Larch Hills eNews – Trail Lighting Fundraiser, Virtual Loppet, General Meeting, Sit Ski Thankyou
Larch Hills Nordic Society
Trail Lighting Project
We have created a fundraising initiative with other clubs in BC.
We are very close to having enough funds to begin Phase 1 of the lighting project. Our goal through this initiative is $20,000. Your support could help get the ground breaking started this Spring! In order to help us get there, you can now donate on line. Donate Here
Our club might be eligible for matching funds.
7 BC clubs have already joined up with almost $10k raised, from 51 individual donors so far. Donors get a tax receipt.
A total of $18,000 in matching funds is up for grabs for BC clubs. Last winter we raised $225k from 350 individual donations and I bet we can do even better this winter!
2021 Reino Keski Salmi (Virtual) Loppet was a success!
Total number of entries: 245 skiers
Kilometers travelled: approximately 4,400
Total number of t-shirts you might see on the hill: 44
Prize Draws will be completed soon. Announcements will be made next week.
A huge Thank You to our sponsors:
John’s Ski Shack
Skookum Cycle and Ski
BC Heart and Stroke
Heart and Stroke are also Winners!!!!
Thank you! Due to our member’s kind generosity, we will be making a donation of just under $1,500.
Larch Hills Nordic Society
Tuesday, February 9 at 7:30 pm
Join us on Zoom
Through true community effort, Kaden Baum and Lily Brook have new sit skis to zoom around the Larch Hills trails. Initiated by Lilyâ€™s sit ski being too high for her, a project began to acquire a new lower sit ski to allow her to reach the ground for better steering and braking. An offshoot of this project was to move Kaden from a recreational sled to a competitive sled which involved re-working Lilyâ€™s old sled.
The community effort was led by the Baum family securing funds from the Spina Bifida Association. Wayne McCreight and Dan Jones from QC Universal Coatings and Alumex provided a partial donation and assembly of the two units. Keith Brook through Northern Plastics provided a back rest and BC Wheelchair Basketball provided strapping for Kadenâ€™s new seating. Coach Donna Flatman and skiers Kaden and Lily and their families wish to send out their sincere thanks to all involved.
As Kaden and Lily make their way around the trails, please be aware that they have limited ability to move in and out of the set tracks as well as slowing the units down while going downhills. If you see them in the tracks or coming down hills, it would be greatly appreciated if skiers could make room for them by stepping out of the tracks or off to the side of a hill.