May 27, 2018

Tree Planting Status

Tomorrow’s (Sunday) Tree Planting session has been cancelled due to low registration.  The good news is that Ntitlxyx Resources has provided us with another tree planting date on Saturday June 9th. A sign up sheet will be circulated soon.  It would be ideal to see at least 15 athletes/parents registered for an all-day session on the 9th.

Thank you to the Urness family (Kaelin, Eric, Alison, David), Sofie Steinruck and Michele Wolfe, Alistair and Gregor Graham, Valentina and Jacob Miller, Nathan Achtem, Tristan Lee, Grayson and Ross McKinnon, Garret and Sean Siever, Steve F. (from biathlon) and Connor and Brent Hobbs. Together, this group planted 4000 trees on Saturday and earned our program $1000.

Action Required–Sign up for Tree Planting

Hi folks, Ntityix Resources LP (our local First Nations forester) is donating their time and resources to help us raise money for our Race Team. Thus far, we have a grand total of 6 athletes/parents signed up to tree plant. I know we are all busy people. Please do your part and sign up today. I will confirm numbers with Ntityix tomorrow. Last year, they donated $2000 to our team. Sign up here

Meet at Yellow Gate (1 KM above Telemark turnoff) at 8 am and 12 pm each day.


Sign Up for Tree Planting

Please sign up for tree planting shifts next weekend (Sat and Sunday May 26/27th).  You will be giving back to your team (much needed fundraising dollars) and to your planet.  The experience also looks good on a job resume.  Directions to the Jack Pine Road tree-planting block to follow (close to Telemark).  No experience necessary.  You will be given direction at the site.

Tree Planting May 26/27th

Please sign up for tree planting shifts scheduled for next weekend. Click

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.