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SPRING BREAK

CANADA’S WINTER WONDERLAND

In the 1930s, our ski pioneers recognized the value of the Silver Star area. Located in an outstanding natural environment with an abundance of dry snowfall the joint trail networks of Sovereign Lake Nordic Club and Silver Star Mountain Resort providing over 105km of daily groomed trails, making it the largest continuously groomed network of cross-country ski trails in Canada.  High elevation and mild winter temperatures provide a perfect recreation area to explore. World-class grooming and outstanding early and late season ski conditions continue to provide some of the best cross-country skiing in the world.

SLNC is dedicated to the promotion of cross-country skiing as an inclusive lifelong activity for all ages and abilities. Committed to the provision of high-quality facilities, programs, and services, the SLNC operates a world-class cross-country ski venue located within Silver Star Provincial Park.

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Capital Gaming Grant Approved For $230,000 Towards SLNC New Snowcat

SLNC is excited to announce that we have been awarded a $230,000 Capital Projects Gaming Grants to be used towards the purchase of our new PB400 snowcat. This application was submitted last July and was recently …
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Sovereign Masters Athletes Harness the Norwegian Spirit at Masters World Championships 2019

The Masters High-Performance Group from SLNC has been preparing to race at the Masters World Cup 2019 in Norway over the last 2 seasons. With the expert guidance from our Program Director, Eric de Nys, and …
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A bit of background
Sovereign Lake

World-class grooming and outstanding early and late season ski conditions provide some of the best cross-country skiing in the world. SLNC is a not-for-profit ski club operating within SilverStar Provincial Park.

Sovereign Lake Membership

Season Passes can be picked up locally at Stussi Sport from October 1st until Nov 1st, 2018. After this date passes are to be collected at SLNC. You must provide a copy of your email receipt in order to receive your passes. 

Earlybird registration closes October 31st, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Troy Hudson – General Manager


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SLNC AGM & Open House

Join friends and community members for a meet and greet as well as public information session prior our 2016 AGM on October 19th. Club Open House (5-7pm) AGM (7-8pm)
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Tech Regional Snow Camp #1

Based at SilverStar and Sovereign Lake Nordic Club, the Regional On Snow Camp is for athletes of all ages from across the province. This early season, on snow, altitude training camp is an excellent opportunity to dust …
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Cadets Regional Biathlon Race

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SLNC Ski Tournament

Our Ski Tournament is for all children in our Club Programs including Bunnies right up through Academy athletes. Our senior skiers will be organizing many of the fun filled stations. Join us for a fun day out …
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BC Family Day

Join us this BC Day (February 13th) for great deals on ski and snow shoe rentals as well as day passes! Ski and Snowshoe Rentals $5.00 Trail Passes $5.00
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XC 105 Dual Area Weekend

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club and Silver Star Mountain Resort share one of North America’s premier cross country ski trail networks. Joined at 4 points, we share Canada’s Largest Daily Groomed Trail Network of 105 km of …
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Annual Year End Poker Ski & Potluck BBQ

Join us for the last day of the season on our annual poker ski event. Follow the trail map to the card locations and assemble a full hand. Once you have all 5 cards ( no peeking …
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Introduction to Community Coaching (ICC) Course

Coach Development Workshops NCCP INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY COACHING WORKSHOP The “ICC” Workshop is designed to teach parents and other beginning coaches with basic information and a feeling of confidence as they begin their role as a coach.  It …
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ZONE4 TIMING SYSTEMS CLINIC

TIMING SYSTEMS TRAINING CLINIC (November 4-5th, 2017) Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is excited to offer this Nation Wide training course for Zone 4 users with a focus on race file management. The focus of the course will …
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CCBC Ski Preparation Workshop

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Community Coaching (CC) Course

The “CC” Workshop is the second step in the NCCP coach education program. It provides essential training for coaches delivering an effective skill development program to children six to nine years of age (the “FUNdamentals” stage …
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XC105 NORDIC SKI FESTIVAL

  Welcome to Canada’s Premier Cross Country Ski Destination. 105km of  daily groomed corduroy.  Register Now Cash registrations are available for the BeerCanBeiner and Turkey Trot. From November 23rd to 26th, Sovereign Lake Nordic Club and SilverStar Mountain Resort Ltd …
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Level 2 Certification Course

Level 2 A 16 hour course that prepares officials for leadership roles on a competition committee at club, provincial and most national level races, including the BC Cup Series, BC Winter Games and loppets. The course covers …
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XC105 Weekend

