Larch Hills eNews –  Pirate Loppet Thankyou, Racing Results, AGM, Igloo Fun

Pirate Loppet Thankyou from School District!

The Board of Education of
School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap)
341 Shuswap Street SW, Box 129, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N2
Phone:  (250) 832 2157       Fax:  (250) 832 9428
February 25, 2020
To:     Pirate Loppet Committee and Team
           c/o Megan Weir and Genevieve Duclos

On behalf of the students of School District No. 83 we would like to thank you for organizing a fantastic event for our District Students.  The annual Pirate Loppet is one of the year’s highlights, with 500 students participating.  The organization was once again outstanding, supported by so many wonderful community volunteers.  Again, and again we heard from our schools that the event was positive, joyful and a tremendous experience for our students whether they were skilled Larch Hills Ski team members or novice skiers.
We’d also like to recognize and express our appreciation for the many SD83 staff that supported the event in partnership with your organization.  We appreciate how you continue to work with our school teams to create a great opportunity for our students.
Our district is committed to providing its students with healthy and active programs and experiences. Cross-country skiing is one of the experiences that many of the schools have embraced. As you are aware several classes within the district are involved in the Cross-Country Ski Program that provides students with the opportunity to experience cross country skiing under the guidance of your team of experienced skiers. Your hard work, time and volunteerism makes it possible for even more of our students to participate and makes our community a better place.
The Pirate Loppet committee has been a great community partner and we appreciate all you do for the students of our district. Your efforts support nearly 500 children from various schools participating in cross country ski programs. 
Your support is making a difference for our students; giving them the opportunity to experience and explore the outdoors and have the chance to participate in a lifelong healthy sport such as cross-country skiing.
Thank you – you are truly making a difference for our students and our community and we are very appreciative.

Amanda Krebs
Board Chairperson
cc:   Ed Bouma, President – Larch Hills Nordic Society, Box 218, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3


“Congratulations to the Larch Hills Ski Team for bringing home the first place title for the BC Midget Championships for the eighth year!”

Midget Championship Race Results

Highlights from the 2020 Teck BC Midget Championships
Vernon, BC

Interval Start (CT) –
Relay (CT) –
Sprint Qualification Round –
Sprint Heat Finals (FT) at bottom of page –;;;

Technique Excellence Awards – alphabetical order:
Aleah Smith (Nelson Nordic Ski Club)
Anise Bazley (Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club)
Jeremia Bucher (Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club)
Sisu Clark (Methow Valley Nordic, USA)
Tobin Gill (Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club) 
Ava Kwiatkowski (Overlander Ski Club)
Gillian Galik  (Strathcona Nordic Ski Club)
Keiran Macintosh (Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club)
Lex Hostyn (Sovereign Lake Nordic Club)
Padraigh Hawksbee (Valhalla Hills Nordic Ski Club)
Team Aggregate History:
To view the history of the Team Aggregate Trophy click on: For the 2020 rankings see below.
2020 Teck Midget Championship Team Aggregate Points

Team Total Points Placing
Larch Hills Nordic Society  168 1
Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club  135 2
Sovereign Lake Nordic Club    99 3
Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club    87 4
Strathcona Nordic Ski Club    71 5
Methow Valley Nordic Club/USA    70 6
Telemark  Nordic Club    62 7
Overlander Ski Club    60 8
Caledonia Nordic Ski Club    40 9
Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club    38 10
Nelson Nordic Ski Club    31 11
Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club    29 12
Plain Valley Nordic Club/USA    27 13
Valhalla Hills Nordic Ski Club    20 14
Leavenworth Winter Sports Club/USA    19 15
100 Mile Nordic Ski Society      6 16
Nickel Plate Cross Country Ski Club      6 17
Fernie Nordic Ski Club      5 18
Golden Nordic Ski Club      4 19
Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club      3 20
Wells Gray Outdoors Club      1 21

BC Winter Games Results

Congratulations to our Larch Hills skiers who participated in the BC Winter Games this past weekend in Fort St. John. Here are their results.

Jonathan Breugem 4th place in Sprints and 5th in 3.5km Classic.
Kaden Baum 1st place in Para-Nordic Sit-Ski Sprints and 2.5km.
Frankie Ayotte 3rd place in both Sprints and 3.5km Classic.
Hilary Vukadinovic 4th place in Sprints and 11th place in 3.5km Classic.
Taylor Parker 11th place in Sprints and 12th in 3.5km Classic.

SA Observer reports on our racers!

Eight times a charm: Larch Hills skiers win team trophy at Teck BC event 
Read article here.

Thirteen-year-old Kaden Baum competed in three races on his sit-ski at the games.
Read article here

Igloos as a destination!
Two brave souls slept overnight in the wonderful igloos.  Here is a photo of some fun prior to bedding down:

I’ve attached a photo from our chilly night spent in the igloo! 
This is a 30 second exposure, the light behind is me running and waving a flashlight around. Thanks to those who built the igloos, although it wasn’t the most comfortable night, it was an awesome experience! 
Photo credit: Sarah Lauze. 

Annual General Meeting
March 10, 2020  7pm

Room 1,  SASCU Rec Centre

Come one Come all!

Agenda will be posted soon.

Elections for the following positions:  President, Secretary, Treasurer and Three (3) Directors at Large.
If you are interested in a position, please let the nominating committee know:  Duncan Moore ( or Hermann Brunns (

Many hands make light work and we appreciate you sharing your many hidden talents while assisting in running the club.  

Lantern Ski!!

We are looking for a new Lantern Ski Co-ordinator.  Ed Bouma is stepping down after organizing many very successful Lantern Skis.  He is willing to offer assistance to the volunteer through the transition.
Please contact Ed at or Suzy at

Carbon Neutral !!

It was agreed at the February meeting to establish a committee to review and quantify the current GHG emissions and propose plans to reduce or neutralize them in time for next ski season. 
If you are interested in joining this committee please contact Hermann Bruns at



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