Notre Dame Outdoor Club

About the club

The Notre Dame Outdoor Club is an extracurricular club for students of Notre Dame Regional Secondary in Vanouver, BC.

The aim of the club is to introduce students from grades 8-12 to a variety of self-propelled wilderness activities, including hiking, snowshoeing, paddling, and camping in southwest British Columbia.

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 Teacher Andrew McCracken handles paperwork and instructs the kayaking activities. He is a level 2 Instructor in the Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking Program, an Assistant Guide with SKGABC, and he is also certified by the Outdoor Council of Canada with Leadership Level 1 (Hiking) and by Avalanche Canada with AST 1. He holds a Red Cross 40-hour Wilderness First Aid certificate and CPR Level C .

 

 

Teacher Vincent Martin has an extensive background in coaching and a love of hiking the North Shore mountains. He is certified by the Outdoor Council of Canada with Leadership Level 1 (Hiking) and holds a Red Cross 20-hour Wilderness First Aid certificate and CPR-C.

 

 

 Teaching Assistant Lauri Sawka has long been involved in outdoor education, including adaptive education for students with special needs. She is a leader the hiking and snowshoeing programs. She is certified by the Outdoor Council of Canada with Leadership Level 1 (Hiking) and by Avalanche Canada with AST 1.

 

 

Teacher Lauren Citton formerly worked as a lifeguard and loves watersports. She is certified by the Outdoor Council of Canada with Leadership Level 1 (Hiking) and holds Occupational First Aid and CPR-C. Ms. Citton is "camp mom" of the Spring Campout.