Larch Hills Chalet Expansion Update

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Larch Hills Chalet Expansion Update

 
The Chalet Expansion Project is moving along. Last week the old logs were sandblasted to prepare them for fresh stain. For those of you who have not been up there lately have a look at the photos to see the fresh new look!
 
In the photos you can also see the new dormer, and the new shingles on the stadium side of the roof.

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Nationals Fundraiser – Chalet Expansion Update

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LARCH HILLS CHALET EXPANSION UPDATE

 
The Larch Hills Chalet Expansion has been continuing this spring. The in-floor heat has been installed and is ready to be covered in concrete, the log wall between the old and the new buildings has come down and the dormer on the stadium side has been installed. 
 
We are pleased to say that we have now received all donation money that members and business sent to Cross Country Canada. The project is looking like it is close to being on budget and should be completed by the start of the next ski season.
 
The Chalet Expansion is always looking for volunteers to help with construction. Please contact us if you would like to be added to the volunteer list.
 
1. Staining Wood for soffits (happening this week) – Contact Suzy Beckner – sjtayler@yahoo.com
 
2. Insulation in upstairs addition – Contact Rob Nash – rob@pqsystemsltd.com
 
3. Removal of old shingles for new roof – Contact Jim Beckner – becknermj@gmail.com
 
4. Jobs for further along in the project – Contact Jim Beckner – becknermj@gmail.com or Suzy Beckner – sjtayler@yahoo.com
 
Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support!

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Nationals Fundraiser – Meat Orders Due June 14th

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Meat sale fundraiser

A reminder that orders must be submitted by June 14th.
You can  pay on pickup of your order. Cash or cheque made out to Debbie Phillips.

BBQ season is here and the skiers going to Nationals are doing a meat sales fundraiser through Penguin meats. Please see attached poster and order form for details. $10-$20 per box of meat ordered goes to the skiers. Several of us have purchased this meat before from hockey families and it is good quality and very convenient to have on hand in the freezer. Please submit your orders to Debbie Phillips deb.phillips@telus.net by June 14th. Cheques made out to Debbie Phillips. Meat will arrive on June 28th and can be picked up at the Phillips/Bates house, 5690 Lakeshore Road NE. Like us on Facebook

Nationals Fundraisers and Funding Support Acknowledgement

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Meat sale fundraiser

BBQ season is here and the skiers going to Nationals are doing a meat sales fundraiser through Penguin meats. Please see attached poster and order form for details. $10-$20 per box of meat ordered goes to the skiers. Several of us have purchased this meat before from hockey families and it is good quality and very convenient to have on hand in the freezer. Please submit your orders to Debbie Phillips deb.phillips@telus.net by June 14th and submit payment with your order. Cheques made out to Debbie Phillips. Meat will arrive on June 28th and can be picked up at the Phillips/Bates house, 5690 Lakeshore Road NE.

Yard Work

Thanks to all who have hired out the skiers for yard work over the last month. They have been kept very busy and have been putting a lot of money in the Nationals trip account. If you still need yard work done, we are now booking into the second weekend in June. Contact Abbi abbimay71@yahoo.com if you would like to hire some hard working kids to do some work around your home.

Funding Support Acknowledgement

The Larch Hills Junior ski team would like to acknowledge Cross Country Canada and the Women’s Committee for their support in funding our head coach, Abbi May to attend the Learning to Compete On-snow level coaching course this past month in Whistler. Three Larch Hills coaches attended this 4 day long course where they learned advanced coaching skills including technique adaptations for speed and efficiency, race strategy and tactical skills and protocols for monitoring training and recovery. Athletes in the juvenile and older categories have already begun a new training season and the coaches are working to apply their newly acquired knowledge to this coming year’s program. Like us on Facebook

Spring Yard Work and Club Podium Awards

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Spring Yard Work

Could you use some help with your spring yard clean-up? Larch Hills ski team athletes are fundraising toward next year’s Nationals in Gatineau and are available for hire. Please contact Abbi at abbimay71@yahoo.com to arrange for a group of fit, strong and hardworking teens to help get your yard ready for spring. Thank you for your support!

