The Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club hosted the Canadian cross-country ski championships in April.
As club manager, I would like to congratulate the volunteers, athletes, sponsors and organizers for an event we can all be very proud of. Even club members who have been around since the World Cup race in 1981 believe this was one of the club’s finest hours.
The club received significant financial support from the Yukon government through a CDF grant and from Lotteries Yukon. This financial support in turn generated a huge amount of revenue for local and national businesses. I’d like to thank these funding bodies for their confidence in the ski club.
Whitehorse and its employees deserve a special note of recognition and thanks. Their support was essential for the success of the event. The following support was provided before and throughout the 10-day event:
• Hauling and dumping of snow to ensure good coverage in The Tube and other problem areas
• Providing flagpoles and delivering them to the site
• Assisting with power distribution to the waxing and athletes tents
• Providing space in the Canada Games Centre parking lot
• Providing space in the Grey Mountain Room at Mt. McIntyre
• Providing bleachers and delivering to site
• Providing tent anchors
• Providing extra garbage disposal to accommodate the increased use at Mt. Mac
• Putting up with 500 skiers and coaches who invaded the parking lot and the Canada Games Centre
As well as the city’s support of the championships, the club also appreciates the continuing efforts to improve Mt. Mac and to support the club in providing one of the best winter recreation facilities in the country.
City staff are always very friendly and helpful and show great support for the club throughout the year. Thanks. And special thanks to Gordon Smith, Mike Redmond, Richard Graham and Steve Gartner.
Mike Gladish, club manager