Well here we are halfway thru the ski season, with the most exciting half yet to come! Even now it’s exciting to see the overseas teams arriving and settling into the Snow Farm for the next 2-3 weeks. If you’re having a bad day anytime, just take a look at the Canadian Adaptive Team and get inspiration from them!
One down and a few more to go before the season ends. Our cancelled Skate Race from last Sunday will be run THIS SUNDAY 13TH AUGUST, 2pm, so get your Skate skis on and get ready to roll. Registrations on the day, $5 each but free to Members. If you’re there and not racing, it would be good to offer assistance in some way to the Snow Farm team. Many thanks.
Next race will be the following SATURDAY, 19th AUGUST, and will be a 21km Classic Race, open to anyone as a prelude to the MERINO MUSTER on SEPTEMBER 2nd. Shorter races for the younger ones will also be run. Shall let you know time in next week’s Newsletter. Just remember that it’s on! Come and compete against yourself and see if you can improve your time.
WHERE ARE OUR WNSC FLAGS??
Our lovely new tear drop flags have gone walkabout! Perhaps someone has them stored safely at home. Could you kindly let Ian McNabb or myself know if you do have. We need them!
FESTIVAL OF SPORT AND RECREATION
Is to be held again next month, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, at the new Wanaka Recreation Centre, from 9 – 1pm. Phillipa and I manned our great little space last year and had lots of interest in the Nordic Sports Club. Would anyone else like to do it this year? It doesn’t clash with anything on our Calendar of Events – it will all be over by then. Please see myself or Phillipa if you are interested in putting the word out there.
SNOW SPORTS NZ ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT
This will be a great night to celebrate a great season and people who have done great things. We need folk there to support our Nordic Sports Person nomination, so mark it on your calendar – SATURDAY, 30th SEPTEMBER at Lake Wanaka Centre. Tickets on sale soon.
Did anyone notice visitors from the Capital recently?? No I don’t mean Helen Clark or even John Key, but our out of town members Rosemary and Gordon Fox and before them, Lesley Calver. Rosemary and Gordon burned up the trails on their snowshoes and Lesley zipped around with such lightning speed, you could hardly see her! Great to have them as Club Members, even tho they live on the ‘other’ island.
Sad for all of us that Alexei only has 2 weeks left at the Snow Farm, so if you have lessons left to click off, get them in soon!
VOLUNTEERS, VOLUNTEERS, VOLUNTEERS!
Still needed for Merino Muster and the Winter Games. Go to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to put your name forward. It will be very rewarding to see some of the world’s best in action. Merino Muster is on Sat 2nd Sept and Winter Games, 7th, 8th & 9th September (at the Snow Farm)
Keep spreading the word about how fabulous the Snow Farm is. There are so many advantages to skiing here. More people are finding out about it every season!