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8 The Alpine Club of Canada | Gazette | Spring 2020 Janelle Curtis is a scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada where she studies biodiversity in the oceans, including coldwater corals and sponges on marine mountains (seamounts). She is presently editor of the ACC's Vancouver Island Section quarterly Bushwhacker Newsletter and enjoys exploring wild places in alpine terrain with fellow mountaineers. Born and raised in Revelstoke Ben Wilkey has been gifted inspiration among the Columbia Mountains for a very long time. Despite having lived in Revelstoke most of his life he can still find true excitement adven- turing within his home mountain ranges. Climbing, skiing, hiking and biking have always been the focus. He now shares these passions with his two sons. Mary Benning is an adventure lover who recently trekked in Nepal with Pat Morrow on an ACC spon- sored trip and is now hooked! She's passionate about com- munity and has worked with organizations as diverse as the Calgary Philharmonic, a high-tech startup, and now a provincial initiative sup- porting children and youth. She loves the outdoors and is eagerly planning her next adventure. Paul Geddes has served on numerous ACC commit- tees for many years, notably the Centennial Committee, Mountain Culture Committee, Toronto Access Committee and Executive, Vancouver Banff Mountain Film Festival Committee and Awards Committee. While Chair of the Awards Committee he instituted the Don Forest Service Award and the Eric Brooks Leadership Award. Paul was awarded the ACC's Distinguished Service Award in 2014 and ACC Silver Rope for Leadership Award in 2004. C M J CM MJ CJ CMJ N Contributors

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