Snowfencing volunteers needed – Saturday, November 17

The ski club needs your help to prepare for the upcoming season and invites you to install the strategically placed snowfencing at Bechtel Park.

Date: Saturday, November 17

Time: 9 am to 12pm (You can commit as much time as you please in this window of opportunity)

Where: Bechtel Park, Soccer Complex

Wear weather appropriate clothing, safety boots (if you have them), and gloves as you handle metal stakes.

Equipment pickup day details

The WRNSC will be having the annual equipment rental session at Margaret Avenue School (Kitchener) on November 10, 2018. Our youth registration has set a new record this year, and we need to split skiers in two separate sessions.

Where: Margaret Ave School (325 Louisa St, Kitchener, ON) 
When: Saturday, November 10
Track Attack skiers should arrive at the school at 10:45am.
Jackrabbit and Bunnyrabbit equipment will arrive at the school around 12:30pm. Jackrabbit and Bunnyrabbit skiers and their families should arrive around 12:45pm. This timeslot will start with an information session, which we urge all families of Bunnies and Jackrabbits to attend.
Notes:
– Please remember to have skis inspected before you leave. Most of the ski bases need to be worked on before they will slide well and we will not be able to do this on the first day of lessons.

– We strongly recommend that you register online before arrival to pickup equipment so as to make the process as speedy as possible.

– Ski equipment is rented on a seasonal basis and must be returned no later than the club’s Annual General Meeting (held in early spring).

 

 

 

Looking for volunteers to fill two positions: Treasurer & Ski clothing manager

We are currently looking for volunteers to fill two positions:

Ski Clothing Manager whose duties include:
· All communications with sportswear company regarding design changes (if applicable), sample size orders, final orders, warranty issues, etc.
· Providing regular updates to club board
· Coordination with the Youth Program Director
· Scheduling and management/administration of fitting dates
· Collecting clothing orders & payments from club members; submitting orders & payment to sportswear company
· Organizing distribution of clothing orders to club members
· Management of rental program for racing suits

Treasurer whose duties include:
· To gather financial needs from all coordinators
· To present financial statements at each Board meeting
· Banking
· Bookkeeping
· Accounts receivable and payable

Youth program registration is almost full (Bunnyrabbits and some Track Attack are full)

Bunnyrabbit program – Registration is full
Jackrabbits – 3 spots remain
Track Attack Basic/Beginner – 2 spots remain
Track Attack Development – Registration is full
Track Attack Racing – Registration is full
Paranordic – Limited spots remain

If you wish to be placed on a waiting list, contact Ken Campbell at kccampbell@golden.net
Registration is likely to reopen once we train additional instructors.

Annual Trail Maintenance at Bechtel Park (Saturday, October 27, 2018)

The WRNSC’s annual maintenance and wood chipping of trail sections through Bechtel Park forest will be held Saturday, October 27, 2018. This ongoing work is essential to maintain the base for our winter ski trails. We need as many hands as possible, so please consider joining us.

Lunch is provided for all volunteers. This effort is also eligible for Ontario High School Diploma volunteer hours.

When: Saturday, October 27, from 8:30am to 12-noon. You can contribute the whole morning or just a portion of it.

Where: Meet in the parking lot beside the playground.

Details: Wear safe and appropriate clothing for rain, sunshine or cool temperatures. Gloves are a good idea to protect your hands.  Bring as many of the following tools as you have (T-rake, shovel, garden fork and wheelbarrow).

Adult Dryland Training (Starts Wednesday, October 10, 2017 at 6:30pm)

Worried about being able to make it up those first dreaded hills once the snow falls? Looking to get some early conditioning in with some fun fellow club-members? Searching for an excuse to eat more stuffing this Thanksgiving? Come on out to Adult Dryland Training! All fitness levels are welcome.

If you are interested, please email Cailinn Burns (cailinn.burns@gmail.com) – She will be putting together a custom email list for weather and other updates.

Membership: Since this is a WRNSC-run activity, you must be a member in good standing to participate with the group – please update your registration if you have not already done so.

When: Training starts 6:30 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2018, and will continue on a weekly basis thereafter until there is snow.

Where: We will meet at McLennan Park in Kitchener. For those who are unfamiliar with this area, it is on the south side of Ottawa Street, east of Westmount, across the road from Sheridan Nurseries Garden Centre. We usually park in the lot with the Ottawa Street entrance just below the toboggan hill. <https://www.google.ca/maps/place/McLennan+Park/@43.420789,-80.492053,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xee709724ad9f5350>

What to bring: Dress for the weather and wear runners. Please bring ski/walking poles, and head lamps for when it gets dark.

Program: We’ll do a variety of activities, including walking and bounding with the poles and if people are interested, some circuits of squats, lunges, push-ups etc. – similar to last year, for those who attended. The program will not “build on itself”, i.e. if you miss a week or two you won’t be lost. The goal is to practice some sport-specific conditioning exercises. We’ll change it up regularly to keep it interesting.