SNSC News — February 23, 2016

TECK COAST CUP 4 & 5

From February 13-14, Strathcona Nordics hosted the final races of the Teck Coast Cup series. Despite being presented with difficult waxing and blizzard conditions on Saturday, racers and volunteers alike rose to the challenge. For their efforts, racers were rewarded with a rare glimpse of sunlight on Sunday. How fitting.

Thank you to all the keen racers and hard working volunteers who made this event possible!

Check out Sunday’s results here and Saturday’s results here.

WESTERN CANADIANS, PRINCE GEORGE

Six Strathcona Nordics athletes headed to Prince George this past weekend, coming away with a grand total of eleven medals over the course of three days. It was a sibling affair, with Tallon and AIden Noble, Ross and Stephen Lamon, and Alec and Emmy Stapff representing the Club.

“A better than fantastic weekend,” says Andrea Stapff, “athletes showed tremendous consistency and gritty racing.”

Check out results from the weekend here, here, and here.

Good job crew!

Upcoming Races

ATHLETES HEAD TO BCWG

The time has finally come! From February 25-28th, Aiden Noble, Stephen Lamon, Zander Swift, Taz Oldaker, Calder Guimond, Emmy Stapff, Amelia Wells, Emma Wong and Annelies Henckel will be heading to Penticton to compete in the BC Winter Games. Tim McGrady, Andrea Stapff and Derek Wells will be accompanying the band of babbling baboons, to provide coaching and waxing support.

Check out the BCWG home page  here, for updates and results.

SIGGE’S P’AYAKENTSUT

This weekend, marks the kick-off of the annual Sigge’s P’ayak, held at the Whistler Olympic Park. We have an excellent showing of Masters athletes competing in this event, and one in Open Women (yours truly). Today is the last day to register! Training for a 50 km race is over-rated…

But planning ahead is never bad! Especially if it means a free weekend in Whistler, and entry to the Sigge’s Payak. For the 2017 event, Tourism Whistler is partnering with the Sigge’s Payak to offer a 4 night stay in Whistler, with all kinds of perks, including two entries to the 2017 event, trail passes and more.

For contest details, see here.

And if you feel like entering the P’ayak this year, do so by midnight tonight! Check out the P’ayak homepage here.

VANCOUVER ISLAND LOPPET

Absolutely, definitely, totally, seriously!

Don’t miss our on our own local LOPPET (that spell check desperately wants me to change to “poppet”– can we discuss this?)

The Loppet will be held on April 2nd at our own beautiful Mount Washington. Make sure you register before March 31st!

This is always excellently fun, and wonderfully organized by our lovely volunteers. That’s a whole lot of adjectives, but I mean every one of them.

There is also whispers of several “cameo” appearances of veteran Club Skiers. They will be wearing fake moustaches and tutus (or at least, they will be now). Keep your eyes peeled.

A race notice will be posted soon!

Club Updates

DAVE BATTISON MEMORIAL BANQUET

Tickets are now on sale for the fundraising banquet on March 12th!

Drop by Ski Tak Hut before March 4th and benefit from the early bird pricing! Alternately, you can talk to Berand Henckel on weekends at the Raven Lodge, or give him a call at (250) 871-6767.

Early bird pricing ranges from $40 (for one ticket) to $280 (for a table of eight). Round up your friends and join us!

The evening will include live entertainment, a cash bar with Gladstone Brewery, a live and silent auction and three time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, Peter Reid, who will share his experience and knowledge with us.

Dinner is provided by TRIA Fine Catering.

RABBIT REMINDERS

We are already over half way through our season!

The year end Rabbit Tournament will be here before we know it. Just a reminder to families that the tourney this year will be on Saturday March 19th for rabbits from both the Saturday and Sunday sessions.

This is a fun event where everyone gets to show off their ski skills, while rotating through different game/race stations in the stadium. We cap off the season with a hot dog lunch and pot luck.

We need all parents to volunteer to help make this day run smoothly! There will be sign up sheets in the lodge, so please make sure to sign up for the job of your choice.

Happy trails!

Rabbits look to the mountains, photo by Ken Errico

Rabbits look to the mountains, photo by Ken Errico