Category Archives: Fundraising

FEELING THE LOVE!

With the support of more than 300 donors, including local businesses, an anonymous benefactor and significant grants, Nelson Nordic Ski Club has purchased a new snowcat to groom its cross-country ski trail system.

Our Love Your Club fundraising campaign brought in more than $30,000 in donations from local supporters attracted by the prospect of a long-term relationship with deep, luscious classic tracks and firm, rippling corduroy. Thank you all for your amazing generosity and sense of community spirit!

The PistenBully 100 snowcat we have purchased boasts better grooming performance, improved reliability, operator ease of use, and is more environmentally friendly than the Club’s older machines, offering both better fuel economy and lower emissions with its 250 horsepower Tier IV engine.

The Club owes a huge debt of gratitude to past-president Louise Poole and current board director Katie Weir, both of whom were instrumental in securing grants from various organizations, including regional and municipal governments. We also recognize the contributions of current board member Christine Nichol and volunteer graphic designer Nichola Lytle (Pink Dog Designs) for their clever and fun contributions to the recent fundraising campaign.

An anonymous benefactor made a very generous contribution, which includes matching funds for the $30,000 in individual donations, helping put us in a position to purchase a new snowcat before the end of the current season. The Club also acknowledges the generous support of Columbia Basin Trust, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (including specific contributions from Areas A, E, F, H and I), the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust, and the City of Nelson, British Columbia.

While the campaign has met its goal, it is not too late to make a tax-deductible contribution through Nordiq Canada at https://www.canadahelps.org/me/Puyaf79.

Donations may also be made by cash, credit or debit card at the Club’s trailhead kiosks at Apex and Busk.

Photo: Members of the Nelson Nordic Ski Team celebrate the purchase of a PistenBully 100 to keep the Club’s trails groomed for years to come. Thanks to coach Andrew Chewter for the pic!

LOVE YOUR CLUB! GROOMING MACHINE FUNDRAISER!

Nelson Nordic Ski Club is in the final stages of its grooming machine fundraiser!

We need to raise $25,000 by Valentine’s Day to match the affection of a generous donor and start a new relationship with classic curvy tracks and firm rippling corduroy!

A new groomer would be the cat of our dreams and will stand by our club through thick and thin! Show your Club how much you care and help us set up a lasting relationship with amazing trails!

Donate online or at the kiosks by February 14, 2021. Charitable tax receipts are ONLY available by online donation through Nordiq Canada!

BC Capital Gaming Swiped Left

In early January, Nelson Nordic Ski Club Board members got the disappointing news that the Club’s application to BC Gaming’s Capital Projects Fund was not successful. This was due to no fault of the Club, but resulted from variation in the Commission’s funding priorities from year to year.

Thankfully, the Club has received incredible support from an anonymous donor, to the extent that the dream of a reliable grooming machine and impeccable trails is not only still alive, but is also likely to still be possible for the latter half of this season. The recent grooming machine breakdown again last week makes it clear how pressing this project is for our skiing community.

However, the final piece of funding is up to us! So the Club is reaching out again to our members, friends and supporters to raise funds to match the generosity of our private donor. We now have more than 1,300 members registered so far this year — if half of us contributed just $20 each, we would have $13,000. If we can get close to $25,000, we can and will have excellent skiing for years to come.

Show your club how much you care! Click on the link to Love your Club! and let’s have an awesome Valentine’s Day 2021.