SNSC Update — July 24, 2013

We hope everyone is enjoying these hot, sunny summer days! Look for updates below about run hikes, September Race Camp, Bike for YANA, and the November fundraiser evening.

Many club members enjoyed the recent run hike on Mount Washington!

Run/hikes

Join us Sunday, July 28 to run or hike on the trails around Nymph Falls park in Courtenay. Meet in the parking lot at Nymph Falls Park and be ready to go at 10am. The route will climb into the lower Forbidden Plateau trails. Bring water and light snack. All club members are welcome to join the running group or the hiking group!

On Sunday, August 4 – we’ll run and hike to the top of Sunrise from the Raven Lodge. Meet in the Raven Lodge parking lot, ready to go at 10am and ready for 2-3 hours on the trails.

On Sunday, August 11 – we’ll meet back at the Raven Lodge and run or hike to Circlet Lake and back. Join the running group or the hiking group. Be prepared for the weather and for several hours on the trails. Remember to always bring your own hydration and snack. Hope to see you, ready to go, in the Raven Lodge parking lot at 10am!

 

Orienteering

Heads up for the North Island Orienteering Festival, running August 10-11! There are 3 events:
one each at Cumberland Lake Park and Nymph Falls, Courtenay on the Saturday and one at NE Woods in Comox on the Sunday. See the flyer for more details.

There will be courses for all levels of skill. There is also a social/BBQ on the Saturday evening. Contact Stewart Lamon 250-890-0983 or pjstew@shaw.ca and Carl Coger 250-592-4944 or coger@shaw.ca

Bike for YANA

Contact your Strathcona Nordics coach if you are taking part in the YANA bike ride on August 18th.

For more information and to register, visit their website.

Teck Regional Camp – September

All Devo, Junior, and Masters racers note – there is an upcoming race camp at Miracle Beach from September 13th  to 15th with overnight camping at the Miracle Beach group camp site.

  • See the camp notice for more details – click here.
  • Register on Zone4.ca before September 6.
  • Fill in the medical form (click here) and email it to Andrea andrea.stapff@gmail.com or give it to your Strathcona Nordics coach before September 6.

 A night in November

Mark it on your calendar–We are hosting a fundraising dinner on Saturday November 9th at the Native Sons Hall in Courtenay! It’s an event that shouldn’t be missed.

In addition to dinner and refreshments, there will be live music, a motivational speaker, and a silent auction. The funds raised during this event will be used to assist our racing teams (Devos and Juniors) with preparation and participation in various races as they represent our club at provincial and national level.

Members who like to be on the organizing committee for this event, please contact Berend Henckel. We will also need volunteers for the day of the event.

Lets make the 2013 -2014 season our best season ever!!

SNSC News — July 2013

We have exciting news for you below about international and local events, activities to choose from, three new welcomes, and more!

Junior racers recently enjoyed a 3-day training camp at the beautiful Strathcona Park Lodge. Photo: Andrea Stapff

All-club run/hike

Sunday, July 21 - the Elk River Trail – located in Strathcona Provincial Park – Buttle Lake entrance. The trail head is well marked, at the 70km point on the Gold River Highway (Hwy 28) to Gold River. Travel time is approx 60 min from the junction of Hwy 19 and 28 at the north end of Campbell River. Meet at the trail head at 10am. Andrea will be leaving from the parking lot of Strathcona Park Lodge at 9:30am if anyone wishes to follow and/or carpool from there.

The trail is a 22km round trip to Landslide Lake, with an elevation gain of 500m over 11km. All club members are welcome. It is an out and back trail so anyone can join in and walk/ran at their own speed – there will likely be several groups at various speeds. Bring plenty of water and snacks and expect the run/walk to be at least 3hours.

Sunday, July 14 – all club members are welcome to join the Run/Hike on Mount Washington. Meet in the Raven Lodge parking lot – ready-to-go at 10am. Join the running group or the hiking group. Be prepared for 2.5 to 3 hours on the trails. Dress for the weather and bring your own hydration and snack. Hope to see you there!

Check back here for future Sunday Run/Hike locations and details – after this weekend.

 

World University Games

Our club is very proud to learn that we will have three members from the Strathcona Nordics at the FISU World University Games in Trentino, Italy in December 2013!

  • Andrea Lee is one of 6 female racers named to the national team — “Way to Go, Andrea!!”
  • Our very own Coach Dave Battison has been named Head Coach of the Canadian cross-country team for the games.
  • To round off our club representation at the games, our favourite president and race official, Len Apedaile was appointed by FIS to be the Technical Delegate for the cross-country skiing competitions at the event.

You can learn more about the event on the official website and catch up the latest cross-country ski news on the Cross Country BC website.

Gustbuster

On July 7, we had many club members run in the Gutbuster trail run in Ladysmith. From the Juniors, Matthew Salmon and Sally Brown came in first – with Eva Salmon finishing a fraction of a second behind Sally to take 2nd place. Sara Pape-Salmon enjoyed a stellar 1st of 7 in her category.

