Cataline Challenge Results & Thanks!

Thanks to all who participated in the second annual Cataline Challenge. This year we had 20 different skiers do 27 laps of the 7.4 km course over 48 hours. Fastest time was Anika Wallin completing the course in 25min and 20 seconds. Seven other skiers completed it in under 41 min – Sean Donahue, Betty Donahue Rodger Hamilton, Roy Keats, Matt Burkey, Bev Rooke, and Nadia Wallin.  The fastest “non-racer” time in the 48 hour event was Sean Donahue.

Nice work to everyone who skied the loop and thank you to our groomers, and to Bev for organizing this!

A big thank you to Red Shreds, Cycle Logic and Caribou Ski Source for Sports for their donations of draw prizes. Winners of the random draws will be contacted directly.

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Cataline Challenge This Weekend!

FEBRUARY 25-27th : 6PM Friday night to 6PM Sunday night.

This is a 48 hour “race” where you can ski the course – Cataline full loop and Spur (a distance of 7.4km) – as many times as you like, in whichever style you prefer (skate or classic) and in whichever direction you prefer to do the loop. The goal is to see how many loops of the course we can complete as a community over the 48 hours – 6pm Friday, February 25 to 6pm Sunday, February 27. Through the weekend please record each loop separately on the sheet at the sign in board. You may time yourself and record that as well as your name and contact number. You may enter anonymously but will only be eligible for prizes if you include a name and contact. There will be a random draw for prizes for all participants and bragging rights for the top time to complete the loop (honour system!!). All skiers welcome. Regular trail fees in effect.

EACH LOOP IS ONE ENTRY ** TRACK YOUR TIME – TOP TIMES WILL BE ANNOUNCED

Cycle Logic, Red Shred’s and Caribou Ski have donated the draw prizes!

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Annual Fundraiser for Finishing of Construction Projects

It’s happening! From no view (sorry warming hut) to full on Southern exposure down the expanse of our stadium. And downstairs, a fully functional equipment rental facility, no more mice, musty odors or arduous shuffling of equipment. A bonus from any view!

But the view Broadens further, for our sights are set on moving the sea-can on and replacing it with a storage shed fit for the never tiring crew and equipment.  A fact, not just a point of view!  We are most anxious to build a structure which can finally house our grooming equipment so that our groomers no longer have to struggle with cramming snow machines into restricted space with no ventilation causing the equipment to freeze to the floor of the building and shortening the life of the equipment and the patience of the groomers.

Construction of the new Lodge begins this spring. But, we have yet to raise the funds to fully bring to completion this ambition. One which embraces and engages our similarly broadening community, young and old, in the most welcoming and healthy manner. Can you help us even in the smallest way? Collectively we change the view!

Once again Nordiq Canada is sponsoring a fund raising campaign on behalf of Cross Country Ski Clubs across Canada. With their support we are able to offer Charitable Donation receipts to Donors which we are normally not able to do. The campaign runs until March 21 so please take advantage while you can.

We have received generous funding for the new Lodge Structure, but not enough to complete the final finishing. These new projects will be game changers for our club and will improve program delivery and social interaction within the community.

We are asking our membership and the community at large to support us in this endeavor. Even the smallest of contributions is greatly appreciated and brings us a step closer to our goal. Please share this request with any and all who you think may believe this is a worthwhile community aspiration.

Donate at:  Annual Club Fundraiser 2022 – Be Part Of A Broader View – Canadahelps

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Ladies Night – Weekly on Thursdays

We are so excited to announce the return of ladies night! Bring your headlamp!  Meeting weekly at 6pm Thursday nights (weather permitting) at Bull Mountain. Starting this January 13th. Participation is free for annual members. Drop in is $15. Bring a head lamp. Unfortunately we won’t be doing soup this year but if you would like to, bring your own hot drink for after.

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Ski & Snowshoe Rentals Now Available

Our call has been answered and as a result, we have been able to set up a ski rental schedule for the season.  Rentals will be available:  Friday evenings, 6pm – 8:30 pm…..Saturdays, 12 pm – 3:00 pm…..Sundays, 11:30 am – 4 pm.

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Modified Wellness Day : January 15, 2022

A modified Wellness Day will go ahead on Saturday. We will be following strict Covid-19 procedures with access to the warming hut limited to the pick-up and return of equipment. All fittings will take place outside or from your vehicles. Please follow the link below. https://www.williamslakecrosscountryskiclub.ca/…/event…/ Print and fill out the equipment pick-up sheet prior to arrival and present it to the Ski Attendant. This will help to speed up the process.

Social distancing in line ups for equipment and food must be followed and masks will be required inside the building. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO BE PATIENT AND DISPERSE FROM AROUND THE WARMING HUT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

Access to guides will be limited and social distancing with your guides will also be required. We hope to make this as enjoyable an experience as possible under the circumstances and ask for your co-operation in helping to make it so. Someone will be available to guide you through the process of picking up and returning equipment but please arrive knowing what boot size(s) you and your group require.

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