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SLNC Holiday Club Potluck

Join us Saturday, December 15th, for a wonderful evening with old and new friends to celebrate the holiday season. The lodge will stay open from 5pm to 8pm, with our potluck dinner taking place at 6pm. Stay for a ski afterward under the lights and stars. This is a Family Event for all. Bring a shareable menu item (with ingredients list) and a musical instrument! Coffee and hot chocolate will be served.

Mark your calendars!

CCBC On Snow Camp a huge success!

SLNC is proud of the efforts put forth November 8-11th to ensure that 95 of our up and coming BC athletes and 20 of the provinces coaches had the best possible skiing conditions, a warm lodge and ski storage capabilities despite what nature threw at us.

The camp ended with fitter, albeit a little tired, but extremely happy athletes.  Special thanks to our grooming team and new staff members for keeping the facility going prior to our official opening.

It’s with a sense of pride that I am happy to belong to the Sovereign family but in the larger scope, we all belong to the XC Family which is what makes this sport so awesome!

Eric de Nys (SLNC Programs Director / CCBC Fall On-Snow Camp Leader)

SLNC Trails Closed until November 15th

 

All SLNC Trails are closed effective immediately until further notice with no exceptions as we are trying to preserve the minimal amount of snow we have for the coming weekend. We will be opening Aberdeen as well as the Repeater Rd for the BC Ski Team Camp (and public). We kindly request that all users respect our request and avoid skiing until the weekend. A notice will be posted this afternoon down at the lower parking lot.

Kindly,

SLNC Management

SLNC Opening Delayed to November 8th

Due to a high-pressure cell hanging over the Southern Interior, we have not received any additional snowfall this past week to allow for opening. Roughly 15km of trails have been packed but lack sufficient snow depth for our opening trails to the public. Many areas are very shallow with stubble from fall brushing. The gate will remain closed until opening next week. Do a snow dance for us!

RESULTS of the 2019 Call for nominations – SLNC Board of Directors

Dear SLNC Members:

The 2019 Elections Committee is pleased to announce that five SLNC members put their names forward to run for the Board.  Since six Director positions were available, the five nominees will become members of the Board by acclamation. They will start their 2-year terms at the AGM on October 16th, 2019:

Marcus Boyle (new)
Sandra Ecclestone (returning)
Tara Fulop Conner (new)
Anja Lee (new)
Hugh Seaton (new)

Profiles of the five acclaimed Board members are posted HERE, and you can meet them at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, October 16th.  The AGM will start at 7:00 pm a the Schubert Centre.  Coffee, cookies, information tables, and socializing will be available beforehand at 6:00 PM.

The five acclaimed Board members will join four continuing Board members (Lynn Algra, Pat Pearce, Brent Ree, and Brian Wills) who are starting the second year of their two-year terms.  This means there will be nine directors plus one vacant position on the Board.

Congratulations and thank you to all Board members — including Sylvia Herchen, Guy Morazain, Mark Nichiporuk, and Greg Sadesky, who are completing two years of service on the Board.

Respectfully submitted,

The SLNC 2019 Elections Committee
Doug Geller, Randy Savoie, Kim Taylor

Call for Nominations: SLNC Board of Directors

 

We are looking for enthusiastic people who want to help Sovereign Lake Nordic Club continue to offer the finest Nordic skiing anywhere (in our humble opinion). Six positions are coming due this year, so if you have what it takes to be a great Board member, be sure to put your name forward!

The main requirement to be a Board member is a commitment to Sovereign Lake, an ability to spend 8-12 hours per month on Board activities including a once-per-month Board meeting, and the willingness to commit to a 2-year term on the Board.

In alignment with the club’s bylaws, nominations close at 11:59 PM on Sunday, October 6th (10 days before the AGM on October 16th).  Nominations will not be accepted after the stated deadline.

To put your name forward, please complete a brief bio (items to include are listed below) and email it to the Chair of the SLNC Election Committee – Kim Taylor.  Bios will be posted on the SLNC website at least 5 days prior to the AGM.

Complete details concerning the nomination process, information about the Board and the election process are found below in this message.  If you have any questions or need further information, please contact any one of us at the emails below.

 

Your 2019 SLNC Election Committee
Kim Taylor (Chair) – [email protected]
Doug Geller – [email protected]
Randy Savoie – [email protected]

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Nomination Deadline:  11:59 PM on Sunday, October 6.
Nominations will not be accepted after this time.

 

AGM and Election Date:  Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

The AGM is scheduled for 7:00 pm at the Schubert Centre.  Coffee, cookies, information tables, and socializing will be available beforehand at 6:00 PM.

 

Who Can Vote and Run:

Current SLNC Annual Members in good standing. A member in good standing is defined as anyone who had a valid Season Pass during the 2018-19 season over the age of 18, or a new member who purchase their 2019-2020 membership at least 30 days prior the 2019 AGM. Must be at least 18 years of age by December 31, 2019.)

 

Duties, Responsibilities, and Time Commitment:
http://www.sovereignlake.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Duties-and-Responsibilities-of-the-Board-of-Directors-1.pdf 

 

Required Nomination Bio Information: 

  1. Why are you interested in running for the Board?
  2. What would make you a valuable member of the Board?
  3. Is there anything else you would like to share with the SLNC membership in considering you for a Board position?
  4. A photo in jpeg format.

 

The number of Board openings in this election:  Six (6).

Terms are expiring for Sandra Ecclestone, Sylvia Herchen, Guy Morazain, Mark Nichiporuk, and Greg Sadesky, plus there was one vacant position carried from last year.  These directors are eligible to run again if they wish.

Board Members continuing for the second year of their 2-year terms:  Lynn Algra, Pat Pearce, Brent Ree, and Brian Wills.

 

Length of Board Terms:  2 years.

Election process:

If more than 6 nominations are received, there will be an election by ballot at the AGM that is conducted by the Elections Committee.  Candidates will present themselves briefly during the AGM. If a candidate cannot be present, his/her bio will be read aloud by one of the Elections Committee members. If 6 or fewer nominations are received, the Board will be appointed by acclamation.  Acclaimed Board members will still be invited to briefly introduce themselves.  If an acclaimed Board member cannot be present, his/her bio will be read aloud by a member of the Elections Committee.  More information can be found regarding the election process in the SLNC By-Laws Section 4.7 http://www.sovereignlake.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/SLNC-Bylaws-Jan-2017.pdf

 

Additional Information on Club Governance: 

Scroll to the bottom of the SLNC website and see the headings under “Club”. You can link to information about the current Board, Board meeting minutes, procedures, terms of reference, strategic plan, and other related topics.

Spring has Sprung!

 

Spring has sprung on the trails of Sovereign Lake with day time temperatures climbing above 10 degrees daily. With these changing conditions, we adjust our grooming plan to spend more time preparing trails in the late evening than in the early morning hours.

This groomer scheduling change makes it significantly easier on our grooming equipment, allowing us to groom softer snow instead of hard ice. This results in icy conditions first thing in the morning so we recommend that you delay skiing until 10am to avoid ice. Please use caution in the shaded areas as ice can persist later in the day.

Cooler temperatures are on the way that should allow us to get back to regular grooming schedules soon.

Snowshoe and Backcountry Trails are all open.

Don’t forget the sunscreen. It is glorious out there!!