Welcome to the 2nd XC 105 weekend of the season! This weekend you will attain a FREE upgrade pass to SilverStar Mountain when purchasing an SLNC Only Pass. Come and experience the full 105km of trails for one single low …
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Valentine’s Day Lantern Ski

Join us for a cup of hot chocolate at our Valentine’s Day Lantern Ski. We will have lanterns out on Jessica’s Trail. This is a classic ski ONLY trail that winds through the forest adjacent the …
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“Olympic Spirit” Team Relay: April 7th, 2018

Welcome Olympians (and aspiring Olympians)!! We will be hosting our own Olympic Team Relay complete with Flag Ceremony and Nations vying for the chocolate prizes. This event is all about CLUB PARTICIPATION and is part our Club Year …
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OFFICIALS Level 1 Course

CCC OFFICIALS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM This program consists of five steps from entry level through to international level.  It includes technical delegate, event management, and course conductor training as well as standard training for officials. Level 1 An eight-hour course …
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SLNC Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Open House 6:15 – 7:00 pm AGM 7:00 – 8:00 pm The Sovereign Lake Nordic Club will hold an Open House and Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Schubert Centre. The …
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Intro to Community Coaching (ICC) Courses

Introduction to Community Coaching  It is with great pleasure that we are able to launch CCC’s Intro to Community Coach e-learning module. Here is an overview of what exactly is available, for what purpose and what each option …
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L2T On Snow Coaching Course

The CCI program develops skills and provides tools that a coach can use to (1) create a fun, team oriented environment that will motivate children to achieve their personal goals in sport and develop a lifelong …
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2018 Haywood NorAm / US Super Tour

Welcome to the 2018 Haywood NorAm  / US Super Tour! ZONE4 EVENT PAGE (START LISTS AND RESULTS) Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is very excited to host this high-level competition at our high altitude venue. Preparations are well underway. …
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Wednesday Night Race Series

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Regional Biathlon Race

Event Invitation – 2018 Reg Biathlon Fun Race Saturday December 15, 2018 – Modified Super Sprint 9:00 – 9:30 am – bib pick up 9:45 – 10:00 am – Coaches meeting at range 10:00 to 10:50 am – Zero 11:00 am …
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Serious Moonlight Tour

Celebrate the Moon Before Yule and Winter Solstice with skiing under the full moon on December 22nd, from 8 o’clock until midnight. Register Now. There are still spots left. Register online to be sure of yours, or just …
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Black Prince Dinners

Welcome to a new season of our Black Prince Dinner offerings. This season we will be hosting five events throughout the winter showcasing exceptional three-course dining with the allure of a short backcountry hike. Dining is …
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Gingerbread Jam Family Relay

Come burn off those holiday calories in a fun family oriented 4 person relay race around the stadium. Think Barrel Racing and Chinese Plate Spinning on Skis combined together for a hilarious afternoon on skis. Register by 11:30 upstairs in …
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Wednesday Night Race Series

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Wednesday Night Race Series

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Black Prince Dinners

Welcome to a new season of our Black Prince Dinner offerings. This season we will be hosting five events throughout the winter showcasing exceptional three-course dining with the allure of a short backcountry hike. Dining is …
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Wednesday Night Race Series

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Jess4Kids Team Challenge

Dress Up in Team Costumes and bring friends, family or co-workers together to form teams of 4 to take part in our Relay Challenge. 2 skiers and 2 snowshoers will duke it out with other teams …
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The BeerCanBeiner

BeerCanBeiner, November 2017 Now in its second year, the BeerCanBeiner is steeped in nordic tradition. Well… the Birkebeinerrennet is, and that is a 54 km race that has taken place since 1932 in Lillehammer, Norway and commemorates …
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Wednesday Night Race Series

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Valentines Potluck & Lantern Ski

Starting @ 6pm – Thursday February 14th 2019 Join us at the lodge for a mid-season potluck with friends and a night tour around our trails. Enjoy a magical self guided ski along the Sovereign tail, as lanterns light …
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2019 Teck BC Midget Championships

SUNDAY NOTICE: Due to high winds and increased windchill this morning, the race committee has made the executive decision to delay the race start until 11 am. Races will commence straight into Rounds without a qualifier, utilizing yesterdays results as …
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BC Family Day Youth Ski Camp

Do you want to get those kids out on BC Family Day for a Ski Adventure? Sign up through the office for this great new opportunity taught by Ben, our newest instructor who recently retired from the Manitoba …
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2019 Special Olympics BC Winter Games

