October 1st, 2018
Nordic Club News
Your Executive has met for their first meeting of the season, and there were lots on the agenda.
Of course by now you all know about the great grant news for our LED underground trail lighting project from the governments Rural Dividend Grant for Special Circumstances. Our special circumstances were last year’s fires, which took a bite out of the local economy. It’s pretty exciting; we’ve got some work ahead of us to get the job done.
Construction won’t begin till spring of 2019 as there are a number of regulatory hoops to jump through; but we’re super excited to have this grant. $388,375.00.
It’s been a long road of planning for this, with a lot of work by a number of people.
Thanks to Neil for envisioning and moving the project forward. Thanks to Maryanne for working with Neil and for going to meetings to drum up support from the CRD, the District and other groups. (They created a slide show to showcase what we have and what we do.)
Thanks to Annie for crunching the numbers so that Kathleen (thanks Kathleen) could write the actual grant proposal!
As Kristi said in the newspaper article, we paid for an Engineered plan a while back, which cost us some bucks but we think it went a long way to show the government we were serious about the project.
Kathleen has the link to zone 4 up and running now, so please, if you can, register early.
We are in need of a certain number of members registered by Oct 15 in order to qualify for proper club status from CCBC.
Work Bee – Sunday Oct 28 – 10:00 start
There’s lots of work to do to get the Lodge and facilities ready for the season.
We will provide lunch for the volunteers, but if anyone wants to bake a few goodies to go with the lunch, we won’t stop you!
For folks willing to chainsaw and cut wood, I’ve attached CCBC’s Chainsaw safety guide. Please have proper protective gear if you’re planning on bringing your chainsaw. Our CCBC insurance does cover members, but only if they are exercising proper safety protocols.
The trails will need some brush cut, and the woodshed needs filling.
As well, the snowshoe trails will need a going over.
The Lodge will need a thorough cleaning and organizing; supplies will be provided.
(last year’s group of ladies did a fantastic job, you weren’t thanked enough!
Amanda has let us know she won’t be returning to work for us this season, so we will be hiring.
Thanks Amanda for being our gal in charge the past few years, we’ll miss you!
If you’re interested, or know of someone who is, please email resumes to Kristi Iverson, firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve attached a list of Job Duties for the Lodge Attendants.
Ski Swap and Nordics Discovery Day – Sunday, Nov 4 – 11:00 – 2:00
Mark your calendars, and get your gear ready to sell! We always have more people looking than good gear to sell, so now’s your chance to get that new set of skis you’ve been dreaming about. Sell the old ones so you can afford the new onesJ
Same as last year, we’re offering to new kids in lessons the opportunity to rent gear for the season, $75.
Please see the attached Nordics Promo page for more information.
We also need coaches! Contact Gary Carlson
Even though we were not successful this year in getting the CCBC Grant to help us pay for the cost of hosting Ski S’Kool, we did receive a grant from the Canim Lake Truckers Association, and will be putting their $ to good use for the kids.
Ski S’Kool has been really well received the past couple of seasons thanks to Lydia Degroot and her group of volunteer coaches. Did you see the letter from one of our participants in this year’s edition of Cross Country Ski BC magazine?
Also thanks to the District plowing crew for keeping our roads and parking lot clear so the busses could come up!
We need more volunteer coaches! If you can help out, please contact Lydia Degroot email@example.com or 250-593-0364.
You can pick and choose which days you’re available, so don’t feel you can’t volunteer because you’re going away for a vacation or can only come once a week.
As you know, after many years of service to our club, Maryanne stepped down from the president’s duties. Thanks again Maryanne for all your work over the years. The good news is, she’s going to continue to help on the Lighting project committee! Thanks Maryanne! And thanks Kristi for stepping up to the job!
As well, Neil Manhard is no longer on the Executive, but he is also on the Lighting project committee (really, the driving force) so thanks also to Neil!
We welcome the new folks to our executive, it’s great to see some fresh faces at the table; we really appreciate your volunteering!
President – Kristi Iverson
Vice President – Brad Summers
Secretary – Barb Matfin
Treasurer – Denise Waldner
Registrar – Kathleen Rottluff
Skill Development Coordinator – Ken Mackenzie
Facilities Coordinator – Tom Puckett
Ski Trails Maintenance Coordinator – Steve Jensen
Snowshoe Trails Maintenance Coordinator – Colleen Ellens
Media Coordinator – Craig Davidiuk
Events Coordinator – Karen Johnson-Puckett
Coaching Coordinator – Gary Carlson
Grooming Coordinator – Mike Matfin
As I type this, it’s snowing! Hope everyone has their yards cleaned up and their garlic and bulbs planted! Here’s to another Great Ski Season coming up!