Snow Show Thank You!

The Yellowknife Ski Club held its kick off event for the season over the weekend and it was a great success. Just over 300 members signed up for early bird registration and we had a great turnout for the Snow Show and ski swap. This annual event not only starts off the ski season for 2016/17, but it’s also a fundraiser for many of our programs.

The board of the Yellowknife Ski Club thanks Events Coordinator Kerry Wheler for her hard work making “The magic” happen. Thank you to the following people who contributed to the Snow Show this year:

Tamika Mulders
Anita Gue
Creedence & Cindy Wood
Paul Green
Stephen Dunbar
Amanda Johnson
Judy Williams
Geoff Furniss
Lisa Scott
Kathi Woodward
Heather Scott
Monique Robitaille
Joanna Wilson
Karen Johnson
Shawne Kokejl, Debbie Meade and the team of HP parents that put together a wonderful silent auction
Tim Ensom
Jacob Larsen
Brian Latham
Tania Hercun
Kevin Durkee
Mark Cliffe-Phillips
Damian Panayi
Brett Wheler
Chris Joseph
Toby Kruger
Julie Ward
Richard Macintosh
Jack Panayi
Kerry Wheler
Rhonda Buckland
Sheena Tremblay & the team of ski waxers
Kevin Hodgins
To the crew of Track Attack parents who prepared and provided delicious chili and treats
and all of those who brought baking for the bake sale! Thank-you!!
Sheena Tremblay, Miriam Green, Lisa McVickers and the crew of HP students waxing skis
and everyone that set up and cleaned up.

The silent auction raised close to $8,000 for the High Performance Ski Team and organizer Shawne Kokelj acknowledges the generosity of the following businesses and individuals this year:
Aboriginal Sport Circle
Arctic Farmer
Arctic Jewellers
Blachford Lake Lodge
The Book Cellar
The Brick
Central Mechanical Systems
Crowe Mackay
Mona Durkee
Eecol Electric
Erasmus Apparel
The Fat Fox Cafe
For Women Only
Force One
Frostbite 50 – YKMC
Gaia Clinic
Gourmet Cup
Home Hardware
Metro Huculak, YK1
KBL Environmental
Kerry’s Firewood & Salvaging
Luluz Market
Margaret Melhorn
Merle Norman
Northern Fancy Meats
Northern Frontier
Visitor Centre
Northern Images
NWT Recreation & Parks Association
Old Town Glassworks
Overlander Sports
Pioneer Supply House
Racquet Club
Radiance Mbodied
Greg Robertson, Bluefish Services
Roy’s Audio Video
Laurie Sarkadi
Shopper’s Drug Mart
Spegs – Peggy Holroyd
Sport North
Sutherland’s Drugs
Madeleine Tetreault
True Value Hardware
Visual Effects
Vixen Hair Den
Weaver & Devore Trading
Kim Weir
Kerry Wheler
Kathy Woodward
Yellowknife Climbing Club
Yellowknife Golf Club
Yellowknife Motors

Wall of Fame
Two of our ski club volunteers have been named to the Cross Country Canada’s Volunteer Wall of Fame! Congratulations to Miriam Green and Damian Panayi. The Ski Club depends on volunteer coaches, organizers and helpers to run such a great club. We would like to thank Miriam and Damian for all their hard work and devotion to cross country skiing and the Yellowknife Ski Club. Check it out here:

One more set of skis!
In case you missed the ski swap on the weekend, here is one more set of skis for sale:
-Salomon skis for biathlon, fit for a skier in the 6’ height range and up to 180 lbs (give or take 10 lbs either way). In very good condition, asking $275 obo.
-Salomon boots size 12.5, black, in very good condition, asking $200 obo.
Please contact Anne Marie Giroux at