Note: The Rabbit Tournament date has been changed. The Tourney will now be held on the very last day of Rabbits, Sunday March 21st, for all Saturday and Sunday Rabbit participants.
Earlybird registration for Rabbits ends November 30. Final registration deadline is Dec 31. Check out the Volunteer Opportunity Pages for the “first come-first choice” chance to select your volunteer support role for your child’s program at http://www3.telus.net/public/guimonde/RabbitProgramOpportunities.html, through the Rabbit icon link on our club website, or, when you register, through a link in Zone 4.
We are in desperate need of new coaches this year. We need at least 7 more people to contact Laura Johnston at email@example.com by November 23 to indicate their interest in supporting the Rabbits program this year. You can prepare for coaching by taking the Introduction to Community Coaching course on Saturday Dec 5 (7 hrs) and Sunday Dec 6 (3hrs). You can also take the Level 1 Community Coaching course (16 hrs) on the evening of Friday Dec 18, and all day Saturday Dec 19 and Sunday December 20. Parents, please consider coaching this year. A high level of skill is not required, only enthusiasm, as there could be opportunities to pair you with a more experienced coach for mentoring, or co-coaching with another first year coach.
Rabbits SDP Coordinator
Note: The Community Coaching Course will now take place on Dec 18-20 — instead of Jan 1 -3.
The snow is piling up on Mount Washington! Remember to register before November 30th to take advantage of Earlybird registration prices for programs on http://www.zone4.ca/reghome.asp.
A big thank you to all the people who helped with the Strathcona Nordics ski swap. We made about $1400! Special thanks to Georgina Price for helping out AND dealing with the financial side – a big job, Rupert Wong for driving all the way up and back to Mount Washington to get the ski racks, Andrea Stapff, Emily Holmes and Sarah Vandermale for making the chilli, Kathy Letang and Ginger for doing the food, Rob Grantham for getting us the School, opening up etc. and all the people who helped with selling, tagging , advising etc. Also thanks to Juniors and Devos for bringing baking, and Ron Jackson for bringing all that gear and helping us make a profit.
Paranordic Equipment needed
We are looking for skis and poles for the sit skis. Does any one have any good quality poles that they can’t use because one is broken but which would be long enough for sit skiing? We also need some skis – they should be a fast waxable ski between 187-192cm. Does anyone have any thing like this that they would like to donate? We have bindings so skis without bindings would work.
This year we are hoping that more people will take advantage of the sit skis that SNSC purchased last year. Please spread the word to groups or individuals that this opportunity is available. People wanting to try sit skiing for the first time can go out with VISAS until they are confident to go on thir own or with a friend or family.
Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snow Sports (VISAS)
VISAS is looking for volunteer instructors to ski with people with disabilities. This involves a 1 day a week commitment during the season. Volunteering with VISAS is a rewarding experience – it can include assisting someone on a sit ski or teaching and encouraging kids from the school program who have special needs. Many people can benefit from the program. You need to be a confident skier with plenty of enthusiasm, the rest you can learn on the job. Volunteering will get you up the mountain and you will also have time to ski on your own. VISAS volunteers have volunteer status on the mountain. For more information visit www.visasweb.ca or email Sue Bloxsome firstname.lastname@example.org THere will also be a recruitment meeting in mid November – watch the Echo or the website for more details.
Junior Racers Fundraising
The Junior Racing Team is working hard at both training and fundraising to get to the Nationals in Whitehorse. Last Saturday, they raised $481 in 4 hours with their bottle drive. Good work team! This Friday and Saturday, you can find them in the Comox Mall. They’ll be taking orders for wreaths ($25) and 18-foot cedar garlands ($10). Go team!
We hope you are still enjoying your newsletter even though it’s in plain type. There will be a new set up coming soon. Keep snow dancing – it’s working!