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 main parking lot adjacent to the Manulife Soccer Centre.

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 or garden fork).

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.

2018-2019 Online Registration is now open!

Registration is open for the 2018-2019 ski season. Go online and become a general member. You can then choose from fall training programs and/or winter ski lessons for children, youth and adults. Further details on club programs are available under the Programs & Membership header.

To register, move your cursor to Programs & Membership, then click Online Registration. This takes you to the club’s safe and secure Zone 4 registration site.

Year End Banquet (Includes equipment return, potluck and awards)

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.

2018 Cookie Race Update

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.

Youth Lessons have Started

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.