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We got a lot of miles out of the kids today and the skiing improved dramatically. (Coach) Alexis and I are super proud of the effort the kids showed.- Mat Leduc, U12 Lead Coach
Source: Excrepts from Ski Racing News. For full story, please click here
Following two exciting days of women’s NorAm slalom at the new tech venue at Copper Mountain, Colorado, it was the men’s turn to take on the steeps and kick off their season-long quest for NorAm titles and World Cup start spots.
Day two’s racing saw Canadian newcomer Asher Jordan take the surprise win. Jordan came all the way from bib 33 to finish fifth in Thursday’s race and found himself wearing bib one on Friday. The 19-year-old Vancouver native took full advantage of his early start and laid down the fastest time in run one and powered his way to his first NorAm victory by 0.88 seconds over German World Cup winner Stefan Luitz. Vietze landed on his second podium in as many days in third, 0.92 seconds off of Jordan’s pace. Jordan was also the fastest junior on Friday. Ginnis and Ritchie did not finish their first runs.
“I was just thinking top 15 to build off of last year,” Jordan said of his goals heading into the series. “These races completely exceeded my expectations.”
Jordan’s victory on Friday illustrates what makes NorAm racing so special to North American athletes. Every year, it seems, a young athlete comes out of the woodwork to shake things up at the top of the field. Jordan was a member of the Canadian Development Team last season but now skis for BC Alpine after budget struggles within Alpine Canada forced them to slim their rosters this winter.
“It feels good,” he continued. “I wasn’t really sure coming into these couple races, I had some really good pre-season training but I didn’t really change much. I just kind of went with it and came out pretty successful so I’m happy. I think it’s a great start to the season and great lead going into Nakiska. Definitely a career weekend, I’m pretty stoked.”
Asher also now leads the NorAm slalom standings with 145 points and will wear the red leader’s bib at the next slalom races in Nakiska, Canada, next month.
November 21st Men’s Slalom
- AJ Ginnis (USA) – 1:43.79
- Sandy Vietze (USA) – +1.62
- Bjoern Brudevoll (NOR) – +1.63
- Benjamin Ritchie (USA) – +1.84
- Asher Jordan (CAN) – +1.91
- For complete results, click here.
November 22nd Men’s Slalom
- Asher Jordan (CAN) – 1:42.59
- Stefan Luitz (GER) – +0.88
- Sandy Vietze (USA) – +0.92
- Bjoern Brudevoll (NOR) – +0.93
- Alexander Schmid (GER) – +1.14
An enormous thank you to all of you who attended and supported the event on Saturday night at Buffalo Bill’s. It was great to see everyone after a long summer and feel the excitement centered around the start of the new season.
Thanks to Gibbons for the venue, drinks and of course to their staff for making the evening a wonderful success and to Rob Boyd for the welcome drink.
To Amanda, Melissa, Rip and your team, congratulations on producing a tremendous, fun-filled evening that resulted in a significant contribution towards our WMSC programs.
There are so many others to thank who secured donations for the auction, sold tickets and the many individuals and businesses from the Whistler community who donated to our cause. Many many thanks to you all!!
We are incredibly lucky to have such a strong sense of community both within the club and in the valley. I am hoping that we, as WMSC, can continue to support our local merchants and other partners that support the club. Most of the merchants in town provide local discounts and Whistler Village Sports and Can Ski Performance provide ongoing special offers for members (ask at the check out for details).
See you soon on the hill or at the socials!!
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NOTICE OF 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club will be held on Saturday November 16th, 2019 at 11:30 am at the Whistler Secondary School, 8000 Alpine Way, Whistler, British Columbia for the following purposes:
1. To approve the Minutes of the 2018 AGM;
2. To receive the Report of the Board of Directors;
3. To receive the Financial Statements for the year ended April 30, 2019;
4. To appoint Auditors for the current fiscal year;
5. To elect the Vice-Chair of the Club;
6. To set the number of directors for 2019/2020 at 10;
7. To elect directors for 2019/2021; and
8. Other business
We look forward to seeing you at the Club’s Annual General Meeting on November 16th.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John Legg, Chair
Pursuant to By-Law 9.5 the following information is provided:
Director recommended by the Club’s Nominating Committee to be elected as Vice-Chair:
- Robert Toole
New nominee director recommended by the Club’s Nominating Committee:
- Scott Griffin
Incumbent director standing for re-election
- Rand Neeves
Directors continuing their terms:
- John Legg (Chair)
- David Brownlie (Finance Director)
- Steven Fleckenstein*
- Nicole Stefenelli
- Sarah Renzoni*
- Graham Ross
- Jason Shorter
“*” Independent by reason of not having children in Club programs.
If at the AGM the number of nominees equals or is less than the number of vacancies, then the nominees for Director will be acclaimed. If at the AGM the number of nominees exceeds the number of vacancies, there will be an election and the nominees will be ranked in order of votes received; the nominees receiving the most votes will be elected fill the vacancies and to serve for a term of two years.
Pursuant to By-Law 9.8, members may vote by proxy. Members wishing to vote by proxy must complete the Proxy Form and return it to the Club office at least 48 hours prior to the AGM. Members are urged to either attend the meeting or return their completed proxies to ensure a quorum (10% of eligible members) is present at the meeting. Non-receipt by any member of any notice through error or omission will not invalidate the proceedings of any general meeting.
Wash of those muddy bikes one last time!
Put away the putters!
Hang up your bathers!
The 2019/20 ski season is here!
WMSC is celebrating in style by hosting a fundraiser party at Buffalo Bills
on Saturday 16th November.
Après Appetizers | Dance | Live and Silent Auction
Reconnect with old friends, meet and welcome new families to the club.
Help us to raise lots of money and bag yourself some amazing sway with both a live auction and many silent auction lots.
100% of funds raised on the night go directly to WMSC.
The club dedicates itself to delivering an incredible environment, both on and off the hill, for young people to develop as athletes and as people.
The funds raised will help continue this amazing work.
We kick off at 6pm and the fundraiser runs until 9pm. You are then welcome to stay and dance the night away.
Ticket price of $75 includes 2 drinks, après appetizers and dancing all night long.