Club Podium Awards
 

Club Podium is the new National Racing Club Ranking system designed to recognize and promote club successes in regard to high performance development. Standings are determined based on the following criteria: Number of Cross Country Canada (CCC) licensed athletes Year Over Year (YOY) progression of athletes on the distance and sprint Canada Points List (CPL) Athletes meeting International Points Benchmarks (IPB) for their age on final distance and sprint CPL Number of athletes taking part in CCUNC (University) ranking at Nationals or in a sanctioned Para-Nordic race during the season Number of CCC licensed coaches and their National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) status  
Larch Hills placed 7th in the country in the overall rankings this season! Like us on Facebook

Bike for Your Life and Beyond Cyclists’ Conversation Followup

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Thanks to Ride 2018 Coordinators – Volunteers and past Volunteers! 

20 local cyclists gathered on Thursday evening March 1 for a “Bike for Your Life and Beyond Cyclists’ Conversation” facilitated by Erik Bjorgan. A summary of our conversations is posted on the BFYL website. Please have a look! 

On March 8, twelve local cyclists met to put their bike tires on the road and committed to hosting a 2018 SABFYL Century Ride. Thank you to these new Ride Coordinators:

Dennis Charbonneau (new to the Shuswap), Tim Helle and Al Journeau who will coordinate Route Marking and Course Marshals – mentored by outgoing Coordinator Roger Beardmore.

Rob & Beth Savage will coordinate Aid Stations, biffies and P.A. sound system who have been mentored by outgoing Coordinator Ian Clay.

Dr. Dirk Breugem will coordinate Venue set up and take down and Musicians – mentored by outgoing Coordinator Pat Danforth.

Jim Maybee will coordinate the Ride’s Publicity, Website and Chair event host committee meetings – mentored by outgoing Coordinator George Zorn.
 
Thank you to Roger Beardmore, Nan Priddy, Pat Hutchins, Pat Danforth, Ian Clay, Chris Emel, Bev Wice, June Bryson, Carol Mikkelsen, Gail Clayton, Susan Rothlisberger, Lee Ann Wright, Sharon Fabro, Sherry Bowlby, Lee Anne Warmuth and George Zorn who have supported our community bike ride for some or all of the past 7 years since 2011.

Thanks to Ian Wickett (Registrar, Treasurer and Permits), David Van Bergeyk (Start & Finish Coordinator), the Shuswap Lady Striders (Cyclists’ Lunch) and Angela Carson (Cyclists Sweep) who will continue to serve with the new Coordinators listed above to host Ride 2018.   A Coordinator is needed for the Shuswap Lady Striders hosted Cyclists’ Lunch – there are lots of willing Lady Strider volunteers!  A Sponsors & Draw Prizes Coordinator is needed and a Volunteers Coordinator is needed. A  Cyclists Sweep is needed for either the 75K or the 100K route.If you wish to help please contact:  Ride 2018 Event Chair, Jim Maybee:  maybeejim@gmail.com The Ride 2018 Event Host Committee plans to meet on Thursday evening, May 10. Jim will confirm the meeting time and location. Opening date for on-line registration for Ride 2018 is anticipated to be on Monday morning June 4. To be confirmed. 

Salmon Arm Bike for Your Life Century Ride 2018: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018      

These B.C. S. Interior Spring Bike Rides may also be of interest to you: Sunday, May 27: OSCR  – Armstrong Century Ride
registration opens Monday, April 2 at 6 a.m.  PST (usually fills up by 8 a.m. – in the first 2 hours to 475 cyclists cap).
  June 1, 2, 3: Rob’s Ride
3 days of cycle touring based in Grand Forks.
Registration opens Sunday, April 1.
  Sunday, June 10 Dave’s Ride 
166K and 144K routes based from Vernon.
Registration is now open. 200 cyclists cap. Happy Cycling!  Like us on Facebook

Natalie Wilkie’s Recognition Celebration

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Come Celebrate!!

Natalie Wilkie — hometown Paralympian
Three time medalist including Gold Medal Champion
The City of Salmon Arm will be hosting a
“Recognition Celebration” for Natalie on Friday March 23
Fire Truck Parade—downtown core starting at 11:30 am (Shuswap, Ross, Alexander St. & Lakeshore Dr)
Recognition Celebration at City Hall to follow around 12 pm
See poster

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AGM Reminder

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Annual General Meeting Reminder

 
The Annual General Meeting for Larch Hills Nordic Society will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2018, Room 1, SASCU Recreation Centre, 7:00 pm. 
Please find the agenda here.
Election of Directors (those whose terms are ending)for the upcoming year will take place at this meeting. Like us on Facebook

View the proposed trails in the private land here.

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