News & Announcements

A message from Bob Armstrong | September 28

by Whistler Mountain Ski Club, 2020-09-28T09:17:47.000-07:00September 28 2020, at 09:17 AM PDT

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Well time has certainly flown by with summer behind us and fall in full swing! Since my last note the environment of uncertainty in our day to day lives and our planning process continues. We realize that there are many questions that you and your family may have. This note will address many of the questions, however please understand that we may not have all the answers at this point. That being said, I wanted to share several updates and initiatives underway at the club. Lots to communicate! Sports!... [more]
Past Announcements

e-News September 17 | Sea to Sky Pass | Fall Fitness Activities

2020-09-18 03:27 PDT by Whistler Mountain Ski Club (0 Comments)

SEA TO SKY PASS | $469 (7 TO 12 YEARS OLD ) $489 (13 TO 18 YEARS OLD) | DEADLINE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31ST
All our WMSC athletes registered to the 2020-2021 Season are eligible to pu... [more]

e-News September 10 | Sea to Sky Pass | Fall Fitness Activities

2020-09-18 03:21 PDT by Whistler Mountain Ski Club (0 Comments)

Sea to Sky Pass | $469 (7 to 12 years old ) $489 (13 to 18 years old) | Deadline Saturday, October 31st
All our WMSC athletes registered to the 2020-2021 Season are eligible to pu... [more]

e-News August 28 | Sports! Saturdays is back!

2020-09-18 03:07 PDT by Whistler Mountain Ski Club (0 Comments)

Sports Saturdays are back! – Saturday, September 5th
We will start the month with Sports! Saturdays bike ride. Registration, Opens Monday, August 31st and closes Friday, September 4th at 5pm. Please check ... [more]

Announcement

Chris Leighton retires after almost 50 years of contribution

Posted by Whistler Mountain Ski Club on May 03 2019 at 05:35PM PDT in 2018-2019 season
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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.

Mark Tilston
Whistler Mountain Ski Club
marktilston@wmsc.info

Comments

2019-05-05T15:09:47.000-07:00May 05 2019, at 03:09 PM PDT, Sherry Boyd said:

We need to have a celebration now, not in a few months!