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This Thursday: MEC Backcountry Workshop N. Van

MEC hosts a Backcountry Workshop in their North Vancouver store on Thurs, November 20. This is a free 2-hour, evening presentation delivered by an avalanche professional or an Avalanche Canada Forecaster on avalanche awareness open to any backcountry recreationist. This is a great pre-season tune-up where you can refresh your skills or learn new ones. Plus a sneak peak at our new website and Mountain Information Network.

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This week: BAW Road Tour Coming to Your Community

Our Backcountry Avalanche Workshops presented by Labatt are starting on November 19th in Rossland, BC and continuing to Cranbrook, Lethbridge, Calgary and Canmore.

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Thank You! "Days of My Youth" Premier

A big thank you to all of you who attended the Days of My Youth by MSP and Red Bull Media  at the Cardel Theatre. Cardel Homes graciously matched your ticket sales with a donation to Avalanche Canada Foundation. The event generated a total donation of $7000 to Avalanche Canada public avalanche safety programs.

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Justin Trudeau Congratulates Avalanche Canada

The Honourable Justin Trudeau sent his best wishes to Avalanche Canada on our new name and logo in a video message. Click the link below to watch.

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Introducing Avalanche Canada

Announcement of our new name and logo was on October 2 2014 in Banff, AB. Please read the press release for more details.

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The Whistler Fundraiser will be Friday, November 28 at Dusty's at Creekside.  This premier fundraiser event features a 3 course dinner, silent auction and a special guest speaker. Tickets are now available by clicking the link below.


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HeliCat Socio-Economic Impact Research Initiative- RFP

HeliCat Canada has identified a comprehensive Socio-Economic Impact Research Initiative as a top priority. HCC would like to invite interested parties to submit proposals to perform this work. See link for details.

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Watch TEDx Talk - Risk: the Anatomy of Chance and Uncertainty

Watch this great TEDx talk presented by Grant Statham on Risk. It could help you apply these concepts to decisions involving risk in the backcountry or in other areas of your life.

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Key Safety Messages for Snowmobilers

Together with ISMA and the US Forest Service, Avalanche Canada came up with five key avalanche safety points for snowmobilers across Canada and the US. Here they are.

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Youth Avalanche Safety

Are you a youth checking out some big lines or heading into the backcountry? Get some knowledge here first.

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Educators & Parents

If you are a parent or educator we have resources for you.

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Are You Dreaming About a New Pair of Skis?

Check out Big Bend Skis "Graphics that Give" program featuring a new CAC topsheet design for your next pair of custom skis. Buy a pair of custom built skis with our beautifully designed topsheet and you will help fund our Youth Program. It's that simple.

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Sled safety

Throttle Decisions: Outreach Component from Canadian Avalanche Centre on Vimeo.