Archived Special Events

7- 17 October 2016 – Visit by Hobart Walking Club to Canberra Walking Club

Between 7 and 17 October 2016, the Canberra Bushwalking Club hosted a very successful week-long visit by the Hobart Walking Club. The special program included a choice of walks every day – generally 3 – and multi-day walks, as well as social events. Walks ranged from an urban tour of paths in Gungahlin with a focus on architecture and design, to the Wave Cave and Mt Gudgenby. Around 20 HWC members attended.

HWC hosted CBC for a similar week, based in Hobart, in March 2016. One aim of this exchange program is to allow each club to benefit from the host club’s local knowledge.


HWC member Stacey admiring the view of Monolith Valley, from the side of Mt Owen, Oct 2016

Image: HWC member Stacey admiring the view of Monolith Valley, from the side of Mt Owen, Oct 2016

Mar 2016 – CBC visit to Hobart

In March 2016, 18 Canberra Bushwalking Club members took advantage of the generous invitation by the Hobart Walking Club to spend a week walking with them. The HWC put on a great program, which included a 4 day walk to climb Geryon North, a trip to the Tyndalls, walks at Mt Field based in the HWC’s own hut, and several day walks. Plus a dinner at a delightful old pub.

The walks certainly met the aim of this exchange program, which was to allow the visitors to walk in places that needed expert local knowledge. The week was co-ordinated by Alison Street (HWC) and Lorraine Tomlins (CBC).

11 Nov 2011 – 50th anniversary dinner

To  be changed – CBC info – kept as an example

Over 80 people attended the 50th Anniversary dinner at the Southern Cross Yacht Club on Friday 11 November 2011.

The stunning centrepieces were designed by Cynthia Breheny and set-up by her and a small team of enthusiastic helpers. The speeches were kept to a minimum with the President giving a short speech and then John Evans presenting the awards for the 50 peaks in 50 weeks competition. Not surprisingly, Phillip Starr had the highest number of points and had climbed the highest number of peaks (75). All this before he broke his ankle. No doubt he would have reached 100 peaks if this had not been so.

The 50th anniversary book (PDF) was ‘launched’ at this event with all participants receiving a copy of the book, whether they were current members or not. Many members enjoyed a stint on the dance floor with even the older members getting up to ‘shake their thing’.

In the 50th anniversary book (PDF), there are a couple of errors in the list of Presidents and Walks Secretaries to 2011 ; a corrected list (PDF) is available.



Dancing at the 50th anniversary dinner

Image: Dancing at the 50th anniversary dinner