October 27, 2021

Telemark Biathlon Thanks Sponsors and Supporters!

Telemark’s Biathlon programs are volunteer-driven and athlete-focused for all ages and abilities. We are just that excited about the amazing sport of Biathlon! Looking back on the year, we have achieved so much. Our Recreational programs for Youth and for the Young-at-Heart grew by 36% and over 200% respectively! Our more intense high performance programs thrived as well with numerous podiums and Personal Bests throughout the season. Highlights include Relay Bronze for Natalie Benoit at Canada Winter Games, a full suite of medals for Timur McNern at International Children’s Games in Lake Placid, New York and another full suite of medals including double Gold for Kira Friesen at Nationals in Whistler BC! Congratulations to ALL our athletes!

Even our fine Telemark facilities have improved significantly with the installation of a propane furnace in the beloved Fort.

How can all of this happen, you might well ask? Our sponsors and kind donations whether in-kind or in cold hard cash really go a long way to supplementing the efforts of outstanding fundraising champions and enthusiastic volunteers within the ranks of our membership.

So this is a shout-out to our many sponsors and contributing organizations:

First, the Sponsors for Telemark’s annual raffle draw were so kind and generous. Total amount raised at Telemark was $7500! Of the total amount, Biathlon athletes and families raised $2500! That’s an incredible feat! The money raised by Biathlon athletes and families goes straight to funding Biathlon’s exciting programs. Here are the amazing raffle prize sponsors. Thank You!

Fresh Air Experience / Kelowna Paddle Centre / Ecoscape / Waterfront Wines Restaurant / Silver Star / Taylor’s Antiques / Petro Canada / IFM Therapy and Performance / One Life Health and Wellness / Ships Ahoy / Johnson Bentley Aquatic Centre.

Now, other sponsors who’ve also been steadfast and enthusiastic in their support throughout the year!

Kelowna Cycle. Main sponsor for the Biathlon BC Championships.
Event Door Prizes and $500 donation.
Event announcer Shayne Friesen (left of frame) at the Kelowna Cycle tent. Hi Shayne!
Richard MacKenzie (left) shown here presenting a cheque for $300 from
The West Kelowna Volunteer Firefighters Association to Ken Ransom, Biathlon BC Championships Chief of Competition.
Fortis BC’s 2018 donation of $300 for the Fort generator door replacement. Donation secured through Steve Fenning. Thanks Steve!
Most of the installation crew. L-R Jeff Grenier, Oliver Grenier, Steve Fenning, Rob Fershau
Fortis BC’s 2019 donation of $300 for the new Range Rules Sign. Steve Fenning (right) presenting the cheque to Biathlon Committee Chair, Murray Carlson.
Culligan Water Services for their kind donation of a water cooler and accessories. Now that the Fort is heated, no more frozen water bottles through those long Winters! Donation secured by Karmen Platt. Thank you Karmen!

We also want to extend our sincere appreciation to: Hainle Winery-Peachland, Grizzli Winery-West Kelowna, Serendipity Winery-Naramata, Weber & Markin Gunsmiths -Kelowna, Save-on-Foods, Nature’s Fare and Canada’s Superstore for their generous donations!


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