The Rotary Ski-a-Thon took place on Saturday, Feb. 16, with 35 participants raising funds for the youth program and trail development of the Georgian Nordic Ski and Canoe Club.
Skiers take to the trails Saturday, during the Rotary Club's Ski-a-Thon.
It was a perfect day. The weather was sunny and -8 Celsius. The trails were in excellent condition.
After a hearty breakfast, donated by Richard’s Coffee, participants skied for 25 kilometre on the Grouse Grind level at 10 a.m., followed by the Silver Star (11 kilometre) and Whistler (5 kilometre). After they completed their pledge obligations, participants enjoyed healthy snacks and refreshments donated by Sobeys.
Rose Smyth won the first prize for highest pledge raised – a pair of classical skis generously donated by Trysport. She donated her prize to the Ski Club Racing Team for kids who can’t afford to buy skis. Second and third prizes, a heart monitor and a pair of boot warmer/dryer, also donated by Trysport, went to Amanda Haggart and Peter Daleman. Other prizes – four one-day kid kayaking sessions, donated by White Squall, and a digital clock/radio donated by Home Hardware, went to the Istvan family, the Redmond family, Elizabeth West, Bob Smyth and Frankie Lam.
Scotiabank matched the funds raised by the participants.
The Rotary Club and the Georgian Nordic Ski and Canoe Club thank all of our sponsors, participants and donors. Your generosity and participation resulted a successful fundraising event.
(Agnes Wong is the Rotary Club Ski-a-Thon committee chair)