What's happening at Viking
NEXT TRAIL CLEARING OCT. 10: The plan for this Saturday is the Crown South, starting from the Lac Gustave Rd. Trail clearing info here. Very important: let Doug Bowes-Lyon (or whoever is coordinating that day) know if you plan to attend. (That way you can be informed of any change of plan due to weather etc.) We neglected to mention in last week’s report that Jean-Pierre Campeau led the work Sept. 26. (Oct. 5)
WORK DONE ON CROWN, YELLOW AND BLACK: On Saturday, October 3, two trail-clearing teams (a total of 10 people) were at work. Team A tackled the Crown South (from D1 to Hills lake) and the Crown West (from G to H2), while Team B worked on the Yellow (from Jackson Rd. to the intersection with the Red) - and got a start on the Black. Thanks to these workers. (Oct. 6)
INVITATION TO MEMBERS / SKI EQUIPMENT SALE - OCTOBER 17: This promises to be an exciting day at Viking, with regular trail clearing, youth fall training, an invitation to members (new, old, and prospective) to visit the club, a ski equipment sale, and the opportunity to meet the board and enjoy a glass of wine. Read more about this busy day here.
ONLINE REGISTRATION COMING: Led by director David Marshall, the Viking board has been working to update our membership registration system. This year, we will be able to register online (through Zone 4, the same system as used for the Loppet). This will be launched in the latter part of October – and should ease volunteers’ workloads and be easier for members. Watch this space for details. (Sept. 21)
ROGAINE ON OCTOBER 24 : On Saturday October 24, Viking will host a three hour rogaine (race with map and compass). All members are invited to form teams and participate to this very popular event which tests their endurance and knowledge of terrain. For information, go here. (Sept. 27)
MEDALS FOR OLIVIA: Local x-c ski star and former Viking Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt has won three medals at the New Zealand Winter Games. Details here. Olivia has been named to the senior national team. (Sept. 12)
KARL BAADSVIK FUND: What is it? How can it help Viking? Read about it here. (Dec. 13)
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