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FILE PHOTO - A search and rescue helicopter heads toward a deadly avalanche site in a March 14, 2010 photo near Revelstoke, B.C.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
January 26, 2017 - 1:57 PM

Penticton, BC – “Avalanche Awareness Days” is a national celebration of Canada's avalanche safety expertise and an invitation to enjoy the winter backcountry with education and training. No matter what your mode of travel, or your level of knowledge, the Avalanche Awareness Days events this January across British Columbia and Alberta are ones that you will enjoy. You can join the Apex Mountain Resort Patrol in this national celebration in the Apex Village on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

Avalanche Canada is a non-government, not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to public avalanche safety. They issue daily avalanche forecasts throughout the winter months for much of Western Canada. Avalanche Canada also coordinates and delivers avalanche awareness and educational programs. Apex Mountain Resort is an associate member of this organization and has yearly supported Avalanche Canada with monetary donations from their annual fundraiser event during “Avalanche Awareness Days”.

As the local snow enthusiasts know, Apex has many potential inbound avalanche paths that define many of the runs that are enjoyed each season. The diligent mitigation control work of the Apex Patrol ensures everyone’s safety while enjoying this fabulous terrain. To keep the Apex Avalanche Safety Program up to date with current training and necessary resources, they do ask for the public’s help each year. In order to help raise funds for Avalanche Canada and their own Avalanche Safety Program, the Apex Patrol have sought out numerous donations from local supporting businesses in the Penticton area for their annual BBQ Fundraiser and Silent and Live Auction.

The public is invited to join the Apex Patrol on Saturday, January 28th, 2017, as they celebrate “Avalanche Awareness Days”. Come to the Apex village and gather avalanche information and take part in avalanche demonstrations between 10am - 3pm. The Apex Patrol will be hosting a delicious BBQ Lunch, being a burger and a soft drink for just $5.00 each. During Apre`s time, the Apex Patrol will host their annual Silent and Live Auction in the Gunbarrel Saloon between 3-6pm. Again, this event is part of the National Annual Fundraiser for the Avalanche Canada.

Thank you for supporting Avalanche Awareness Days!

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