FREE:Backcountry Bear Awareness Workshop - Sat, Sep 24 2011

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FREE:Backcountry Bear Awareness Workshop (9/24/2011)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Learn
Event Location:CAOC - Old firehouse in Kensington
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 24 2011  9:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Aug 1 2011 5:55:00 AM
Event Duration:4 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Coordinator(s): Sylvia(1) A.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 10 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

One of the objectives of the Calgary Outdoor Training Program in 2011 is to provide educational sessions where members can learn about different aspects of the outdoors.

Please read the whole event before signing up-including "Do I qualify?"thx

The Calgary Area Outdoor Council has made a substantial financial investment by sponsoring COC for this Travel Safely in Bear Country workshop. It thus becomes extremely important to us that if you register for this workshop that you follow through and actually commit and attend the workshop. If you cancel at the last last minute, pls see below. Please note that COC coordinators who "qualify" as per below, will be given first "dibs" on this and if the spots are not filled by September 4th, 2011 8am, then COC members who "qualify" will be added to the events list.

This workshop is being is been given by Karelian Bear Shepherding Institute of Canada. Topics covered will be:
- Bears in Alberta
- Identifying bear signs
- Different types of bear repellents and deterrents
- Human-bear interactions
- Preventing human-bear interactions
- What to do in an encounter
- Optional bear spray practice

-Event date: SEPTEMBER 24, 2011
-Registration opens: August 31, 2011
-Sponsor request:September 7, 2011- 8am-I need to provide sponsor with participants names since you will have paperwork to fill out for this FREE workshop.
-COC Cut off date: September 22, 2011-5:00AM ...if you are on the "events list" and have filled out the paperwork and cancel after the cut-off date/time you will get an automatic
"NO SHOW" regardless of the reason. Sorry it's not everyday we get sponsorship.

Since this course is being paid for us, if you sign up,we need 100% commitment that that you will attend-this is a rare privilege. Kindly, please review the following before you sign up, you must meet all requirements to be considered for 1 of the 10 spots.

All registrants at first will be on the "wait list" and if qualify will be moved to the "events list".
1. If COC coordinators meet the requirements and sign up by September 4th, 2011 8am, they get first dibs, otherwise I will start then filling the available spots with regular COC members.
2. If your COC "history" indicates a few "no shows", and you have a history of canceling alot you are not eligible.
3. Since April 21, 2011 until the day you sign up and put your name down for this event you MUST have completed at least 2 COC outdoor mountain events(scrambles, hikes, backpack trips, mtn runs, mtn bike rides)-i.e.( EXCLUDES-if you have only done COC city social and/or COC city (Calgary and/or other city)outdoor events-(kayaking/frisbee,running, biking,outdoor sports etc...) and/or COC bike rides outside the city but not in the mountains, you are not eligible.) If you do not have 2 outdoor mtn. events by the time you sign up and your name is on the wait list then the next person who has 2 outdoor mtn. events and is on the wait list will get the next available spot. Outdoor events that you sign up for after your name is on the wait list do not count. You must have already have had 2 outdoor mountain events as soon as you sign up and your name is on the wait list.
4. If you do not meet the above requirements, please do not add your name to the wait list you are unfortunately not eligible as per the above. thank you.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:CAOC 1111 Memorial Drive NW- Kensington


- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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Cost & Payment:
Voluntary Donations:Although there is no cost for this event, please note that the club survives on voluntary donations. Please consider making a donation based on the value you feel you receive from the club. See our How You Can Help page for more information.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: