GKHAT Raises the Roof, clubhouse

Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team

Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team (GKHAT) the local ski team that runs the Nancy Greene program after several successful fundraising events and now being awarded a grant from Columbia Basin Trust have sufficient funds to buy and erect its new club house that will be located at the base of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

This is a milestone in the clubs history and allows them to have a training, meeting and communal facility. This has long been sought after by parents and board members of the club. Now they will be able to conduct classroom sessions and video analysis during the season on the mountain.  The structure will be a yurt the same size of the Big Mountain Center yurt that is on the plaza at the resort.  If all goes to plan the new club house will be in place for the beginning of the new season.

In addition to this we have two new board members Kisa Glasier Fund Raising Director and Mark Baxendale Communications Director. There will be a new website in place sometime time in August and other forms of media enlisted to inform out our club and the wider community as to the progress of club, athletes and citizens.

There is still opportunity for anyone that would like a to assist and get involved with the club as Registrar. Anyone that is interested please contact Pete Russell, President at (250)344-1644

It was also announced by Alpine Canada that 4 year olds could join the Nancy Greene program for the 2011/12 season. For first time 4 and 5 year olds we will be running two weekend trial weekends to assess the children’s ski levels and how they will interact within the program.  In the event that the coaches decision that the child does not meet the minimum ski skills to enter the Nancy Greene program the season costs of will be refunded except for $50.00 which is the coaching assessment costs.

The club is offering early bird discounts and the ability to pay on monthly instalments for the forthcoming season. Payment can be made as follows:

• 5 monthly payments of $90 per child from 1st August to 1st December, or a one time payment of $450.00 on the 1st August

• 4 monthly payments of $116.25 from the 1st September to 1st December, ar a one time payment before the first day on the snow of $465.00.

For a family that have 3 or more children in the program there is a discount on $135.00 per family from which ever payment plan is adopted.

If you want to register your child or get involved with the club please contact Peter Russell at 250-344-1644 for further information.