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Alpine Club of Canada welcomes Newfoundland & Labrador, and Southern Alberta Sections to the Club

June 1, 2012

At its Board of Directors meeting in Canmore, Alberta on May 26, 2012 the board unanimously approved the creation two new sections of the Alpine Club of Canada, the Southern Alberta and Newfoundland & Labrador sections. The Southern Alberta Section is the sixth in that province while the Newfoundland & Labrador Section is the first ACC section east of Montreal. The NL Section establishes the ACC in Atlantic Canada for the first time in its history.

The creation of these two local sections will bring outdoor minded people together under a common banner to share experiences and enthusiasm, as well as explore the beauty the respective regions offer. Becoming local sections of the Alpine Club of Canada will enable members in these areas to pursue leadership and skills development events much more easily and aid in preserving the vast range of activities already practiced, as well as promoting them to a greater degree, while facilitating the development and growth of climbing and other self-propelled mountain activities.

The addition of the Southern Alberta Section, based in Lethbridge, will allow more Albertans to join a regional section of the ACC and offers the potential of linkages with the University of Lethbridge’s indoor climbing community. The addition of the Newfoundland & Labrador Section, based in St. John’s, will expose existing ACC members to the vast climbing potential of Atlantic Canada including established rock and ice climbs on the Avalon Peninsula and the unclimbed walls in the fjords of Labrador.

The ACC is very pleased to welcome southern Alberta and Atlantic Canada to our Club.


Lawrence White
Executive Director
The Alpine Club of Canada

    VISION: Preserving, practicing and promoting Canadian mountain culture and self-propelled alpine pursuits.
Préserver, pratiquer et promouvoir la culture alpine canadienne et les activités non motorisées en montagne.