Welcome to our 2016/17 season - renew your membership - sign up for trips
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Newsletter October 2016
Welcome to our 2016/17 Season!

We enjoyed a very successful season last winter with a record membership in recent years. We hope that all of you will join us again for another amazing season of cross-country skiing.

For weeks now, our two Trip-coordinators and the rest of the Executive have been planning and preparing the trip schedule for 2016/17. We think that we put together a schedule that offers something for everyone. It even includes another long trip, something we normally plan every two years, and the destination may be new to many of you: the Methow Valley in Washington.

If this is not enough to make you want to renew your membership right away, Cross Country BC, our umbrella organization, has launched a friendly contest among the clubs.   Which club will have the highest percentage of members registered by December 1st, 2016, as compared to its previous winter's total membership?

The winning clubs (there are six categories) will receive some fabulous gear donated by Fischer, Swix, a skill camp at Silver Star/Sovereign Lake, a night at Tyax and other great prizes. Could it be our club? – With your participation we have a chance and we would certainly find a way to pass the prizes on to you, our members.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our traditional opening event, the Wine & Cheese night, at the Italian Cultural Centre at 7:00PM.

The Executive.

Wine & Cheese, October 29, 2016, 7:00PM
@ the Italian Cultural Centre
Our traditional kick off to the season and trip sign up event. Appetizers will be served and participants have access to an open bar.
Looking back:
The skiers went hiking again this summer - Mt. Baker in July and Whistler in September.
It is time to renew your membership.

We strongly encourage you to use the online system at Zone-4 and pay by credit card. Registration is fast and easy. You do not have to create a Zone-4 account or logon to the Zone-4 site.

Anyone who signs up online, and prior to October 20th, will automatically be entered into a draw for one free day pass at Cyprus.

You still have the option to complete the paper membership form and bring it and your cheque to the ICC on October 20th or mail the form and the cheque to the address found on our website.

Questions? Contact Paul Trantina
click here to sign up with Zone4

Silver Star, December 8-11, 2016
Kelowna (McCollough Lake and Telemark), January 6-8, 2017
Sun Peaks, January 13-15, 2017
Larch Hills, January 27-29, 2017
Methow Valley, USA, long trip, February 21-16, 2017
and more....
click here for full trip schedule

How to sign up for trips at the Wine & Cheese night on October 20th:
Come prepared!
Renew, or get your first time membership ahead of time through the easy to use online system. Write out the cheques at home and, as introduced last year, fill out a trip sign-up strip for each trip you register for. It was a tremendous help for the trip leaders last season and we will keep the same procedure this year. You can download the trip sign-up strips from the website or right HERE.

We will have 2 computers at the Wine & Cheese to assist those who need help with online membership registration.
Meet us - join us - share the fun.
Meet your Executive:

Co-Presidents: Eda Kadar &
Irene Fritschi Nelin

Co-Trip Coordinators: Berni Koppe
& Leslie Anderson

Membership: Paul Trantina
Secretary: Donna Money
Treasurer: Brian O'Dwyer
Members at Large:
Diane Whiteley,
Anna Bentley, Ken Boxall,
Joan Boxall
Newsletter Editor

We are switching from a PDF format to an e-newsletter and are looking for a volunteer-editor who is either familiar with mailchimp, or interested in learning it. Don't worry, it is not that hard. I taught myself the skills to create this first newsletter and would love to pass my knowledge on to a skier who wants to use his/her creative side!
Interested? Contact IRENE
Dates to remember:
Club Nights for 2016/17
November 29, 2016
January 3, 2017
February 7, 2017
March 7, 2017
Sigge's is open for the season - keep them in mind for all your x-country gear and accessories.
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