BEST WISHES TO HARDWOOD SKI AND BIKE
Our sincere condolences to the staff and members of Hardwood Ski and Bike, on the fire which took place in their lodge on Christmas Day. We appreciate the hardships that this has caused them, and wish them the best as they move ahead with plans to re-open. The update as of January 2nd is that the trails will be open starting Saturday, January 6, and the wax room will be available as a warming hut. There will be temporary washrooms on site. I understand that the trails are in great shape!
CANADIAN MASTERS TOQUES
Canadian Masters Toques have arrived! These are available to any member of the Ontario Masters organization. They are great toques by Sauce Headwear. Please see attached the design. They have 2 sizes, S/M and M/L. The cost is $30.00 including tax. Please contact Wendy Grater email@example.com if you would like to purchase one. While supplies last!
Please note: These will also be available for purchase at the MWC in Minneapolis, from National Director, Bruce LeGrow.
MWC 2018 – MINNEAPOLIS, USA
The MWC for 2018 is coming soon … January 19 – 26, 2018. You can register and find out information on the website http://www.loppet.org/mwc2018/
The link below will take you to a tutorial prepared by John Downing (US Director) to help guide people through the online registration process for MWC 2018.
This link will also allow skiers who competed in MWC in 2016 or 2017 to get your FIS point and WMA number.
We wish good luck and great skiing to the following Ontario Masters who have registered:
Mike Jones Susan Fabius
Jim Keyes Chris Huet
Joseph Kryger Sheila Kealey
John Lewis Sian Leyshon
John E. Lewis Sarah Peters
Ivan Mackenzie Christa Ramonet
Todd Randall Diane Scocchia
LOPPET POINT SERIES UPDATE
The winter 2017-18 loppet series has started with lots of snow and some cold conditions!
There was great participation by Masters skiers in the first event, the Yuletide Blast held Sat Dec 17 at Highlands, with plenty of new snow. Sixteen Masters men lined up on the start line for a 5.5 Free race , with Richard Thomas skating across the finish line in 1st position. Women’s Masters skiers did a 5 km course with 8 masters in a field of 17 women of all ages. The fastest master woman in the class was Jillian Flower.
You can view results on Zone 4. Just note, the age group adjustment has not been applied to these results for the points series as yet.
Upcoming 2018 Loppet dates for Jan/mid Feb (changed dates highlighted)
Jan 7/18 Midland Loppet
Jan 13/18 Mono Nordic Invitational
Jan 19-26/18 World Masters/Canadian Championships
Jan 20-21/18 Ontario Cup #2
Jan 27/18 Silver Spoon Classic
Jan 28/18 Opeongo Classic
Jan 28/18 Muskoka Loppet
Feb 3/18 Tour de Kamview: Classic
Feb 4/18 Tour de Kamview: Free
Feb 11/18 Suntrail special
Feb 11/18 Tay Valley Classic
Feb 16-17/18 Gatineau Loppet
See attached a revised Ontario Masters Loppet Series reflecting these date changes, and all the races, in both Word and spreadsheet format.
Have fun, and plan your upcoming ski events for 2018. See you at the races!
So far it has been a great ski season with lots of snow. Hope you are getting on the trails preparing for the upcoming race season.
We currently have 85 registered members as listed below. If you have not already joined, please register athttps://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=16320&lan=1&cartlevel=1 or fill in the attached registration form and send to the address indicated on the form, with your payment.
Here are our current members to date:
Alan Butler Mike Campbell Marcel Crete Ed DeLaplante Deb de Pass
Bryan Dubeau Susan Fabius Michael Gordon Michelle Gordon Wendy Grater
Bob Heyes Peter Hoffman Chris Huet Mike Huet Dale Irwin
Paul Kadziora Beau Kent Linda Kirkey Perry Kirkey Joseph Kryger
John Lewis Tom Lobsinger Ivan MacKenzie Rauno Makinen Sara McIlraith
George Milne Mark Orzel Hilary Petrus Kit Pizzey Len Pizzey
Becky Puiras Christa Ramonet Todd Randall Peter Remek Fred Scheel
Ruth Scheel Werner Schwar John Sexton Norm Spinks Mark Thomas
Dave Wright Bruce Alexander Regan Bolduc Marcus Boyle Rob Cheskey
Jennifer Findlay Dale Foley Nianne Foley Harry Regu Ann Marie Rogers
Brian Rogers Risto Santala Cobi Sauder Steve Sauder Diane Scocchia
Brenda Smith Richard Thomas Harry Vanderlugt Susanne Vanderlugt Tim Wehner
Woody Woods Claude Marchand Bill Gairdner Ruthann Gairdner Dan Gallant
Sian Leyshon Susan Kazmarek Stan Kazmarek Karl Mika Jana Mika
Brendan Mulroy Barbara Gray Les Humphries Nick Kayna-Forstner Alan Magi
Glenn Orton Matt Nelson Brian Rogers Ann Marie Rogers John E. Lewis
Sheila Kealey Tom Kemp Glenn Meeuwisse Greg Lutick Trevor Humphries
Thanks to all of you who have already registered. For the rest of you … its winter – do it NOW!! For those who have not registered before the next newsletter, your name will be removed from the newsletter mailing list!
ONTARIO MASTERS DIRECTORS
Our Directors and special volunteers for 2017-18.
Director – communication & promotions Wendy Grater firstname.lastname@example.org
Director – finance & membership Deb de Pass email@example.com
Volunteer - Loppet PointsSeries Maureen Bretz Maureen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer – website/social media Glenn Meeuwisse email@example.com