Nordic News: Jan 21st, 2018

January 21st, 2018

Hello Nordic folk!

Welcome to all our members, young and old, new and legacy.  We hope that you are having a great season so far, and we want to remind you that all of the Nordic News emails are posted on our website along with many other items.

Strategic Planning Survey:  Deadline is Jan 31st!

We want you to help shape the direction for our club in the years ahead so don’t forget to provide your input in the strategic planning survey before the end of the month.  There is a link to the survey on the homepage of our website,

The survey will take about 15 minutes of your time, and it will ask you about your thoughts and your priorities for the future of the RNSC.  Thank-you for your input in the process

Headlamp Heroes: No Race this Week!

There was a Headlamp Heroes race scheduled for this Wednesday, but the January 24th race has been cancelled.  It is exam week for all of our high school students and Matt, our head coach extraordinaire and HH host, is away at the World Juniors in Europe supporting Canada’s XC athletes.  We may find a date in March to reschedule this race. The next two HH Races are February 7th and February 28th.



The RNSC is aware of some of the pressures on our parking lot.  For the time being, we want to remind members that we should have 4 ‘lanes’ for parking in the main portion of our parking lot, two outside rows and two rows of cars in the middle.  We also want to thank-you for car pooling when you can.


Dog Incidents

The RNSC is a dog-friendly club with one of the best dog loops in the province.  We also have a user-enforced dog policy to ensure that our trails are enjoyable for all members.  If you ever have difficulty with a dog (in the parking lot or on our trails), please let the lodge manager know.  For this or any other issue, you can email [email protected]

We also hope that you have read the RNSC Dog Policy, especially if you have a dog that enjoys our trails.

BC Midgets: Volunteers Needed!

The RNSC is hosting the Midget Championships on March 3 and 4, 2018.  This is a provincial level 2-day race that draws approximately 250 young athletes and their families from all over the BC.  Midgets is a race for skiers ages 9-12 with a focus on participation and FUN!  In addition to a classic interval race, skate sprints and a dress-up relay race, there will be an athlete lunch and awards banquet.  This large-scale event requires tremendous volunteer support.  We will need approximately 70-80 volunteers each day and we would love it if you could lend a hand.   Please email Natalie MacLeod at [email protected]

Free Rentals for Youth Under 16

Free rentals continue until the end of January.  We hope this will encourage more young people to have fun on skis.  Please share this news with your friends.


Enjoy your January!


Jeff Wilson

RNSC Executive (Communications)