   
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Black Prince Dinners

Welcome to a new season of our Black Prince Dinner offerings. This season we will be hosting five events throughout the winter showcasing exceptional three-course dining with the allure of a short backcountry hike. Dining is …
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SnowFun 50

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Wednesday Night Race Series

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The “Best in Snow” Race

The 2019 Sovereign Lake Loppet format has been changed for the 2019 season and has moved to Saturday instead of Sunday. The new “BEST IN SNOW” event takes place on Saturday, March 9th. Don’t worry friends…the loppet will return.  DATE: …
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Backcountry Ski Guided Tour

Come join Sovereign’s amazing tour guide, Frances, for a first time experience on Sovereign Lake Backcountry ski trails. You will be traversing along the ungroomed trails, leading through the meandering wilderness. Expect to be skiing along for the …
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Spring Break Kids Ski Day Camp – March 26 & 27

Fun is the goal. Ben will be utilizing his camp counselor skills and offering a fun packed day. Participants will be learning new ski skills in a light and easy environment, mixed with games and adventures. The day …
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Black Prince Dinners

Welcome to a new season of our Black Prince Dinner offerings. This season we will be hosting five events throughout the winter showcasing exceptional three-course dining with the allure of a short backcountry hike. Dining is …
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Spring Fling Ski Camp

   
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2020 Ski National Championships

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Latest News

Capital Gaming Grant Approved For $230,000 Towards SLNC New Snowcat

SLNC is excited to announce that we have been awarded a $230,000 Capital Projects Gaming Grants to be used towards the purchase of our new PB400 snowcat. This application was submitted last July and was recently …
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Sovereign Masters Athletes Harness the Norwegian Spirit at Masters World Championships 2019

The Masters High-Performance Group from SLNC has been preparing to race at the Masters World Cup 2019 in Norway over the last 2 seasons. With the expert guidance from our Program Director, Eric de Nys, and …
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2019 BC Teck Midget Championships record attendance in Vernon

In a day of age where marketing, cell phones and screen time are winning the attention of our youth, it was incredible to see over 250 young inspired athletes come out to enjoy a sport they …
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A Pirates Life for Us

Avast ye scurvy landlubbers!!!   With all the hubbub surrounding the Vernon Winter Carnival Pirate Theme this year, we figured that we best step up to the bowsprit and host our very own Pirate themed event for our …
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BeerCanBeiner Success!

When one thinks of Sovereign Lake you rarely think Brew Pub but on February 6th we transformed the downstairs of the lodge, the old day lodge and the race office into three micro-breweries showcasing boutique brews from …
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SLNC Biathletes heading to Canada Winter Games

Congrats to SLNC athletes Danica Ariano and Ethan Algra who will be representing Team BC in the upcoming 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer from Feb 15-23rd. Biathlon BC sends a team of eight (8) …
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Sovereign Lake reaches 2000 members!

A goal often thought to be a pipe dream became a reality on December 28th, 2018. Sovereign Lake Nordic Club membership has hit 2000. The 2000 member mark has been a benchmark goal of General Manager, Troy …
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Happy Holidays

We are so happy that you have chosen Sovereign Lake Nordic Club to be your destination of choice for xc skiing this December. We wish you and your family the best this holiday season. Check out our Holiday Hours …
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NorAm Weekend: Volunteers made it Super

Rising US star Julia Kern (bib 101) and two-time Canadian Olympian Dahria Beatty (right) lead the pack over the bridge in Saturday’s sprint. (Photo: Peggy Hung) Sovereign Lake hosted a major cross country skiing event last weekend, …
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All Action Weekend

Peaceful late morning after the elite skiers are finished for the day. Sovereign Lake is busy with elite racers this week. Each weekday morning, more than a hundred of the best skiers in North America are here …
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Sovereign Lake Wednesday Night Race Series

Sovereign Lake Presents:  SLNC will host a Wednesday Night Race Series running throughout the 2018/19 ski season. What a fantastic opportunity for seasoned racers and newbies alike, looking to improve, test themselves, and just have a pile of …
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Record Opening Weekend

Day 8 of the new season. November 12, 2018 Sovereign Lake had a record opening weekend, with 1,001 day tickets sold, and all three days of the long weekend setting records. As usual in the early season, there …
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WE ARE OPEN!!

