August 20, 2018

Call for Interest – International Children’s Winter Games Lake Placid 2019

Hello Parents,

I am putting out this post as a ‘call of interst’ to see who might be interested in attending the 2019 ICWG in Lake Placid.  This is a multi-sport winter games and is much a cultural experiences as a competetive race experience.  To find out more about what the ICWG is please go to

The city of Kelowna team can accommodate 2 cross country skiers this year;  one boy and one girl aged 12 (as of January 1st, 2019)  to 15 (as of  Dec 31st ,2019). One coach will also be required and that is TBD.

The event is scheduled for January 6th to 11th.   Here is a link to the cross country technical package to see complete event information including the dates and race events.

If there is sufficient interest and we need to make a selection we will follow the selection procedure similar to the one we utilized back in 2016 when a group of Team Telemark skiers attended the ICWG in Innsbruck.  Please contact Ross McKinnon if you are wondering about what that experience was like as he was the coach and his son Grayson attended.

If you and/or your child are interested please let me know ASAP. Email me at



Accommodation Needed

Hello Parents and Skiers,

One of our former skiers with Team Telemark, who hails from the far easterly part of Canada (Newfoundland), is in need of accommodation for the upcoming season.

Our teammate, Hugh Warkentin, is returning to Kelowna to train with Team Telemark.

Anyone who requires a roommate (BTW he can help with all subjects, including high level Maths) should connect with Hugh ASAP.

Please contact Hugh ASAP

Team Telemark Having Fun and Success this weekend across Canada

Team Telemark is busy this weekend with one group of skiers bracing the cold temperatures of Prince George whilst another group is freezing over in Ottawa.

Not to let that dampen spirits, the PG group had a lively evening of bowling.  For full race results from today please see:

Ian Williams made the podium in yesterday’s Junior Men Sprint at Easterns. For full race results please see:

Congrats to the entire team and to coaches Ross, Brent, Kyle, Deepa, Michelle & Alistair up in PG & Chris and Paul in Ottawa.

NYE Time Trial Results

Rank Name Time
1 Gareth 15:12.1
2 Michael 15:25.9
3 Tallon 15:32.6
4 David 15:34.8
5 Greg 15:39.7
6 Ian 16:00.3
7 Alex 16:03.4
8 Fran 16:53.4
9 Grayson 18:11.1

Kelowna Toyota Patches

I have patches for anyone with the older clothing.  Please sew, or have someone put them on your warm ups as the picture illustrates, this way they will match the new clothing.  Lycra race clothing cannot have the patches sewn on, and an iron on patch was not an option as the fabric does not like high heat.  We may also have enough to add patches to older Team toques and headbands later.  Please do your best to get them on as we want to give Kelowna Toyota exposure and hopefully keep them as a sponsor in years to come.



Ski Swap Volunteer Sign-up

Hello Ski Fans,

This Sunday, directly after the club AGM, is the annual ski swap.  15% of all sales go to Team Telemark. We are looking for volunteers to help setup, give good gear advice, take money, tag items, door security and tear down.

Please see the volunteer signup to grab a great job and thanks.


Jakroo Store Open to Purchase Uniforms

Your online store is ready for ordering at:

For all orders placed by: 1/11/2017, Midnight, PST, delivery will be scheduled for: 15/11/2017.

Important Information:

Tracking information will be emailed to you 2-3 days prior to your actual delivery date. Please note, we always try to beat our scheduled delivery dates.
FedEx typically delivers around 10:30am and requires signature release. Please contact FedEx for options of signature release for your delivery.

Reorder Mode: Affordable, bi-monthly delivery options that are great for adding new team members or replacing items throughout the season. No minimums are required for re-orders, and items are discounted to the 2-5 quantity tier.

Sizing Information/Guaranteed Fit Service: We recommend using our sizing and dimensional charts, but encourage all customers to contact us for a personal fitting recommendation.

To receive a personal fitting recommendation, please reply with the following data points, or you may return this form:

Waist (at belly-button)

Should you need to consult Jakroo about personal fitting recommendations or other customer service questions please email

Heavier Weight Team Jackets

Anyone interested in a heavy black team jacket this season?  Please text me the size in either Youth, Women or Men’s size please. I don’t have any samples so you will have to go off fellow team members. Cost will probably be around $80 again. Please text or email me by Friday please.

This years race and warm up clothing from Jakroo should be ready to order this week also, I will let you know as soon as the online store opens, all new clothing will have Kelowna Toyota logos.  Patches will soon be available for all older warm ups.