Golden Nordic Ski Club hosts championships

Golden is gearing up for the big week: the Canadian Masters Championship

Jeff Dolinsky

Golden Nordic Ski Club

Golden is gearing up for the big week: the Canadian Masters Championship to be held at the Dawn Mt. Nordic Centre March 11-17 of this upcoming ski season.

At this time of year, keen skiers from across Canada are studying the race schedules and planning their season to identify destinations which will offer a great event, good support and a fun time.

Many book their Nordic ski holidays around an event such as the masters championship. While our club is a very grass roots organization and few of our club members are active in the race scene, this is like holding a major golf tournament for top amateur golfers.

The Golden Nordic Ski Club is proud to host this National Championship and much preparation has occurred to date to ensure the venue is prepared and will be ready for the skiers.

As well, our volunteer team is gathering sponsors to make the event a splashy, fun week, and gathering partners to help stage all the activities.

The more sponsors we have, the better success we will have with making the week one filled with good memories of a great time.  Dan Vaselic <dan@remaxgolden.com> is our contact for sponsors.

So how does Golden end up with the CMC?

It has been a progressive process in trail development, coaching development and official training. Our officials spent a weekend with the chief of Competition of the 2010 Olympics, Rob Bernhardt, who will fill the position of Technical Delegate for our event.

Having a person of this calibre is truly a gift to our competition committee. His role is to ensure we meet the standards of the National sport body and the races are run fairly and accurately.

The warm up event we are holding this month is the Dawn Mountain Challenge, a two race event on November 26 and 27th. The 26th will be a wild night sprints event staged at the plaza of Kicking Horse Mt. Resort where skiers race up the ski hill and across to rocket down the tube park run.

It is a very exciting event to watch with powerful skiing, and high speeds. Officials who wish to volunteer at our masters are encouraged to assist with the Dawn Mt. Challenge to gain experience.

More than 100 volunteers will be needed up to and during the CMC to fill the roles of helping with parking, food services, course layout, and ceremonies.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Linda Adama, our volunteer co-ordinator 250-344-2702. Volunteer roles will be assigned as needed. We will have lots of perks for our CMC  volunteers, including food and beverages.

 

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