July 22, 2018

Biathlon Coach Needed

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Request for Expression of Interest for Biathlon Coach at Telemark Nordic Club

The Telemark Biathlon Program in West Kelowna, B.C. is looking for interested individuals to be part of a dynamic coaching team of paid and volunteer coaches. We have a large program that encompasses programs for beginners (Bears), recreational, Masters, and competitive biathletes. The coaching positions report to the Chair of the Telemark Biathlon Parent Committee.

Our club strives to provide programs for the continual development of biathlon from introduction to national excellence for all ages and abilities and follows the LTAD model where appropriate. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and committed coaches.


 Provide coaching expertise to all biathletes and coaches.

  • Deliver on-snow and dryland training opportunities 4-5 days per week
  • Develop annual training programs for Telemark Nordic Club biathletes.
  • Provide direction, assignments and mentoring to volunteer coaches.
  • Oversee race coaching, both prior to and at races, including directions for ski wax preparation.

Position Requirements

 Minimum NCCP Biathlon Competition Development Certified or equivalent.

  • Minimum NCCP Nordic T2T Certified or equivalent.
  • Experienced wax technician.
  • Must have own transportation.
  • PAL certified.
  • Knowledgeable Range Safety Officer with experience maintaining biathlon rifles
  • Criminal records check.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a dynamic team environment.
  • Motivated to work independently and take a leadership role.
  • Good interpersonal and motivational skills.

Part time position with sessional payments.

Submit cover letter and resume in confidence to Michelle Banser, Chair, Telemark Biathlon Committee

Application Deadline: August 15th, 2018

Range Ready

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Thanks Murray for cutting down all the weeds and painting the targets – sure looks great! There really ARE targets behind all of those weeds.   It really made a big difference! See everyone at the range Wednesday night. There’s also hill bounding this Tuesday evening. Julia is away but we’ll be there, bounding and sweating. For details please contact Murray.

More hill bounding

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The hill bounding crew was out last week. Come on out Tuesday evenings to Mar Jok Elementary in West Kelowna. We start at 1800hrs. Bring old shorter poles if you have some. Otherwise, if you want some just drop a line to Murray Carlson 250-808-4511 and Murray will help you to score some.

Tree Planting on Saturday

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Please sign up here for Tree Planting this Saturday June 9th.  This is a valuable fundraiser for our Team.  Please do your best to sign up.  It takes at least 10 planters to make this a worthwhile exercise for our sponsor (Ntitlxyx Resources of the Westbank First Nation).  We make $1000 for every 4000 trees planted.

Meet at rendezvous point (TBD–will be in the Telemark/Coquihalla area) at 8 am and 12 pm

Session 1 9-12 pm

Session 2 1-3 pm

Saturday Practice

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A couple of photos from Saturday.

Off and Running! (well… bounding!)

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The Team had our first Tuesday workout with Julia and Jasper this evening, striding and bounding in the hills above Mar Jok Elementary school in West Kelowna.  These weekly workouts are aimed at the 13-18 year old group plus any Masters that want to get in a good workout.

Hill bounding with Olympic biathlete Julia Ransom!

Tree Planting Info

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Ntityix Resources LP (our local First Nations forester) is donating their time and resources to help us raise money for our Race Teams – we sure appreciate this!  While this weekend is a busy one, including the Biathlon BC AGM in Prince George, hopefully some of us will be able to get out and help put some trees into the ground!

If you are helping out for Biathlon, please make sure they know so the trees you plant will be credited to the Biathlon program.

Meet at Yellow Gate (1 km above Telemark turnoff on Glenrosa Road) at 8 am and 12 pm each day.

Spring Fun in the Sun

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John and Murray skied Crystal Rim this afternoon. They started out from the yellow gate.  Conditions varied from full-on one skate to gingerly working around some deadfall.  By all accounts, it was a great outing!  Fortune favours the Brave, so..go for it!  And remember your sunscreen!

Love the ski shorts Murray!

Biathlon BC announces provincial squads

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Congratulations to Colton, Danica, Kira, Makenna and Natalie for being nominated to the Biathlon BC Development Squad and to Rory for being nominated to the Biathlon BC Talent Squad.  It is quite an accomplishment to have all six of our race team members making it onto the provincial squads!  It takes a village to support an athlete, so thanks also to all the coaches, families and the Telemark community for continuing to support these aspiring young athletes!

Danica on the Biathlon Canada U20 National Development Team

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Congratulations to Danica on being selected for the BiCan under 20 National Development Team!  Danica capped off a great season with a podium finish at the National Championships, and joins BC’s Benita Peiffer, Larissa Black, Gillian Gowling, Claire Lesawich, Cole Bender and Ryan Elden as well as biathletes from across Canada on the team.  Well done Danica!