Lots of ski events coming up!

Yellowknife Invitational ski races February 25 – 26.  Go to http://skiyellowknife.com for full race details.  The event will run regardless of temperature.  There will be specialty coffees available on Saturday and One of Thai will be selling food on Sunday in the ski chalet.  There are even special draw prizes for anyone racing in the masters categories.
Hay River Ski Club will be hosting the PTUBS March 25 & 26.
Head out to the clubs with your skis or go watch these cross country ski competitions!

Volunteers wanted

The NWT Ski Division is seeking volunteers to fill a number of positions on the NWT Ski Division Board.  Are you interested in being involved in the Ski Division?  The Board meets for one hour on the second Thursday of each month. Your volunteer contribution can be as little as 12 hours per year or more depending on how much time you are willing to devote.

The following positions are available:

Secretary:  Record minutes, including motions at the meeting of the Board, AGM and Special meetings and make them available to the members.  Keep the Division’s records in order.

Communications:  Prepares updates and information for the Ski Clubs on various events or notices.  Give updates on Ski Clubs and Ski Division events to Sport North  for their website. Although part of the responsibility is to ensure the website is maintained and up to date, you do not have to maintain the website.

Events:  To share ideas of fun club events,suggest links/resources to get more ideas for club events and coordinate/oversee planning for a variety of events where the Ski Division has a role.

If you are interested in any of the above positions please email Angela Littlefair at the NWT Ski Division or phone:  867-445-5855

Team NWT at the 2015 Canada Winter Games

Congratulations to all the skiers who competed in Prince George. Our team had a great time and skied well. Both the weather and hospitality were warm and the facilities top notch. Many thanks to our coaches Corey McLachlan, Sheena Tremblay, Lynn Hanthorn and Stephen Dunbar for their support and good cheer.

Congratulations to Annah Hanthorn, who is from Fort McPherson, NWT,  but skied for the Yukon team. Annah won a gold and bronze medal as well as two 4th place finishes. Fantastic!

Front row: Jack Panayi, Donny Boake. Back row: Stephen Dunbar, Illona Gypay, Corey McLachlan, Nicholas Bennett, Kevin Durkee, Niva Stephenson, Kandis Villebrun, Lynn Hanthorn, Laura Hodgins, Judah Hanthorn, Clair Littlefair and Sheena Tremblay

Front row: Jack Panayi, Donny Boake. Back row: Stephen Dunbar, Illona Gypay, Corey McLachlan, Nicholas Bennett, Kevin Durkee, Niva Stephenson, Kandis Villebrun, Lynn Hanthorn, Laura Hodgins, Judah Hanthorn, Clair Littlefair and Sheena Tremblay

Annah Hanthorn makes Junior National Ski Team

The NWT ski community sends out a huge congratulations to Annah Hanthorn of Fort McPherson for qualifying for Canada’s Junior National Ski Team. This remarkable skier from one of our small northern towns is one of only 13 skiers selected from all of Canada. Annah will continue to train this season in Whitehorse. We look forward to watching her do great things this coming season.