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XC Ski BC 50/50 Raffle 2022

First ever BC-wide 50/50 Raffle for our Cross Country Ski BC. Purchase your online tickets for a chance to win half the pot while supporting our club.

50/50 tickets are:
3-Ticket Pack for $10,
10-Ticket Pack for $20,
50-Ticket Pack for $50,
150-Ticket Pack for $100.

IMPORTANT DATES
50/50 Sales Deadline: Monday, February 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
50/50 Draw: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 between 10:00am and 1:00pm

Be sure to select “Sovereign Lake Nordic Club” as your participating club from the drop down.

CURRENT 50/50 JACKPOT
$3,500
as of Jan 21

Purchase 50/50 tickets now!

 

 

 

2022 BC Winter Games Suspended Amid Omicron Variant Concerns

PRESS RELEASE: January 14th, 2022

Today the BC Games Society and the Greater Vernon 2022 BC Winter Games Society announced that the Greater Vernon 2022 BC Winter Games that were scheduled for February 24 to 27, 2022 will not take place this year.

Greater Vernon made every effort to stage these Games, however, the ongoing pandemic, coupled with external factors such as wildfires and floods in many parts of our province this past year, have made it impossible to stage a safe and memorable Games this winter.

Games organizers and stakeholders will explore options to see if the region can deliver this multi-sport event in the future, possibly in 2023.

Click here for the full release.

For more information about the BC Games Society, please visit www.bcgames.org.

Media Contact:

BC Games Society
[email protected]
250-387-1375

Okanagan Indian Band Wildfire Recovery Xmas Day Fundraiser

 

We are excited to announce that we have raised $1354.03 for the OKIB Wildfire Recovery Fund!!

 

At Sovereign Lake Nordic Club, we work and play on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Syilx /Okanagan people.

On Christmas Day each season, all trail fees are by donation. This allows everyone in our community to experience this great place at a cost that is fitting for each individual. Come inside the lodge to pay for your ticket at the till. Also, during these very challenging times for so many, if you are capable of giving more, please do so, to support community members who are suffering.

“The Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) is one of several communities that suffered the destruction of homes and properties during the 2021 White Rock Lake fire. The fire ravaged thousands of square kilometers of land during July and August this year and led to the long-term evacuation of over 1,000 residents on the Indian Reserve #1.

Members of the OKIB community have lost homes, businesses, farms, and equipment from this devastating fire. Community members were displaced for weeks and suffered greatly while waiting to hear whether their lifelong homes had survived. This has had untold mental health effects. Additionally, the community has suffered losses to our Land including our watersheds, thousands of acres of forests, hunting grounds, and ceremonial lands. Many of the losses are uninsured, and the cultural significance of many possessions is of immeasurable value. Thankfully, no lives were lost but the immense grief felt by our community will persist for decades to come. At the time of this posting, there are still 35 people under evacuation until their homes are rebuilt”.

 

We are so proud to announce that our Christmas Day Fundraiser initiative will be in support of the Okanagan Indian Band Wildfire Recovery Fund. On Christmas Day, all revenues on December 25th will be contributed to this vital initiative in support of our friends and neighbours at the Okanagan Indian Band.

We are also accepting additional financial donations through the till inside our day lodge. Any amount will make a difference in the lives of those affected by this summer’s wildfires. Every dollar matters.

For more information on the OKIB Wildfire Recovery Fund please visit their website below.

https://okib.ca/departments/emergency-management

To donate straight to their GoFundMe Campaign, please follow the link below. 

https://www.gofundme.com/f/okib-fire-recovery?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer

 

 

 

The SLNC Photo Contest is BACK!

 

After taking a one-year hiatus, the SLNC Photo Contest is back for another season. We love it when you show us off in your amazing photos on Instagram and want to acknowledge your talented efforts with a monthly prize! Tag us in your photos by using @sovereignlake and #mysovereign for a chance to win up to $100 in prizes! Monthy winners will be entered into an online voting poll for the best photo of the year and will win the Grand Prize.

