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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 General Meeting scheduled for December 1st, 2018.

The Nominating Committee is seeking qualified candidates 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 is seeking nominations for both “parent” and “independent” roles (the latter being persons with a deep knowledge of and passion for ski racing and/or a background in organizational governance, and who do not currently have children in Club programs).

The Nominating Committee is seeking:

  • One candidate to assume the role of Finance Director following a transition period;
  • And up to two candidates for the role of At-large Independent 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 nominatingcommittee@wmsc.info.

Board Composition

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 and Vice-Chair/Past 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 elected 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 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:

  • Marty Aidelbaum, Chair
  • John Legg, Vice Chair
  • Hans Lundin, Finance Director and Independent Director
  • Rob Toole, Secretary & Independent Director
  • Rand Neeves, At-large Director
Current Directors standing for re-election are:
  • Sarah Renzoni, At-large Independent Director
  • Graham Ross, At-large Director
  • Jason Shorter, At-large Director

The BC Societies Act provides:

Directors must be qualified

43(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

44(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.

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Calgary, AB (August 7, 2018) – Alpine Canada congratulates the Canadian ski cross athletes named to the 2018 FIS Junior Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships as part of the Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ. Two Canadians will represent Canada on the world stage in Cardrona, NZ, competing August 24-28, 2018.

“The World Junior Championships are important events for young athletes. It is one of the stepping stones to becoming a successful athlete on the World Cup circuit” said Victor Dockal, Canada Ski Cross Next Gen Head Coach. “Canada has a strong history of success at the Junior World Champs, with Marielle Thompson and India Sherret claiming titles in 2013 and 2015 respectively”. In 2016, Kris Mahler brought home bronze medal for Canada. Zach Belczyk and Alexa Velcic earned Silver and Bronze respectively in 2017.

Head Coach – Victor Dockal

  • Mikayla Martin (Canada Ski Cross / BC / 1997) WHISTLER MOUNTAIN SKI CLUB
  • Phillip Tremblay (Alberta Ski Cross / AB / 1999)

It will be the first time competing at the Junior World Championships for both athletes. Martin, a BC Ski Team alumni, is coming off her inaugural season as a ski cross athlete. She stood on the podium and had success at the FIS, Nor-Am Cup and Europa Cup level throughout 2018. Martin finished the 2017-18 season ranked 4th in the ski cross Nor-Am Cup standings.

Tremblay, a member of the Alberta Ski Cross team, has tasted success in the Western Canadian ski cross series and FIS races, and was ranked 12th in the ski cross Nor-Am Cup standings for 2017-18.

The 2018 FIS Junior Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships are open to ski cross athletes born 1997-2001.

For more info, visit- https://www.wintergamesnz.kiwi

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Doing what is best for your child is what Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is all about, and Canadian sport is working hard to develop LTAD plans for all sports. What those plans tell us is that early specialization, and early intense training in most sports just doesn’t help the child develop to be the best they could possibly be.

DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY HERE

The document LTAD English Brochure FINAL.pdf was attached to this post.

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WMSC recommends that each athlete take out additional insurance coverage either with their own Insurance broker or with ACA. SAIP Insurance is available for WMSC athletes for purchase and is mandatory for all Canadian FIS registrants

SAIP (Sport Accident Insurance Policy) is provided through Alpine Canada. More Info

Click here to purchase SAIP with WMSC

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Calgary, Alta. (May 15, 2018) – Following up on success over the past quadrennial, Alpine Canada is pleased to announce its nominations for the Canadian Ski Teams for the 2018-19 season. Alpine Canada will continue its pursuit of international podium success at World Cups, World Championships and Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Athletes have been nominated to the team having met selection criteria and/or coaches’ discretion and/or invited to participate in selected camps and competitions.

2018-19 CANADIAN PARA-ALPINE SKI TEAM NOMINATION

World Cup Women – Senior

Alana Ramsay (CADS Alberta; 22/12/94)

Mollie Jepsen (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 17/9/99)

World Cup Men – Senior

Alexis Guimond (Mont-Tremblant, Que.; 11/06/99)

Braydon Luscombe (B.C. Para-Alpine, B.C.; 30/11/92)

Kirk Schornstein (Snow Valley Racing, Alta.; 19/03/93)

Kurt Oatway (Regina Alpine Race Team, Sask.; 23/02/84)

Mac Marcoux (Searchmont Ski Runners, Ont.; 20/06/97)

Development Team

Mel Pemble (BC Adaptive Snowsports, B.C.; 22/4/00)

Frederique Turgeon (Mont-Tremblant, Que ; 25/3/99)

Alex Cairns (BC Adaptive Snowsports, B.C.; 23/1/92)

Head Coaching Staff

Athletic Director: Matt Hallat

Head Coach: J.S. Labrie

Next Gen Head Coach: Lasse Ericsson

The Alpine Canada Canadian Para Alpine Ski Team nomination guidelines can be viewed here.