The masters are out early. November 5, 2018 Get ready to be inundated with ski pictures in your social media feeds because SLNC is open for business for the 2018-19 ski season.  With 15km of great skiing for classic …
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RESULTS of the 2018 Call for nominations – SLNC Board of Directors

Dear SLNC Members: The 2018 Elections Committee is pleased to announce that four SLNC members put their names forward to run for the Board.  Since five Director positions were available, the four nominees will become members of the Board by acclamation. …
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Sovereign Lake Nordic Ski Club to host 2020 Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships

PRESS RELEASE: September 27, 2018 Cross Country Ski de fond Canada’s Events Committee is pleased to announce the Sovereign Lake Nordic Ski Club in Vernon, B.C. will play host to the 2020 Canadian Ski Championships in March …
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Sovereign Lake is Hiring!!

Sovereign Lake is hiring for a number of seasonal positions at this time. Be a part of our tight-knit team. Please review these job opportunities. Snowcat Operator / Groomer Maintenance Lead Counter Staff Ski Instructors  
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2018/19 Season Passes Available NOW!

Let Sovereign Lake be your next winter escape. Get a jump start on the season by purchasing your Individual or Family Season Passes now and be entered to win an $850 Thule Ski Box, donated by …
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2018/19 Programs Registration OPEN!

While we are in the heat of summer we never really stop dreaming about snowy days at Sovereign Lake. 2018/19 Program Registrations are now open. There are many new and exciting program options for this season so …
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SLNC Success at Canadian Champs in Thunder Bay

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club and Vernon can be very proud of the 8 athletes who recently traveled to Thunder Bay, Ontario to compete in the Cross Country Ski Nationals that took place March 10-17. These athletes …
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2018 Call for Annual Club Awards Nominations

Call for Nominations: Annual Club Awards  (please attach the Criteria document and the list of past recipients to this message) The Annual Club Awards will be presented at the end of the season event April 7th. Nominations are …
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New Mobile Trail App is here!

We are excited to be working with the Avenza Maps App to produce a new high resolution mobile trail map designed for iOS, Android and Windows mobile phones. Find your location, track your mileage and never get lost again! Login …
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SLNC Wins BIG at BC Championships!

Congratulations to the full SLNC race team of over 60 participants that took part in this past weekend’s BC Championships at Telemark Ski Club in West Kelowna. With a  record 628 athletes registered for the three days of …
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Call out for Loppet Volunteers

The Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is hosting the 37th annual loppet on March 11, 2018. We’re reaching out to our members to volunteer and if you are not in a position to do so, perhaps you could encourage …
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World Junior Championships Report: Athlete Hannah Mehain

The team WJC Canadian Team flew to Geneva, Switzerland and then drove to Praz de Lys, France for a training and acclimatization camp before the races in Switzerland.  The sky was overcast and it dumped with …
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SOVEREIGN LAKE RACERS STRONG AT WESTERN CANADIANS

January 19 – 21 saw 11 Sovereign Lake athletes and a couple of masters take to the Riverbend Golf Course for a weekend of intense cross-country ski competition at the Haywood Western Canadians in Red Deer, …
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SUPER BIG THANK YOU !

To all of our SLNC Biathlon Regional Fun Race volunteers we would like to extend a SUPER BIG THANK YOU ! The SLNC Biathlon Regional Fun Race and BC Winter Games Biathlon Qualifier Competition this past weekend was a …
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Burgers and Beer?? Yes Please!

The SLNC Racing Team is raising funds to  help offset their expenses to Thunder Bay for the Canadian National Championships this March. Raise a Pint and down a burger to help these great kids achieve their …
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SLNC nominated “Best XC Ski Resort in North America” by USA Today

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club has been nominated in the latest “10Best” Readers’ Choice travel award contest! Their expert panel selected Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre as a contender for Best Cross-Country Ski Resort in North America, which has just …
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Official Level 1 Course: October 28th

Hello Members! Well, it is time to start thinking of the ‘white stuff’ and the wonderful venue we have up at Sovereign Lake! With ambitions of hosting more events like Masters Championships and National Championships, which bring money back to …
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October 18th: SLNC AGM

Join us at the 2017 Sovereign Lake Nordic Club AGM Location: Schubert Centre 6:00-7:00pm  Mingle and Membership Registration and Pass Pick Up 7:00-7:30pm Stussi Sport Winter Fashion Show 7:30-8:30pm SLNC Formal AGM Meeting ——————————————————————————————————- Dear SLNC Members: We (the 2017 Elections Committee) are …
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RESULTS of the Call for nominations – SLNC Board of Directors

Dear SLNC Members: We (the 2017 Elections Committee) are pleased to announce that eight SNLC members put their names forward for the Board this year!  The strong response is testament to the vitality, enthusiasm and volunteerism of the members …
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Membership Has Its Privileges

