Airport Nordic’s 2017 registration is open at https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=14204 with the usual Early bird 10 % reduction in effect till the end of December. Registration for the Junior Program is also open at the same site. Remember Junior skiers must be first registered as club members.
Club registration fees are the same as last year. There is, however, a $10 increase in fees for the Jackrabbit, Bunny Rabbit and Track attack programs which brings the fee to $35 a child. This increase is to cover the costs of paying some of our high school skiers to work as coaches along with the adult coaches. We have some accomplished skiers who have come through our junior program and they will be an important addition to our coaching crew. They will also help insure that we have enough coaches for the program to go ahead each Sunday. We have been left short of coaches in the past since so many of our adult coaches are shift workers or have commitments that take them way on a number of weekends.
An extension of the Track attack program will be a Challenge group with a focus on racing. This group may meet at a different time than the Junior Program since a number of the skiers involved will be helping out with the younger skiers in the Junior Program.
An email has been sent to parents whose children were registered in last year’s Junior program. The email explains how to get to the 50% reduction in Junior Program fees. This applies only to children from last season’s program and results from the number of days the program had to be cancelled last winter. If you should have received this email but didn’t, let me know.
AGM and Election of Officers
The Airport Nordic Ski Club will hold its Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers 8 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Gander Community Centre. A board meeting at 7 pm will precede the meeting.
The club needs new Board members. Think seriously about getting involved at the Board level. Contact me if you are interested in standing for election or in learning more about what is involved in sitting on the Board.
The club led by Jack Waye has been working hard to raise funding for an additional km of lighting. Earlier this Fall the Coop 50/50 draw committed $10,000 to the project. We will soon be announcing some very good news. Stay tuned.