Please join me in congratulating the new SNSC board who were re-elected at the AGM. These board members do the not insignificant work behind the scenes that allows our club to function and offer the great programs and membership benefits that it does. A special welcome goes to Alix Wilson who has joined the board as the new Chair of the Skill Development Program (Rabbits).
Heartfelt thanks are also expressed to our retiring board members for their years of service: Rick Morson, Rob Trainor and Laura Johnston. Please note that there are a number of board positions that remain unfilled and we are actively looking for interested members to take on the areas of: Sponsorship and Fundraising and Competitions and Officials Development.
Also please note that we are also actively recruiting members to fill the following program roles: Saturday Rabbit coordinator, Rabbit Program Coaches (Sat + Sun), School Program Coaches (weekdays), Rabbit Tournament Coordinator, Masters program coaches (all levels)and more!
Finally, please contact your board members if there are program initiatives or ideas that you would like to see the club explore and/or implement. Also please don’t forget to renew your membership and make sure to bring a friend! Our membership numbers dropped last year and we need to keep them growing to sustain our programs and our external funding support.
PS – don’t forget to get your snazzy new SNSC t-shirt! (See photos and sizing chart below.)
On behalf of SNSC members, Len Apedaile thanks retiring program leaders Marilyn Atkinson and Laura Johnston.
CONGRATULATIONS TO LEN APEDAILE
SNSC would like to congratulate Len Apedaile on his recent appointment to the position of Vice-Chairperson of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). His role will involve Sport Technical Committee communications with the IPC Nations, promoting sport/athlete development initiatives amongst the IPC Nations, and other vice chair duties. Read more about Len and his appointment on the Cross-Country Canada website http://www.cccski.com/main.asp?cmd=doc&ID=7051&lan=0
There are only a couple of weeks remaining for earlybird program pricing! Register now, so you don’t miss the savings. On December 1, full program prices are in effect. Use the button on the club website, or visit www.zone4.ca and select “Club Registration” and scroll down to find Strathcona Nordic Ski Club.
Coaches, new and returning, here are some opportunities to expand and/or refresh your skills and meet other coaches:
- Introduction to Community Coaching (ICC) – Friday, December 3, 6pm-9pm and Saturday, December 4, 9am to 5pm at Queneesh Elementary in Courtenay
- Coaching Refresher – Sunday, December 19, meet at Raven Lodge on Mt Washington, 10am classic technique, lunch provided, 1pm skate technique
- Community Coaching (CC) Course – January 21 (pm), 22, and 23 (16 hours total) at Queneesh Elementary in Courtenay and at Mt Washington Nordic
Contact Alix to register firstname.lastname@example.org
For the ICC and CC courses, we will have a guest coach coming in from Cross-Country BC. This coach requires lodging for the weekend. If you are able to host an NCCP coach on either/both December 3 and 4 and/or January 21-23, contact Doug email@example.com
If you are looking for a new racing suit, there is still time to place your order. The sizing kit is stil available. Contact Marilyn. firstname.lastname@example.org
SNSC Technical T-SHIRTS
Get your new SNSC technical shirt and support this exciting new club fundraiser and marketing initiative.
Thanks to our SNSC family models!
Short sleeve shirts, back view
Four models are available at the following prices:
Short Sleeve Shirt – Men $25
Short Sleeve Shirt – Women $25
Short Sleeve Shirt – Youth $20
Long Sleeve Shirt – Unisex $35
Sizes are XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
Contact Sue Bloxsome in Courtenay if you would like to try on one of the sizes: email@example.com
Note: Shirts are tight fitting. For a looser fit, go up one or two sizes.
Men's sizing chart
To order please send your request to Leanne Webster: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheques can be made out to Strathcona Nordics Ski Club and mailed to:
Strathcona Nordics T-s
c/o 4965 Prospect Lake Road
Victoria, BC V9E 1J5
We will be placing the next order based on response from club members. Deadline for orders is January 10, 2011. Orders will be put in that following week and it will take approx. 3 weeks to get so expec delivery for end of January. If you are fast there are a limited number of shirts available from the initial order. Please see Sue Bloxsome.
Many thanks to Leanne Webster for her work and initiative in setting up this fundraiser. Please support those efforts and promote the club!
JUNIOR RACING TEAM
The Junior Racing Team were up skiing today. They all have their fingers crossed for more snow this week, so they can switch from their dryland schedule to on-snow training. You can support these hard-working young ahtletes by bringing in your empty beverage containers to the Courtenay Return Centre on Puntledge Road. Tell the staff your empties are for the SNSC Junior Racing Team Account.