With the increased interest in Nordic skiing at Sun Peaks, a meeting was recently held to discuss the formation of a cross-country ski club.
“It was an introductory meeting to see if people were interested in a Nordic Club at Sun Peaks,” explains Phil Youwe, coordinator of the recent Holy Cow Loppet race. “We had 45 people show up, so that was really encouraging.”
The organizing group has made an application to be recognized by Cross Country B.C., but in the meantime, organizers will go ahead with forming a local club, and invite all interested to attend the next meeting at Bento’s on Sunday, April 1 at 3:30 p.m.
“Something we’re looking at is trying to get some coaching clinics for parents and adults in the community who’d like to be involved, providing a club structure for a weekend program for kids, which is nice for any of the kids in the Nancy Greene racing program; it’s nice cross-training for them,” explains local Nordic skier Jillian Schmalz.
“We’re looking for something that can have a variety of different activities in the community,” she continues. “We’d have a kids program and general social club programs for families and anyone who’d like to be involved in midnight skis, races, picnics at McGillivray Lake cabin, that sort of thing.”
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