Fernie Nordic Society
Several voluneers met at the warming hut on Sunday morning. Johnny led the activities: logs were split, the ceiling was stained, insulation was installed inside the hut, a shallow trench was dug around the hut for the insulation panels along the outside and a few elves burned some debris from around the site.
Our goal is to make the warming hut and the area look good for the beginning of the ski season. This was the first of the weekly work bees planned for this month. The next one will be on Sunday, October 11 from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Anyone willing to help out is welcome to join us.
The Fernie 3 Mountain Bike Stage Race is the popular event that ran from June 27 to 29 in and around Fernie. It was a fundraising opportunity for the Nordic Society by taking care of the timing of each race. Several volunteers were on hand each day at the start, mid-point and finish of each course. Fernie TransRockies Society, the local organizer of the event, chose to use a local group for this task rather than an outside contractor.
The event attracted about 160 riders from the region and also from as far as Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatchewan and Idaho. Racers participated in the 1-day event, the 3-day stage event or the U13-U16 event. An awards ceremony and banquet event was held at the Castle on Monday night with Fernie mayor Mary Giuliano in attendance.
The volunteers on the FNS timing team were: Dave Smith, Maëlle Weber, Micheline Picard, Robert Holmes. John Krzyzewski, Allan Phillips and Matthieu. Big thanks to all!
Fernie TransRockies Society website
Pictured below are a few volunteers on location at The Cedars on Day 1 from left to right: Matthieu, Marlene Vale, Maëlle and MichelineTags: general