Anarchist Mountain Community Society (AMCS)

115 Grizzly Road

Osoyoos, BC

V0H 1V6

Become a member of the Anarchist Mountain Community Society!  

Membership Form – Anarchist Mountain Community Society

 (Fillable Form)

Volunteering is a great way to meet neighbours, get active and make a difference in our community.  Here are the committees:

Board of Directors

Mandate:  Directors sit on this committee. Directors are elected by the Members of the Society, at Annual General Meetings. They sit for one year before seeking re-election. The Board of Directors is the governing committee of the Society. The Board elects the Officers: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary of the Society.

Chair: Kathleen Lausman, President

Members: See AMCS Directors | Anarchist Mountain Community Society

Annual AMFD/AMCS Community Barbeque Committee

(Anarchist Mountain Fire Department & Anarchist Mountain Community Society)

Mandate:  Every year on second Saturday of July, residents and everyone interested in Anarchist & Sidley Mountains comes together for an annual summer BBQ. The event is hosted at this time of year to remind residents of the 2003 wild land fire, which eventually resulted in the creation of the Anarchist Mountain Fire Dept. and certainly brought the importance of “community” to residents of the mountain. The committee works out all the logistics for a great afternoon and evening of BBQ beef, good music & great food supplied by residents and friends of the mountain.

Members: Various, but thanks go to John Nett, Marianne Arpagaus, Erwin Berg, Don Scott, Joe Cardoso, Art Harfman, Urs & Annette Grob, Gerard Vander Gaag, Teresa & Nick Marty, and many others.

Silent Auction Committee

Mandate: The Silent Auction (whose proceeds go towards funding the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department ( was originally held at the annual Summer BBQ. In August of 2020 the committee ingeniously set-up the AMCS On-line Auction with great success.

Chair: Wendy Barlow & Wayne Kelly

Jamie Soule Memorial Park (JSMP) Committee

RDOS land zoned for park purposes in our community was upgraded for recreational use and officially named after Jamie Soule in his honor.

Members: Rudy Reimer, Patricia Edney, Steve McNally, Wendy Shah, Mark McKenney

FireSmart Committee

Mandate:  This committee was formed in 2013. The purpose of this committee is to inform residents and property owners of the risk of wildfire, and remediation techniques to mitigate the loss of property in the event of such an occurrence. The Committee has worked closely with FireSmart Canada and is continuing its property assessment work to help property owners reduce fire risk.

Chair: Alex Giovanelli

Members: Walter Zinowki, Gerry Moran and Chris Kayes

Community Watch Committee

Mandate:  Every community has to take care of itself and find ways to help neighbours. One way to do this is to have a system of alerting neighbours and law enforcement officials of suspicious activity in the Community. The Community Watch Committee promotes neighbours looking out for each other, watching and tending to each other’s homes during absences, and reporting unusual activities to police.  This Committee has also posted Community Watch signs throughout our Community.

Lecture Series Committee

Mandate:  For several years the Community Society has hosted interesting lectures and presentations on various topics of common interest. Usually 3 or 4 lectures are held between January & June each year. This committee finds and invites presenters, and informs residents and media of these events.

Chair: Giselle LeClair

Emergency Notification and Communications (ENCom)

Part of Anarchist Mountain Fire Department (AMFD)

Mandate:  This committee has formed a state of the art system to notify Anarchist & Sidley Mountain residents in the event of a local emergency such as a wild fire, flood, mud or snow slide, traffic accident with chemical involvement etc.  The ENCom Committee used this system in 2015 to notify residents of an advancing forest fire and it worked flawlessly. If you live here and want to be added to this valuable safety system, contact us at

Chair: Wendy Barlow

Members:  Sue McEvoy, Carolyne Strohmann, Richard Douziech


  1. Robin Cameron says:

    Where abouts on Anarchist ? There are three of us horse ladies here on Ravenhill rd, from Dressage riders to trail riders. Look forward to meeting you.

  2. My husband and I are relocating from Millarville, AB to Osoyoos, possibly to Anarchist Mountain. Could you let me know about the horse community that lives there? I ride Dressage naturally and he is a QH fan and trail rider.

    Thank you,
    Diane and David

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