Happy summer! We hope all this rain is washing away last winter’s snow, so we can hike in mountains this summer. Look for news below about Smile Cards, running and hiking, and Car Free Sunday.
Club members enjoyed car-free streets in downtown Courtenay last Sunday.
This Sunday, June 24, join the running or hiking group for 2-3 hours in the Snowdon Forest. Meet at the Elk Falls logging road bridge to carpool up to the dam. Dress for the weather and bring your own hydration and fuel needs. See you there!
Last weekend’s Car Free Sunday was quite fun! Many (40+) of our club members enjoyed running, biking, and roller skiing through the car free streets in downtown Courtenay. The bake sale provided snacks for some hungry people and added $65 to the fundraising pot.
Smile for another year!
Thrifty Foods approved our new application for a new year in the Smile Card Fundraising Program from June 12, 2012 through May 4, 2013. If you shop at Thrifty’s, you can dig out your old Strathcona Nordics Smile Card or contact Berend for a new one! Remember:
- Put cash on your card before the cashier starts ringing in your purchase
- Use the (SNSC) Smile Card to pay for your purchase
- Thrifty Foods will donate a percentage of each purchase to our club, up to $2500 in total
- The funds will help purchase a fun ski playground for our youngest nordic skiers
For more information, visit their website or contact Berend. firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us this Sunday, June 17 at the Car-Free Sunday event in downtown Courtenay!
We’ll have our club tent set up at 5th and Ftizgerald. You can buy some baked goods, catch up on club news, and find someone with whom to walk, bike, or roller ski around the car-free streets! Hope to see you there.
We have an exciting opportunity for our racers, and we need you, racers or the parents of racers, to act on it! The SNSC Board of Directors–in consultation with and in support of our coaching staff–have secured a 3-year sponsorship agreement with Helly Hanson Canada to supply our race suits! Racing suits have always been a tricky issue for ski clubs, and this year we feel that we need to focus on quality and unite as a team in high-quality, matching team racing suits!
In the next couple of days, we need you to do two things:
- Measure yourself or your racer(s) according the sizing chart and the diagram. Please provide a size for top and bottom (they can be different) from the men’s and women’s Body Measurement sections only. Use length (not girth) as the main criteria for sizing, i.e. if waist is size S but leg length is size M, go with size M for the bottoms.
- For children’s sizes, please send the six measurements from the diagram, don’t worry about the sizing chart.
- Send the measurements to Andrea Stapff, email@example.com.
In the fall, you will be asked to pay a portion (less than 50% of the retail price) of the cost of your new racing suit, but you will own the suit! You can wear the suit for years and/or resell it to upcoming racers. The cost will be less than $200 (for a $400 value high-end suit), but we won’t have the exact cost until we place the order and account for the sponsorship and the refund from last year’s Louis Garneau suits. You can still wear last year’s suits for training.
We ask that you support our club in this new racing initiative. We see this as, “one of the most important things we, as a club, can do to help set up our racing programs for longterm success. Our intent is to step up our game to the next level in terms of how we train together, how we race together, and how we achieve results together.”
Helly Hansen needs our numbers and our sizes ASAP in order to have our suits ready for us for December races. Check out the suits in the PDF. It’s going to be good!
Please send in those sizes by the night of Sunday, June 17 to guarantee your suit for the next racing season.