Farewell Coach Durkee, you will be missed!
We wish Kevin Durkee the very best as he departs Yellowknife for new opportunities in Sechelt, BC.
Kevin has been the leader of our high performance program in recent years with skiers benefitting from his creativity, positivity, deep knowledge of nordic racing and endless enthusiasm!
After another full summer of dedicating his time toward coordinating and leading team practices and training camps, Kevin’s last team practice was on October 30th where “Coach Durkee” trivia was enjoyed. Skiers got to find out the answers to such things as Kevin’s favourite food (cinnamon buns), favourite ski technique (one skating around a corner) and longest skier ever (110km!)
Thanks Kevin, you will be missed!
Left to Right: Neve Mahon, Leah McShane, Anna Curran, Skyra Pike, Kira Young, Joe Curran, Nikolas Whitford, Gillian Furniss, Adam Clinton, Kiran Ray, Malachi Morin, Mike Argue…with Kevin hiding in the back!
The event will be held at the Ski Club Chalet and lots to look forward to:
– Information booths about programs: Jackrabbits, Track Attack,
Biathlon, Ski Parents, ski events, coaching, volunteer opportunities,
banting wall tent, grooming, Kidsport and Jumpstart funding;
– Ski Waxing: $25/pair (supports our high performance ski team)
– 50/50 draw; and
– Outdoors: SKi Swap, hot drinks and baked sale by the fire.
SKI SWAP – bring your ski gear to the club from 7-9PM on Friday, November 19. The ski club keeps 10% as a fundraiser and the rest goes in your pocket. Have your asking price in mind when you drop off your items.
Early Bird Extension
Early Bird Registration has been extended until November 21st. Take advantage of lower prices and sign-up today on zone4.
Proof of Vaccination Against COVID-19
We know some of you have been waiting for an update on Yellowknife Ski Club’s policy regarding proof of vaccination. The Board passed a motion last night after weeks of reviewing other organizations’ policies and hours of deliberation on the matter. The following motion was put forward last night and approved:
The Yellowknife Ski Club Board will develop a proof of vaccination policy. This proof of vaccination policy will require that anyone who is age 12 and up who is eligible for vaccination be fully vaccinated to:
• enter indoor facilities,
• enroll or participate in programs, and
• register or participate in races or events.
This policy shall come into effect on November 19, 2021.
Policy to support this motion is forthcoming, once the final version is approved by the Board it will be made available to our members and the public at large.
*Note: the policy does not include general membership to the club; proof of vaccination is not required to join the club for use of trails.