With winter just around the corner and the ski swap behind us we are focussing on membership registrations and our best ever Early Bird Prize Package yet!   Register prior October 31st for a chance to win a …
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SLNC receives a $6000 grant from ViasportBC

SLNC is very excited to announce that ViaSport BC has provided the club with a $6000 event hosting grant for our NorAm taking place December 9-10, 2017. Thank you so much for supporting racing in British …
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Call for Nominations: Sovereign Lake Board of Directors

We are looking for enthusiastic people who want to help Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre continue to offer the finest Nordic skiing anywhere (in our humble opinion).   The main requirement to be a Board member is …
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SLNC Welcomes Eric de Nys as new Programs Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2017 With a focus on delivering a full roster of programming from Bunny Rabbits and Biathlon to Ski Academy and Masters,  Eric brings new collaborative vision to the delivery of Programming at Sovereign …
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Job Posting: SLNC Club Coach

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is seeking a highly motivated and skilled coach available for full time seasonal employment effective September 5th, 2017. This position offers an annually renewable contract with fair compensation package. The Club Coach …
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Darren Derochie retires from SLNC Programs

On July 15th, Darren Derochie tendered his letter of resignation to SLNC effective immediately. Darren has provided over 8 years of quality service to our club and we are proud of his accomplishments during his time as …
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Annual Club Award Nominations Now Open

Awards Criteria – Sovereign Lake Nordic Club Volunteer committee recommends the nominations of the following awards be done by the membership each year and put forward to the Board in March for final decision-making. This criterion will …
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Jessica’s Trail a Big Success Story

Revisions and widening of Jessica’s Trail this summer, located just off the Stadium, has become a wonderful success story offering adventure and a unique historical perspective. This 1.2km classic-only trail has rapidly become the most discussed trail …
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Geo Caching comes to Sovereign Lake

In cooperation with GeoCaching BC, Sovereign Lake Nordic Club has undertaken an initiative to place 10 geo caching stations throughout our cross country ski trail and snowshoe trail network. GeoCaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which …
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Champ’s Pancake Breakfast

Join us for a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to send Hannah Mehain, Sovereign Lake’s Junior Racer (and Junior National Team member) to the World Junior Championships located in Park City, Utah from Jan. 30th to Feb. 5th, 2017. Come and …
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Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas! The Sovereign Lake Nordic Club Staff and Board would like to wish you and yours the best this holiday season. We have numerous last minute Stocking Stuffers, Punch Passes and Gift Certificates for that special …
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NorAm/SuperTour Racers Arriving Early to Train

The excitement for the race weekend is building, with the arrival of the Thunder Bay National Team Development Centre athletes on November 30th.  TBay brought around twenty athletes, the team van and trailer, and a few …
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November Visitors at Sovereign Lake

A visiting biathlon team practising mass starts in the stadium (Photo: SLNC) Sovereign Lake was energized by visitors last weekend, in large part thanks to US Thanksgiving. As usual, many of our neighbours to the south came up to …
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Sovereign Lake Nordic Club photo contest!

Sovereign Lake would like to see your favourite winter photos all season long.  Post your photo using the hashtags #MySovereign and #WinterLivesHere and each month we will unveil one winner who will receive a prize. At the …
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We Are Open

Amanda and Jacek made the trip from Kelowna on November 24th for Jacek’s first time skiing ever (Photo: SLNC) Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is open for the season! The unusually warm fall is behind us and normal service …
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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from all of us at SLNC! Don’t forget this is the last day for early bird registration. Sign up for your season pass and programs today to save. Click here to go to our registration page.  
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SLNC AGM Summary Report

  The 2016 AGM was held at the Schubert Centre on October 19, 2016. Thank you to all the members who attended and also to the many volunteers who planned and attended to the Open House An Open House …
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SLNC Board Nominees for 2016-2018 Term

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club will take place on Wednesday October 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm, at the Schubert Centre. The AGM agenda includes the election of up to five (5) members …
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Call for Nominations to the 2016 Board of Directors

SLNC Wants You! There are 5 available vacancies to be filled on the Board of Directors at the AGM on October 19th. The Board is comprised of 10 members. Terms are 2 years, which means that every …
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September 24th Work Party

With our first volunteer work party in the books there was an incredible amount of volunteerism energy put forth to complete some monumental tasks. Over 50 people were in attendance today on a beautifully sunny day …
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BC Interior Cyclocross Loves SLNC!

1st Annual Cyclocross Race A Huge Success. With just over 70 competitors our first cyclocross event at Sovereign was a great success. While the weather for most people was horrible on Saturday with non stop rain, it …
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