News and Announcements
Calling on all WMSC Athletes and Parents!
The Whistler Mountain Ski Club will be holding its first Annual Season Kick-off Meeting & fitness assessments on December 1st, 2018 at Whistler Secondary School.
As critical information for the season will be communicated in the meeting
Parents: 9am – 12:30
Athletes: 9am – 1:30 Athletes should bring food & drinks for fitness assessments
The day will include:
• 2018-2019 Season-Opening Remarks & Presentation of 2018 – 2019 Coaching Team
• “Developing the Athletic Pathway for Ski Racing in Canada”, Anders Hestdalen, General Manager of BC Alpine
• “Culture & Teamship”, Mark Tilston, Executive Director
• 2018 – 2019 Age group category meetings
• Annual pre-season athlete Fitness Assessments
• “WMSC Operating and Governance Structure”, John Legg, Chair
• Annual General Meeting
In advance of the Kick-off Meeting we are requesting that all parents complete the Respect in Sport – Parent Module. In recognition of the current movement towards improving the ski racing environment for all athletes and parents in Canada, going forward completion of Respect-in Sport Parent Module will become mandatory for all club parents.
You can complete the module through the BC Alpine website at https://alpine-canada-parent.respectgroupinc.com There is a $12 fee to complete this module payable online.
We also ask that in advance of the Season Kick-off Meeting all parents and athletes review the Athlete Code of Conduct and Teamship Values Statement. All parents and athletes will be required to sign the Athlete Code of Conduct and Teamship Values Statement prior to any post December 1, 2018 on snow activity.
This is going to be an exciting start to WMSC’s 2018 – 2019 Season! I look forwards to see you all see you there!
Level 1 Officials course Introduction to Ski Racing is prepared for race volunteers with little or no experience. It is your introduction to getting involved with all WMSC race events.
Date December 15th, 2018
Time: 11:00 to 2:00 pm
Cost $15.00 Bring CASH to the course
Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 2 Officials Course Race Organization Fundamentals The prerequisites are Level 1 certification and practical race experience either on-hill or in race administration. See http://www.wmsc.info/organizations/3850/pages/136797 for more information about the course. The cost is $35 and includes an ICR and course manual.
Date: December 8 and 9, 2018
Time 9:00 to 2:00 pm
Cost $35.00 Bring CASH to the course includes an ICR and course manual. There is a one-hour exam open book exam at the end of the course.
For more information please visit our website: http://www.wmsc.info/organizations/3850/pages/136797
An enormous thank you to those of you who came to the 50th Anniversary Gala and to the team of volunteers who worked incredibly hard to put the event together.
Patrick, Corrie, Sarah, Suzanne, Gill, Stephanie, Geraldine and Carol Anne, thank you and congratulations on a great event!
There was a great turnout of members ranging from the current day to the early days of the club with a strong representation of alumni athletes and parents who enjoyed an evening emceed by club alumni Mike Janyk & Jeff Hume and familiar music to all Whistlerites, The Hairfarmers. Another thanks to Jeff & Mike!
Finally, thank you our beer and wine sponsors – Blackcomb liquor store and Gibbons Life.
And to all of our sponsors who provided auction items:
Adele Campbell Fine Art
Anissimoff Fine Art
Burrowing Owl – Wyse Family
Kathi Jasiartisit – Lianne Gilka
Nita Lake Lodge
Red Door Bistro
Westin Resort and Spa
Whistler Contemporary Gallery
Whistler Village Sports
World Cup Supply
As this marks our 50th year we are going to build on this momentum to engage more and more of our alumni and to make a concentrated effort to get the community together again. There were a lot of people at the Gala who had not seen each other for many years, and many more who we are not connecting with. So, one of our goals for this year, is to improve our database and get contact details for the members who were a part of the club before computers, email and mobile telephones.
I hope you have noticed that we have just launched a new website and we will be building in an alumni sign-up feature for those who are no longer involved in the club but would like to hear what is going on.
Our club’s vision of ‘developing champions in life and sport’ still stands strong! We believe that while we celebrate the champions in sport, there are many many champions in life who we need to celebrate more often and engage with. It is the entire community that makes our collective passion possible through our sport, our community and our values.
To all, please remember that if you are no longer part of the program as a racer, parent or volly, you are always welcome at the club cabin and we hope to see you at our social events and races throughout the season.
Congratulations to Mollie Jepsen, the Para Alpine breakout star who is receiving the award for Best Female Athlete at the Canadian Paralympic Sport Awards for her remarkable achievements in PyeongChang.
“It is a huge honour to be recognized with this award from the Canadian Paralympic Committee. I was thrilled to represent Canada at the Games and compete alongside so many amazing athletes. I will never forget listening to the Canadian anthem on the podium with a gold medal around my neck.”- Mollie Jepsen
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Mauro Detassis who had been an incredible proponent of FIS children’s skiing http://www.fis-ski.com/news-multimedia/news/article=passing-mauro-detassis.html