a Message from Bob Armstrong
April 17, 2020
To all Parents, Athletes, Coaches, Volunteers, Sponsors, Alumni and Community Stakeholders.
These are certainly difficult days for everyone, and I therefore do not want to take up much of your valuable time with a long note; other than to say, I look forward to helping the Club through this challenging period and insuring we will have a bright future ahead.
I do want to say a massive thank you to Mark Tilston for his significant contributions to WMSC over the past 5 years. His stewardship, passion, rigor, experience, and discipline centered on the development of our athletes, coaches and the overall program will be a lasting foundation. We are all very proud to know that Mark will be leading the Canadian Alpine Men’s team and certainly wish him and his wonderful family, Britt, Nina and Tiree, all the best in this new endeavour. We will be watching Mark!
While I officially start May 1st, I have been working with both Mark and the Executive Committee of the Board to facilitate a seamless transition. Our number one concern at the moment is for the well being of you and your families. Please take good care of one another.
There are a few updates I want to share with you stemming from my first Executive Committee meeting.
- We are very excited to announce that there will be a year end celebration, albeit not in the parking lot with a bbq and a beer. This year, thanks to Conrad Pridy, WMSC will be hosting a virtual awards show. Stay tuned for further details; please add April 25th to your calendar.
- The Club will be applying for the appropriate government subsidies both for our not-for- profit organization and wage subsidies for our coaches and key staff.
- Regarding potential credits and refunds for our season 2019/20, we will be assessing this once our year- end audit is complete, and we better understand what we qualify for under the current government programs.
- Additionally, we will be sending out our annual membership survey, which you can expect to be delivered sometime in May.
Finally, know that the Club and our more than 50 years of “developing champions in life and sport” is well positioned to emerge out the other side of this public health crisis, whenever that may be. We will communicate regularly with you as more information becomes available regarding resumption of normal club activities.