The 2019-2020 ski season is creeping up on us! Notices & dates to keep in mind….

Do you need new winter tires?

Kal Tire is once again sponsoring our youth programs.

When you purchase your 2019-2020 Cross-Country Ski Membership, you’ll receive a coupon for $100 off a set of four winter tires (passenger or light truck) from Kal Tire.  Tires must be purchased and installed before September 30.  See your CCBC magazine for the coupon as well.  On Saturday, September 21, 10 am – 2 pm, we’ll have a table set up for membership purchase at Kal Tire.

 

Annual General Meeting

Thursday, October 17, 7 pm, Library Meeting Room….  Election of directors; we are looking for a chairperson and Youth Development Coordinator.  We are proposing the addition of a family membership as well as a family day use fee.  We have lots of jobs, big and small, throughout the year that require volunteers.  Please contact us if you are able to help.

 

New Adventure Trail Work Bee:  September 29, 10am-2 pm.

Please join us up at Bull Mountain this Sunday to fine tune our new Adventure Trail!  The new trail is located just off the stadium at Pony Express.  We will mostly be cutting firewood and taking it to the warming hut, burning some debris, and raking/smoothing the trail.

We are looking for chainsaws/operators with appropriate personal protective gear, shovels and rakes.  Gloves and good footwear are recommended.  Bring a lunch, and all the family for a great outdoor day!

 

Fall Work Bees at Bull Mountain are scheduled for:

Sunday, October 20, 9 am – 3 pm & Sunday, October 27, 9 am – 3 pm.  Meet in the parking lot.  If you are able to help out, please call Glen 250-398-5809 to sign up and get information.

Clean-up will be on the ski trails, snowshoe trails and in the warming hut.

What to bring….

brush saws, power saws (and people to operate them) long-handled snips, gloves, shovels, quads, handsaws, axes

 

Open House / Ski Swap

Saturday, November 23, 10 am – 3 pm, Library Meeting Room.  (More information to follow.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jackrabbits at Quesnel Elementary School Races

Feb 23, 2019 Quesnel Elementary School Races at Hallis Lake: 
Although it was a chilly day, a number of the Bull Mountain Jackrabbits raced at Hallis Lake, making up the only out-of-town team that attended this fun annual event (and thus earning the annual Gold Pan trophy for best out-of-town team).  The WLCCSC Jackrabbits who went were:  Violet, Anna, Zinny, Gavin, Lilly, and Oi.  All the kids participated in all the events.  The day began with a classic distance ski.  This was followed by a freestyle sprint team relay, and finally by the exciting downhill ‘double-cross’.
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Teck BC Cup Championships Results

 

March 1-3, 2019 Teck BC Championships at Larch Hills in Salmon Arm:
Congratulations to our Bull Mountain Racers – and former Bull Mountain Racer – for great results!
Friday — classic mass start:  Nadia 4th…..Jessabelle 13th….Anika 2nd….Grace 11th
Saturday — interval start skate (free) technique:  Nadia 3rd…..Jessabelle 6th….Anika 2nd……Grace 15th
And…overall results from the Teck BC Cup series for 2018-2019:
  • Anika earned 1st place in the Teck BC Cup series aggregate awards in the Midget category (2006) girls xc skiing.
  • Nadia earned 2nd place in the Teck BC Cup series aggregate awards in the Bantam category (2008) girls xc skiing.
  • Cole Turner, who started out skiing with the WLCCSC but now trains in Kelowna with Telemark Nordic, won 1st place in the Junior Mens (1999-2000) Teck BC Cup series aggregate awards.

      

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Bull Mountain “Wranglers” at the Teck BC Midget Championships

Feb 16-17, 2019 Teck BC Midget Championships at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre in Vernon:
Four of our Bull Mountain racers participated in the recent Teck BC Midget Championships, which is an annual event for kids ages 9-12.  There were three events:  2 km classic race; 300 m skate race; 1.5 km team relay race.  It’s a popular event, with 25-35 competitors in each boys and girls age group.  Anika came earned a silver in her classic race!  Jake, Anika, Nadia and Oi teamed up to make a Bull Mountain Wranglers relay team, and won tasty cookie medals, coming in first in their Unofficial Relay Team category.
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Congratulations to our Bull Mountain Racers!

Five of our youth Bull Mountain Racers and one coach competed at the Teck BC Cup#2 in Revelstoke last weekend, January 26-27.  Members of the Bull Mountain Racers team who raced at this provincial competition were Jessabelle Trelenberg, Nadia Wallin, Jake Sutton, Anika Wallin, and Grace Turner.  These five racers had 7 top 10 finishes!
Anika Wallin earned a gold in her classic sprint (350 m) and bronze in her freestyle (skate) race (3.75 km), and Nadia Wallin earned a gold in her freestyle (skate) race (2.75 km).  Coach and Jackrabbits Coordinator, Rob Sutton also competed, in the 10 km freestyle (skate) Masters category.
Congratulations to all the racers!  They all did really well with a technically challenging course – lots of steep hills and sharp turns.
 
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Thank you for a great Wellness Day!

Thanks to all who showed up to enjoy our trails and free rentals from Caribou Ski and WLCCSC’s Ski School program.  Over 100 people attended today’s Wellness Day – a new record!  It was great to see people of all ages heading out to enjoy the warm, sunny day.

Many thanks to the First Nations Health authority for providing and serving the delicious chili and bannock!

Thanks also to Caribou Ski for bringing up masses of skis, boots, poles and snowshoes!

And thanks to the many volunteers who groomed the trails in preparation, helped with the equipment, greeted people at the registration desk, did the clean up, and took groups out to give beginner skiers tips and directions!

What a great day!

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Adult Ski Lesson – Limited space – February 2 – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Need some help with your skiing technique?

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!

Classic and Skate Lesson February 2.

Pre-register for a morning classic technique tips on February 2, 2019 from 10 am – noon.  Class size is limited to a maximum of 10 participants. (3 spots left) Some skiing ability is preferred.

The main focus will be on diagonal stride, but the instructor will also cover double pole, snowplow, safety, etc.

Pre-register for an afternoon skate lesson. February 2, 2019 from 1pm – 3pm.  Class size is limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Must have skating equipment.

Certified Instructor- Gary Carlson

$30 each class

Class size is limited.  Please pre-register.

Contact Deb.  250-392-2468 or burdikin@shaw.ca

Class will meet at the Warming Hut at Bull Mountain.

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Wellness Day at Bull Mountain: Saturday, January 19

Wellness Day at Bull Mountain: Saturday, January 19, 10 am – 2 pm
in partnership with Caribou Ski Source for Sports and First Nations Health Authority
  • free use of ski and snowshoe equipment from Caribou Ski Source for Sports (time limits on usage)
  • free instruction from experienced skiers
  • free trail fees (after signing in)
  • free chill and bannock lunch
  • free hot chocolate and coffee

 

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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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