Nordic Ski Gear Swap and AGM

Saturday November 4, 2017 at Queneesh Elementary School. Prizes, gear, AGM and more...for more details click here.

Sign up to help at AGM and gear swap on this form.


Masters Recreational Coaches Needed

Our wonderful Masters Recreational program has been coached for many years by an excellent team of coaches. Some of these coaches are unavailable or are coaching less this year. We need to welcome some new coaches for succession to keep the program going strong. This is a great group to coach - the skiers are very keen, enthusiastic and very appreciative of the coaches. We have had many recreational athlete alumni become coaches. There are coach training courses coming up, check info in this newsletter.

Contact Marilyn for further information on how you could get involved.

Board Member Opportunities

The board continues to look for members to help lessen the load for the upcoming year. Please consider joining the board: click here for more details and contact information.

Positions/and or help needed for the following: President, Recreation Skier Development Programs, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Director, Sponsorship and Fundraising

Coaching Courses and You

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Interested in getting involved in Club activities ? We always need and welcome the fresh energy of new coaches for our Rabbit, Masters and other programs. The Club is offering two coaching courses this fall, and YOU could benefit! Improve your own skiing, and help the club out with some coaching support!
Check out these two courses running before the Rabbit and other programs begins(detailed info below).

November 18 – ICC –INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY COACHING – Saturday only – For coaching children 6 and under. Location in Courtenay. Click here for more information about this course.

December 15-17 – CC – COMMUNITY COACHING – 16 hours – For coaching children age 6-9 (includes 2-3 hours in Courtenay on Friday night, Sat and Sun on Mt Washington)
You can attend one or both courses, but you must take ICC before you take CC course. Click here for more information about these courses.

To confirm which courses you would like to attend email Marilyn.

Note: the Club pays the course registration fee, in return for your commitment to do some coaching for one of the programs.

BC Winter Games 2018

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The BC Winter Games will be held in Kamloops this upcoming ski season, from February 22-25 and will include cross country ski athletes born in the years 2003 and 2004. The Zone 6 BCWG trial race will held here on the Mount Washington Nordic Cross Country Ski trails along with our club race on December 30th, 2017. Stay tuned for more details.

Club Memership Contest and Prize Giveaways

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...update for our category for this year: Hollyburn continues to lead, but Sea to Sky has leapfrogged both Nickel Plate and Snow Valley for second place. And both Cariboo and Strathcona have appeared on the scene. Can Strathcona repeat its 11th hour magic and impressive growth from last year?

Last year we won this contest and gave away many of our prizes at the banquet at the end of the season. Some more prizes, including Bliz Visors, wax kits and feet warmers, will be given away at the AGM this year. Attend the AGM to get an entry into the prize giveaway.

Also...for anyone who registers as a Strathcona Membership by the earlybird deadline of November 30th will be entered in a draw for a cross country ski jacket and pants.

and more...there will a full membership draw for a pair of Salomon Skin Skis. Date to be determined.

For a look at this years possible prizes, click here. Let's get registered and spread the word. Zone 4 is open for this year's registration.

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Prize Giveaway: Salomon Jacket and Pants


Salomon Skin Skis

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Foot Warmer, Bliz Visor, Wax Kits

*New Loppet Date*

Traditionally we have held our loppet as the final club activity at the end of the ski season. The board has decided to try something new this year to take advantage of the potentially colder weather and better snow and trail conditions instead of our usually slushy spring snow. We have moved the loppet date to February 11th. This does mean we will have to get on our loppet training sooner! Everything else will be the same. Stay tuned as the year progresses for more details.

VIMSS Athlete Grants Available

Inviting Strathcona Nordic Ski Club (SNSC) and Vancouver Island Biathlon Club (VIBC) athletes to apply for the Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Society (VIMSS) Athlete Grants. Deadline is Oct. 22, 2017. Please check out the VIMSSwebsite for more information.

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