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Kids on Skis Fundraiser

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club has partnered with Nordiq Canada to get all Canadians on skis. We are looking to raise $5,000 to get a matching $5,000 from Nordiq Canada to purchase new skis for the S’Cool and Bunny/ Jackrabbit programs. Much of our gear is now old and in marginal condition and needs replacing.

If you can donate to help the club please Donate Here.

2025 Jackrabbit Toque Design

Nordiq Canada invites all Bunnyrabbit and Jackrabbit skiers to participate in designing the 2025 Jackrabbit Toque, which will be worn by 10,500 Bunnyrabbit and Jackrabbit skiers across Canada!

Get your ideas ready!

Here is the template for your design!

The criteria for entering in the contest is as follows:

  • Contestants must be currently enrolled in a Nordiq Canada Jackrabbit or Bunnyrabbit program
  • Contestants must be between the ages of 5-9
  • Artwork must be of original workSelection process and timelines:
    • Designs should be submitted to Julie Beaulieu ([email protected]) by noon MST on February 18, 2024.
    • Nordiq Canada will select 10 final designs, and voting will occur via Survey Monkey. The voting period will run from February 20 – 24, 2024, until noon (MST). Please remember that only Nordiq Canada members are eligible to vote!
    • Announcement of the ‘winning’ toque design will be posted on Nordiq Canada’s Facebook page and website.

Headlamp Heroes

Introducing… The return of our Wednesday night race series! A.K.A: Headlamp Heroes 💪

This race series runs every Wednesday night from January 17th to March 13th. Registration is at 6pm with a race start at 6:30!

All proceeds will go towards our Post-Secondary Academy program.

$5 per race OR $30 for a “seasons pass” to all of the races!

Each week will have an assortment of draw prizes, and some post-race hot choco! 😋

Please join the WhatsApp group with this link: SLNC HeadLamp Heroes 2024 (or join via the QR code on the poster, they will be posted in the day lodge!). This group will be how the most up to date race information will be circulated.

For more info, or if there are any issues, please contact headlampheroes@gmail.com.

We hope to see you out there!

Black Prince Dinners 2024

Welcome to a new season of our Black Prince Dinners.

This winter we are hosting four events showcasing exceptional three-course dining with the allure of a short backcountry hike. Dining is just 1 hour away via snowshoe to our most unique, rustic yet romantic cabin getaway. Rustic seating, contemporary food offerings served by professional caterers, from UpRooted Kitchen & Catering, and new friendships will be the highlight of your visit.

The tour to the cabin, however, is not to be forgotten either. We commence our tour from the day lodge after sorting out rentals and passes. We will weave through our braid work of Sovereign Lake snowshoe trails under the light of the stars and headlamps.

Sample Menu (Each evening will have the menu announced 48hrs prior in your welcome email)

Menu:  (Dietary restrictions will be documented during the registration process)
Appetizer:  TBD
Main Course:  Beef Short Ribs w/ Scalloped Potatoes & Roasted Vegetables
Dessert:  TBD
Beverages: Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

Dates:
January 19th
January 26th
February 9th
February 23rd-Full

Time:
4:45 pm- 9 pm
* 19yrs and up

Price: $130/person( includes guided snowshoe, 3 course meal and wine, gratuity included)

The snowshoe is approximately 45 min(each way) and requires a moderate level of physical activity. The pace is a relaxed talking pace.

All registration is through Zone 4.Click here to Register*Registration closed* Please check back next season  

Refunds by request 48 hrs in advance of your event. Wait lists will be available for up to 6 people for each date.

**We will notify guests 24 hrs in advance for cancelations due to cold weather.

Nature’s Fare Market 3% Club

We just became a member of Nature’s Fare Markets’ 3% Club – created as an effortless way for us all to give back.

Every time someone from our organization – an employee, member, or volunteer – shops at Nature’s Fare they donate 3%
(before tax) of the total back to us as a tax-free donation. That can add up!

Here’s how it works…

  • Shop at Nature’s Fare Markets, save your receipts and put your receipts in our 3% Club box.
  • Three times a year (in April, August, and December) we total and submit the receipts 
  • Within one month Nature’s Fare sends us a tax-free donation.

So far in 2023 alone, they’ve donated over $44,000 to organizations like ours to show their appreciation for the work we do. By working together we help to keep our community sustainable, healthy, and thriving.

Thank you so much for your support of the 3% Club. 
Please email if you have any questions.

[email protected]

 

Tails on Trails Skijoring Event March 30th,2024

Registration open: Limit 25.

Exciting news for pooches and their parents!  Sovereign Lake Nordic Club, in partnership with Pooch Partners, will be hosting the Tails on Trails skijoring event for teams of one person and one pooch.  Get yourself one of those spots, you’ll have to sign up quickly!  

If you have any questions about skijoring and whether you and your teammate might be ready for it please reach out to Shelly at [email protected]. Or if you’re interested in finding out more about skijoring, visit the Pooch Partners site.  

 EVENT INFORMATION

Date/Time: Saturday, March 30th, 2024 @ 4pm

Cost/Registration: $30+ GST, plus $10+ GST if not a member of SLNC.  Registration is live.  Limit 25 teams.

Format: Interval start, with two category levels: “Breath Hard” and “Just Dog It”.

Route: Stadium to Woodland Bell and back to the stadium

Safety/Entry Requirements:

  • Dogs MUST be on leash at all times, from before exiting their vehicle until back in the vehicle. There will be a higher than normal concentration of dogs during the event so it is essential that all participants ensure that their dogs are under control at all times.
  • There is a “NO GREET” policy and that dogs must be kept on a leash and under handler’s control at ALL times both in the parking lot and event area and handlers must ensure that dogs do NOT interact with other dogs or humans while attending the event.
  • Proper skijor equipment (i.e., proper Y harness, no retractable or hand-held leashes) must be used.
  • If it is obvious that a person/dog has no experience the team will not be permitted to participate.
  • If a dog displays inappropriate behaviour (i.e., fear, aggression, etc.) the team will not be permitted to participate.
  • Teams must clean up after themselves during the event.
  • The event organizers reserve the right to not permit a skijor team to participate if deemed to be a risk to the dog itself, other participants or member/general public or to disqualify and/or remove a team for not complying with any of the rules of the event.
  • If a team is removed or disqualified from the event, a refund will not be provided.

Contact Shelly at [email protected]

Check out the event sponsors:

 

Share the Trails

We want to remind everyone that safety for our trail users is the top priority here at Sovereign Lake.

A few important Reminders

-Skiers of all different abilities use our trails and deserve to feel safe.

-Skiers must be under control at all times and give others room when passing.

-Stay to the right on 2-way trails, don’t ski in packs.

Please take a moment to read the Cross Country Responsibility Code