13th Annual Ski Trip to Highlands Nordic – Saturday, January 19

Please note – Two changes compared to previous years:

  1. The trip will be one week earlier than usual, on January 19; registration and payment deadline is January 4th.
  2. We have reserved a 32-passenger activity coach instead of a 54-passenger motor coach, but we will be able to upgrade to a motor coach if we know early enough that we have more participants. So, please, register early!

The 13th annual ski trip to Highlands Nordic (http://www.highlandsnordic.on.ca/), courtesy of the WRNSC and the Grand Valley Trails Association, will be on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Travel will be aboard a comfortable Ayr’s activity coach, which offers the same amenities as the big coaches, but has no washroom.

Highlands is a great family destination, with 24 km of impeccably groomed trails for classic and skate skiing. Novice to expert skiers will find a trail to match their abilities. For a different pace, there’s also 7 km of snowshoe trails and a toboggan hill (bring your own toboggan, but no GT Racers or stand-on sleds). The ski centre also provides ski equipment rentals (both classic and skate), pro and service shops (they’ll even wax your skis), change rooms, waxing facilities and a full service cafeteria that offers hot soup and sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and fresh baked goods.

Trip cost includes bus fare and ski trail fee. The fee is non-refundable, unless the trip is cancelled. Advance registration is required. Registration and payment deadline is Friday, January 4th.

Fee for WRNSC members: Adults – $40; Children over 6 and Youths (18 and under) – $25; Children 6 and under – $12. Non-member fees: Adult and junior – $48; children 7 and under – $32.

To reserve your seats, contact Edith at rogerb@golden.net, indicating the number of participants, with their names, age group, contact phone # and e-mail address.

Make your cheque payable to the Waterloo Region Nordic Sports Club, and mail it to: WRNSC, P.O. Box 40031, Waterloo, ON  N2J 4V1. Please include the number of participants, with their names, age group, contact phone # and e-mail address.

Skiers will be picked up in Waterloo, at Conestoga Mall. ­Please arrive before 8:00 am. Park vehicles at the south-west corner of the mall, south of The Bay. Please park as far away from the building as possible.

The approximate arrival time back to K-W is 5 to 6 pm (dependent on road/weather conditions).

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.
– 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).