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  • Family Hike - Vernon BC
    August 9, 2018
    4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

I Challenge Diabetes  is heading your way to deliver a great evening of hiking and mentoring as we connect, challenge and explore the Mount Rose Swanson trail just north of Vernon BC. Eat, play and be merry with peers who understand.

We’ll have a camp style dinner and ICD will be showing off some of our back country kitchen skills to inspire you in your summer camping. Join us and experience what our outdoor programs have to offer the T1D community with fun for the whole family and an opportunity to ask our elite wilderness team anything you want. No experience required. Come rain or shine!

Experienced Trail Runner and ICD leader Lisa and her Adventure Spaniels captured this gorgeous image of one of the overlooks on the trail.

What: After some introductions we will hike and explore  the forested trails, to several smaller summits, and rock bluffs, overlooking the Spallumcheen Valley above Armstrong. We are asking YOU to consider something to bring for food but will also have a little taste test of our back-country kitchen. That means you get to see the type of food we cook when we are leading groups with type 1 through the wilderness without power and carrying all our gear through to see the most spectacular views the world has to offer. We’ll test our blood sugars together, carb count it up, bolus and enjoy a group dinner. Any dietary restrictions can be accommodated with particular expertise in gluten free cooking!

When: August 9 , 2018 4:30 pm-8:30pm
We will be eating at 6:30. 

Where: Mount Rose Swanson Trails – map and directions below

Who: Any individuals with T1D, friends, and family. All ages are welcome!

Cost: There is no registration fee for this event. Tickets are limited so please rsvp!

Other Information: Please bring a water bottle, test kit, insulin (pens or backup sites), low blood sugar supplies and weather appropriate attire, including shoes with soles that are good for climbing – no flip flops! . We will be doing a camp style dinner and encourage everyone to bring something you can bring on the trail with to share with other families. If you want to bring something but can’t decide on what, please let us know and we can suggest certain items.  

Thinking of attending a camping expedition?

Check in with our team about our August Intro to Adventure that is hitting the ground at Quaite Valley! Join our experienced leadership team as we take T1 into the woods for a night and explore a therapeutic adventure that will lower your stress levels and your blood sugars!

View Mount Rose Swanson Trails in Google Maps.


Questions: Email: [email protected] or call: 1-877-776-0667 



Chamberlaine Rd., Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada, V0E 1B4


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