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Mt Ethelbert Interpretive Sign

The Conrad Kain Centennial Society has planted another interpretive sign in the valley celebrating Canada's premiere historic mountain guide. This time, Conrad shares the stage with a Catholic nun.

Bugaboos Teens Video 2011

During the Bugaboos Teens Youth Camp in summer 2011 (see earlier news item for details), CKCS chairman Pat Morrow and Revelstoke-based film maker Alex Lavigne (www.AliasCinema.com) shot footage of the teens' outing.

Alex has recently completed the edit and posted the 8 minute video tohttp://vimeo.com/31397262.

Enjoy!

BC Hydro Sponsors Bugaboos Teens Program 2012

We are really pleased to announce that BC Hydro's East Kootenay Donations & Sponsorship Committee has approved our application and awarded the Conrad Kain Centennial Society $1,500 to allow three youth to attend the mountaineering program in summer 2012.

This program will be based on the highly successful Bugaboos Teens Program hosted in 2011 by BC Parks (in conjunction with their 100th anniversary celebration), Canadian Mountain Holidays, and members of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, with support from the Conrad Kain Centennial Society.

Conrad Kain Site Now On Facebook!

In order to help spread the word about the CKCS, especially to young people dialed into social media, CKCS member Frank Purschwitz has set up a Facebook page for us.

You can interact with other members and the public at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Conrad-Kain-Centennial-Society/21814962.... Feel free to share that link with all your friends on Facebook.

Bugaboos Teens July 2011

Once again, a contingent of local teens (5 from Invermere, 5 from Kimberley) were escorted into the Bugaboos area for a wonderful week of discovering their spectacular back yard in the company of new friends. Tay Hanson, Sr Ranger Columbia Area, Ministry of Environment was again involved as one of the organizers - this year it was to celebrate BC Parks 100th anniversary.

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