December 12, 2018

Winter FUNtastic This Saturday 10 am

Our celebration day Winter FUNtastics is happening this Saturday March 7th at 10:00 am. The race team and JD will be joining the Jack Rabbit program for this club end of the year event.

There will be stations with fun activities for the children around the stadium, prizes and hot dogs at the end.

LEADERS – Iva needs some TR athletes to lead groups. If you are willing to lead a group of JD, and JR kids around to stations please meet Iva at 10 am in the chalet. You are also eligible for a hot dog voucher. If there are extra hats or buffs you may get one.

PARTICIPANTS – Meet upstairs in the chalet at 10:00 to sign up at the coach’s table for groups and to receive a hot dog voucher. You will be eligible for a hat or a buff.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS – We need your help in order to have a truly Winter FUNtastic day. Volunteers will be needed for signing up kids, helping with activities, leading groups of kids, handing out prizes and BBQ helpers (anyone with foodsafe who could lead the BBQ please contact Iva ASAP ).
Please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn’t work) to go to the signup sheet: To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do. PLEASE SIGN UP NOW!

Raffle Results

The 2015 Telemark Nordic Club Raffle was another big success raising significantly more funds than previous years. A big thank you to our amazing sponsors and CONGRATULATIONS to our winners. There are numerous athlete’s parents and grandparents on the winners list. Thank you to all those that sold and purchased tickets this year.The raffle draw was held on Sunday during the BC X-C Championships and the lucky winners are:

Prize 1: Salomon Skate Ski Package donated by Fresh Air Experience, Doug Spaeth
Prize 2: Nordic Getwaway donated by Fresh Air Experience and Silver Star: Lee Anne Yapps
Prize 3: iPad Air donated by Fifth Avenue Auto: David Webster
Prize 4: Snowshoe Package donated by Fresh Air Experience: Joe Unser
Prize 5: Dinner and Rockets Game donated by Waterfront Wines and Peacock Sheridan Group: Edmond Lee
Prizes 6, 7, 8 and 9: Custom Telemark Nordic Club Insulated travel mugs: Catherine Windsor, SM Gagnier, Paul Bamber, Grant Pagdin

Thanks again for our sponsors Fresh Air Experience, Salomon, Silver Star, Fifth Avenue Auto, Waterfront Wines and Peackock Sheridan Group.

Thank You Urban Harvest

Urban Harvest Kelowna, the freshest organic produceSpecial thanks go out to Lisa and David at Urban Harvest for providing a bountiful bundle of farm-fresh certified organic fruits and vegetables for our BC Championships race this weekend!

No Shadow for Telemark Tom

Looks like an early end of season for skiing at Telemark!

Telemark Tom

Merry Christmas!

Geminid Viewing Tonight

Since it looks like clear skies are on the agenda, Corrie, Dana, and I will be heading up to Telemark tonight to check out the Geminid meteor shower and all are welcome to join us. The plan is to leave the lodge at 9:30 PM tonight (Saturday). Depending on conditions, we are planning to ski counter-clockwise up Fern Creek to the clear-cut area where Fern, Carol, and Connector meet. If skiing conditions are bad, we will stay in the stadium.

Recommended equipment — a camping pad and a hot beverage. Telescopes will not help you enjoy the meteor shower, but it will probably be good viewing for non-shower stuff if you are into that. Read this article to bone up on the Geminids.

Note that while the peak is expected to happen around midnight tonight, there should be lots to see as soon as it is dark, and even through Sunday and Monday night.  You have to get away from the city lights, though.  And, yes, the same view is waiting for you in Rossland!



Geminid Meteor Shower

Yes the Webcam is Working

Thanks to everyone who took time to report recent problems with the Telemark webcam. Until the “local caching” bug is fixed (working on it!), please just hit “refresh” on your web browser to obtain the current image.



Reminders for a Busy Upcoming Week

Lots of things happening in the next few days. Thought I would group them all up as a reminder for you. Click each item for a link to the details: