January 21, 2019

Used Team Telemark Equipment

Hi all, Biathlon has created a Classifieds link for used Team Telemark skis, equipment and uniforms. Check it out.

Race Team Parent Board

With Brent moving on to assume the position of Telemark Club President, David Urness will be assuming the chair of the Race Team Parent Board. In this capacity, David will also serve as a Director on the Telemark Executive. There are no limitations on the number of parents who can serve on the Board. The board provides oversight of the Race Team program and coordination of fundraising efforts. Your 2018-19 board members are: David Urness (Chair), Leeann Yapps (Secretary), Glynis Shaw (Treasurer), Jill Stamp (Registrar), Alison Campbell Urness (Communications), Deren Sentesy/Sandy Redman, Ingrid Musselman Bell and Sean Siever (Members at Large).

Ski Swap Success

We earned nearly $2000 in revenue at last week’s Ski Swap–almost 2x what we earned last year! A big thank you to Coach Valentina for coordinating the swap in partnership with Big White Racers. Many of our parents and coaches had a helping hand in the event. Thank you to Glynis, Jill, Candace, Sandy, Colleen, Michele, Ross, Deepa, Kyle, and Adam.

Ski Swap Next Friday/Saturday

Our annual ski swap is an important fundraiser for the Race Team. Your assistance is required to make this event a success. This year, we will be teaming up with the Big White Racers. So yes, you can sell both XC and Alpine gear. Both teams will earn a percentage of sales. The event will be held in Kelowna near MEC. Coach Val is our lead organizer. She will need assistance in the following areas:

  • Friday Oct 19th 4-8 pm: set up merchandise and equipment, enter merchandise into computer database, print labels
  • Saturday Oct 20th 8-2 pm: coaches required to assist purchasers with gear selection, technical information, sales, reconciliation of sales and proceeds.

Event Details

Location – New Life Church (2041 Harvey Ave – behind MEC)

Consignment Drop Off – Friday, 4-8 pm

  • We will have a separate table for Telemark club members. If people have a list of the gear they want to consign they can send it to Val. Please include a description of the item, size, brand and seller’s contact info.

Day Sale – Saturday, 8 am – 2 pm
Admission to Saturday’s Sale – $2/person

Parent Meeting Agenda, Registration, Potluck

Friendly reminder that the athletes are training tomorrow at the Paddle Centre. Depending on what happens with the weather, the athletes may be running instead of training on the water.

Please remember to bring a cheque book for registration purposes, sign up your athlete on line and bring a signed copy of the parent/athlete Code of Conduct agreement.

Meeting Agenda

  1. Adoption of Agenda
  2. Previous AGM 2017 minutes
  3. Actions Arising
  4. Reports (treasurer, registrar, president, coach)
  5. New Business
    • ICG Coach Funding
    • Volunteers Needed (van drivers, parent executive)
    • Van Policy
    • Fundraising (marathon, Canadian Olympic Foundation)
    • Telemark Club AGM
  6. Other
  7. Motion to Adjourn

Important Information re: Registration, Party & Parent Meeting

Tuesday October 2nd, 5-7:30 pm, Kelowna Paddle Centre (Abbott St)


5:00 pm   Athletes to train on paddle boards

5-5:45      Season Registration (click here for fee information)   Please pay with 3 post-dated cheques (1st and 2nd half of season and raffle tickets).

  • Athletes and parents are to sign the Athlete Code of Conduct. Please print and bring signed forms to registration.  Click here for the form.

5:45-6:30  Race Team Annual General Parent Meeting

6:30-7:30  Potluck.  Please bring something to share.  Sign up by clicking here 

Volunteers for Sun Rype Marathon

Hi skiers. We have a fundraising opportunity at the Sun Rype Marathon on Oct 7th.  Please sign up for an aid station, or other duty here . Val and Sean would appreciate a complete sign up list by October 1st.

Registration, Party, Annual Meeting Oct 2nd.

Parents and Athletes. Please note that we will be hosting our annual Season Registration/Parent Meeting on Tuesday October 2nd from 5-7 pm at the Paddling Centre on Abbott St. While the parents attend to Race Team business, the kids will be cross-training on Stand Up Paddle Boards. This will be a Pot Luck as well. Details to follow.