SNSC News — April 17, 2014

We have some exciting club news for you this week. Look for a variety of news below.

The club is holding a Skyrocket fertilizer sale at Shar-Kare in Campbell River on Saturday, April 19! Look for the story below. Photo: W. Dan

The club is holding a Skyrocket fertilizer sale at Shar-Kare in Campbell River on Saturday, April 19! Look for the story below. Photo: W. Dan

SkyRocket!

This Saturday, April19 – you can pick up bags of SkyRocket compost for just $5 per 30 litre bag in the parking lot at Shar-Kare in Campbell River.

The Devos and Junior Racers will be selling bags of the high-nitrogen soil amendment, made of wood chips mixed with biosolids (which are cured, screened, and tested by provincial and federal regulatory bodies). SkyRocket is a nutrient-rich mulch for use in residential flower gardens and lawns and in large-scale landscaping and orchards.

▪ Saturday, April 19
▪ Shar-Kare parking lot
▪ 
950 Ironwood Road
, Campbell River
▪ 8am until 2pm (or until supplies last)

The teams say you won’t even have to get out of your car to make your purchase. You can drive up in the parking lot, place your order for one or more bags, pay, and the team will load the bags into your trunk or truck for you!

Help your garden grow and help support the Devo and Junior racing teams!

Many thanks to Shar-Kare for their generous support!

Teck May Camp

Calling all racers – new and seasoned; devo, juniors, and masters! The start of the new training season is upon us. Time to get your skis, and gear ready. Come join us on the mountain for some great skiing, good food, and lots of fun and games.

Racers enjoyed perfect views at May Camp in 2012. Photo: S. Meckert

Racers enjoyed perfect views at May Camp in 2012. Photo: S. Meckert

▪ See all the details and dates on the camp notice.
▪ Register for the camp on Zone 4.
▪ Register before the deadline, April 28.

The focus for this camp is FUN, fantastic skiing and time to bond with your teammates.
Families of camp participants can ski during the camp at no cost; a drop in fee of $10 per day applies for club members wishing to ski during the camp.

BC Ski Teams

Congratulations to the Strathcona Nordics who were nominated to Cross Country BC teams! Avalon Wasteneys – BC Ski Team; Tallon Noble – BC Development Squad; Madeleine Guimond, Connor McGrady, and Ross Lamon – BC Talent Squad. Way to go, athletes!

Snow to surfers

Best wishes to all club members participating on Snow to Surf teams in the big relay on Sunday, April 27!!

Henckel family blog

Many club members have asked for news from the Henckel Family, who are off on an international adventure. If you would like to try to keep up with their escapades, you can follow their blog on this link. http://703780188348281414.weebly.com/journal-entries.html

SNSC News — April 3, 2014

“It was one for the record-books,” says Coach Dave Battison about this ski season. Join your ski community at the fun, season wrap-up, Banquet on Saturday. Find the details below.

We are moving to monthly newsletters, so stay tuned for invitations to some club activities throughout the spring and summer.

he club is holding a Skyrocket fertilizer sale at Shar-Kare in Campbell River on Saturday, April 19! Look for the story below. Photo: W. Dan

The club is holding a Skyrocket fertilizer sale at Shar-Kare in Campbell River on Saturday, April 19! Look for the story below. Photo: W. Dan

Banquet

Join us this Saturday for feasting and fun at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay for the End-of-the-Season Potluck Banquet. All club members are welcome! Admission is free.

Saturday, April 5

Filberg Centre in Downtown Courtenay, near the 5th Street Bridge

Here’s the schedule:
* 5:30pm – arrive
* 6:30pm – eat
* 7pm – awards

This is a Potluck, so please bring enough to feed 10 people, and according to your last name:
* A – H – bring main course
* I – P – bring salad
* Q – Z – bring dessert

Hope to see you there!

Hendrik de Calvares hands off to Gavin Johnston at the last transition in the 3 x 10km Relay Loppet. Photo: L. Johnston

Hendrik de Calvares hands off to Gavin Johnston at the last transition in the 3 x 10km Relay Loppet. Photo: L. Johnston

Loppet

Last Saturday, we hosted the 32nd Annual Vancouver Island Loppet. Approximately 150 racers began the Loppet at 10am under cloudy skies and on lots of fresh snow. The word on the trail was that most people had a great time in spite of challenging snow and weather conditions.

In Loppet highlights, we were very pleased to have para-nordic skiers in the loppet this year and to once again have participants from off the Island. We hope you’ll all come back next year when the weather and snow conditions may be better. In additional highlights, you may have missed it if you were in the forest on Lake Trail, but the sun actually came out for a few minutes during the race before the storm blew in.

Congratulations to all who participated and many thanks go out to the hard-working race organizers and volunteers! Thank you also to the folks at Mount Washington Raven Lodge!

Skyrocket

On Saturday, April 19, the racing teams will be selling bags of SkyRocket fertilizer in the parking lot at Shar-Kare in Campbell River. For just $5 per 30 litre bag, you can purchase the high-nitrogen soil amendment, made of wood chips mixed with biosolids (which are cured, screened, and tested by provincial and federal regulatory bodies). SkyRocket is a nutrient-rich mulch for use in large-scale landscaping and orchards or in residential flower gardens and lawns.

On Saturday at Shar-Kare, you won’t even have to get out of your car to make your purchase. They say you can drive up in the parking lot, place your order for one or more bags, pay, and the team will load the bags into your trunk or truck for you.

Saturday, April 19
Shar-Kare Campbell River
950 Ironwood Road
8am until 2pm (or until supplies last)

All profits will go to support the Devo and Junior athlete enhancement fund.

You are welcome to join the teams for a work party to bag the fertilizer on Thursday, April 17. Contact Chris for details. christian.stapff@gmail.com

Survey

You belong to a good ski club. It’s made up of a lot of active members who volunteer their time and energy to deliver a wide range of programs. We’d like to hear what you like about the programs and what ideas that you might have for improving programs.

We want to hear from you! You will find a survey in your inbox later this month.

May Camp

If you are thinking of joining a racing program next year, or you are already in a racing program – your training season begins in May. Kick off the new season at our annual race camp on Mount Washington: May 2-4 for Devo & Masters; May 2-5 for Juniors.

If you are thinking of joining a racing program 2014-15, you can contact Coach Davebattison.dj@gmail.com to learn what’s involved in dryland training. If you are already on a racing program team list (Devo, Junior, Masters Racing), a coach will contact you soon with May Camp details.

VIMSS

An invitation from the Vancouver Island Mountain Sport Society (VIMSS),
On Saturday, April 12th please join us for dinner, drinks and a fun evening of Olympic entertainment at the Comox Valley Curling Club. There will be silent auction items, live auction items, and plenty of games.

All proceeds will go toward supporting our local emerging Island athletes and future Olympians & Paralympians! Dress in red and white – prizes for the best dressed.

TIckets are $50 for adults and $25 for children. Doors open at 6 PM.

To reserve your tickets or to make a donation to our silent auction please contact events@vimountaincentre.com.

 

Happy Trails

viTrailNetwork

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