Wednesday, March 11, 2015

March 1 Bulletin

Bulletin March 1, 2015



ONTARIO  MASTERS  CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2015
The 2015 Ontario Masters Championships in Parry Sound went without a hitch.  A good group of skiers turned up to race … in excellent conditions.  The weather was perfect … not too cold, and trail conditions were super.  Close to 90 skiers took part, and enjoyed the warm hospitality of Georgian Nordic.
Thanks to the whole organizing committee for a great event!

ONTARIO MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2016
At the Annual General Meeting held on Friday, February 27, a consensus was reached that the format for 2015’s Ontario Masters will remain ‘similar’ for one more year (at least).  The outline will be as follows:
Friday              2 pm    10 km race skate
Friday              eve       Social and AGM
Saturday          10 am  20 km Skate
Saturday          eve       Banquet
Sunday            10 am  20 km Classic
The Bruce Ski Club, in Hepworth/Owen Sound has volunteered to be hosts and the date will be in January, exact date TBA. We hope to have this finalized for the April newsletter.

LOPPET POINT SERIES
CHANGE OF DATES:
The Leprechaun Loppet will be on Sat. Mar.21 at Highlands Nordic not Sat. Mar. 15 (sic) as stated on our fixture list posted in the Dec. newsletter. The Porcupine Ski Runners Loppet, scheduled on Sun. Feb. 22, was postponed due to extreme cold and has been rescheduled for Sun. Mar. 22.
Leprechaun Loppet  www.highlandsnordic.ca/events
Porcupine Ski Runners Loppet  www.porcupineskirunners.com

The current standings for the Loppet Points Series, up to March 8 (Scenic Caves Loppet) is attached. Only skiers who had at least 2 results from the recent Ontario Masters Championships in Parry Sound are listed, as 2 races from the Ontario’s must be included in the 5 race total. Please report any errors or omissions to Russ Evans: revans@cogeco.ca.  The final point standings will be posted on the new Ontario Masters website (see below) shortly after March 22nd.

MEMBERSHIP
We finished the season with 103 members including our 3 honorary members. Thank you for the purchase of 58 ski draw tickets and donations totalling $383. The draw will take place in late March after Bruce LeGrow, our national president, has returned from the Masters World Cup in Russia. We had several new members attend the Ontario Masters Championships in Parry Sound. We hope that you enjoyed the weekend and we will see you next year. Thank you to the Georgian Nordic Ski & Canoe Club for a great weekend of skiing and socializing with our fellow members.

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