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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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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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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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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