December 15, 2017

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.

Work Camp Done!

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Message from Murray:

Here is our beautiful range in the sun today! Thanks to all who pitched in this weekend. Today, lines and spools were replaced and spare bullet catcher fronts were painted. All targets were painted and the outhouses have two coats of stain on them. Way to go! We are in good shape for the coming season. With freshly painted targets I am hoping for lots of clean shooting as my early Christmas wish for all of our Biathletes…including me.:)

Fall Work Camp Weekend

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It is that time of year again – we need to get the range ready for the season before the snow arrives.  So please sign up for a task (or add your own!) and come out this weekend to pitch in!

click here to sign up

 

Biathlon Committee Meeting

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Meet at the Telemark Lodge at 6:00 pm Tuesday October 3.  Michelle has sent out the agenda – hope to see everyone there.

High Performance Skis for Sale

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Two pairs of skate skis for sale. For purchase inquiries or for more pictures please contact Evan Smailes at 250-808-3298.

 

1. Madshus Redline Carbon Skate Plus Skis 185cm
fresh ground bases, excellent condition. Ski built for warmer temperature race conditions.
NNN Rottefella xcelorator 2.0 bindings included.
Weight range roughly 125-135lb
Asking Price: $400.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Madshus Redline Carbon Skate Skis 185cm

Base condition excellent, new grind on bases, race ready.

White Bases for Warmer Snow Temp.
Does Not include bindings.

Weight range roughly 125lb-135lb.
Asking Price: $300.00

Tree Planting!

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The Westbank First Nation has once again graciously provided the Biathlon and X-C Race Teams with a fundraising opportunity: tree planting in the Brenda Mines area.  This is a very important fundraiser for our teams.  Please do your best to participate in this activity. Not only will you be raising money for the team, you will also be contributing to the environment and providing your kids with job experience!

Details:

  • Saturday May 27th and Sunday May 28th (sorry, same weekend as the Biathlon BC AGM at Telemark…)
  • 08:30 meet at the Coquihala Hwy (5a) and Brenda Mines interchange.  We will be escorted to the site
  • 12:30 for the afternoon shift

Click here to go to the sign up sheet.

Team Roller Ski and Wax Package Order

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If you want to get in on the x-c race team order, now is the time….

The Deadline is this Thursday March 23rd.  See the previous post from March 15th with all the details on what and how to order.

After the deadline you are out of luck to secure the better prices…

Demo Day Volunteer Signup

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Murray has created a nice signup sheet, so if you are able to come out and volunteer for the upcoming Demo Day (morning of March 5), please click here to sign up.  Development, Advanced and Adult biathletes are encouraged to help, along with parents, coaches, etc.

We want to make sure we have enough folks out to make this a really fun event for the participants!

Volunteers Wanted

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Hello Parents and Athletes (who are too old to ski in Midgets):

Telemark is hosting the BC Midget Championships next week.

There will be a full contingent of volunteers needed for a variety of jobs.

Alison Campbell Urness has graciously agreed to be the volunteer coordinator for this event so any question please direct them to acampbellurness@gmail.com

To sign up please see the following link: http://www.volunteersignup.org/PJRTR