 

November Prize: Rossignol 8L Backpack, SLNC Face Mask, Complimentary Hot Wax ($110 value)

December Prize: Kombi Merino Base Layer, SLNC Face Mask, Complimentary Hot Wax ($110 value)

January Prize: Silva Headlamp, SLNC Face Mask, Complimentary Hot Wax ($100 value)

February Prize: Auclair Mitts, Vauhti Grip Wax 2-Pack, SLNC Face Mask, Complimentary Hot Wax ($120 value)

March Prize: Swix Glide Wax 3-Pack, SLNC Face Mask, Complimentary Hot Wax ($110 value)

Year-End Grand Prize: SLNC Club Warm-Up Jacket ($210 value)

 

 

 

Part Time and Full Time Staff Wanted

 

With the influx in business this winter, we are on the search for 2 or 3 more Inside Sales Staff effective immediately.

If you have retail sales, cash management, and point of sale experience we want you! We offer competitive wages (in fact, we are the ONLY ski resort offering a Living Wage in Canada). All applicants must have a joy of the outdoors, be able to provide a clean criminal record check, attend online staff training, and have extensive teamwork skills.

Counter Staff Job Description

Please contact our Office Administrator, Jenn Hyde, at [email protected] for more information.

 

 

 

Western Canada Cup #3 & #4 Moves To Sovereign Lake Nordic Club

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NORDIQ CANADA.

December 6th, 2021

RACE CHANGE NOTICE

BlackJack Ski Club Stop on Western Canada Cup Series Moves to Sovereign Lake Nordic Club, December 11-12

 VERNON, B.C.—Due to a lack of snow at the Black Jack Ski Club in Rossland, B.C., the second Open/U20 races on the Western Canada Cup Series calendar will be held at Sovereign Lake Nordic Ski Club near Vernon, B.C., December 11-12, 2021, Nordiq Canada announced on Monday.

Thanks to the hard work by the Organizing Committee and dedicated volunteers, Sovereign Lake Nordic Ski Club hosted the first Canada Cup races of the season, along with the Mexican Ski Nationals, this past weekend where many of the nation’s best U20 and Senior level skiers in Western Canada took advantage of great snow and amazing courses.

Working with our Divisional partner and host Organizing Committees, Nordiq Canada’s events team made the difficult decision to keep the senior level athletes at Sovereign Lake Nordic Ski Club for a second-straight week where snow conditions are better for U20 and Senior level racing.

As a result, a 5/10km classic interval start race will be held on December 11, followed by a 10/15km skate-ski mass start race on December 12.

On behalf of everyone at Nordiq Canada, we want to thank our community for working together to find solutions during these unfortunate circumstances delivered by Mother Nature. We would especially like to thank all of the volunteers at Black Jack Ski Club who worked tirelessly in an effort to host many of the nation’s best young skiers in the region, as well as our friends at Sovereign Lake for stepping up to help at the last minute and ensure Canada’s U20 and Senior cross-country skiers had an opportunity to race.

Should you have any questions with regards to this schedule change, please contact the Local Organizing Committee at [email protected]

Nordiq Canada is the governing body of para-nordic and cross-country skiing in Canada, which is the nation’s optimal sport and recreational activity with more than one million Canadians participating annually. Its 60,000 members include athletes, coaches, officials, and skiers of all ages and abilities. With the support of its valued corporate partners – Haywood Securities Inc., AltaGas, Swix, and Lanctôt Sports– along with the Government of Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Own the Podium, and B2Ten, Nordiq Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, and World Champions. For more information on Nordiq Canada, please visit us at www.nordiqcanada.ca.

 

Western Canada Cup #3-4 Event Page

Western Canada Cup #3-4 Race Notice

WCC 3/4 Athlete/Coach Registration Page

 

 

 

Skills Development Program Coaching Refreshers

Skill Development Program Coaching Refreshers

Nov 20 (Sat): Track attack coaches
Nov 21 (Sun): Jack rabbit coaches
Dec 4 (Sat): Bunnies coaches

Both returning and new volunteer coaches for our three SDP programs are encouraged to attend the appropriate on-snow coaching refresher. Summer has been long, our minds aren’t necessarily coaching-fresh and our legs aren’t snow-ready. Come out and get your head back into the coaching mindset, learn new tips/tricks, help build confidence in your coaching, and receive a personal technique update just for yourself.

Duration: 90 mins
Where: Meet in front of the old lodge building
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
What will be covered: Program Practice Session (drills, skills, games, share ideas), Technique session, Equipment available, etc.
Registration: Email Andrew at [email protected]
Cost: Free to all volunteer coaches