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On Saturday, September 29, 2018, in conjunction with its Annual General Meeting & Member Summit in Kelowna, BC Alpine recognized some amazing individuals who went above and beyond last season to make sure ski racing in BC was the best it could be!
A huge thank you to the staff and chefs at Kelowna’s Bohemian Cafe for hosting our biggest-ever group of about 95 guests! They outdid themselves again this year, the meal was outstanding and everyone had a great time.

Please follow this link for a full list of awards and photos http://bcalpine.com/news/article/2018Goldie-Award-Winners/

2018 Athlete Awards

Dave Murray Ski Foundation Bursary ($750)
Dylan Timm
Fernie Alpine Team

Dave Murray Ski Foundation Bursary ($750)
Charlotte Gibson
Prince George Ski Club

Bob Parsons’ Memorial Fund Bursary ($1,000)
Aaron Leaman
Okanagan Ski Team

Bob Parsons’ Memorial Fund Bursary ($1,000)
Freya Jumonville
Whistler Mountain Ski Club

Ski Canada Magazine Bursary ($1,000)
Heming Sola
Apex Ski Club

Cary Mullen Sportsmanship Award (Trophy)
Isabella Cross
Whistler Mountain Ski Club

2018 Coach Awards
Learn/Train to Train Coach of the Year
Samantha Fournier
Sun Peaks Alpine Club

U16 Coach of the Year
Nat Cohen
Fernie Alpine Ski Team

FIS Coach of the Year
Conrad Pridy
Whistler Mountain Ski Club

2018 Volunteer, Official and other awards
Coast Zone Volunteer/Official of the Year
Laura Harley
Whistler Mountain Ski Club

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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