Adult Dryland Training starts Monday, October 21, 2019 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 Heidi Langenberg (heidi.langenberg@yahoo.de) – 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 Monday, October 21, 2019, 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

We might move to Bechtel Park for a few sessions.

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.

Registration for WRNSC’s 2019/2020 season is now open!

How to access: Click Online Registration under Programs & Membership in the black bar. This will redirect you to the club’s online membership registration page on Zone4.

Note that Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety) came into effect on July 1, 2019. It requires coaches, athletes under the of 26 and parents of athletes under 18 to review and confirm that they have read Ontario’s concussion awareness resources.

On the WRNSC’s online membership registration page, there is a link to the club’s Concussion Review of Resources. Please click on the link (Rowan’s Law Concussion Resources) – you will be redirected to another Zone 4 site, to read the concussion awareness resources & code of conduct, and confirm your review of them.

You must return to the club’s membership registration page to complete your registration and for payment/check out. To do so, click on the tab for the club’s Zone 4 Registration page in the top left corner of your screen.

Looking for volunteers

WRNSC is looking for volunteers to fill a few roles with the club.

Snow Fencing Coordinator

Over the past few years at Bechtel, we have confirmed that snow fencing helps capture snow and extends our ski season. This role has been filled in the past by individuals who wear lots of other hats with the club, so we’d like to spread the work out to more people. We’re looking for someone who will manage the entire process.

Responsibilities include:
– Ensure that we have sufficient fencing, stakes, zip ties, wood slats, etc in stock
– Coordinate installation and removal days with city staff
– Coordinate with the club’s Communication Director to recruit volunteers to assist with installation and removal of fencing
– Keep an eye on the condition of the fencing throughout the season and coordinate repairs as needed

Note that as our club continues to grow and our winter weather becomes more varied, the board has been reviewing venues for the past few years. We are working with the City of Kitchener to finalize plans to relocate the ski club to Rockway Golf Course prior to the upcoming ski season. We’ll follow up with an official announcement as soon we have a formal agreement signed.

If you are interested in being the club’s Snow Fencing Coordinator, please email info@wrnsc.ca

Youth Program Coaches

Want to contribute to the club in the most direct way possible? Why not give coaching a try! WRNSC is currently recruiting coaches to help lead our Youth Programs for the upcoming season. Full training is provided in the form of coaching courses and workshops as well as mentoring and the support of experienced club members to help you find your feet as a coach in the most stress-free way possible. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch at info@wrnsc.ca if you want more information or have any questions.

2019/2020 Youth Program Preview

President’s Message:
Summer is in full swing, but with the shortening days and declining mosquito levels we invite you to take a moment to start thinking about the upcoming season. Below is what you need to know about registration for the fall and winter programs along with a few club news items:
● Many thanks to Ken Campbell who is retiring from his role as Coordinator for both the Youth program and Race Team after many years of service to the club. We wish him well on his new adventures!
● Last year the club provided ski equipment rentals to over 50 families. The club is committed to updating and maintaining the youth rental fleet with $16,000 budgeted for new skis and ski equipment this year and further investments to come.
● This fall Waterloo Region will be recognizing the club for 35 years of service. Here’s to many more.
Enjoy your summer adventures,
Oliver Conway-White


WRNSC 2019-2020 Youth Program Preview
Bunny and Jackrabbit Program
● Aimed at ages 4-9
● Some 9 year olds may move up to TA Junior
Leader: Thiago Bartolomei
Contact: thiagobart@gmail.com
Track Attack Program (Junior)
● Aimed at ages 9 to 13, with some individual discretion possible
● For Jackrabbit Program Graduates or
● For Track Attack Beginner Graduates or
● For previous Track Attack Juniors
Leader: Stephan Latour
Contact: stephanlatour@hotmail.com
Track Attack Program (Senior) and Racing Program
● Aimed at ages 13 or older, with some individual discretion possible
● For Track Attack Junior Graduates or
● For individuals keen to enter racing at the highschool or club level
Leader: Scott Dowling
Contact: rscottdowling@gmail.com


Fall Dates
● Online Registration to open in early September, following an email notification
● Track Attack Junior & Track Attack Senior/Racing start Sunday September 15 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
● Track Attack Junior & Track Attack Senior/Racing meet for dryland training and games Sundays from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m and Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. throughout the fall
● Fall training locations: Predominantly at Bechtel Park, but also at Schneiders’ Bush and other locations
● Equipment day at the end of October, once the new equipment arrives

Bechtel Park Snowfencing Worker Bees Needed

The finale of the season involves removing the snowfencing at Bechtel Park which has permitted us to make the customary loop. Please consider contributing some of your time and muscle.

Place: Bechtel Park
Time: Saturday, April 6 at 9:00 am, for perhaps 1.5 hours
Attire: Weather appropriate clothing but make it old as stakes have mud on them
Accessories: Bring gloves and pliers for clipping off the plastic ties.

Annual General Meeting

WRNSC’s AGM will be held at RIM Park on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30pm.

If you are interested in volunteering to be on the club’s board of directors, please contact info@wrnsc.ca

6:30 to 7pm: Dinner of pizza and salads. Please bring your own water bottle (drink).
7pm: Meeting, including reports and elections

Room: 104
Agenda will be emailed closer to the date

May 21 update — Draft agenda:

  1. Approval of agenda
  2. Approval of minutes from last AGM
  3. Reports
       – President’s report
       – Presentation and approval of financial statements
       – Equipment rentals
       – Youth programs
       – Adult programs
       – Bechtel Park
      –  Start up at Rockway Golf Club
  4. Board Elections

Followed by first meeting of new board.

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

The banquet and ski rental return will be held Sunday, March 24 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.

Ski Jamboree to celebrate World Snow Day (Jan 20)

When: January 20, 2019 from 10:30am to 3pm

Where: Highlands Nordic – Duntroon

What: FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!  DRESS UP BOOTH, MARSHMALLOW ROAST, SKI ORIENTEERING & RELAY, SKI YOGA

Cost: $14 trail pass, $14 classic ski rental

The SOD is looking for volunteers that can run some of the planned events – those volunteers that sign up will get their trail passes waived.

More info: XCSKIONTARIO.CA/DISTRICTS-CLUBS/SOD/

Southern Ontario District’s new project: SKI, LEARN and EXPLORE

Some of the SOD races will be accompanied by free ski lessons, both skate and classic. This year they are offering lessons in two locations. More info will be posted on the SOD website and free registration on www.zone4.ca will be open shortly.

• Skate Lesson – January 26, Orangeville, at 1:00pm, 1-hour lesson for 8-10yr old and 15 and up intermediate recreational skiers

• Classic Lesson – January 6, Midland, at 1:00pm, 1-hour lesson for 8-10yr old and 15 and up intermediate recreational skiers

Main goals of this project are:

1. Target Track Attack (8-10 yr old) skiers from SOD clubs and recreational skiers/ non-competitive skiers (15 yr and up) in the SOD area
2. Give recreational skiers a chance to improve their skiing for free
3. Promote the SOD series
4. Explore xc ski areas/locations in the SOD region
5. Meeting other TA skiers from other clubs
6. Improve coaching cooperation between the SOD clubs