laughter and fun that brings together those who have a shared interest in Japan-Canada relations. At the Donwakai, you will meet approximately 80 people who have a strong connection to Japan: teachers, travellers, students, business people and others from Canada, Japan and elsewhere. You don’t have to speak Japanese to attend this event, but you should have a strong interest in or connection to Japan. Most of our participants have lived or traveled in Japan at some point in their lives. We also have Japanese-only table and one English-only table if you want to practice your language skills (the rest of the tables are whatever the participants are speaking). So if you want to network, share experiences about Japan, learn more about Mokuyokai or just meet like minded people, then don’t miss this event! The atmosphere is casual and feel free to invite a friend. Don’t forget your ID and please remember to tip your server.

This month’s Donwakai will be held at the St.Regis Bar & Grill located in downtown Vancouver at the corner of Granville and Dunsmuir.

They will have a number of drink specials for us as well as a wide array of food choices. For smooth ordering we recommend you pay by cash. An ATM is available on site.

In addition to the usual good company, conversations and networking this month will see the unveiling of Mokuyokai’s New & Improved Website!! Please join us for a fun evening with those who share an interest in Canada-Japan relations.

毎月第3木曜日に開いている集まりで、グラスを片手におしゃべりを楽しみたい人が誰でも自由に参加できます。事前申し込みは必要ありません。(注)前菜は 用意されていますが、自分でオーダーした食べ物・飲み物は各自で精算して下さい。

今月はSt.Regis Bar & Grillで開催します。

Details

Where!!: St. Regis Bar & Grill !! (608 Dunsmuir Street)
(corner of Granville and Dunsmuir)
Entrance Cost: Non-Members: $5; Mokuyokai Members: Free
RSVP: Not required; just show up
ID: Required. This is a licensed establishment. If you are a Japanese citizen, please bring your passport or BCID.

場所変更: セント レジス 608 DUNSMUIR ST.
参加費: 会員無料; 非会員5ドル

 

 

Apr
16
Thu
Donwakai @ St. Regis Bar & Grill
Apr 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for the Donwakai!
The Donwakai is Mokuyokai’s monthly pub night of networking, laughter and fun that brings together those who have a shared interest in Japan-Canada relations. At the Donwakai, you will meet approximately 80 people who have a strong connection to Japan: teachers, travellers, students, business people and others from Canada, Japan and elsewhere. You don’t have to speak Japanese to attend this event, but you should have a strong interest in or connection to Japan. Most of our participants have lived or traveled in Japan at some point in their lives. We also have Japanese-only table and one English-only table if you want to practice your language skills (the rest of the tables are whatever the participants are speaking). So if you want to network, share experiences about Japan, learn more about Mokuyokai or just meet like minded people, then don’t miss this event! The atmosphere is casual and feel free to invite a friend. Don’t forget your ID and please remember to tip your server.

This month’s Donwakai will be held at the St.Regis Bar & Grill located in downtown Vancouver at the corner of Granville and Dunsmuir.

They will have a number of drink specials for us as well as a wide array of food choices. For smooth ordering we recommend you pay by cash. An ATM is available on site.

In addition to the usual good company, conversations and networking this month will see the unveiling of Mokuyokai’s New & Improved Website!! Please join us for a fun evening with those who share an interest in Canada-Japan relations.

毎月第3木曜日に開いている集まりで、グラスを片手におしゃべりを楽しみたい人が誰でも自由に参加できます。事前申し込みは必要ありません。(注)前菜は 用意されていますが、自分でオーダーした食べ物・飲み物は各自で精算して下さい。

今月はSt.Regis Bar & Grillで開催します。

Details

Where!!: St. Regis Bar & Grill !! (608 Dunsmuir Street)
(corner of Granville and Dunsmuir)
Entrance Cost: Non-Members: $5; Mokuyokai Members: Free
RSVP: Not required; just show up
ID: Required. This is a licensed establishment. If you are a Japanese citizen, please bring your passport or BCID.

場所変更: セント レジス 608 DUNSMUIR ST.
参加費: 会員無料; 非会員5ドル

 

 


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