2018-19 CANADIAN ALPINE SKI TEAM NOMINATION

World Cup Women – Senior

Ali Nullmeyer (Georgian Peaks, Ont.; 21/08/98)

Amelia Smart (Panorama Ski Club, B.C.; 1/08/98)

Candace Crawford (Georgian Peaks Ski Club, Ont.; 11/03/94)

Erin Mielzynski (Georgian Peaks Ski Club, Ont. ; 25/05/90)

Laurence St-Germain (St. Férrol-les-Neiges, Que.; 30/05/94)

Marie-Michèle Gagnon (Mont-Orignal, Que.; 24/04/89)

Mikaela Tommy (Edelweiss, Que.; 10/05/95)

Roni Remme (Alpine Ski Club, Ont.; 14/02/96)

Stefanie Fleckenstein (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 6/09/97)

Valérie Grenier (Mont-Tremblant, Que.; 30/10/96)

World Cup Men – Senior

Benjamin Thomsen (Invermere, B.C.; 25/08/87)

Broderick Thompson (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 19/04/94)

Brodie Seger (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 28/12/95)

Cameron Alexander (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 31/05/97)

Dustin Cook (Mont Ste-Marie, Que.; 11/02/89)

Erik Guay (Mont-Tremblant, Que.; 5/08/81)

Erik Read (Banff Alpine Racers, Alta.; 31/05/91)

Jack (James) Crawford (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C./ Georgian Peaks Ski Club, Ont.; 03/05/97)

Jeffrey Read (Banff Alpine Racers, Alta.; 1/09/97)

Manuel Osborne-Paradis (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 8/02/84)

Morgan Megarry (Craigleith Ski Club, Ont.; 26/05/93)

Philip Brown (Craigleith Ski Club, Ont.; 9/11/91)

Riley Seger (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 21/04/97)

Sam Mulligan (Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club, B.C.; 20/02/97)

Simon Fournier (Mont-Tremblant, Que.; 26/05/97)

Trevor Philp (Banff Alpine Racers, Alt.; 1/05/92)

Development Team Women

Marina Vilanova (Mont-Tremblant, Que.; 2/02/99)

Sierra Smith (Mont St-Marie, Que.; 17/03/00)

Cassidy Gray (Team Panorama, Alta.; 25/01/01)

Alyssa Hill (Team Panorama, Alta.; 14/06/01)

Development Team Men

Asher Jordan (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 23/11/99)

Declan McCormack (Osler Bluff Ski Club, Ont.; 27/06/99)

Jamie Casselman (Team Panorama, Alta.; 17/05/00)

Liam Wallace (Sunshine Alpine Racers, Alta.; 03/09/99)

Max Kirshenblatt (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 04/07/98)

Pierre-Elliot Poitras (Sutton Ski Club, Quebec; 06/07/01)

Raphael Lessard (Bromont Ski Club, Quebec; 16/10/01)

Head Coaching Staff

Athletic Director: Martin Rufener

Team Operations: Amber Sinclair

Men’s Speed Head Coach: Burkhard Schaffer

Men’s Tech Head Coach: Dusan Grasic

Men’s Europa Cup Head Coach: John Kucera

Men’s Development Head Coach: Peter Rybarik

Women’s Development: Marie Eve Boulianne

Women’s Combi Head Coach: Manuel Gamper

The Alpine Canada Canadian Alpine Ski Team nomination guidelines can be viewed here.

2018-19 CANADA SKI CROSS TEAM NOMINATION

A & B Team Women

Brittany Phelan (Mont-Tremblant, Que.; 24/09/91)

India Sherret (Kimberly Alpine Team, B.C., 29/05/96)

Kelsey Serwa (Big White Ski Club, B.C.; 1/09/89)

Marielle Thompson (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 15/06/92)

Tiana Gairns (Prince George Ski Club, B.C., 01/07/98)

A & B Team Men

Brady Leman (Calgary Alpine Racing Club, Alta.; 16/10/86)

Chris Del Bosco (Ski & Snowboard Club, Vail/ Montreal, Que.; 30/03/82)

Dave Duncan (National Ski Academy, Ont.; 15/07/82)

Kevin Drury (Georgian Peaks, Ont.; 22/07/88)

Mathieu Leduc (Mount Washington Ski Club, B.C.; 14/04/90)

C Team Women

Abby McEwen (Sunridge Ski Club, Alta., Alberta Ski Cross, Alta., 09/11/96)

Courtney Hoffos (Windermere Valley Ski Club, B.C., 30/08/97)

Mikayla Martin (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C., 08/01/97)

Zoe Chore (Kimberley Alpine Team, B.C., 26/02/98)

C Team Men

Kevin MacDonald (Milton Heights Racing Club, Ont., Alberta Ski Cross, Alta., 16/02/93)

Kris Mahler (Craigleith Ski Club, Ont.; 26/02/95)

Reece Howden (Okanagan Ski Club, B.C., 12/07/98)

Zach Belczyk (Sunshine Alpine Racers, Alta., Alberta Ski Cross, Alta., 19/06/96)

Canada Ski Cross Professional Staff

Interim Athletic Director: David Ellis

World Cup Head Coach: Stanley Hayer

Next Gen Head Coach: Victor Dockal

The D Team will be named following D Team Selection Camp.

The Alpine Canada Ski Cross Team nomination guidelines can be viewed here

ABOUT ALPINE CANADA

Alpine Canada is the governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in Canada, as well as for Canadian ski coaches, providing education, certification, insurance and compliance with the coaching code of conduct. With the support of valued corporate partners, along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Coaching Association of Canada, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship and World Cup athletes to stimulate visibility, inspiration and growth in the ski community.