Open House & XC Ski / Snowshoe Swap – November 24

Come to our Open House / XC Ski & Snowshoe Swap this Saturday, November 24 at the Williams Lake Library Meeting Room 10am-2pm.  Ski gear drop off is at 9 am, and the doors open at 10 am. We will have a registration table for memberships and Jackrabbit lessons.  Also, come learn about our new ski school program! Get your name in on a draw for a no-wax ski package (donated by WLCCSC) for all registrations received by midnight on Saturday. (includes online)  AND by registering early our club will be eligible for some great prizes through Cross Country BC.  Our chances will be calculated based on a percentage of our total registrants by December 1, as compared to our last years registration. We are already at 36%!  or just come down for some light refreshments and say hi!

 

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Last Work Bee – Saturday, November 10 Was a HUGE success!

Many thanks to everyone who came out and helped.  WE ARE READY FOR SNOW!!

This will be a fun outdoor day for all family members.  Bring a lunch and enjoy a day outdoors!

Where:  Meet at the Bull Mountain Trails parking lot.

What to wear:  Warm clothing, work gloves, rain gear, hiking/work boots, and a daypack might be useful.

Handy tools:  Round nose shovels, clippers, hand saws

Specialty / Power equipment:  If you can bring an ATV, it would be really helpful.  (Other types of vehicles are not allowed on the trails.).  Please note – If you are bringing a chainsaw or any other power equipment, our safety plan obliges volunteers to wear personal protective gear (hard hat, ear/eye protection, gloves, work boots) and faller’s pants if you are running a chainsaw.

Please let Sean Seabourne know if you are able to attend (and what tools you can bring) or give him a call if you have any questions.  250-398-9588

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Website Launch!

Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club is pleased to announce the launch of our new website, here at www.williamslakecrosscountryskiclub.ca 

Created in collaboration with website developer and Canadian National Ski Team member, Julien Locke, our new website is user -and skier- friendly, with an easy-to-read trail conditions report, descriptions of our youth skier development programs, printable maps, programs calendars, events listing and a “What’s Happening?” section for recent club updates. The website is fully mobile friendly and is optimized for use on all devices from handheld phones to tablets to desktop.

Please explore our new website – and better yet, visit us at our trails at Bull Mountain, and bring your skis, snowshoes and dog!

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Are you purchasing new winter tires this year?

With the purchase of a WLCCSC membership, you can receive $100 off a set of four new winter tires at KAL TIRE if they are purchased and installed before October 6, 2018.  Thanks, KAL TIRE!

Williams Lake Cross-Country Ski Club is welcoming new members to our wonderful facility and wanted to let you know of our local partnership and membership drive with Kal Tire over the next two Saturdays.

Saturday, September 22 – 10 am to 2 pm

Saturday, September 29 – 10 am to 2 pm

Refreshments available – donation to JackRabbits Club

Memberships purchased on or before our Open House (Nov. 24th) are eligible for ski package draw

Our adult membership fee is only $100.  This is an opportunity to “Ski for Free” with a $100 coupon towards new tires – we all need them right?

We will have board members, coaches and JackRabbits onsite at Kal Tire the next two Saturdays.  Our club is also part of a larger Cross Country BC membership drive.

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Annual General Meeting: Wednesday, October 24

Please attend our Annual General Meeting, October 24, 2018, 7 pm, at the Williams Lake Library’s meeting room.  New members are welcome!  We have some vacant positions on our Executive; please consider joining us!

Agenda includes a presentation on our new ski school program (Robin Dawes) and a look at our new website.

Vacant positions:  Chair, Secretary, Operations (trails / facilities), Communications / Publicity.

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Work on Trails

There will be a Dozer working on the Bull Mountain Road pushing the snow banks back to open the road up more. The work will be happening Friday morning Feb 16, 2018 from 7:00am to 12:00pm. Please use caution when driving up to Bull Mountain during this time period.

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Ski Tournament

Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped make our 4th annual kids ski tournament a big success. Teams from 100mile and Quesnel had nice things to say, their kids had tons of fun. Dale did another great job announcing, glen and Paul along with all their support crew handling our timing/results. Lisa and Sean for spearheading course and stadium setup, bev for planning out fun stadium obstacle course for fun team relay, Scott Gordon and Malcolm for grooming.

Also Jen Clark and Lynn Samson for taking care of the fantastic food. Special thanks to Jim Simms for taking care of large warming tent which again came in very handy. Many thanks to all the others, without you we cannot host these great events and all the kids really appreciate it. Big pat on the back to all.

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