October 22, 2018

You can help!

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2 ways to help support your Team Kelowna biathlon (Enzo and Timor) and cross country athletes (all from Telemark)…
Sat Oct 13th @11am-1pm:  Team Kelowna Grocery Bagging @ Kelowna Superstore (Team Kelowna athletes will participate in this fundraiser;  parents, siblings and coaches are welcome to assist as well in bagging groceries)
Do your grocery shopping that same day between 11 am and 1 pm and leave a nice tip on your way out!

Bounding fun

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Hill bounding above the Rose Valley Reservoir. Who dares, Wins!

Biathlon Committee Meeting

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Yes, time to get together again to do some planning for the upcoming season!  We need all Telemark biathlon parents, coaches and adult biathletes to come out if you can.

DATE: Tuesday September 18

TIME: 19:00 hrs to 2130 hrs

LOCATION: S103B Kelowna Campus Okanagan College (Boardroom), 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna

AGENDA – Michelle or Alison will send out an agenda as soon as it is ready.

Door Donation

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In this picture, Murray is accepting a donated steel door from Tim Shaw. Tim and Andrea have been enthusiastic supporters of Telemark and Telemark Biathlon.  They have helped at numerous Bears practices, races and work camps and both have become strong skiers.  The donated door will soon replace the old beat up door at the back of the Fort.

Thank you Tim and Andrea!

Thanks guys!

Thanks also to Steve Fenning and Fortis!  Steve secured a $300 donation from Fortis for this specific job to help defray some of the cost for materials needed to install the door.

Tree Planting News

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Hi Everyone,

The last weekend in May and this past weekend, our Team participated in tree planting on cut lines near to our very own Telemark Nordic Club. Thanks to Steve Fenning, Iva and Thomas Rozek, Daniel Rozek, Erik Rozek and Alex Rozek for participating and for leading the way, getting some fresh air and for making a difference in our local ecosystem. I can confirm that the weather was quite nice and the views spectacular with the rain holding off and a nice breeze to keep the mozzies down.  More importantly, together we raised several hundred dollars for Telemark and Biathlon programs. As an added bonus we got to interact with the folks from the XC race team who were out in force.  The workers from Ntityix Resources LP (our local First Nations forester)  who were managing the tree planters were very patient and used several opportunities to educate participants – so thanks a ton to Ntiyix Resources for donating time and resources!

Please comment on this fundraising event. If you have any questions about the tree planting experience contact Murray  250-808-4511.

Tree Planting Details

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Thank you for committing your time and energy to plant trees on Saturday!

Note: we could still use more planters on Saturday morning.

Place: Meet at the Yellow Gate (800 m up the road from the Telemark parking lot)

Saturday am

  • meet at 0800 hrs
  • you will be escorted to the planting site via Fern Creek
  • plant 0900-1200 hrs

Saturday pm

  • meet 1200 hrs
  • travel to planting site
  • plant 1300-1500 hrs


OK, rain gear is more than just “in case” – it will probably be raining so be prepared for a bit of wet weather!  And the sun screen is perhaps a bit optimistic this weekend…

Have fun –  you will be contributing to mother Earth and the production of the oxygen we breath when we race!

Tree Planting Opportunity

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It’s that time of year again – time to put a few trees in the ground and raise some funds for Telemark Biathlon!

If you can come out and help, please sign up for tree planting shifts this weekend (Sat and Sunday May 26/27th). You will be giving back to your team (much needed fundraising dollars) and to your planet. The experience also looks good on a job resume!

Click here to sign up.

Directions to the Jack Pine Road tree-planting block to follow (close to Telemark). No experience necessary and you will be given instructions at the site.  It is a fun way to spend a morning or afternoon doing something quite different from the usual weekend chores.

Thank you Volunteers!

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I want to send out an absolutely enormous thank you to everyone. I heard so many comments from the athletes and their support crews about how great the race was. It’s so much work to put these events on and I’m sure you’re all exhausted but you all did an amazing job and it wouldn’t have been a success without you all. I just want you to know that the Telemark Community appreciates all your efforts and the athletes appreciate it is well. Thank you again, you are all amazing: from making soups to setting up course to range, timing and absolutely everything.
Thank you,

Michelle Banser
Chairperson, Telemark Biathlon Committee

Our amazing volunteers made for a fantastic weekend

Telemark in the news!

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Thanks Murray for organizing with Global, and Coach Chris, Colton and Alex for showing how it is done!

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Cheering on Julia!

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Happy Parents!  Ken and Christine at the Olympics.

Biathlon Bears wishing all our Canadian Biathletes well. Nice poster!