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.
– 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).
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
· Accounts receivable and payable
Youth instructional registration for the 2018-19 ski season has been paused. It is possible that registration will reopen later this fall. Please contact Ken Campbell (email@example.com) if you wish to add your skier(s) to the wait list.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is likely to reopen once we train additional instructors.
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).
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 (email@example.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+Parkfirstname.lastname@example.org,-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.
WRNSC’s AGM will be held at RIM Park on Wednesday, May 23 at 6pm
The banquet and ski rental return will be held Sunday, March 25 at Camp Heidelberg (2001 Kressler Road, Woolwich).
4 to 5pm: Equipment return, set up dining room and socialize
5 to 5:45pm: Potluck dinner – Bring your utensils, china and table cloth. Bring a home cooked dish (soups, salads, main course, desserts – no peanuts please)
5:45 to 6:30pm: Awards – All bunnyrabbit and jackrabbit skiers will receive their skill awards and badges. We will also reveal the winners of the Jackrabbit Johannsen, Adult Learn-to-Ski, Adult Racer, Junior Racer, Kitchener Sports Association and WCSSAA awards.
The 2018 Cookie Race, which was scheduled for January 21, has been cancelled because of low snow conditions and expected high temperatures.
Time trials will be run on Thursday, January 18 at the Rockway Golf Course in Kitchener. Events will begin at 6:30pm.
The racing group has been active over the Christmas break, and the Track Attack Development skiers have also been invited to sessions. All youth instructional sections will offer lessons starting Sunday January 7, from 1:30 until 3:30pm, at Bechtel Park.
The Cookie Race will be held on January 21 at Bechtel Park. All youth instructional skiers are automatically registered in the Cookie Race. For the race notice, please see our Race page. For the first time, the Cookie Race will have a ‘seniors’ category. The seniors events will serve as qualifiers for Ontario Senior Games. All adult skiers can enter the ‘seniors’ events, but only skiers age 55 or more can qualify for the Seniors Games.