It is that time of year once again. Come out to the Annual General Meeting, Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:30pm to review last season and check out all the amazing things coming to the club for the 2018/19 season. It is going to be a fantastic year and we are really excited about all the club has to offer its members.
We will have snacks and coffee/tea/water available for all to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you there.
We are excited to add a NEW Fall Cyclocross Program for kids ages 8-16yrs. For more information on the program and the sport, check out our program listing.
Membership Cash/Cheque Day
Let's Make It Awesome
You now know my ultimate goal for the season, 2000+ members. Ambitious but possible. As of TODAY, right now, September 10, 11:36am, we are at 125 members. Let's see if we can up things this weekend. Here is what we are going to do:
1) We will be at the club accepting Cash/Cheque/Debit payments for your membership/program registration. This will allow you to avoid the 3% credit card fee added to online registration.
2) We will do a draw for this season annual season pass. Whether you get your membership online or out at the club, you will be entered. If you win, we will put the cost back on your card.
3) We will be doing a draw for our new Caledonia Nordic Hats (which are amazing).
4) If you bring a friend in to get a membership (a new member), we will take 10% off your membership cost
5) We will have everyone's favorite rental shop staff for you to visit
What more could you ask for?? We look forward to seeing you all out there. It will be a wonderful day for all to enjoy
Watch the website and facebook page for updates on registration for the 2018-19 season. We want this to be the best season ever with the highest membership. We were second in North America behind Sovereign. Let's do what we can to promote the community and get people active.
The Caledonia Nordic Ski Club is pleased to once again welcome the BC Bike Ride North to the facility as a stop on their Northern Tour. From August 4-12, participants visit a variety of locations throughout the North from Prince George (including both Otway and Pidherny), west towards Prince Rupert. They will be out at the Club on Sunday, August 5th. Feel free to head out to find out more information.
BC BIKE RIDE NORTH will connect mountain bikers from all over the world on a tour of 5 Northern British Columbia communities exploring 11 distinct trail networks over 6 days of riding. This full service, mobile, event-style tour will include transportation covering more than 700 kilometers in an action-packed road-trip of a lifetime.
Our experienced crew seamlessly orchestrates all the logistics. Meals will be prepared by local caterers and there will be daily happy hours featuring local craft beer. Enjoy the convenience of having your tent put up, your custom BCBR duffle transported, and all of your daily travel between towns taken care of. Most importantly – access to the trails will be made easy.
The Caledonia Nordic Ski Club is Seeking a new Head Coach. Follow link for more information.
The upcoming Northern Region Biathlon Camp on July 3-8th is fast approaching, so get your camping gear dusted off! Register now on Zone4. Please share this information with your club’s athletes who will compete at the Junior Boy/Girl, Senior Boy/Girl or Youth Men/Women categories in the coming season. Stacey, if you could please share this with our Caledonia biathlon families, that would be great.
This camp promises to uphold our reputation for great coaching, lots of coaching, barrels of fun, and hard work. For those athletes who are first-year juniors, there is a two-day camp and for all other athletes, you can choose from a 2, 3, or 5 day camp - lots of options for busy lives! The 2 and 3 day campers would come for the first 2 or 3 days, respectively, as the programming each day builds on the previous days’ learning and effort.
Come to this camp, prepared to learn from some of the best biathlon coaches in North America. Petr Zidek will be returning as the head coach on the range. He has decades of experience coaching the Canadian National Team, Team Alberta, and the Rocky Mountain Racers. We are VERY lucky to have John Jaques joining us on the range. John has also been coaching biathlon for decades, and his most recent success was at the 2018 Pyeong Chang Olympics, where he coached the Canadian Para-Nordic biathletes to unprecedented success. He is also the program director and biathlon coach for the Rocky Mountain Racers. Read more in the attachment about the other amazing biathlon guest coaches (Megan Tandy and Aaron Neumann), strength coach (Kristjan Joubert), and running coaches who will be working hard to develop our athletes and club coaches. Tomas Caslavsky will be heading up the rollerski sessions. Tomas has cross country ski raced internationally, including at the World Cup level, and he won the 1995 American Birkebeiner. Our own Tony Fiala, two-time Canadian biathlon Olympian, will be heading up this team of amazing coaches. And let’s not forget about all the eager club coaches who will be helping athletes and learning themselves.
During the Biathlon BC AGM a few weeks ago, there was a discussion about joining both this Northern Region camp and the BIBC Development and Talent Squad camps together, as one big camp here in Prince George. The BIBC coaching staff preferred to run a separate camp, so it will be held in Prince George from July 7th to the 15th. They have established a schedule to allow athletes to participate in both camps, by having athletes take a break after the Northern Region camp and join into the BIBC camp at the end of the week. The BIBC camp is only open to Development and Talent Squad athletes. If you are looking for information on that camp, please contact Jessica Blencarn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no shortage of biathlon and camping fun in July! We hope to see you out and again, if you have any questions, please give me a shout at home (250-962-7115) or on my cell (250-981-7108).
Join us for the Otway 4hr Challenge on Sunday, June 3. Teams of 2, 4, or do the whole thing solo! Laps will be around 8k, and you have 4 hours to do as many laps as possible. Round up your friends and come have have a great time!
With rain and potential Thunder/Lightning on May 9, we will be postponing our Wednesday Bike sessions to May 16, 2018. This way, kids will still get their six sessions and not have a wet first day. We thank you and look forward to seeing everyone next week.