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ACC Gazette - Winter 2020

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10 The Alpine Club of Canada | Gazette | Winter 2020 ACC Grants Program With contributions from ma ny generous donors, e Alpine Club of Ca nada has esta blished funds to support mounta ineering rela ted projects a nd initia tives. e deadline for submission of gra nt applica tions is Ja nua ry 31, 2021. Gra nt recipients will be a nnounced mid-Ma rch. The Jen Higgins Grant promotes creative and energetic alpine related outdoor pursuits by young women. ese projects should demonstrate initiative, creativity, energy and resourcefulness with an emphasis on self-propelled wilder- ness travel and should provide value and interest to the community. The Environment Grant provides support for projects tha t contribute to the protection a nd preserva tion of alpine flora a nd fa una in their na tural ha bita t. e focus of the gra nt is wilderness conserva tion. The Jim Colpitts Grant encourages young climbers between the ages of 17 and 24 to participate in mountain related courses and programs such as wilderness first aid, avalanche training, rock/crevasse rescue and mountain leadership training. For info a nd applica tion forms visit alpineclubofca /gra nts or call the ACC Na tional Office a t 403-678-3200 ext. 222. EP and Abbot Hut Prints by Zessel Designs to benefit Alpine Club Ka te Zessel, a Whistler B.C. a rt- ist, has produced two prints of iconic Alpine Club huts—Abbot Pass a nd Eliza beth Pa rker. Kate draws inspiration from the sur- roundings that she calls home. Originally from Vancouver, she spent her free mo- ments growing up in the mountains, skiing and biking. Putting pen to paper allowed her to capture moments of her adventures and transform them into visual pieces. You ca n find her unique blend of intrica te line work, pa tterns, a nd na ture on her social pla tforms a nd throughout the outdoor industry. She has crea ted graphics for different ski a nd snowboa rd bra nds, as well as la rge scale murals for ski resorts a nd reta il spaces. Capturing a full mounta in scene, a nimal, or shape within a complete image is her way of recounting one of her backcountry adventures. She hopes her a rt will connect with your memories of being in na ture a nd resona te with the feeling of being completely immersed in the wilderness. Ka te will be contributing 25% of each print sold to e Alpine Club of Ca nada. To purchase, visit Ka te's website: The ACC partners with TuGo® to sell travel insurance which covers the activities our members do, and provide tailored advice most insurance companies can't. Visit We've got you covered!

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