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Jul
27
Sun
Hike to Garlibaldi Lake @ Garibaldi Lake
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Hike to Garlibaldi Lake @ Garibaldi Lake | British Columbia | Canada

Dear Mokuyokai Members and Friends,

We are hiking to one of BC’s most beautiful lakes – Garibaldi! This is one of the best hikes in the area. Please note that it is a long hike (18km return) and you must rsvp to attend.

Hike Description:

“With turquoise colored water nestled between alpine mountains and a spectacular glacier as the backdrop, Garibaldi Lake is one of the most scenic destinations in British Columbia.” – Vancouver Trails

The first 6km of the trial is a gradual uphill climb through dense forest of Douglas Fir trees. We’ll then pass The Barrier (a 2km thick lava dam holding back Garibaldi Lake) and two smaller lakes before reaching majestic Garibaldi Lake. We’ll relax, eat and enjoy the beautiful scenery at Garibaldi Lake before returning the way we came.

Hike Details:

When: Sun, July 27th (9am~6:30 pm) (including transportation and hiking).
Where: Garibaldi Lake (Garibaldi Provincial Park – near Whistler)
Difficulty: Intermediate – Difficult (While it is not as steep as the Grouse Grind or the Squamish Chief, there is still a significant elevation gain and it is a long hike. Only fit hikers should participate.)
Time: 7 hours
Distance: 18km (return)
Elevation Gain: 820 meters
More trail info: http://www.vancouvertrails.com/trails/garibaldi-lake/
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/garibaldi/trail_report.pdf
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D5zvAuWUvY

We will not go if the forecast calls for rain.

Meetup Location:

1) Vancouver Visitor Centre at 9am (sharp) (Corner of West Cordova Street and Burrard Street).

Or

2) White Spot Parking Lot at Park Royal Shopping Centre at 9:20am (sharp)

What to bring: *Proper* footwear (hiking boots/running shoes), a big lunch, snacks, sunscreen, camera, water (minimum 1.5L), water-repellant jacket, sweater, some cash. Extra shoes are a good idea so that you do not muddy your driver’s car. Please note that the weather can change quickly and given the elevation gain, the temperature is significantly cooler near the Lake. We will not stop on the way, so participants *must* come prepared. Mokuyokai reserves the right to turn away unprepared participants.

Learn more about hiking preparedness at:
http://www.adventuresmart.ca/land/hiking.htm

Fees:
Mokuyokai Members: None
Non-Members: $5
Car Pooling Fee: Please give your driver ~$10 for gas as Garibaldi Lakes is a bit of drive from Vancouver.

Car Pooling:
Mokuyokai arranges car-pooling on a first come, first serve basis. For example, if someone RSVPs and can drive 3 people, the first three people who signed up get a lift.

Drivers are usually in short supply, so if you can drive, it is appreciated.

RSVP to hike@mokuyokai.bc.ca by Fri, July 25th

Please indicate:
1) Are you a Mokuyokai member?
2) Can you drive or do you need a lift?
3) Can you meet at the Vancouver Visitor Centre or at Park Royal Shopping Centre?
3) Your phone number
4) An emergency contact and emergency contact number

Mokuyokai Rating: C3

=============== Rating System ================

This rating system indicates the difficulty and time of the hike. Please note it
is just a reference and the time may differ depending on the conditions and
participant ability.

Difficulty:
A= Beginner: For everyone. A walk in the park.
B= Intermediate: For the people who occasionally play sports.
C= Strenuous: If you can do the Grouse Grind, you can do this hike.

Time:
1= less than 2 hours
2= 2 to 4 hours
3= more than 4 hours

Aug
21
Thu
Donwakai @ St. Regis Bar & Grill
Aug 21 @ 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

When: Thursday July 17th (5:30-8:30)
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.

日時: 7月17日 (第3木曜日) 午後5時半~8時半
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

 

 

Sep
18
Thu
Donwakai @ St. Regis Bar & Grill
Sep 18 @ 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

When: Thursday July 17th (5:30-8:30)
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.

日時: 7月17日 (第3木曜日) 午後5時半~8時半
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

 

 

Oct
16
Thu
Donwakai @ St. Regis Bar & Grill
Oct 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

When: Thursday July 17th (5:30-8:30)
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.

日時: 7月17日 (第3木曜日) 午後5時半~8時半
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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