Choosing the Right Hiking Gear - Tue, May 26 2009

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Choosing the Right Hiking Gear (5/26/2009)

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 will then make your payment for this event at the venue, NOT in advance to the COC.

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:The Norseman Ski Shop-SW
Date(s) & Time:Tue, May 26 2009  6:30 PM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 23 2008 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:~1 hour
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Coordinator(s): Sylvia(1) A.
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Member Cost:$20.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 4 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

One of the objectives of the Calgary Outdoor Training Program in 2009 is to provide educational sessions where members can learn about different aspects of the outdoors.

The Norseman Ski Shop has offered to put on a presentation for the Calgary Outdoor Club. They not only specialize in x/ski equipment but also in hiking gear. They can help you to enhance your hiking/backpacking enjoyment by getting the right and well fitted gear.The following topics will be covered:

-how to choose a well fitting pack
-accessories and clothing
-a relatively small difference between an OK and an excellent, well fitted boot makes a huge difference on a 5 or 8 hour trip
-do's & don't on the trail -hikers etiquette
-packing the backpack the right way and wrong way
Don't be shy and come with your questions.

How do I sign up and pay???
-You will need to put your name on the wait list(doesn't matter where your name is on wait list/members who pay first will be on the event first)
-You then need to contact The Norseman Ski Shop directly at 403-249-5451 and tell them that you're with the COC and want to register for the presentation. They accept Mastercard or Visa.(Pls note there is no refund, although your registration payment is redeemable till the end of June for store merchandise).
-Once you've paid, email me and I will move you from the wait list to the events list.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:4655 - 37th Street SW (one block North of Glenmore Trail)


- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$20.00/Person
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the COC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: