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AGM meeting held at the Aquatic Centre in Fernie

July 20, 2014 - 21:38

The yearly AGM meeting of the fernie Nordic Society was held for the first time in the park next to the Aquatic Centre on Sunday afternoon. The event included a BBQ set up by the volunteers as well as a team of competent handlers to occupy the youngest members during the meeting portion.

Each board members reported on his/her activities during the season. Several directors were re-elected and a few new ones were chosen.

The president of the society, Megan Lohmann, outlined the future plans for the club including the expansion of the trail system at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre to be ready before the first snow fall.

The efforts of each volunteer coach were recognized and each coach was presented with an insulated bottle and a gift certificate. We wish to thank all our volunteers and all those who attended the event. We are now getting ready for the new 2014-2015 season !

Finally: Consider becoming a volunteer this year for coaching, to help with an event, to write on this site... whatever.

A draft report from the treasurer is available below.

attachment:  Draft Report from the treasurerTags: ski
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AGM Meeting and BBQ

July 19, 2014 - 08:57

AGM & Membership Appreciation BBQ
JULY 20th 5pm
Aquatic Centre Park
 
Join us on Sunday July 20th at 5pm in the field beside the Aquatic Centre for a FREE family BBQ! We'll be supplying all of the BBQ food, feel free to bring a salad or dessert to share. We want to thank all the families that have been involved in the club, and no better way than a summer BBQ.
 

eventEvent Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 17:00 to 19:00Venue: Field next to Fernie Aquatic Centre
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End of Season

May 12, 2014 - 15:31

As all of you members are getting ready for the summer season we will be collecting all the remaining rental gear that is still with the participants in the Jackrabbit program.

Watch for an upcoming email from Clark Weber with details of time and date for bringing the gear back to storage.

Please DO NOT bring the gear to his office or his home at any time. Wait until you receive the email. Thank you in advance.

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Coming Event

April 1, 2014 - 22:35

Fast and Female POWER HOUR in Fernie

The Fernie Nordic Society invites girls 9-14 to an hour of inspiration and yoga at CrossFit Fernie on Saturday April 19 from 10:30 to 11:30. For details, click on the poster.

 

 

 

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We would love your feedback!

March 10, 2014 - 20:04
NEW LOGO

The FNS has been working with the DesignCrowd website to create a new logo for our Racers and for the Nordic Society!
Let us know what you like and what you would change.
Look at the designs herehttp://www.designcrowd.com/vote/nordic-ski-society-new-logo-voting-poll

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March Break Camp - session 2

February 24, 2014 - 15:07

New this year!! FNS is trying out a fun March Break Camp! Facilitated by a 'teacher in training' doing her practicum in Fernie. Two sessions will run: March 17-20 and March 24-27 from 9am - 12pm. This is a recreational ski and outdoor skills camp. Participants will learn outdoor winter survival skills, play interpretive games and explore our beautiful trails on ski. This is NOT a skills camp, rather an opportunity to get outside and enjoy Fernie winter.

eventEvent Date: Monday, March 24, 2014 - 09:00Venue: Various trails around Fernie
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March Break Camp - session 1

February 24, 2014 - 15:04

New this year!! FNS is trying out a fun March Break Camp! Facilitated by a 'teacher in training' doing her practicum in Fernie. Two sessions will run: March 17-20 and March 24-27 from 9am - 12pm. This is a recreational ski and outdoor skills camp. Participants will learn outdoor winter survival skills, play interpretive games and explore our beautiful trails on ski. This is NOT a skills camp, rather an opportunity to get outside and enjoy Fernie winter.

eventEvent Date: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 09:00Venue: Various trails around Fernie
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4th Annual Community Race

February 2, 2014 - 08:51

The 4th Annual Community Race is taking place on February 15th at the Golf Course. All information is included on the attached Registration Form.

Registration is NOW OPEN.

See you on the 15th of February.

eventEvent Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 10:00 to 12:00Venue: Fernie Golf and Country Club
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Some Racing Rocks! fun on the snow

January 27, 2014 - 16:56

The events on Saturday morning included a Mad Dash and team work with Monster Skis. Enjoyed by all as you can see on the pictures.

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Events coming up in the region

January 12, 2014 - 18:00

Our club and other nearby clubs have several events that skiers from Fernie may be interested in joining as participants or as supporters.

Racing Rocks
in Fernie
Date: Jan 25, 2014
Check here. Watch for upcoming details on this page
 

Nordic Loppet at Nipika Mountain Resort
Date: Feb 1-2, 2014
Click here for more information about the Loppet

 

Flight of the Crows Loppet 2014
at the Allison-Chinook crosscountry ski area
Date: Feb 1, 2014
For more information, click here to reach the website.

Tears & Gears Winter Wheezer
in Fernie
Date: Feb 8, 2014
For more information, click here to reach the website.

Fernie Community Race
in Fernie
Date: Feb 15, 2014
Check here. Watch for upcoming details on this page

 

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Skiing and fun time on a rainy morning

January 12, 2014 - 16:59

The Saturday morning lesson was replaced by a quick run on the trails under light rain. The brave souls who joined in were in great spirits as you can see on the photos. It was raining even more by the time the hot chocolate from Freshie's was served. All are hoping for clear weather for next weekend!

Photos by Naomi

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Trails at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre are open!

January 4, 2014 - 15:02

Enough snow fell in the region during the last 24 hours. The trails at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre were groomed last night. On Saturday morning the trails were bathed in bright sunshine. The trees were covered with fresh snow. It was so peaceful even with the trails being only 3 km outside town.

Our Jackrabbit skiers had their first lesson on the new trails. Most of the eighty young skiers attended this morning. There is plenty of variety in the terrain with flat sections, small hills and a few more challenging ones. All had lots of fun! This promises to be a great season of crosscountry ski.

We would like to thank Freshie's of Fernie for supplying the hot chocolate the skiers enjoyed after the lesson. We ran out early but we'll do better next week! Back to school on Monday and see you at the next lesson!

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Dare to Dream - An Evening with Beckie Scott

December 7, 2013 - 16:32

Come and join us to meet and hear Beckie Scott speak on December 6th. Everyone is welcome ... non-members, friends, members old and new.

eventEvent Date: Friday, December 6, 2013 - 19:30Venue: Fernie Golf and Country Club
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Our Jackrabbit program is full already!

November 24, 2013 - 14:21
Event_Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 10:30

Our program has become so popular that it has reached almost full capacity. Over 80 young skiers have registered already. We can no longer accept any new applications, except for a few openings in the older age group of Track Attack. If you are 12 years or older, contact Clark at 250-430-1582 directly.

As a reminder the first lesson will be on Saturday Dec. 7 starting at 10:30 am. It is planned to be held at the new trails of the Elk Valley Nordic Centre near Mt. Fernie Provincial Park. Bring snacks and a cup for hot chocolate served after the lesson.

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Porta-potty -- your opinion counts

November 22, 2013 - 14:56

The Nordic Society set a portable toilet up by the golf course last winter. We would like to know how valuable it is for our members to have during the Jackrabbit lessons. Vote now! No-one will call  ;=)

It is a good idea but I have not used it My family has used it and it is great to have It is an eyesore, a waste of money, ... - it is not necessary Tags: fernie
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New trails under construction

November 8, 2013 - 15:03

Several photos of the new trails being prepared at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre.

All pictures were taken by Megan and Heather. More to come.

Click Read More to see all pictures

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FAST Ski Swap in Fernie

November 4, 2013 - 19:52
Event_Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 10:00 to 14:00

This year the great FAST Ski Swap will take place at the Fernie Community Centre on Saturday November 9 from 10 am to 2 pm. If you are on the lookout for some used gear and also some new, it is the place to go.

There is lots of downhill ski equipment and clothing available there although very little nordic ski equipment has been seen there in the previous years. But you never know... Last year the few nordic ski items sold very early in the morning.

On the other hand, if you have gear such as skis and clothing that you would like to sell, just bring it to the centre on Friday evening between 6 and 8 pm. But get for more details about the ski swap here

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Annual General Meeting

November 1, 2013 - 12:40

This year the FNS is pleased to have our nordic trail designer, Reidar Zapf-Gilje as our special presentation.

eventEvent Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 18:00 to 20:00Venue: Fernie Arts Station
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Officiating Course

September 23, 2013 - 12:51

We are hosting an “Officiating Course” the weekend of October 26th   "How to host a race"  just what everyone has been asking for !!!!!
It is 10 hours of instruction and we can do it over two days or one FULL day…………to be determined.

Anyone who is interested, please let me know. This is open to anyone who is a member and can breathe !!!!!

Did I mention the cost ????   That is the best part ... it DOESN’T cost YOU anything !!!!!!!!  Just show up and learn.

Anyone interested in billeting out of town attendees, please let me know at cweber-at-islengineering.com

eventEvent Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013 (All day)Venue: Fernie
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Coaching Clinic in Kimberley

September 23, 2013 - 12:46

ICC (Introduction to Community Coaching)
in Kimberley – October 4-5th
This is the first of the coaching clinics and easy to attend since it is so close.

Anyone interested please contact me at cweber-at-islengineering.com

Clark

eventEvent Date: Friday, October 4, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, October 5, 2013 (All day)Venue: Kimberley
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