July 20, 2018

Apple Triathlon Fundraiser–Volunteers Wanted

Hi Team.  We have a golden opportunity to raise $2500 for our Race Team by providing volunteers for the Apple Triathlon. We need a parent volunteer to coordinate 30 Telemark athlete/parent volunteers for the weekend. The general itinerary is as follows:

Friday Venue Set Up August 17th (2 shifts to choose from)

  • 0800-1200   Set Up
  • 1200-1600    Set Up

Saturday Youth Triathlons August 18th (various positions required between 0700-1200)

  • Bike Marshall (for parents)
  • Run Aid Station or Run Course Marshall

Sunday Main Event and Tear Down August 19th (various positions)

  • Bike Marshall (for parents)
  • Run Aid Station or Run Course Marshall
  • Tear Down 1200-1700).  This is where we are needed most.

We need a parent volunteer to coordinate this work. It is pretty straight forward (compile a list, contact numbers, T-shirt sizes for the volunteers and making sure we fulfill our commitments to qualify for the $2500 donation.  Please contact Brent Hobbs (250) 864-2303 if interested.

Tree Planting May 26/27th

Please sign up for tree planting shifts scheduled for next weekend. Click http://www.volunteersignup.org/PCM4K.

Directions to Jack Pine road cutblock to follow. This is a great way to give back to your Planet and your Team.  It is also great job experience for our athletes.


National Awards for Team Telemark Racing!

Cross Country Canada’s Club Podium program is a National Racing Club Ranking system designed to recognize and promote club successes in High Performance development. Telemark earned the following awards in the Large team category for the 2017-18 season:

Highest Growth in Athletic Participation (1st place)

Progression in Athletic Performance (1st place)

Most Improved Club (2nd place)

Congratulations athletes, coaches, parent volunteers and sponsors!






Ogopogo Youth Triathlon Club

Hello skiers.  The Ogopogo Youth Triathlon Club is taking registration (deadline April 30th). You will recognize many of our athletes and coaches.  Here is the link to the Tri Club.  Sampling multiple sports at a young age is highly recommended in the Cross Country Ski Long Term Athlete Development model.  Questions?  Contact Coach Brent 

Team Photo on Saturday

Coaches and athletes: Please wear your Team Telemark colors for the team photo tomorrow. We will have extra jackets on hand for those who do not have one.

Important “Party” Messages

  1. Telemark Nordic Volunteer Party

Telemark Nordic is hosting a volunteer appreciation party on Wednesday April 4th at the West Kelowna Yacht Club.  If you volunteered as a coach or at a Telemark event (e.g. Loppet, BC Champs), you should have received an invitation. Details here.  If you did not receive an invitation, contact Coach Brent.

2. Race Team Windup Party

The Telemark windup party is Saturday April 7.  There will be a spring skiing activity at 4pm followed by a potluck dinner at 6:15pm.  Please sign up and bring a dish to share (click here).  Be sure to bring serving utensils for your dish as well as plates, bowls, cutlery and beverages for your family.


Team Telemark Party

Save the date for our year-end Race Team celebration at Telemark.   Saturday April 7th starting at 4 pm.  Details to follow.  It will involve a team ski, games, a potluck and general frivolity.


Team Telemark in the News

Congratulations team.  Refer to KelownaNow news story. Nice pictures of Ian/Cole and Gregor.