Updated: Sep 3
This is it, folks. The school year is just about to kick off and we're so excited to have you! We've got hikes, meetups, and more planned for this semester. Before we kick off our event schedule, we'd like to introduce ourselves.
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David | Co-President
What's your major/year? I am in Aerospace Engineering in my 3rd year.
Why did you decide to become a COC exec? I became a COC exec because the outdoors has pulled me out of the worst spots in my life and it is where I have made my best friends. I want to make sure anyone else who might need this experience is capable of accessing it!
What was the highlight of your summer? My highlight of the summer was exploring many new cycling routes around the downtown core of Montreal!
What’s your favourite Montreal “hidden gem”? My Montreal hidden gem is the RécréoParc which I cycled to this summer! A lovely place to have a midride break.
What piece of gear do you need on every trip? I always need something on my head for any trip. It can be a cap, a bucket hat, a toque, even a spare shirt. My thin hair does not save me from burning my scalp in any weather!
If you could plan a COC trip with no restrictions, what would it be? My "no restrictions" COC trip would be a cabin-to-cabin backpacking trip through the wilderness. Everyone would have full backpacks carrying their trips worth of necessities and we would hike to a new cabin every day for a weekend or a couple days. This makes it easy to sleep under a roof but still has the complete experience of a backpacking trip right near home!
Two truths and a lie: 1. My longest single day of hiking was over 45km in the mountains of New York, 2. I have biked over 100km in a single ride more than 5 times, 3. I have reached the summit of Giant Mountain in New York more than 5 times
Lou | Co-President
What's your major/year? I'm in Specialization Human Environment and Minor Sociology
Why did you decide to become a COC exec? I got involved in COC cause I love doing sports, being outdoors and meeting new people, so it seemed like a perfect match!
What was the highlight of your summer? The highlight of my summer was definitely an improvised solo roadtrip in Cyprus
What’s your favourite Montreal “hidden gem”? Cafe Bloc! It's a bloc bouldering spot but it's also a cafe with atomic brownies and a rooftop terrace with hammock. The dream!
What piece of gear do you need on every trip? A red scrunchie
If you could plan a COC trip with no restrictions, what would it be? I low-key want to do a shopping cart race in Montreal's streets.
Two truths and a lie: 1. I crossed the Atlantic Ocean 3 times in one flight, 2. I can't smell anything, 3. I lived 6 months in Groenland
Salar | Treasurer
What's your major/year? Electrical Engineering - in my last year
Why did you decide to become a COC exec? My time at Concordia felt really dry, I wanted something exciting and I really wanted to meet some like-minded people!!! Also I was told there was free pizza 👀
What was the highlight of your summer? I hiked Squamish Chief very early in the morning to catch an amazing sunrise! (picture above)
What’s your favourite Montreal “hidden gem”? Don Taco. Trust me if you know about this place you already know what’s up. BRING BACK THE DOLLAR TACOS!!!
What piece of gear do you need on every trip? Recently, my little polaroid camera!!! Never know if you’ll get a cool shot somewhere :)
If you could plan a COC trip with no restrictions, what would it be? Not sure why but first thing that comes to mind is hike Mount Kilimanjaro. Feel like that would be the best
Two truths and a lie: 1. I’ve been jumped by a group of raccoons, 2. I hold the fastest time in the track and field event 1500m race walk in all of BC (still holding that title), 3. My biggest fear is fish. Straight up little fish, any fish actually. Get that nasty stuff away from me
Lynda | Social Media Coordinator
What's your major/year? 3rd year Psychology
Why did you decide to become a COC exec? I decided to become a COC exec to connect with those who also chase the outdoors for that feeling of being alive! And to reach out to those who want to explore the outdoors more for adventure or even better mental health! The beauty of nature and the fun of being outdoors, reminds me of the beauty within and the beauty that is part of life. I decided to become an exec because I felt this was a crucial time to be reminded of this; a crucial time to feel alive again; and a crucial time to connect as we begin to come out of the pandemic.
What was the highlight of your summer? The highlight of my summer was going back home to Ontario to my favourite local climbing gym, The Cave! I love the climbing gyms in Montreal but there’s something about going back to that small local gym you started in!