Obstacle Course Toonie Event Sunday January 15th @ 1:00 pm Skiers challenge themselves in this fun and crazy event outside of the Raven Lodge. We a


Obstacle Course Toonie Event


Brian Scott gets the support of his daughter Jordan to complete the race! PC: John Andres

Sunday January 15th @ 1:00 pm

Skiers challenge themselves in this fun and crazy event outside of the Raven Lodge. We are emphasizing fun and participation. Hence goodie bags for all participants!

Teams of 2 (or more) skiers, any age, and all ability levels will enjoy this obstacle course. If you don’t have a team we can help you find one. Everyone on the team needs to finish together.

Why is it called a toonie event? …. Because it costs a toonie to enter.
Sign up at the top of the Lodge stairs from noon until 12:50pm

Event starts at 1:00 outside the Raven Lodge

For further information, please contact John Andres, 250-923-1861, Director of Fun.

Small Committee for Event Planning

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Your Race Committee hard at work! PC: Patricia Johnson

On March 4 & 5 our club (SNSC) will host the Coast Cup # 4 & 5 (Interval start on Saturday and Team sprint ski cross on Sunday). Our club race committee is busy planning the competition side of the event but we need help from our parent group to help organise:

1. some post race snacks
2. a social event of some type after the races on Saturday afternoon March 4. This is an invitational race and we expect families from the mainland coast clubs to come, so we would like to create a memorable buzz and provide some great island hospitality to our participants and visiting clubs alike.

We’d like to put this task out to our parent group to organise something. This could range from a post race social at VIMSS to a modest potluck banquet or something completely different. We are looking for a small inspired group to take this on. If you are interested please contact Lynn Swift

Skiing is Believing

Skiing is believing

Strathcona Nordic Ski Club & Vancouver Island Adaptive Snowsports presents...

Cross-country skiing for people with disabilities
Mountain Washington Nordic Centre, Vancouver Island
Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:30 am to 3:00 pm

This clinic is for all levels - from complete beginner to advanced skiers who want to improve their technique. Ages 10 years and up are welcome.

Cross-country skiing is a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors in winter. It can be done either standing or in a sit-ski, and can be enjoyed by people with many different disabilities, including paraplegia, amputations, visual impairments, MS, brain injuries, and more...

Cost is $15 and includes trail pass, equipment, and instruction. You may also bring one support person.
For more information and to register, contact: Sarah Henckel by email or phone: 250-871-6767.

Registration deadline is February 8th, 2017. Click here for more information


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Joe Winkelaar at the BiBC Cup #1 Race in Telemark PC Laura Johnston

Recreational Biathlon Programs got off to a great start this past Saturday, but if you want to join in the action, you can still register this week for Bears (age 9-14) or Masters age 15+. Check out www.vibiathlon.ca for details. The BiBC Cup Series is well underway. Joe Winkelaar and Gavin Johnston, both also SNSC Jr. Racers competed in very cold temperatures at Telemark in December and are headed to Quesnel this weekend. This coming Sunday Jan 15th, VIBC will be hosting the Vancouver Island Cadet Zones Biathlon Race, so keep your eyes out for competitors, and stop by the Biathlon Range to watch some of the event.

Winterfest 2017 Volunteer Callout

The Vancouver Island Mountain Sport Society (VIMSS) is teaming up to help with WinterFest 2017. WinterFest is Vancouver Island’s biggest winter festival from January 13 – 29, 2017. Downtown Courtenay will play host to a variety of family fun apres ski events and activities at the WinterFest Fun Zone such as skating or simply enjoying the great outdoors.

We are looking for volunteers to help with this year's event on behalf of VIMSS. If you can spare a few hours and are looking for a fun event to volunteer for, please consider WinterFest. Please email Wendy McCall for more details and to volunteer. Please put "Volunteer/VIMSS" in the subject line. Over the two weeks, there are a variety of volunteer times and opportunities!

Volunteer roles vary and may include helping take donations, handing out skates, helping lace up children's skates if needed, watching over the propane fire pits and giving out marshmallows, ensuring waivers are signed, etc.

We greatly appreciate your help and Thank You!

Calling all Club Coaches...

from Bunnies to Masters! We will be having a coaches social on Saturday Feb. 11th at 3:00 pm at Raven Lodge. See you there!

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