The Annual General Meeting will be held Sunday, June 16 from 7 to 9 pm at the Silver Springs Community Centre – Sunrise Room. The VicePresident, Treasurer and Events Coordinator positions will be vacant and the Club requires support from the membership to fill these spots on the executive board.
We are still looking at what program to offer the skier that has completed T1 (i.e. 14 years and older) but has aspirations that don’t match the T2 and LC programs. We are considering the introduction of a program that would include basic strength and fitness work starting in September and a weekly ski technique session at COP once the snow flies. Weekend skis would be coach-suggested but parent co-ordinated; in addition to Kananaskis day trips, this could include hut or hostel stays (Fireweed Hostel http://www.fireweedhostel.com/ next Family Day Long Weekend for example) and loppets.
Some of the COP sessions would include coaching tips and technique for those teens interested in giving back to the Club by helping out with programs for the younger kids. Please get back to us with your thoughts on what you would like to see in a program like this. Your feedback is needed in order to make this a success. This program is tentative only and we need interest from at least 6 athletes to make it a reality.
Please contact Kevin McLean if interested.
- Primarily at Edworthy Park – Meet at the north end of the bridge with runners and ski poles & roller blades/skis (helmets mandatory).
- Cross-country specific fitness / boot camp style 6 week session – expect to learn hill walking and ski bounding techniques along with XC specific strength activities.
- The 15 minute cool downs every day will be on roller blades/skis (no poles) to look at skate ski technique on blades (vs hockey skating on blades)
- May 23 – June 27.
Last week the Foothills Nordic Executive Committee voted unanimously to implement a volunteer bond for the 2013-2014 season. After much discussion about volunteerism within the Foothills Nordic Ski Club, the executive has decided that the implementation of a volunteer bond is necessary to continue to offer exceptional coaching, program trips, club wide events, retain safe, organized equipment and keep its key volunteers committed. The 2013/2014 program year will be a pilot year for the volunteer bond and will be reassessed at the end of the season.
Details of the volunteer bond will be available when each program registration begins.
Thank you to Elliot Steinberg who prepared this wonderful video showing a glimpse of the Foothills ski season. Just click on the play button beside the recent news title to be transported to our YouTube channel.
We would like to announce that Foothills Nordic Ski Club has received a CIP grant for the amount of $10,750. The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) provides funds to enhance and enrich community initiatives throughout Alberta. The Program is intended to reinvest revenues generated from provincial lotteries in communities, to empower local citizens, and community organizations to work together and respond to local needs. This grant will assist us with equipment purchases.
Please join me in thanking Kim McKenney, our past president who worked hard at coordinating and submitting the information to ensure the successful process for this grant.
I would like to invite you to read the attached letter written by Kim McKenney who served on the Executive Committee from 2009-2012,
We are always welcoming members who wish to lend a hand in this process. The more volunteers, the more we can build a stronger club and continue to have fun in our community!
The AmateurSport Committee at Parks Foundation Calgary has awarded our club an Amateur Sport Grant of up to $65,600 toward the purchase of facility, training and race equipment as part of our “Capital Equipment Improvement Project”. Our past president, Kim McKenney was instrumental in coordinating the application for this grant. Thank you Kim for all your hard work.
The Amateur Sport Grant Program was created as part of the Saddledome Foundation’s commitment to establish an Olympic legacy from the operations of the Saddledome. The continued success of the program is possible through a joint community partnership with the Calgary Flames Hockey Club, The Saddledome Foundation and the Parks Foundation Calgary.
Here are a few highlights of the equipment that we will be able to acquire:
Cargo trailer for the Foothills Snowmobile,
Groomer and track setter, used by the Ski at School Program and to groom Confederation Park,
Additional club roller skis,
Strength and excercise training equipment,
Video camera for technique assessment,
Biathlon rifles and accessories,
Ski preparation and waxing tools and equipment,
For more information on Parks Foundation Calgary, please see: http://www.parksfdn.com/Amateur%20Sport.htm