Whistler Nordics hosted a Teck Coast Cup Classic distance race at Whistler Olympic Park this past weekend and it was a huge success, bringing in 230 skiers from all around the region. It could not have happened with out the help of so many generous folk.
Thank you to chief of course Theresa Oswald, course setter Maria Lundgren and Theresa’s helper Bert Ionsen. Thank you to the timing crew, chief of timing Rowena Vincent-Nordin, her mentors Elizabeth Hardy and Janice Teadstone, as well as Crosland Doak. Thanks to David Kirk for all his expertise as chief of stadium — his crew made our course look first class. Thank you to Suki Cheyne who did an awesome job learning the ropes as race secretary and to Nicola Kilfoy for bringing her along. A huge thanks to volunteer coordinator, Cheryl Morningstar — it's a big job recruiting 50 volunteers.
I'd like to give a shout out to all the vollies from Whistler Nordics, as well as to those from other clubs — Hollyburn, Squamish, Spud Valley and Nordic Racers. Much appreciated.
And what would an event be without the offer of some free stuff from our amazing community? Thanks to Marcus from Rhyder Sunglasses, Whistler Chocolates, Marketplace Starbucks and mostly, yet once again, a huge thanks to Nesters, which always seems to come through for community events and were very big supporters of this event.
Whistler Olympic Park is a true gem. Thank you to all of you who continue to donate your time and effort in helping show off this gift of a venue.