Events

Big Wild Club & Info Night at MEC Victoria

You're invited to the MEC Big Wild Challenge Trail Run lead up party! Join us on August 6th from 5-9pm at the MEC Victoria store to kick off the MEC Big Wild Challenge celebrations and receive 10% off in-store items! 
Wednesday, August 6th
5:00-9:00pm
MEC Victoria, 1450 Government Street
This great event includes:

Trail Talk and Race Prep with Jasper Blake, an Ironman Champion, coach, and MEC Envoy. He comes loaded with experience and great advice, and will open the floor to a Q&A after the talk. Jasper will offer two short talks at 6:00pm and 7:00pm 

Film Screening of The Questions We Ask In the spring of 2013, Bruce Kirby crossed the Georgia Straight from Vancouver to Victoria on an inflatable stand-up paddleboard as part of the CPAWS Big Wild Challenge. In this award-winning short film by Kalum Ko, Bruce contemplates the true meaning of adventure from both the risks and the rewards of the journey. Screenings will take place every 15min starting at 5pm in the camping department, no registration required.

10% Discount on In-Store Items  Pick up those last minutes items you need for the Challenge or get something for your next outdoor adventure.

Sign up for the MEC Big Wild Challenge Trail Run online or at the party to receive your 10% off coupon.

And don't forget to tell your friends that they'll receive the coupon when they sign up as well! 


What is the MEC Big Wild Challenge?
This summer, thousands of Canadians will are heading into the wilderness for the MEC Big Wild Challenge to raise funds for conservation. On the Island, wilderness-lovers are invited to lace-up and challenge themselves in a 12km or 21km trail run along the rugged Coast Trail in East Sooke Regional Park on Sunday, August 10th. This is an opportunity to explore what the West Coast has to offer by navigating through technical root systems, big wild spaces, and breathtaking vistas. Afterwards, there will be a celebration in the park with games, yoga, and a barbeque. All of the funds raised through the MEC Big Wild Challenge will go to CPAWS to protect Canada’s at-risk wilderness. Mountain Equipment Co-op will match every dollar raised, doubling our impact on protecting Canadian wilderness.


British Columbia has the world’s largest intact coastal temperate rainforest, boasts an impressive coastline that is over 25,000 km long and is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife. Yet 85% of our province’s wilderness is unprotected. By supporting or running the MEC Big Wild Challenge you are making a difference to the future of our amazing wild places!