SNSC News – June 3, 2015

We hope everyone is finding time to get outside and enjoy the lovely weather. We will try to get a newsletter out to you every month, but you can always check here on the website, where things may be posted more frequently, such as run-hike updates. Look for news and opportunities below!

The Devos took a moment from there action-packed May Camp to pause for a photo at Strathcona Park Lodge. Story below.
The Devos took a moment from their action-packed May Camp to pause for a photo at Strathcona Park Lodge. Story below.

Pediatric sports symposium

The first annual Dave Battison Pediatric Sports Medicine Symposium takes place June 13-14 on Mount Washington. This inclusive symposium is intended for everyone who may be working with youth and children in sports.

This unique conference has been created as a resource for physicians, physical therapists, health care professionals, coaches and parents and is hosted on the beautiful Mount Washington Alpine Resort.

Symposium Highlights
* Dr. Jim Bovard, Team Physician, Vancouver White Caps
* Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate Director, Sports Injury Specialist, BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit
* Chris Miller, Sport Physical Therapist, Canada Snowboard National Freestyle Team
* Ashley Armstrong, Sport Dietitian, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
* Matt Fisher, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Golf Canada National Development Teams, Canada Snowboard National Freestyle Teams

Visit the website or facebook page for more details!

All-club run/hikes

On Sunday, June 28, a group from our club will hiking Mount Becher. If you would like to join us — meet at the parking lot of the old Forbidden Plateau ski lodge (end of Forbidden Plateau road in Courtenay) at 8am. All club members are welcome!

Dress for the weather and bring your own hydration and snacks. Check the club website before you go in case there is an update. You can read more about the hike on TrailPeak. Hope to see you there!

We are currently scheduling more all-club run/hikes for dates (usually on Sundays) in July and August. All club members are welcome to join us as we explore trails on the mountain and around the island! There is usually a fast group (run) and a slower group (hike). Stay tuned!

Many club members enjoy all-club run/hikes in the summer.
Many club members enjoy all-club run/hikes in the summer.


VIMSS dinner

On Saturday, June 6 at the Alpine Lodge, our VIMSS friends are hosting a very fun event! All club members are invited join our fellow mountain clubs for dinner, drinks, and a fun Hawaiian themed evening!

There will be Scenic Chair Ride and a Scavenger Hunt from 3-5 pm included with your ticket, and you can also enjoy and plenty of games, silent auction items, a live auction, and more. Dinner is at 6pm.

Dress in your best summer wear— PRIZE FOR BEST DRESSED!

The event is a fundraiser to support emerging island athletes in a variety of mountain sports.
For tickets and donations, please email

Tickets: Adults – $50, Children under 10 – $25
This is guaranteed to be a fun evening!


CCBC team and squads

Congratulations to our club members who were named to the BC Ski Team and Dev & Talent Squads! BC Ski Team: Avalon Wasteneys, Talon Noble; BC Development Squad: Connor McGrady, Ross Lamon; BC Talent Squad: Aiden Noble, Alexander Swift, Amelia Wells, Emmy Stapff, Gabe Gledhill, Matthew Salmon, Stephen Lamon. Go team!

Coaching clinic

This weekend, we are holding an L2T Dryland workshop on June 5-7 at the Vancouver Island Mountain Centre on Mount Washington. Head coach Andrea Stapff is the learning facilitator. There are still a few spaces in this course — so contact Doug or Andrea for details and to register. Doug and Andrea

May camp

The Vancouver Island Teck Regional Spring Camp took place from May 1-4, and it was a huge success! Although typically an on-snow camp, the Strathcona Nordics hosted the camp at the Strathcona Park Lodge due to the lack of snow this year.

Coaches packed a multitude of challenging and fun activities into the weekend. At the Strathcona Park Lodge on the shores of Upper Campbell Lake, central Vancouver Island, 43 athletes and six coaches enjoyed great weather, great food, dryland ski training, and a pile of super fun activities!