e-News April 6 | Whistler Cup | Bursaries | EOS BBQ |May Camps | 2023-24 Season Registration and more
Whistler Cup Schedule and call for volunteers
We really need the support of every WMSC parent to make Whistler Cup one of the best U14/16 ski races in North America. Returning after a 3-year hiatus, we are expecting over 400 coaches and athletes from around the world to join us for the 30th edition. All WMSC members should be involved in some way to enjoy and support at this unique international event. Volunteering can take place on or off hill and before, during and after race days. There are opportunities for everyone.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up today!
Rob Boyd Bursary | Nominations Deadline Thursday, April 13th
The ‘Rob Boyd Bursary’ is awarded annually, to the next seasons U18 athletes, making current 2nd year U16’s eligible for the award as well.
For the 5th anniversary, Rob is awarding not 2 but 3 deserving athletes a $1,000 bursary each that will be credited to their WMSC account. In time, as the fund grows, additional bursaries may be awarded.
Candidates should embody the ‘WMSC Teamship Values’ and include (but not limited to):
Passion for the sport – ski racing as well as knowledge/skills/desire to ski all aspects of the mountains.
Fairplay – showing positive attitude, assisting fellow athletes and appreciation for officials/volunteers (on or off the slopes).
Be a role model/mentor/ambassador for the sport (yet perhaps have a bit of a wild side?!?).
Work ethic – arrive early, stay late (to take one or two more runs – off piste?), show a willingness to assist coaches, collect/transport training equipment and gear when necessary
Show potential and desire to be successful in racing, and when appropriate, give back to the sport.
Nominations should be submitted by teammates or coaches directly to the WMSC Bursaries Committee at email@example.com explaining why the individual should be considered for this award. Submissions should be in letter form and include anecdotes or examples that exemplify the individuals’ character and/or actions deserving of recognition and support
Dave Murray and Jordan Schick Bursaries | Nominations by coaches only
All 2nd year U16 to U21 Athletes who are enrolling to 2021-2022 WMSC season are eligible to receive any of the WMSC Bursaries. These are financial awards which can be applied to further your participation in pre-season camps and races. Rob Boyd, Dave Murray and Jordan Schick set an example in the Ski Racing community and it is in this spirit that we are pleased to honor them with these bursaries.
The purpose of the WMSC bursaries is to support, promote, encourage and sponsor WMSC Teamship Values, sportmanship, leadership and passion for ski racing. These bursaries recognize U16 to U21 athletes who exemplify these qualities.
Dave Murray Bursary – Dave Murray is well known as one of the Crazy Canucks! He ski raced in the same hills as our athletes race today. He left us a legacy: The Dave Murray Bursary of $750 and plaque or trophy awarded to one racer, either gender.
Nominations will be made by coaches for 2nd year U16 athletes moving to U18, U18 or U21 racers with financial need, committed to the sport; that shows athletic ability and potential to rise in alpine ski racing.
Jordan Schick Bursary of $750 and plaque will be awarded to one racer, either gender
The family of Jordan Schick awards this bursary to a racer at WMSC in Jordan’s memory. Jordan lost his life in a car accident while he was a WMSC racer.
Nominations will be made by coaches and the bursary will be awarded to one racer in the 2nd year U16 moving to U18, U18 or U21 program.
For specific details and criteria, please visit WMSC Awards and Bursaries
End of the Year BBQ and Awards Ceremony | Saturday, April 22 by RSVP
Join us on Saturday, April 22nd at the Whistler Secondary School to recognize our athletes’ performances and successes. Meet at the MPR room at WSS from 4 to 6 pm.
To help with logistics, please register/ RSVP every member of the family attending the BBQ and Awards. There is no charge for the event.
2023-2024 WMSC Season Registration open until August 31st
To enable participation on our May and June ski camps, 2023/24 WMSC and BC Alpine membership renewals and new members registration is now open until Thursday, August 31.
Renew or register to WMSC Membership and BC Alpine Competitor License **
Select the 2023/24 Winter Program and pay a $1,000 Deposit
We are still finalizing our schedules and program fees and we will publish them as soon as they are approved.
- Please be informed that WMSC Membership and BC Alpine fees are subject to change
U12 – FIS May Camps 2023 | Now open for registration
May camps are available to all U12s through FIS athletes. This marks the beginning of our new season and athletes will move up to their new age teams. The camps will be at Blackcomb Mountain.
To participate on May camps, family memberships, BC Alpine Fees and 2023/24 program registration must be renewed and racer accounts current.
May 6th/7th – U12/U14/U16/FIS free ski and course environments
May 11th – 14th – U14/U16/FIS – Free ski and course environments
May 13th/14th – U12 – Weekend only, free ski and course environments
May 18th/21st – U12/U14/U16/FIS – Free ski and course environments