News and Announcements

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We’re sending out the December newsletter. If you don’t receive it, feel free to check it out on our website gkhat.ca. Here’s a direct link to it

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.

GKHAT

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Hello Folks,

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: 
https://teampages.com/forms/19279-2018-Sponsorship-form

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:
http://teampages.com/clubs/3805/documents/200038
https://teampages.com/forms/19280-2018-Bib-design?preview=1

Again, the link to the auction is here: https://www.32auctions.com/2018GKHATAuctions

 
Thank you to everyone for your support!
The Fundraising Team

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Hi Folks,

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 (tgantner@msn.com).

Sincerely,
Doug Adama
President
Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team

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We’re sending out the November newsletter. If you don’t receive it, feel free to check it out on our website gkhat.ca. Here’s a direct link to it

In this issue, we cover:

  • Welcome
  • Important Dates and Race Schedule
  • Fall Fitness
  • Youth in Sport Cross Training Clinics
  • Pre-season Training
  • Fundraising Auction
  • Lake Louise World Cup social
  • Gear Check
  • Coaches Corner: Ryan Ford

Once again, A big thank you to Jill Cunes for initiating this and putting it together.

GKHAT

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A program offered by the Golden Nordic Youth Program that will run for three weeks in November on Saturdays from 1000-1200. It will cost $100.00 per athlete and will have an athlete to coach ratio of 8:1. Fees include rentals, location, and coaching.
For more details follow this link or simply contact the program coordinator via email (programcoordinator@goldennordiclub.ca) or phone (250-344-8695).