…Castlegar Nordic Trails Update….

 Dear Members,
> 
> As many of you know, on February 10th we experienced a tragic accident
> on our ski trails in which our dear friend and long-time trail groomer
> Garth Johnson died. Members of the Club Executive appreciate the many
> offers of condolence and support we have received from everyone. Garth
> will be greatly missed by all of us who knew him.
> 
> This terrible accident involved a tree that was down on the trail or
> fell onto the trail that Garth was travelling on.  Immediately
> following the accident, the Club Executive made a decision to close
> all of the ski trails out of respect for Garth and in the interest of
> public safety.
> 
> Since that time we have been contributing to investigations by the
> RCMP and WorkSafeBC.  Last week we completed a field review of all of
> the trails to identify which trails had potential tree hazards and
> which might be re-opened. Last Friday and Saturday we re-opened a
> number of trails we believed to be safe; however, we subsequently
> received an order from WorkSafeBC that required all of the trails to
> be closed once again.
> 
> We have been looking at all of our options but it is now clear that we
> need to conduct detailed danger tree assessments over all the ski
> trails employing a certified assessor and then follow up with felling
> of potential hazard trees. After considering many factors (logistics
> of trail work at this time of year, safety of skiers and workers,
> lateness of the season, snow conditions, Club capacity, costs and
> other factors) we have reluctantly made the decision to cease
> operations for the remainder of this ski season.
> 
> We ask for your understanding regarding this decision. Although we
> have had a tough setback this year, your Executive remains strongly
> committed to working toward a highly successful 2017/2018 season.
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> President and Executive
> Castlegar Nordic Ski Club
> 

Early Bird Prize Winners

Congratulations to the lucky winners of our Early Bird prize draw!
prize-draw

Final Draw:
  • One night in a Deluxe Lake View room at Prestige Lakeside Resort (value $180): Celia Simms
  • Individual Nelson Nordic Membership (value $136): Verna Beaulieu
  • Physiotherapy treatments at Lakeside Physio (2 x value $90.00): Calvin Beebe & Brent Gallie
  • Private ski lesson from local instructor Kjell Bronson (value $30.00): Heather Leschied
  • Massage Therapy treatment from Alex Forsythe (value $90.00): Richard Epton
Super Early Bird Draw: October 24th
  • Whitewater Day Pass (value $76.00): Damien Hetu
  • Physiotherapy treatment at Lakeside Physio (value $90.00): John Pollack
  • Private ski lesson from local instructor Charles Arnold (value $60.00): Cedric Chewter
  • Gift certificate to Gerick Cycle and Ski (value $50.00): Tim Scheitel

Thank you to the local businesses who generously donated prizes!

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