Hi Strathcona Nordics members!
Just wanted to say hi and let members know that I’m back from my adventure at the Olympics and am looking forward to getting back involved with our club board. Even though the big show is over, this remains an exciting time to be a cross-country skier with the sport growing across Canada. There are also many exciting events happening next season — especially for our masters skiers – including the new P’yakentsut Loppet & Ski Festival at Callaghan Valley in February — followed by the World Masters event at Sovereign Lake in March when you can get out and ski with the widest cross-section of keen skiers from around the world that you will ever see in BC.
At the club level we have some great new energy on the Board and lots of ideas to continue to deliver and improve excellent programs and services and capitalise on the many legacies from 2010 that are out there. Did you know that the Strathcona Nordics had the single largest contingent of club members involved in both the Olympics (21) and Paralympics (38)? I hope to see some of you around over the summer and into the fall as we get ready for the next ski season. Keep in touch with the website for news and club summer activity updates. Most of all stay active – remember that it is what you do in the summer that has the biggest impact on how well you ski in the winter.
RELAY — SUPPORT THIS AWESOME NEW TRAIL
There is still a week remaining to sign up for the Vancouver Island (VI) Spine Relay. June 5, 2010 you can run, hike, cycle, mountain bike and horse ride to support the creation of a new trail, The VI Spine. This is a participation-oriented event – not a race.
You can sign up as an individual for as little as one day – you don’t need a team.
View full details on each of the 11 Sections of the Relay here:
Please sign up at the following webpage – the cost is $30:
The first 100 registrants will get a free technical T-shirt.
There are five sports to choose from – hiking, cycling, running, mountain biking and horseback riding.
By participating in the Relay, you will help support the development of a permanent, continuous wilderness trail from Cape Scott to Victoria. Several sections of the Relay are partly or fully on the proposed Vancouver Island Spine Trail – Sections 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11. The other sections tie it all together into a continuous route.
If you can’t participate in the Relay, please consider sharing this email with somebody who might be interested.
Chair, Vancouver Island Spine Relay
Congratulations to the SNSC’s Andrea Lee who was selected to ski for Canadian National Development Centre (NDC) in Thunder Bay. Andrea will join 9 other top Canadian skiers on the NDC Thunder Bay team. Watch for an up coming story about Andrea Lee in the Comox Valley newspapers and the Strathcona Nordics website.
Congratulations also to our club’s Freya Westanays as she prepares to pursue her skiing and academic goals in Ottawa. Freya will be skiing with Carlton University team as she works on a degree in English Literature there. You can also learn more about Freya in an up coming story in the Comox Valley newspapers and on the Strathcona Nordics website.
The Strathcona Nordics wish both you girls the best of luck! We are proud of you.
RABBITS PASS THE TORCH
Although the season is over, it won’t be long until we begin planning for the 2011 season of Rabbits, and in particular looking for coaches for the season. Please consider setting aside some of your time next winter for coaching and then watch for the call for coaches in the early fall. The more coaches we have, the more kids can ski.
Our new 2011 Rabbits Skill Development Coordinator or “Head Hare” is Alix Wilson. She has graciously stepped forward into this coordinating job and will be involved with the Saturday Rabbits program, so a Sunday Session Coordinator to assist Alix is still needed. If you have any questions about
the Rabbits program, coaching or the Sunday Session coordinator position, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all who have assisted me over the past 4 years to develop a Saturday Rabbits program, and also those who continued to grow and enhance the Sunday program. Looking forward to seeing many Rabbits on the trails next year…
Rabbits SDP Coordinator
NEW WAVE DEVOS
The Devo team is planning an overnight adventure to Tree Island July 14 and 15th. Depending on the number of Devos interested our mode of transport will be either by sailboat or kayak. Please let coach Tim McGrady know of potential interest in the trip as soon as possible. Prospective Devos welcome.
The racing teams are busy with their dryland training programs. If you would like to join the racing team and take part in the summer fitness program, contact email@example.com
If you missed the story in the newspaper, you can read it below. See photos from May Camp in the Gallery.