Monday October 13 5:00 p.m.
ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT:
To all Second Sixties Golfers
We closed off the golf season with a golf tournament at the Crossfield Collicut Golf course. We had a problem with the original date on Thursday the 11th because of the snow storm but were able to rebook the tournament for Monday the 15th of September and almost all the golfers who registered were able to make it on that day, we had some openings that were quickly filled by people on the waiting list and an e mail out to all the golfers to see if we could find some extra people to fill up to the 40 golfers we needed. On Tournamnet Day, the weather was spectacular, We had a 25 minute frost delay and off we went. Bep, my wife helped me with all the prizes displayed on the table. We had 40 prizes so everyone went home with a prize donated by businesses, friends and second sixties members. We had prizes for the first 3 best scores and one for the most honest team, closest to the pin, longest put and longest drive and even prizes for hitting the ball in the water and in the sand.
After a nice lunch and lots of laughs we went home and now we wait until next year for a new golf season. Linda Conley will be in charge of golf for the next 2 years and wish her all the best.
I want to thank all golfers for putting up with me for the last 2 years and I hope to see you again next year on the golf course.
Tony van Straaten,
AGM October 7, 2014:
Our new Board was elected at the AGM held on October 7. Click on the following link to view a message from our new President Message From President
Check out the Board page to see who's on the current Board.
City walks continue year round. Check the Club hot line or email each week for details of the location of the upcoming Monday walk.
Our glorious summer continued into September. Members and guests enjoyed another spectacular month of outings with continued record attendances for our Wednesday trips.
The month of September included trips to Marble Canyon/Stanley Glacier, Buller Pass and Elbow Lake/Rae Glacier. Unfortunately the hiking season is almost over with just one more month of scheduled hikes before we turn our sights to winter activities.
Please remember to check the Evite invitation and Club Hotline on Fridays for outings destinations. Changes are still being made to the published Hiking Schedule.
Hyperlinks to our growing repertoire of bespoke Summer SSOC maps are in the pages titled 'SSOC 'Maps'. To access this from the Menu System opposite follow the sequence which pops out sideways to the right:
Out-of-City Activities–>Hiking–>Trail Information->SSOC Maps
We urge all Members to come on outings armed with a downloaded and printed 'Map of the Day'. This is especially important when we are visiting a new or variant of a venue.
The Club makes every effort to look after Members and Guests on outings, but the bottom line is that each person is responsible for him or herself.
HOW TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD A MAP:
This is for anyone having difficulty in viewing and downloading a map:
You are asked to 'click on hyper link'. Hyperlinks are links which take you to a document held on the website one is in. Links take one to a document on a different website. Both take the form of underlined red text, as per the example below:
CG49 Jumpingpound Loop
Once the map is open and displayed you must download it. Different browsers have similar Download control icons. Sometimes you will see a 'Download' button; sometimes this is shown as a 'floppy disk' icon. Identify and click on it. The maps are often a megabite or two in size so the time taken to download can be several seconds or more, depending on the speed of your internet connection. If you have cable it takes only a few seconds, but not all of us are so lucky. Be patient and watch your downloading progress indicator.
PHOTOGRAPHS for 'LATEST NEWS':
Photos from recent outings are always gratefully received. Would-be contributors please note, however, that photographs should be submitted FULL SIZE, as from your cameras – and that before sallying forth, cameras should be set to record as JPG fine, full size. This is because significant upscaling of photos even in Photoshop results in reduced definition and sharpness. Furthermore, cropping and / or re-sizing is often required before 'saving for web'which accentuates loss of resolution. A further point to check is that your email does not send them at a reduced size, e,g., 'Small', Medium' or 'Large', so confounding your careful work. Please send at 'Original size, without date, time etc included in the image itself. This allows us to accord full justice to your works of art! It is further helpful if the camera is set to the correct date and time!
If you would like to see your photographs so included, credit will be given to the Photographers as appropriate.
LOST AND FOUND:
Nothing again this time!