The Cariboo Ski Touring Club is continually grateful for all of the community support for its events and activities and would like to thank the many members for countless volunteer hours and the following businesses for their continuing and on-going support:
2021 Lodge Upgrade Project
The club can now host professional visual presentations with a large screen, high quality sound and comfortable seating, no more hard wooden benches! The upgrade included 85 padded chairs, 135” motorized projection screen, high definition projector, wireless speakers, acoustic panels on the ceiling and a security alarm system.The CSTC would like to thank the major sponsors for the lodge upgrade including the Quesnel Community Foundation, Northern Development Initiative Trust, and a partnership with ABC Communications. The total cost of the upgrades was $18,619 and of this amount NDIT contributed $7,319, QCF contributed $9,500 and the CSTC contributed $1,800 in volunteer labor with a total of 186 hours. Thanks to ABC for their contribution of internet bandwidth for the 8 months of the year that the lodge is closed which allows the club to monitor the security of the lodge via the internet.
2017 Event Equipment Project
This project included 15 Biathlon shooting mats, two fibreglass toboggans and 180 V-boards with a total cost of $11,200. It was completed in October and the final reports submitted to our generous sponsors West Fraser Mills, Community Futures, and the Quesnel Community Foundation. Thanks to Chris Elden and the many others who volunteered to manufacture 180 V-boards.
2016 LIGHTED TRAIL MODERNIZATION PROJECT
The project was completed in October of 2016 at a cost of $110,000. All 77 of the existing high pressure sodium lights were replaced with energy saving LED fixtures. Four of the existing poles were replaced and 10 new poles and fixtures were installed to light up the pancake flats trail bringing the total of lighted trail to 4km. All of the electrical conductors for the system have been installed underground. Construction proved to be much more difficult than planned. Excavation and back filling was very difficult with poor weather and very rocky ground contributing to the difficulties. Volunteers of the CSTC pitched in a huge total of 575 hours.
Thanks to our project funders for contributing to this project:
- Northern Development Initiative Trust
- Community Futures, North Cariboo
- Cariboo Regional District
- Canada 150
Community minded local organizations made donations of material, equipment and labour that made the completion of this project possible:
- Active Rent-all
- Timber Trek Consulting
- Joel Properties
- Dan’s Engine Repair
- Richbar Nursery
- Westpine MDF
- Big Country Printers
- Westroad Forest Consultants
- United Concrete
- Richard Dupuis Jr
- Steve Romania
2015 Bearcat Snowmobile Purchase
The Bearcat is a state of the art snowmobile designed specifically for trail grooming and towing a Ginzu Groomer for trail preparation and setting tracks. It was bought in Quesnel from Full Throttle Motor Sports and adds greatly to our grooming capability.
The Bearcat was purchased with the generous support of the Quesnel Community Foundation, North Cariboo Community Futures and the BC Ministry of Community Sport and Cultural Development.
2013 Ginzu Groomer Purchase
The CSTC purchased the Ginzu as backup snow groomer which can be used with a snowmobile to prepare the snow for lessons and general skiing without the use of the much larger snow cat. The use of this groomer has been extensive in the winters since it was purchased and is extremely valuable to the grooming crew.
Much thanks to the Quesnel Community Foundation for their generous donation to make the purchase possible.
Northern BC Sport Equipment Grant
Purchase of Biathlon Rifles, Skis, Bindings and Boots
Purchase of Pisten Bully 100
Purchase of Ginzu groomer for grooming in low snow conditions and daily renovation for the Youth Ski School.
Purchase of new racing bibs.
Lumber donation for our woodshed, wheel chair ramp and outhouse.
We are replacing all three of the elementary tournament trophies
courtesy of our sponsors:
Quesnel Bakery, Rocky Peak
and McDonalds Restaurant.
Cariboo Pulp and Paper Company
The Hallis Lake Elementary School Race Sponsors and Donations
Cariboo Ski Touring Club
Cross Country Canada
Timber Trek Consulting Ltd.
FaCT Canada Consulting Ltd.
Rocky Peak Adventure Gear
Central Interior Mapping Company
Save On Foods
WestRoad Resource Consultants
Helen Dixon Centre
Biathlon Sponsors and Donations
Cariboo Pulp and Paper
West Resource Consultants
The Hallis Lake Loppet Sponsors and Donations
Cariboo Therapeutic Massage
Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse
Rocky Peak Adventure Gear
South Quesnel Business Association
Reason 2 Run
Dragon’s Lair: CSTC’s Obstacle Course
Cariboo Ski Touring Club gratefully acknowledges:
The financial support of the “Province of British Columbia”
and generous donations from:
Eagle Building Supplies
Rona Home Centre
West Central Pipe
West Fraser Mills
Introduction to Community Coaching Course (ICC)
The Cariboo Ski-Touring Club would like to thank the Northern BC Community Sport Development Society, ViaSport and the Province of British Columbia for their support of this project. The Northern BC Coaching Development Fund Grant was received from the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and administered by ViaSport British Columbia. This grant was used to cover registration fees for the NCCP Introduction to Community Coaching Course (ICC) held at CSTC’s Hallis Lake venue on October 6, 2014.
Ski and play equipment & Learning to Train Coaching Course (L2T)
Cariboo Ski-Touring Club would like to thank the Province of British Columbia and ViaSport for the support of this project . The Local Sport Development Fund Grant was received from the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and administered by ViaSport British Columbia. CSTC acknowledges that the Local Sport Development Fund Grant was used as partial funding for the purchase of ski equipment, teaching and play equipment and registration fees for NCCP Learning to Train Course (L2T) held at CSTC’s Hallis Lake venue on September 12-14, 2014.
Cariboo Ski-Touring Club would like to thank Rocky Peak Adventure Gear for the support of this project to purchase ski equipment for the use of participants in the Youth Ski School and Skill Development Program and the citizens of Quesnel.
Refreshments for Ski School and Skill Development Program Participants
Cariboo Ski-Touring Club would like to thank Walmart and Extra Foods for their support of the participants of the Youth Ski School Program. CSTC acknowledges the donation of hot chocolate and nutritional bars for children participating in the Youth Ski school sessions and Skill Development Program.
Vests for CSTC’s Coaches & Officials
Cariboo Ski-Touring Club would like to thank McDonald’s of Quesnel for their support. CSTC acknowledges the donation of vests that are used by coaches and officials of the Cariboo Ski-Touring Club.
Youth Nordic Ski Camps
Cariboo Ski-Touring Club’s Youth Nordic Ski Camps is supported by IMAGINE: Legacy Grants. CSTC acknowledges funding for equipment rentals, trail passes, lodge fee and project promotion.
The 75km Ski Challenge Sponsors and Donations
Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse Casual
Cariboo Therapeutic Massage