January 16, 2018

Important Messages

  1. Raffle Tickets
    • There are some members who have not yet paid and/or picked up their raffle tickets.  You are responsible for selling 1 booklet per athlete (2  per family max).  Each booklet costs $125.  Please purchase your booklets ASAP (cheque payable to Telemark Junior Racers).  Please remit cheque to our fabulous raffle coordinator, Sean Siever.  You have until March 4th to sell the tickets.
  2. Canadian Olympic Foundation
    • There are 2 weeks left to make a tax deductible contribution in support of our Race Team.  We have raised $2500 to date.  If we reach our goal of $6000, an anonymous donor will generously match that amount dollar for dollar.  The Race Team will receive 100% of all donations.  Please tell your friends and family.  Click this link to donate.
  3. Team Fees
    • Friendly reminder that the 2nd instalment of your annual Race Team fees will be processed on Wednesday Jan. 18th.

Team Telemark in the News

Our team had incredible results at opposite ends of the country last weekend.  Congratulations to our athletes, coaches and parent volunteers who participated at the BC Cup in Whistler and World Junior Trials in Quebec.  Special mention to Hanah and Gareth who qualified for the World Junior Championships in Switzerland at the end of the month.  We are in the media today!  There is lots to celebrate.  See you all at the Loppet.  To that end, please sport Team Telemark colors with Kelowna Toyota logos.  Kelowna Toyota’s financial contribution to our team is making this all possible.

Register for our Loppet

Hi Team.  Please register ASAP on Zone 4 for our 32nd annual Telemark Apple Loppet. The popular pursuit race course remains the same. There are events for all ages and abilities. Prizes and food for participants and volunteers. Click here to register.  Race Team youth ski for free.  Email your coach for the secret discount code.

Team Van Departure for Sat. Race

Departing Coach Brent’s house at 6:45 am (1902 Abbott St.)

Departing the “Ski House” (Pinehurst Cres. and Clifton Ave) at 7:00 am

Questions?  Call Coach Brent 250 864-2303

Boxing Day Burn

Happy Holidays!  Enjoy Christmas Day.  Indulge all you want because on Boxing Day, we will burn it all off!

Dec 26th @ 10 am.  Skate ski with teammates and family members, followed by a big bon fire at noon.  Bring something to roast (wieners, marshmallows).



Important Fundraiser (tax deductible)

We have a wonderful fundraising opportunity with the Canadian Olympic Foundation.  All donations are tax deductible PLUS there are anonymous donors who will top up funds that we raise for our team.  If, for example, we raise $6000, a generous donor group has pledged to match that amount!  All donations directly support our Team Telemark Racers (i.e. program development, coaching, infrastructure).

Click here to donate


Deadline: January 31st

Questions?  Contact Coach Brent brent_hobbs@telus.net


Important Parent Meeting Thursday

Parent Meeting this Thursday Dec 7th from 6:15-7:00 pm at 505 Doyle Ave (Interior Health building–meet in the lobby).  Following the meeting, we will go to the BNA for some social time before picking up L2T/T2T kids at Knox Mtn.  I have also arranged a dial in number for parents who live out of town 1-877-977-0888 Code 0480.


  1. Fundraising (bring raffle money)
  2. Race Calendar
  3. Team Travel/Van Policy
  4. Race Day Organization
  5. Coach Update
  6. Athletes & Social Media
  7. Boxing Day Burn
  8. Other

Uniform & Ski Exchange

There are several opportunities coming up to exchange and/or sell old uniforms and skis.
1) Telemark Ski Swap this Sunday morning.
– coaches and vendors (Fresh Air and Kelowna Cycle) will be on hand to assist with sizing
2) Bring your outsized uniforms to practices starting this Saturday
3) Take advantage of the Team Buy Nights coming up at Kelowna Cycle (Nov 6th) and Fresh Air Experience (Nov. 8th).
4) If there is further demand for a Race Team-specific exchange, we will coordinate a date and time in November. This will require a volunteer to coordinate and some coaches to help size up skis. Email Brent_Hobbs@telus.net if you would like to take on this task.