June 22, 2018

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 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

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.

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.

Telemark Biathlon Committee Meeting

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This meeting is for all parents of Bears, Development and Advanced athletes, and masters athletes.  Lots to discuss so please make the effort to attend!

Date: Tuesday April 17, 2018    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: S103B Boardroom – Okanagan College Kelowna Campus, 1000 KLO Road.  Click here for map

Still lots of snow up at Telemark – get out this weekend and enjoy fabulous spring skiing – trails were groomed on Thursday.


Biathlon BC Championships – we need volunteers!

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The Biathlon BC Championships are coming to Telemark in less than two weeks and we need lots of volunteers for Saturday and Sunday March 3 and 4th.  Come on out and see first hand this exciting winter Olympic sport.  Canada’s Julia Ransom got her start right here at the Telemark biathlon range and who knows – you might just get to see a future Olympian on the weekend!

Volunteering is easy – just click here and sign up.  No prior experience necessary.


Call for Volunteers!

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The Biathlon Season is in full swing and before you know it, the Biathlon BC Championships race weekend will be here!  This fast paced, action packed event takes place on Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4th.  You won’t want to miss it and one of the best ways to see the race is to be part of it.  The good news is that you can be part of the action by volunteering.   We have all sorts of volunteer positions available on both days, so we’d love to have you sign up to help.  Even if you’ve never experienced a biathlon race before, we have volunteer positions that will suit you, and we’ll provide all the training you will need.  So please sign up and join in the fun – we’d love to have you involved!

Sign up by clicking here – it only takes a moment.

If you have questions or need more information email us at tncbiath@telus.net


Zone 2 BC Winter Games Qualifier and Regional Race

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Our friends at Sovereign Lakes Nordic Club are hosting this year’s BCWG qualifier as well as a fun regional race.  Click here for race invitation and details.  “Zone 2” is the Thompson Okanagan region of BC.

If you are 13 or 14 as of December 31, 2017, you are the right age to compete in biathlon at the upcoming BCWG in Kamloops (February, 2018).  It’s going to be a different event for biathlon at the BCWG this season, as they do not have a normal biathlon facility… so you will get to run instead of ski, and shoot laser rifles instead of 22 rifles.  The BCWG are a fantastic opportunity for athletes to experience a multisport event – kind of like going to the Olympics, with impressive Opening and Closing Ceremonies, all sorts of athletes from all over BC attending and competing in winter sports, and of course the amazing medals.  If you are interested, please talk to your coach this weekend (Bears or Development athletes, this means you!).

The event at Sovereign will be really good – an individual race on Saturday, then an amazingly fun relay race on Sunday!  This event is intended for Bears through Masters, so check it out!

If you are able to volunteer to help at the race (either day or both) please get in touch with Laurie as soon as possible.

Classified are available

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We’ve added a “classified” section to our website so you can find used equipment to buy or you can place an ad there yourself.  It is quick and easy to use and hopefully will help biathlon and nordic teams move gear to those who need it.

The section is easily found as one of the menu selections on the home page.

Or click on this link.