We hope everyone is finding time to get outside on this beautiful long weekend. Look for updates below on coaching courses, run/hikes, the Swap & AGM, events, and more.
To register for club membership and programs – use the “Register” button on the sidebar! See the Programs pages to learn more about programs.
Calling all new, returning, and prospective coaches – we have exciting opportunities for you to learn the latest on the coaching front and develop new skills!
If you are a returning coach, a new coach, or thinking about coaching – this meeting is for you! Get the latest information on coaching with the Strathcona Nordics at the meeting.
Sunday, October 20
Native Sons Hall (dining room), Cliffe Ave in Courtenay
We need you! All our programs rely on volunteer coaches, and coaching is a great way to improve your own ski technique, learn some skills, and have fun outdoors with your ski community. You don’t need to be a great skier to coach – just be ready to learn and have fun in the snow.
- Please see individual course information below.
- You can read more about the NCCP progression on the coaching page on the website.
- Email Andrea to register for a course! email@example.com
- Courses are Free to club members aged 16 and older! Learn some new skills and get qualified!
Introduction to Community Coaching (ICC) (12 hours)
The first course in the NCCP and the qualification for coaching children under 6yrs or in the school program.
Friday, November 1, 6-9pm
Saturday, November 2, 8am-5pm
Registration deadline October 24. Email Andrea to register, above.
Community Coaching (CC)
prerequisite – ICC
Learn to Train – Dryland (L2T dryland)
prerequisite – CC
Learn to Train – On Snow (L2T on snow)
prerequisite – L2T dryland
Mount Washington – VIMSS Mountain Centre
Run/Hike – changes!
Sunday October 13 - All club run/hike, 10am – Perseverance trail run route – #6 Mine Park, Cumberland
Sunday October 20 - All club run/hike cancelled due to coaches and race team meetings
Sunday October 27 - No all club run/hike – club member/athletes are encouraged to participate in thePerseverance Trail Run, Entries are still open – adults and children, 10K or 3K. Strathcona Nordics has a club team entered – all members welcome to register.
Swap and AGM
Have you taken inventory – What items are you going to sell at the gear swap this year? Which items are you looking to buy? Mark the date on your calendar and take advantage of some great deals and information at our annual AGM and Gear Swap.
Saturday, October 26
9:30 – 11:30 Cross-country ski equipment drop off
11:00 – 11:30 Waxing clinic with Coach Dave
11:30 – 12:15 Join us for lunch!
12:15 – 1:00 AGM
1:00 – 3:00 Cross-country ski gear swap
3:00 – 3:30 Gear (unsold) pick up
Note: People attending the AGM get in first to the ski swap. Everyone welcome!
- All gear must be in reasonably good condition.
- Don’t miss the Wax-o-rama outside! (Bring your classic and skate skis to the Junior Race team. For $10, they’ll prep your skis for the new season.)
- NOTE: No alpine gear. Cross-country ski gear & accessories only.
Contact Sue to volunteer at the swap. firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for an evening of fine food and inspiration!
Saturday, November 9
Native Sons Hall, Courtenay
Doors will open at 5pm and dinner will begin at 6pm.
- Dinner – Tria Fine Catering
- Guest Speaker - Brian Culbert, elite multidisciplined athlete, investment advisor, and first vice president at CIBC Wood Gundy; Brian is also the founder of a highly successful charitable foundation Racing4Lives, which raises funds for SickKids International, and an incredible motivational speaker who is not to be missed!
- Silent Auction – To help you get a head start on holiday shopping
- Live Auction – Don’t miss it!
- Music and entertaining surprises!
Tickets only $35! Purchase tickets by cash or cheque at Ski Tak Hut in Courtenay
or email Berend Henckel email@example.com for tickets
Win one of three original works of art by popular artists! Tickets are 3/$5 – which gives you three chances to win! You can view the beautiful paintings on the club fun-raising webpage. Don’t delay in buying your raffle tickets. The draw takes place at the dinner event on November 9.
Contact a young racer for raffle tickets, or email Berend firstname.lastname@example.org to find the raffle ticket-seller who’s nearest you! If you are in Campbell River on October 19, you can purchase tickets at the Canadian Tire store, where the team will be selling tickets between 9am and 3pm.
This fundraiser is made possible through the generous assistance of Dr. Andreas Conradi.
The CIBC Wood Gundy School XC Ski Program is in need of Instructors for January through March. Instructors need CANSI Level 1, NCCP – ICC, or NCCP-CC to instruct Tuesdays, Wednesdays. and Thursday, primarily, but some Mondays and the rare Friday as well.
Instructors can indicate their availability for both morning and afternoon or just morning or just afternoon Instructional times. These are paid positions @ $20/session. One session is approximately 2 hours in length. Students are usually grade 4-6 ages.
Interested candidates should contact Lynda Magor by email email@example.com with their contact information and availability.
Registration is open for winter 2014 Strathcona Nordics programs! Register early to take advantage of earlybird pricing and ensure your spot in a program. View program information on the website and click the register button there or use this link to register now.
The Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Society cordially invites you to attend their
10th Anniversary AGM/BBQ and Social
Friday, October 25th 2013
AGM 5to6pm; BBQ6to10pm
at the Vancouver Island Mountain Centre Mount Washington
Admission is by donation. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 23rd. We hope to see you there!