Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre is a world-renowned cross country ski facility for all to enjoy, just 25 minutes from downtown Vernon. Cross country skiing and Youth ski programs have seen growing attendance and popularity this year. Many of our youth and parents are seeing the value and benefits of this healthy lifestyle that cross country skiing promotes. We encourage you to come out for some fresh air and fitness with us.
PRESS RELEASE: September 27, 2018
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 our club, we need to strengthen and develop our Officials capabilities. Please see below as to how to go about doing so.
Let me know if you are interested in this course (or the level 2 course) and I will get back to you with more information.
A LEVEL 1 OFFICIAL’S COURSE IS BEING ORGANIZED HERE IN VERNON OCTOBER 28.
WE NEED MEMBERS AND PARENTS TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND LEARN ABOUT WHAT IT TAKES TO HOST A RACE.
THIS IS AN INFORMATIVE ONE-DAY COURSE THAT BRIEFLY COVERS THE DIFFERENT TASKS AND POSITIONS NEEDED TO HOST A RACE.
SLNC WILL COVER THE REGISTRATION COST FOR ANY SOVEREIGN LAKE MEMBER WHO VOLUNTEERS AT RACES.
CCC OFFICIALS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
An eight hour course that provides an overview of what a cross country ski competition is all about. The focus is on the duties of minor officials for both ‘Olympic’ style (interval start, mass start, pursuit start, individual sprint, team sprint and relay) and ‘Loppet’ style (mass participation) competitions.
8 hrs / course. The course fee is $80.00 for CCBC members, $160 for non-members. (If you are a member of a Club, they will usually pay your fee if you volunteer at races.)
A level 2 course is being held in Whistler the weekend of November 18-19. In addition to the registration fee, SLNC will help defray costs to go there. Please let me know if you are interested…
PLEASE CONSIDER TAKING THE NEXT STEP AND REGISTER WITH RAE JENSEN AT: [email protected]
I hope to hear from you soon.
SLNC Official’s Course co-ordinator
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 at Sovereign.
We typically have major work to do involving bucking, piling, splitting and distributing wood for all of our wood stoves at our facility. With the use of over 15 people we were able to get wood to all of our buildings today to be in shape for the 2016-17 season.
As part of a short term improvement strategy for our existing day lodge we have decided to paint the interior and exterior of the building this season to provide a more aesthetically pleasing experience for our members and quests. The new colour scheme matches our remaining buildings and is colour matched to the Tech building.
Our you Youth Programs Trails have seen significant improvements this fall with an overhaul done to Jess’s Trail in early September. Today, with some help form a few JDs and Coaches we were able to open up the Animal Trail southwest of the Tech Building. Below Darren (Club Coach) and Troy (GM) pause between bucking and brushing for a selfie!
The best thing about Sovereign Lake work parties is the amazing food provided for our volunteers. The big line up will attest to the hard work done by our members and the delicious meals served by our lunch team.
Our next club Volunteer Work Party is scheduled for October 2nd. We hope to see you all there!