News and Announcements
The Nominating Committee of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club is calling for nominations for the position of Director for a two-year term commencing after the 2018 Annual Members’ Meeting scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2019.
The Nominating Committee is seeking one qualified candidate, to play a key role in the stewardship of the Club, and who respect the Club’s core values while delivering leading-edge governance attributes including experience, engagement, transparency and accountability. Qualified candidates will have the skill-sets, expertise and experience necessary to further the Club’s long-term strategic plan, while also playing the key role of supervising the Club’s management. The Club benefits from directors in both the “parent” and “independent” roles (the latter being persons with a deep knowledge of and passion for ski racing and/or a background in governance, and who do not currently have children in Club programs).
For 2019, the Nominating Committee is seeking one candidate for the role of At-large Director.
Where qualifications are comparable, preference will be given to female candidates with the goal of having greater female representation on the Board.
Interested members are invited to contact Monique Morden, Chair of the Nominating Committee (and Past-Chair of the Club) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under the Club’s By-laws the Board of Directors will consist of not less than three and not more than twelve members, excluding the Chair and Vice-Chair/Past Chair. The Board currently consists of eight members, excluding the Chair. Directors must be full or honorary members of the Club. Directors are elected by the Club’s members at the Club’s annual meetings. Excluding the Chair, Directors are for two-year terms, with one half of the board elected every year. Directors are expected to commit to serving serve at least two terms. The Chair on election as Vice-Chair serves a four-year term: one year as the Club’s Vice-Chair, two years as the Club’s Chair, and one year as the Club’s Past Chair.
The Board of Directors has adopted a target of eight members, comprised of four Directors At-Large, the Chair, the Vice Chair/Past Chair, the Finance Director and the Club Secretary. Of the four Directors At-Large, the Board has set a goal that three of these Directors are “independent” by virtue of not having children presently enrolled in the Clubs programs.
Current Directors with at least one year remaining in the terms are:
• John Legg, Chair
• Dave Brownlie, Finance Director
• Sarah Renzoni, At-large Independent Director
• Jason Shorter, At-large Director
• Graham Ross, At-large Director
• Steve Fleckenstein, At-large Independent Director
• Nicole Stefelli, At-large Director
Current Directors standing for re-election are:
• Rob Toole, Secretary & Independent Director
• Rand Neeves, At-large Director
The BC Societies Act provides:
Directors must be qualified
(1) A person must not be a director of a society if the person is not qualified under either section 44 or the bylaws to be a director.
(2) A director of a society who is not, or who ceases to be, qualified under either section 44 or the bylaws to be a director must promptly resign.
Persons qualified to be directors
(1) A person is qualified to be a director of a society only if the person is an individual who is at least 18 years of age.
(2) Despite subsection (1), an individual who is 16 or 17 years of age is qualified to be a director of a society if provided for in the regulations.
(3) Despite subsections (1) and (2), an individual is not qualified to be a director of a society if the individual is
(a) found by any court, in Canada or elsewhere, to be incapable of managing the individual’s own affairs,
(b) an undischarged bankrupt, or
© convicted in or out of British Columbia of an offence in connection with the promotion, formation or management of a corporation or unincorporated entity, or of an offence involving fraud, unless
(i) the court orders otherwise,
(ii) 5 years have elapsed since the last to occur of
(A) the expiration of the period set for suspension of the passing of sentence without a sentence having been passed,
(B) the imposition of a fine,
© the conclusion of the term of any imprisonment, and
(D) the conclusion of the term of any probation imposed, or
(iii) a pardon was granted or issued, or a record suspension was ordered, under the Criminal Records Act (Canada) and the pardon or record suspension, as the case may be, has not been revoked or ceased to have effect.
The document WMSC_Call_for_Nominations_2019.pdf was attached to this post.
Summer Fitness Programs
We are now switched to our Summer Fitness Programs. Due to the spread of registration to the previously published current Fitness Camps, we have had to revise the plans and will run 2 summer fitness camps, 2 fall weekends and we will run weekly fall Sport Saturdays this fall.
The fitness camps and weekends will include various sports, activities, information sessions, BBQ and a social; and the weekend fitness camps will also join in the ‘Sport Saturdays’ which will be different games open to all athletes, alumni, coaches and members.
Visit these link for more information and registrations
• 4pm September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19
For those of you already registered, please review the new options when available and contact the office to inform us how would you like to proceed.
During the summer the office will be open Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm
Volunteers for Ironman July 28, 2019
Have you completed your 8 days of volunteering? Ironman is an excellent opportunity. WMSC receives a grant and this year we will invest it in Gym equipment. The amount of the grant depends on the number of volunteers and time volunteered. Let’s team up and fill our 80 volunteer’s requirements for the 2 stations at Green Lake. More Benefits to you:
• Volunteers receive 10% at the Ironman Merchandise Tent!
• Volunteers are invited to a volunteer Party!
