Friday, 18 April 2014

2014 Alberta Youth Championships - a huge success!

We did it! a fantastic provincial championships event cohosted by xc bragg creek ski club and canmore nordic ski club.  This is an important event - the only provincial championships level event sanctioned by Cross Country Alberta.  It is the biggest collection of kids of this age at any provincial event in the province.  It is fast becoming the most important and highest level event for this four year age group.

A big thank you to our volunteers including our chiefs - Cindy Low, Chief of Timing; Matt Strum, Chief of Stadium; Erik Anderson, Chief of Course; TD, Blair Dunbar; Nicole Martin, Asst Chief; Les Parsons, Chair of Cross Country Alberta,  as well all of our other volunteers! 

The weekend was everything a provincial championships event should be.  Lots of kids from lots of clubs, from all over Alberta, Saskatchewan, and NWT.  There were many incredible performances and lots of best efforts.  Lots of laughter and friendship.  Even the coaches got involved - Ulf Kleppe and I had our anticipated showdown in the coach's relay (Ulf finished ahead of me - way to go Ulf) where the Edmonton Nordic coaches finished first, Canmore Nordic second, and Foothills Nordic third.

Our event organizing committee was very pleased with how the event went and is already looking ahead to 2015.  Our hope is to host the event back at the West Bragg trails again on the weekend of March 6-8, 2015.  Camp Kiwanis has been booked again for that weekend.  It will be alot of fun!

We hope to see you all there!

Roy Strum
Chief of Event
Alberta Youth Cross Country Ski Championships
Bragg Creek/Canmore