Thanks to all the skiers who signed up and showed up in the freezing cold to compete in the 43rd Tay Valley Loppet. With beautiful fresh snow and sunshine, conditions were perfect for this year’s race. It was a great success.
Many thanks to Robert and Nancy for organizing, to the groomers for the excellent conditions, and to the dozens of volunteers who handled registration, marshalling, preparing food, and much more.
Thank you to our sponsors for helping making this year’s Loppet a success.
The trails have been cleared and debrushed, the snow machines are ready go, the Loppet plans are underway, and the finances are in good shape. These are a few of things members learned at Monday night’s Annual General Meeting at the Perth & District Indoor Pool. In addition to the usual business of reviewing last year’s minutes, members re-elected Drew Lampman as President and Phill Brackenbury as Vice-president. To kick off the meeting, Trevor Choffe, AKA Perth Fire Chief, spoke about his Everest Marathon adventure from last May. His running partner, Dave Peters, was also present to add detail to the talk. The adventure sounded particularly difficult but the scenery along the running route was stunning. A few photos are posted below. Congratulations to these adventurous athletes for their tremendous accomplishment and for raising $59,000 for cancer.
Cross Country Ski Trail Preparation Work Party Needed! When: 8 am to 12 noon on Saturday, October 26
Everyone is invited for a walk along at beautiful Murphys Point Provincial park to prepare trails for the upcoming winter season. We will meet at the front gate at 8 am and split into small groups to walk the trail and clear sticks/ debris, make note of any larger limbs/tress that need to be removed and start discussing and dreaming about the upcoming ski season. This is a great way to get involved in the club and meet other members! Dress for the weather and bring water, gloves and any pruning tools you might have (loppers, small handsaws, etc.).