The Alpine Club of Canada – Whistler Section and the Spearhead Huts Society officially broke ground earlier this week with site preparation at the Kees and Claire Hut site located at Russet Lake. Excavation is underway to put in the foundations and if time permits, a grey water dispersion field this summer.
Hundreds of people and organization have donated time, energy and funds over these many years to help this 50-year-old dream become a reality. The ACC - Whistler Section and the Spearhead Huts Society are especially grateful to BC Parks and its staff for their support and hard work to make this project happen; to the Brenninkmeyer family for their incredible gift on behalf of Kees Brenninkmeyer and Claire Dixon; to the Brett Carlson Memorial Foundation for their gift for the lounge area; and, to the family and friends of Barbara McGeough for their gift to create a fabulous kitchen area.
The Spearhead Huts Society is also actively seeking volunteer assistance to help reach this summer's objectives. Potential volunteers can see the construction schedule and consider signing up for a shift on site: spearheadhuts.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer-sign-up. What a great place to spend a week in the alpine, being part of this legacy.