Centennial 1906 - 2006
After 5 years of planning we will soon be at the final countdown of the ACC’s Centennial. Celebrations have been planned across the country, both at the national and section level. The complete list of events are listed in the Fall 2005 Gazette and an outline of the events are also on this website. As the programs become established they will also be entered onto the site, so if you are looking for something specific and the details are not yet published, please be patient as it is all being put together by the volunteers of the ACC!
These activities will take place throughout the year starting in Winnipeg in March 2006 with a gala dinner at the Fort Garry Hotel to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the club in 1906.
During the summer we will have a commemorative celebration at Yoho Pass in Yoho National Park where our first General Mountaineering Camp took place. The 100th Annual General Meeting of the club will take place at the Wheeler hut in Glacier National Park.
In the fall the major events will include an art exhibition at the Whyte Museum in Banff, the hosting of the General Assembly of the UIAA as well as the Centennial Dinner scheduled for October 14th, 2006 in Banff. The board of the American Alpine Club will be joining us for this occasion.
The Mountain Culture Committee will publish works ranging from a sixty four page Centennial Gazette to the complete digitized Canadian Alpine Journals.
Of course the Activities Committee will offer a full schedule of climbing camps from the Yukon to the Cariboos as well a Centennial Camp based out of the Stanley Mitchell hut. In addition there will be leadership courses offered throughout the year.
The Facilities Committee which has already built the Fay hut, will open the Pat Boswell (Toronto Section) Cabin at the Canmore Clubhouse as well as the Heritage Room in October.
Nationally, Canada Post will issue a domestic postage stamp commemorating the club and Parks Canada will produce a Heritage play called “Elizabeth Parker and the Alpine Club”.
As you can see there will be something for everyone and we hope that you will join us in what we know will be a memorable year, whether it be at the national or section level. After all it only happens every hundred years!
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