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Banff Lake Clean-up

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Location: Banff Lake Cleanup at Lake Minnewanka's Cliff Dive Site

Date: Saturday, Sept 28th - TENTATIVE

What: Lake clean-up dive - open to 20 registered divers only! - Possibly a Camp n' Dive Weekend for the UW Outlaws Club.

Cost:  FREE, PLUS will need Canada National Park Pass (choose day, weekend, annual, purchase in advance or at Park Gate)

Hosted By: UW Outlaws Scuba Club (Calgary) & the AUC volunteers

 

RSVP to: info@albertaunderwatercouncil.com

Event Times:

9:00 am Registration & Waivers

10:00 am Dive Safety Briefing

12:00 pm Lunch & Presentations

1:00 pm 2nd dive if wanted & conditions allow

3:00 pm Clean-up site, document & remove trash collected to Park garbage bins, pack-up dive gear, lock gate, etc.

 

Please Come out to collect some trash underwater and help keep our Alberta lakes, rivers, and waterways & National Parks debris free!

Location: Lake Minnewanka (past the boat launch & concession) Banff, Alberta

NOTE: Limited participants due to parking issues

 

UW LAKE CLEANUP at Lake Minnewanka Cliff's Dive Site - Permit pending  ..... with thanks to Tina at Parks Canada & the

UW Outlaws Scuba Club (Calgary & area)

 

NOTE: We should have access to gate (just past boat launch & concession) & able to drive thru & park next to picnic shelter

 

Suggest that divers gear up in pkg lot next to vehicle or tailgate, then walk down to beach after Dive Safety Briefing. Alternatively, bring a garden wagon & haul gear to beach area & gear up on picnic table.

 

LIMITED NUMBERS, MUST RSVP Via Registering via email here for the first 20 divers only!

                                                      

  • PROVIDED: AUC usually provides mesh bags for trash & an emergency cutting device for all lake cleanup volunteer diver

                                DIVE EVENT & Safety Protocols to be followed (where applicable):  

  • ​     LIMITED numbers of participants via PRE-REGISTRATION Required for Divers and/or Family or Shore Support Volunteers

  •       MUST have COLD-WATER dive experience prior to registering

  •       WAIVERS/RISK AWARENESS FORMS must be read & voluntarily signed prior to participation (everyone, no exceptions)

  •       MUST BE PRESENT at Dive Safety Briefing prior to participating in event dive(s)

  •       MUST follow standard dive safety guidelines & all directions of event organizers   

  •       COVID/PUBLIC HEALTH: Minimize interaction and maintain physical distance of at least 2 meters (6 ft)

  •       COVID/PUBLIC HEALTH: IF COVID signs/symptoms present or suspected - do not participate, protect yourself and others

Remember:

Please keep scuba gear tidy & respect others right to use the park. 

Must bring or rent all your own scuba gear, plus 1-2 tanks. 

Surprise Raffles for donated prizes - from sponsors like our local generous dive shops - are often available so bring your cash

 

Want a 2nd dive after?? Possible, if conditions favourable but 2nd dive is up to you & buddy.  Organizers will not be available later

Event details subject to change without notice, please with organizers, also check FacebookWebsite just prior.

Divers, Remember to Bring:
  • All your dive gear and tanks - at least one or more tanks, BC, regulators, dry-suit/wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, boots, weights, dive computer, hood, gloves, plus small tarp to change on.  AUC to supply mesh bags and safety scissors

  • Other dive gear that you will find useful to bring: dive light, knife, writing slate, compass & a small tarp to change on

  • Your certification card and logbook 

  • Warm clothing, even if the sun is shining, be prepared for typical Alberta weather which could include rain, snow, and everything in between

  • Bring your own lunch or snack, juice, water, etc. Most events DO NOT include food and water due to COVID.

  • Lawn chair, bug spray, sunscreen

  • Small amount of cash for registration fees if applicable, donations, membership, raffle draws (if available)

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