On the long course, Andrew Pape-Salmon finished 2/12 and 6th overall. In their categories, Dominick Nadeau came in 2nd, Andy Brown 6th, and Louis Nadeau 8th. The next and final Gutbuster run takes place on Mount Washington on Sunday, August 11.

 

Welcome – new club program co-ordinator

The Strathcona Nordics Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Andrea Stapff to the brand new part-time position of club program coordinator.

An active club member, Andrea has become progressively more involved in the club over the past several years generously contributing her energy and wealth of experience in sport (below) to the club and now through the new position of program coordinator.

As program coordinator, Andrea will be responsible for supporting organisational and logistical requirements for the club racing programs and will play and integral role in coach and program development for all of the Strathcona Nordics programs. She will become the glue that holds us together as we continue to grow and develop. This growth has enabled the club (after several years of trying) to fund this position and this represents an important milestone in our development.

Andrea has stepped down from her Board of Directors role of club secretary to accept this position, but will continue in her volunteer role of assistant coach to the Junior Team.

Bio – Andrea Stapff

Master’s Degree, Exercise Physiology, University of Victoria, 1989
Physiologist, Western Australian Institute of Sport, Perth, Australia, 1990-1997
Physiologist, Australian Women’s National Basketball Team, 1993-1997

NCCP Level 3, Rowing
Head Coach, Shawnigan Lake School, Rowing, 1997-2003
Canada Summer Games, BC Provincial Team Coach, Rowing, 1989
Western Canada Summer Games, BC Provincial Team Coach, Rowing, 1999

NCCP T2T, Cross Country Skiing
NCCP ICC/CC Learning Facilitator, Cross Country Skiing
BC Winter Games, Zone 6 Head Coach, Cross Country Skiing, 2011

Two- time Olympian, 1980, 1984, Rowing, 4th place, Woman’s Single, 1984
Commonwealth Games, 1986, Rowing, Gold, Women’s Pair
Six- time World Championship Finalist, Rowing
Lucerne International Regatta, 1980, Rowing, Gold & Bronze, Women’s Single

Welcome – new director

The SNSC Board welcomes the appointment of Patty Johnson to the Club Board of Directors. Patty joined the board in May and has assumed the role of Secretary.

The Board would also like to recognise and thank Shannon Reynolds for her work on behalf of the club. Shannon served two years on the board and stepped down from her role as sponsorship director at the close of the ski season. The club deeply appreciates both Shannon and Larry’s contributions to the club during their tenure.

The club is seeking new board members to join us in continuing to build and improve the club’s programs and deliveries. Our club is growing quickly and needs interested board members to help manage this growth and oversee the delivery of club programs. These include apprentice positions in several areas for board members who will retire after next season as well as to assist with vacant portfolios such as events & officials development, school program, sponsorship and fundraising. For more information contact Len Apedaile apedaile@uniserve.com

JR camp

The Junior Racing Team enjoyed a 3-day training camp at Strathcona Park Lodge from July 7 – 10. In addition to dryland training and testing, they also enjoyed team-building exercise and camaraderie with their teammates and coaches in the beautiful Strathcona Park Lodge area and facilities.

Orienteering

Heads up for the North Island Orienteering Festival, running August 10-11! There are 3 events:
one each at Cumberland Lake Park and Nymph Falls, Courtenay on the Saturday and one at NE Woods in Comox on the Sunday. See the flyer for more details.

There will be courses for all levels of skill. There is also a social/BBQ on the Saturday evening. Contact Stewart Lamon 250-890-0983 or pjstew@shaw.ca and Carl Coger 250-592-4944 or coger@shaw.ca

Bike for YANA

The coaches of the Devos, Juniors and Masters are inviting all athletes to take part in the YANA bike ride on August 18th.

The Devo’s will be cycling 50 K and some of the coaches will join the kids. Juniors should consult coach Dave to see if they should sign up for the 100K ride or the 50K ride. For more information and to register, visit their website.

Please sigh up and support this great cause! It’s also an excellent event for our club to promote themselves in the community.

 

Junior racers after a cool roller ski session at Miracle Beach park on a hot day. Photo: Tim McGrady

Serve it right?

Does anyone in club has a Serving it Right (SIR) number? We are looking for a licensed server the November fundraiser night. SIR is a requirement when you put on a fundraiser where alcoholic beverages are served.

If we have somebody in the club that wants to be present at the fundraiser on November the 9th, then we can use there SIR number on the application.

Otherwise we have to get an outsider or take an online course/quiz for $ 50,– If you have a number or are interested in taking the course, please contact Berend bhenckel@telus.net

 

Active living

Welcome to our new sponsor Active Living Physiotherapy! They are located in the beautiful Oyster River and offer a modern, paperless clinic with a ’boutique style’ approach, which emphasizes longer than average appointment times in an atmosphere of unhurried caring.

Physiotherapists Sophia Sauter, Gillian Clayton, and Dean Clark provide one-on-one physiotherapy services including a 10% discount on the Functional Movement Screen (your “body check-up”) for all Strathcona Nordics masters, devo, and junior athletes. Active Living: Quality. Time. Expertise.

You can learn more about Active Living Physiotherapy on their website.