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MEC Seminar - How to Stay Safe in the Backcountry (5/17/2019)

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 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: MEC Downtown
Date(s) & Time:Fri, May 17 2019  6:50 PM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 17 2019 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:1.5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Coordinator(s): Sandie
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:1
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 10 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Mountain Equipment Co-op is hosting an info session on HOW TO STAY SAFE IN THE BACKCOUNTRY. ***To officially sign up for this FREE event, please click HERE and register via MEC so they have an idea of the number of attendees.***

To find me, I'll have my royal blue EOC baseball cap with. **The talk starts at 7:00PM but I would like us to meet up at 6:50PM so I can register all of you and try to get seats altogether.** If you sit elsewhere, please make sure you find me at the end of the presentation so I know you were in attendance.
Here is the description of the workshop:

Ticks. Bugs. Bears. Drinking water. Sign up for this beginner-friendly clinic to see how to handle this stuff in the backcountry. You’ll learn simple tips to be prepared and keep everyone in your group safe and happy when you’re camping, hiking or canoeing.

Skill level: beginner; Format: knowledge-based, small group class

You’ll learn
· How to look for and remove ticks
· What to know about West Nile virus
· How to avoid insect stings (and what to do if someone is stung)
· How to be bear aware and avoid bears
· Basics for filtering and purifying water
· How to be prepared and what to include in a first aid kit

Who’s teaching the clinic? Our clinics are taught by friendly MEC staffers who are ready to answer any questions and share all the stuff they love about being outside. Everyone’s welcome!

Required Items to Bring:
Your questions
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Your MEC membership or $5.00 to buy one
Money for any in-store purchases

How to Get There:
Event Directions:MEC Downtown is located at 11904 104 Avenue


**PLEASE ask any adult guests (family and friends) to sign up as EOC Members.**

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in EOC events.
- Please scroll through and read the entire online waiver when you sign up.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!