If you have any questions, contact our Volunteer Captain, Kim Clarke at email@example.com
Lost and Found
All items are set out. We will donate any unclaimed items to the Re-Use it Centre on July 19th.
Have a spare room to rent out to our Coaches?
If you are able to accommodate one or more of our new coaches, please contact the office.
Looking for a place to rent for the 2019-2020 Winter Season?
Occasionally Members send us information of places they are renting out for the winter. If you are looking, please contact the office more details.
For the past 49 years Chris has been involved with the Whistler Mountain Ski Club.
Chris has been able to transfer the knowledge and experience as a racer to coaching with WMSC in the 1970s and then to being a parent, a volunteer and board member.
Chris has worked at the club since 1999 and was the club administrator from 2010 until 2019. Chris has used her knowledge and passion for the athletes and the sport as the driving factor in how she has continued to contribute to the operations of WMSC and she has been instrumental in the development and evolution of the club to where it is just now.
Chris has also run other businesses during the time that she has been involved with the club, and as such she has been able to offer employment for racers in their off-season and many donations for fundraising events.
It has been a real pleasure to work with Chris and she always brings a calm, organized and welcoming presence to the club. Chris, along with her family, have continuously made enormous contributions over the years, and the Parsons speed camp and bursary have undoubtedly been key to the development of so many world class speed skiers coming from the Whistler Mountain Ski Club and BC.
With such an extensive time of involvement in the club, Chris has a connection to so many generations of WMSC athletes, parents and alumni and her contributions go much further than the WMSC. Chris is currently on the Board of the Vancouver Ski Foundation who make a significant contribution to our sport across the province and annually to the Whistler Cup. Even ‘Christine’s’ on Blackcomb is named after Chris!
I cannot thank Chris enough for supporting not only myself and Blanca into the club and showing us the ropes of how the club operates, but for the support that she has given to all athletes, volunteers and staff.
Chris will obviously continue to be involved with the club at special events and of course for the Parsons race.
Chris will be nominated as an honorary Club Member and we will also celebrate Chris’s contributions at the Alumni party in the new year when we will have a strong representation from each generation that Chris has known through her time with the club.
On behalf of the Club, I would like to thank and congratulate Chris for all that she has done for our sport and for what she has achieved in her time with the club and wish her all the best in her next chapter.
Whistler Mountain Ski Club
New Season Team Pages switch-over – We have moved all our 2nd year athletes and parents to your new teams. You should receive and invitation soon to join, please do so to have access to your calendars and attendance. Please feel free to contact the office if you are having any issues.
2019 Summer Camps – Registration to summer camps opens on May 15th. Details and pricing are up on our website, please check them out and mark your calendars. All athletes planning to take part on any summer camps must renew their Family membership and enrol to a winter program beforehand. This will ensure that we renew your membership and liability insurance with BC Alpine.
Ironman Volunteer Captain – Every year we receive a youth grant from Ironman and we run two of their stations at Green Lake. This year we need a new Volunteer Captain to coordinate our shifts and team of volunteers. The only qualification required is your desire to help. There will be a proper hand off and a couple of training sessions before the event- Ironman is on Sunday, July 28. Step up today and contact the office to be our next Volunteer Captain.
Mike Phelps passed away at 71 – The Whistler Mountain Ski Club and Canadian skiing are saddened by the passing of Michael Phelps who was a huge supporter of both the WMSC and ACA. Mike was instrumental in the formation of the Dave Murray National Training Centre and was on the board of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Organising Committee and we will always be grateful for his enormous contribution to our sport.
Our deepest condolences to Mike’s family and friends.
Athletes and parents may be wrapping up the ski season and school year, however, it is time to plan some training during the sunnier months to be prepared for the upcoming season.
Spring Camps | May 2nd – 26th
During the spring, we will host 4 Camps with multiple options for our members to fit your busy schedules.
Ages: U12 to U21
Location: Whistler T-Bar | Lap Lap Lap
Dates: May 2nd to May 26th
Cost: from $170 to $310
Lift Tickets: Season passes valid for all May camps. For guest racers, passes are not included, contact the office to get your passes
Activities: SL and GS training, Mountain biking, Fitness, jogging, trail running, sports and more
U12 to U21 Guest Racers welcome – Subject to availability
Please visit our site for dates and pricing details here
Summer Camps | June 6th to July 7th Registration opens May 15th
During the summer we will host 5 camps.
Ages: U12- U21
Locations: Whistler T-Bar
Dates: June 6th to July 7th
Costs from $435 to $795
Lift Passes: Included
Activities SL and GS Training |Mountain biking, fitness, jogging, trail running, sports and more
U14 to U21 Guest Racers welcome – Subject to availability
Please visit our site for dates and pricing details here
Shall you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office
Blanca de la Rosa
WMSC Office Manager
2028 Rob Boyd Way, Whistler, BC V8E 0A6