Racing for a cause

Competitors of all abilities competed in the 23rd annual event. SPIN Photo.

TELUS Nancy Greene Classic welcomes 125 competitors

For some it was their 23rd year of standing at the top of the TELUS Nancy Greene Alpine Classic course, for many others it was their first. No matter their experience, participants in the annual event came together to raise funds for Sun Peaks’ Community School, Kamloops’ Royal Inland Hospital Foundation and Sun Peaks’ Junior Ski Racing.

The course on Sun Catcher had the fastest time of the day, 00:42.04, put down by Rob Palmer who was racing for the Freefall team. He was followed by Duncan Currie with a time of 00:42.09 for Sun Peaks LLP 2 and Kenny Dale who took third overall with a time of 00.42.52 for team Re/MAX Tod Mountain Torpedoes.

The fastest female of the day was Carina Waldhoer who finished 10th overall with a time of 00:45.17. Waldhoer was racing for Sun Peaks LLP 2. She was followed by Anne Terwiel who finished with a time of 00:45.92 for team Re/MAX Tod Mountain Torpedoes. Sun Peaks LLP 1 team member Serenity Currie took the title of third fastest female skier with a time of 00:46.14.

This year’s event saw two female snowboard competitors. Carmen Ruiz finished 1:08.01 earning herself the title of the fastest female snowboarder for the Sun Peaks Tourism Team and  Brittany Sawkins followed closely with a time of 1:28.55 for Superior Gas Liquids 1.

Racing for team Sun Peaks Tourism, James Bingham earned the title as the fastest male snowboarder with a time of 00:57.58. He was followed by teammate Dana Hoppenreys with a time of 00:57.80 and Telus 6 member Jamie Sterritt with a time of 00:59.51.

This year’s event raised a total of $17,000 in the live and silent auction, an overall total raised from this year’s event was not announced by publication time.