Volunteers Needed THIS SATURDAY, Skookum Demo, Pirate Loppet Summary.

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Volunteers Needed THIS SATURDAY

A group of newcomers to Canada will be at Larch Hills this Saturday. As most of our skiers are absolute beginners, we need volunteers to accompany small groups on 1-5 km loops. We will rent skis on the way from John’s ski shack, planning to be at the Larch Hills chalet by 1pm (Saturday, February 10).

Please contact Olia Bullen if you can help out.

SKOOKUM DEMO

Larchhills Sat Feb 10 9:30 to 1:00
Let’s go skate skiing! We have the gear for you; give it a try.
Rossi, Fischer, Salomon, Swix and One Way.
Test out the new skin skis too!

 Pirate Loppet Un”arrrrrgh”uably Successful

 
SINCERE THANKS to the Larch Hills Nordic Society for their tremendous support of the 2018 Ski Host Program and Children’s Pirate Loppet, a collaborative event with the school district that encourages young children to experience skiing as a fun, active and social outdoor activity.
Here’s the Math:
41 Ski Host club volunteers
528 students at Larch Hills totaling 1216 visits over 4 weeks
1 groomer fortuitously repaired at the 11th hour
10 cm of fresh snow groomed by our skilled, volunteer, master
track-setters
1 cannon – Thank you Shuswap Black Powder Club
439 Pirate Loppet registrants and over 50 parents and teachers from 15 schools
12 incredible Shuswap Lady Striders that made and served over 700 hot dogs and hot chocolates in 1 ½ hours
Since 2011, over $20,000 raised and donated to schools to assist them in the purchase of x-country skis
IMMEASURABLE children’s enthusiasm, joy and pride in accomplishment
 
THANK YOU to the 100+ Larch Hill Ski Club members that made it possible.
 
THANK YOU to our sponsors and supporters: Toliver Advertising and Design, Askew’s Foods, Tim Hortons, Hub Barton Insurance, Skookum Cycle and Sport, Columbia Shuswap Regional District, Stella Jones,
Argo Road Maintenance, LA Sign, Salmon Arm Ready Mix, H2O4U,
Shuswap Photo Arts Club, Boston Pizza
Big Sky Aerial Drone Photography

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