HALLIS LAKE LOPPET FEBRUARY 9th – Cancelled. After much consideration, the competition committee has decided it is best to cancel the loppet for 2019. The temperatures are not forecast to be acceptable for the event even if the start is delayed by an hour. Refunds will be mailed to out of town participants , and local participants can pick up your cheques at the office at Hallis Lake Lodge. We apologize for any inconvenience, but the safety of our skiers and volunteers is vital.
BC CUP BIATHLON – once again the club hosted a very successful BC Cup biathlon meet over the weekend. The weather co-operated providing ideal conditions, the rest was up our Biathlon team, our club, and the many volunteers from our community. Well done, everyone! We also attracted many spectators to watch the athletes and enjoy our facilities. Results are here.
SNOWMOBILE FUNDRAISING – The club’s three Alpine II snowmobiles are nearing the end of their serviceable lives. They have served us well over the years towing implements and equipment to pack, clear, and groom our trails. One now has a seized motor that we do intend to repair, but our volunteer time is better spend grooming trails than maintaining equipment. We have augmented our fleet with borrowed snowmobiles but that is not a long term solution.
We are fundraising to purchase another new snowmobile with a target of raising up to $14,000 for that purpose. A member family, the Balkwills, have started the ball rolling by offering to match further donations up to a total of $1000.00. Thank you Karen and Brian. Now let’s not disappoint them and get those donations in. Here is the direct link for donating online: https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=19966
CSTC RACE TEAM The CSTC race team participated in their first Teck BC Cup Race of the year in Vanderhoof this weekend. The team did extremely well, all receiving medals or ribbons for placing even with stiff competition from communities like Vanderhoof, Burns Lake and in particular a large and very competitive team from Prince George. They all worked hard and represented Quesnel well, placing third and fourth in each of their divisions.
Congratulations to the race team: Friday Borsato-Stobbe, Abbey McKay, Keirstyn Bohme, Anja Sales and Rome Borsato-Stobbe.
HALF PRICE GROUP RENTALS
Half price group rentals for 5 people or more on Wednesday evenings under the lights. This is geared towards girl guides, cubs, scouts, youth groups, church groups, teams or colleagues at work. Contact Tania at the rental shop to register. firstname.lastname@example.org