AGM 2022

The AMCS Annual General Meeting is soon approaching – Sunday, Dec.4th at AMFD at 115 Grizzly Rd.

Doors open at 1:30pm to register and pay your 2022 dues if you haven’t already done so.

Now that we are past the worst of the pandemic and social isolation, it is time to get back into connecting with each other and having some fun through community events and groups!

It is important that you bring your ideas and suggestions to the AGM so the Board can begin working on the priorities that you want to see.

2023 will prove to be a pivotal year of change and moving forward to what we are known for…neighbours connecting with neighbours. Whether it be helping each other or socializing, Anarchists are known for the warm and welcoming hospitality.

If you are not an AMCS member, you are invited to attend. Only those with a membership may vote, however. All residents are welcome to attend and learn more about the Society.

With so many new people on the Mountain, we hope to see everyone come out and engage. Let’s create a vision together while we mingle and enjoy refreshments!

Note: please go to the AGM 2022 tab for info on the AGM and Board. If you wish to have a copy of the agenda, please print one. Also, check out the questions that we need your input on…. fill it out and bring to the AGM or answer after the meeting.

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black suv on snow covered road

Are you prepared for winter driving and what to do if you become stranded?

Rapid changes in elevation and weather can make highway conditions in B.C. unpredictable during the winter. Most B.C. highways have high mountain passes where you are likely to encounter winter weather starting in October. You may start a trip in sunshine but face stretches of slush, ice, heavy snowfall, compact snow or avalanches along the way.

It is the responsibility of the operator of any vehicle to understand the conditions on the roads they regularly drive and equip their vehicle for those conditions to ensure their own safety and the safety of others. DriveBC is an excellent source for highway conditions and weather forecasts.

The best way to stay safe under extreme conditions is to avoid driving until the weather improves. If you do drive, make sure your vehicle is winter ready, always carry an emergency kit and have clothing available that is appropriate for the weather.


Be Seen

It is difficult to see other vehicles during dark or foggy, wintry days.

  • Daytime running lights are dimmer than headlights.
  • Taillights do not turn on with your daytime running lights.
    • Make sure to turn your vehicle lights all the way on – headlights and taillights.
  • Taillights are an important part of being seen from behind, especially in winter when days are shorter and rain, fog and grey days are common.
  • The visual cue of the interior dash lights does not always mean your headlights and taillights are on.

Source: Government of BC

Be Prepared

There are many emergency preparedness kits, if you want one ready-to-go. Take advantage of Black Friday sales if you are looking for a kit or supplies to make up your own. Examples

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Photo of the Week

Did you get a great shot of mountain scenery or a community event?

We would love to share it on the website, newsletter and possibly Facebook (with your photo credit).

All we ask is that the photo is your original work and that you have permissions from any people who are in a photo.

Let’s share a day in the life on Anarchist Mountain!

Submit photos to

Photo: Mike Tumchewics
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Under construction

Bear with us as we update and add in new info to the AMCS website, so check back often.

In the New Year, we will have even more for you!

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AGM 2022

The AMCS Annual General meeting is just around the corner!

Sunday, December 4th from 2pm – 4pm at the AMFD Hall on 115 Grizzly Road

Everyone is welcome, but for voting privileges, you must have paid for your 2022 membership. If you haven’t gotten around to paying your dues over the past year, you can do so at a 50% reduced rate of just $15 per family membership.

Memberships can be paid at the door via cash or cheque prior to the start of the AGM – registration and dues will be from 1:30 to 2:00pm.

Check out the AGM Agenda and other new information to help you prepare for the meeting. It will be an afternoon to connect with your neighbours and provide community input, followed by refreshments.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Is it a burning day?

This is a common question on the Mountain.

AMFD reminds us to make sure you complete a RDOS Burn Authorization Application online. There is no fee, and no permit will be issued. Your request will be directed to the AMFD Fire Chief, and it will be assumed that you have read and will abide by the terms of the RDOS bylaw regarding open burning (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Bylaw No. 2898, 2020)

Next, call to check and see if burning is permitted in the fire district, based on the Venting Index, or

Save this number in your phone for quick access: 250-490-4125

Why is Venting Index so important?

The Venting Index is a numerical value related to the potential of the atmosphere to disperse smoke and other pollutants. It is based on both the current wind speed in the mixed layer and the mixing height.

The mixed layer is the surface layer of air that is turbulent and well mixed. The mixing height is the thickness (sometimes zero) of this mixed layer.

Adequate venting is required to disperse the smoke generated by open burning. If there is not adequate venting, the smoke settles over the area it originates from.

The Okanagan Valley and Similkameen Valley often experience weather systems called inversions. An inversion makes the airshed susceptible to the build up of air contaminants that impact human health, visibility, and the environment.

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For Sale – Bowflex TreadClimber TC100

Don’t want to walk outside in the cold or on ice but want to maintain fitness? Then this is for you!

The best 3-in-1 cardio walking workout there is. It’s like a treadmill but combined with a stair climber and elliptical and takes up less space. All you do is walk, and it is super gentle on the joints. Build muscle, get in some cardio and burn more calories than a regular treadmill.

  • Dimensions – 57″ L x 31.5″ W x 59″ H (144.8 x 80 x 149.9 cm)
  • Minimum Ceiling Height – User height + 14.5″ (36.8 cm)
  • Transport Wheels – Moves easily with transport wheels
  • Assembled Machine Weight – 158 lbs. (71.8 kg)
  • Maximum Capacity – 300 lbs. (136 kg)
  • Includes high quality fitness mat to protect flooring.

Check out this video to see what this TreadClimber is about:

Gently used, and in excellent condition, at a fraction of the cost of buying it new ($2000+)

Asking $500. Need the space, so contact me at 250-689-8120.

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For Sale – Shelf Unit – SOLD

Handmade boat-shaped shelving unit with 4 shelves which are 12″ apart.

Dimensions:  75″ high x 25″wide x 12″ deep 

Asking $250 or OBO

Contact: 250-999-1791

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Become a member of AMCS – Membership Sale

The 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is soon approaching on Dec.4th. We want to see you there and have your input and vote. What do you want to see for your community?

In order to vote at this AGM, you are required to hold a membership for 2022. If you haven’t paid your dues for January to December of this year yet, or want to join now before the AGM, there is a special time-limited DISCOUNTED RATE of $15 per family. You can also pay by cash or cheque at the door on Dec.4th, before the meeting begins.

What’s in it for me, you ask? Besides the ability to vote and have some tasty treats at the AGM, membership will definitely offer more privileges coming up in the New Year. Members will be subscribed for regular newsletter updates and specific member-only content on the AMCS website. This is still in the works as we update and make some changes.

Also, in 2023 AMCS will be offering member-only discounts on various items and more! Your input at the AGM will help us navigate this next era of “membership has benefits” and what you want to see!

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Winter Garbage Collection

It is that time of year when we have an exercise in patience.

Given the early (and heavy) snowfall, garbage collection may be delayed or held until the following week when road conditions are poor or there are mechanical issues.

Waste Connections in Penticton advises that garbage and other items scheduled for pickup, are put out on the usual collection day. The driver will do his best to get through the road conditions, but if there is no pickup by 4pm, then there will be extra collection the following week.

Therefore, if it is a recycling pick up day and pickup is not possible, it will be collected the following week.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Waste Connections in Penticton at:

Customer Service – Waste Connections of Canada or call 250-490-3888

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