News and Announcements
Yes… paperwork sucks. However, injuries and liabilities suck more. As a result, this year you get to fill out even more waivers!
Ok… that wasn’t cool. However, it is true that you MUST have your waivers completed. We are NOT ALLOWED to let your athlete ski with the club on the hill without all waivers completed.
You may even think you’re done… however, RCR gave us a new one. Be sure to complete it. Find it below under “RCR Special Waiver”.
Be sure to complete them all:
- BC Alpine
- RCR with your pass
- RCR special waiver
NEW!!! RCR Special Waiver
You may have already completed the other waivers. This link is a NEW one. Please be sure to complete this for each of your athletes.
Just follow this link and complete it.
BC Alpine Waiver
You should have received an email from BC Alpine to send you a personalized link. If you have not, click here and enter your email address in the green box.
A waiver must be signed for each child registered, PLUS a parent. Please check over your details, and correct them if you need to.
If you are having trouble, please email me email@example.com . Do not postpone contacting me, as it can often be resolved quickly.
If you are not getting the email from BC Alpine, please check your Spam. If it is not there either, please email me to let me know using the email account you wish to be your primary contact point with GKHAT.
In addition to your regular waiver for your Season’s Pass, RCR asks us to sign their Event and Parental Consent Waiver Form. The easiest time to do this is when you sign your Season Pass waivers for them on-line, or when you pick up your season’s pass.
RCR provided us with a document last year. This process still applies (though the images are slightly different). Please follow the link.
Wow that was exciting! If you weren’t following closely the auction ended with some intense bidding right up to the last second. The 1971 Marmot Basin chairlift pulled in an impressive $720.00 and there were serious bidding wars going on for the Yeti Cooler and the ½ day ski clinic with head coach Ryan Ford. There were two silver sponsors (Dog Tooth Construction and Golden Installations Ltd) each donating $1,000 and donations for the special needs program and towards purchasing ski racks for club netting an additional $1000. We’ve been told that at least one of the sponsors will be matched by an employer and we will continue to update you on our sponsorship drive over the next month.
All told the auction brought in $19,502.00. This breaks down as $14,827.00 in bids, $3,000 (so far) in sponsors, and additional $1,675.00 that was donated by GKHAT families in lieu of providing an auction item.
The best way to pay for your item(s) is by sending an e-transfer to our treasurer Mike Burns and our bookkeeper Nicole Sherriff at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also bring cash or a cheque to the parent meeting but an e-transfer is definitely much easier for us.
You can pick up your items at the Parent Meeting on December 8th at the Golden Rec Plex at 7:00 pm. If you are not able or planning to attend the Parent meeting you can make arrangements with email@example.com on how best to collect your item. If you are in Calgary, we can look at getting your item(s) to you after December 9th as some items need to be shuttled to Calgary (and vice versa). We hope to have all items distributed to you by December 17th. Items belonging to GKHAT families that are not picked up will be brought up to the GKHAT Yurt at KHMR in the New Year.
Thank you to all of the GKHAT families, donors, sponsors, and bidders for your generosity.
In this issue, we cover:
- Auction Update
- Lake Louise World Cup social
- Parent Information Meeting Dec 8th
- Christmas Camps
- IMPORTANT: Waivers – NEW waiver too!
- Race planning
- Gear Check
- Bib pick!
- Coaches Corner: Sarah Recoskie
- GKHAT Schedule/Important Dates
Once again, A big thank you to Jill Cunes for initiating this and putting it together.
The annual GKHAT auction goes live at 12:00 pm Saturday, November 24 and ends at 10:00 pm on Sunday December 2. It is stocked with over 150 items at a market value of over $28,000!
The auction is open to anyone so please help spread the word and share the auction with your friends, family, and co-workers.
Here’s the link: https://www.32auctions.com/2018GKHATAuctions
You can go in and check it out now, but you won’t be able to bid on anything until noon tomorrow (Saturday, November 24). Keep checking back often as we will have more items added continuously throughout the auction to keep up the excitement. Remember that there is no cost to go in and look around, there are AMAZING items offered. The highest bidders at 10:00 PM on Sunday December 2nd wins the bid so keeping checking back to ensure you get what you are after.
In addition to the auction, the club is replacing our old race bibs this winter and we are offering sponsorship opportunities to recoup the cost of replacing our old bibs. We have space to acknowledge seven sponsors on our bibs. Go to this link for more information regarding club sponsorship:
One item the we would like you to input on is the colour of the bib. We have two design white and blue. Please take a look at the bibs (click here) and vote of your preference here:
Again, the link to the auction is here: https://www.32auctions.com/2018GKHATAuctions
Thank you to everyone for your support!
As you are aware, GKHAT is preparing for our annual online fundraising auction. The auction is our primary fundraising opportunity for the club. After this, there are no bottle drives, no tickets to sell, no baked goods to sell…. this is it. A few board members will likely apply for some outside funding (which is always tenuous) but as a club effort, as I said, this is it.
The reason we need to raise funds is simple…. it supports our club. GKHAT is the largest winter sports program for youth in the Golden area and we are the fifth largest alpine ski club in British Columbia. Our registration fees cover our operational costs (coach wages, WCB, liability insurance, BC Alpine fees WCB, accounting and legal fees, etc.). The money we raise goes to keeping our kids warm in the yurt, keeping our kids safe on the hill, supporting low income families and our special needs program, and supporting professional development for coaches. At the end of each year, the board directs the funds we raise towards these components of our program.
Unfortunately, we aren’t ready to launch the auction and we are deferring the start of the auction to Saturday November 24. To the families and businesses that have donated auction or money items, I personally want to thank you – your contribution is greatly appreciated.
To ensure we reach a target of at least $15,000 we need more items for the auction. Personally, I along with our fund-raising director Sarah Short, have been actively canvassing local business for more items…. our favourite restaurants, our favourite clothing stores, where we buy our tires, where we buy a coffee, our employers, you name it – we are asking for a donation for the auction. Please join us for over the next week to get the number of auction items up so we do not need to undertake another fund-raising event this year. We will be extending our intake of auction items to November 23rd.
Before you drop items off, please be sure to complete this donation item form.-
To drop off items, folks in Golden can text me at 403-678-8541 or use the above email. You may also drop your items off with Kim Bernasconi at Mountain Motor Sports.
For Calgary folks, please contact Tracy Van Zalingen via text message at 403-909-7395 or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team