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Fundraising Opportunity

Posted by Diana Veitch at Jun 20, 2017 1:13PM PDT

If anyone from BWSC is interested in joining/creating a group from the club to volunteer, please email

The SunRype TRi KiDS Triathlon Series is Canada’s only triathlon series just for kids. In 2017 we have 10 races on the calendar and welcome 3 to 15 year olds in a safe, fun, non-competitive race environment that combines swimming, biking and running…three sports kids love. TRi KiDS Okanagan takes place at the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre in Kelowna on Sunday, July 16th and we are reaching out to community clubs to see if there is an interest in coming together as a group to volunteer at the event.

Learn more here>>

As we enter our 9th season of TRi KiDS racing we can easily reflect on how fortunate we have been to have groups come out and volunteer for a race. TRi KiDS volunteering is a great way to engage with young athletes, and support and encourage them as they do their best on the race course. As a group, it’s a terrific team-building experience with an honorarium included.

This year we have designed a Volunteer Group Program and we sincerely hope you will join us for TRi KiDS Okanagan on July 16th.

Here are a few of the benefits:

  • Honorarium based on number of volunteers in the group (see below)
  • One point of contact: We will communicate with one member of the group to organize and confirm details
  • We will do our best to assign the group together or to a requested area
  • Draw prizes and gifts
  • Photos taken of the group which will be posted to a dedicated Volunteer page on the TRi KiDS website, TRi KiDS Facebook and Twitter pages acknowledging the group
  • “Spirit of TRi KiDS” program – end of season voting on the best volunteer group
  • Lunch, snacks and drinks provided during the race

Number of Volunteers…………………Honorarium
6 – 9…………………………………………….$125
10 – 15…………………………………………$200
15 – 20………………………………………….$300

We thought it may be fun and a great way to have a group gathering given you’re in your off-season.

We look forward to hearing back from you. We need 25-30 volunteers to make the race as successful as possible! I have also included a poster with more general information.

If group participation is not possible, would you please help us spread the word of our need for volunteers? Individuals interested can register online here

Thank you,

Tara and Brad Melville
Founders and Series Directors
SunRype TRi KiDS Triathlon Series

Notice of 2017 AGM!

Posted by Big White Ski Club at May 25, 2017 11:29PM PDT

Monday, June 19/2017 @ 7:00PM

Kinsmen Media Centre (upstairs in centre of the quad softball diamonds)

Because we all care about the ski club experience – come and learn about what’s new for next season

(sorry childcare is not available, but there is a playground close by)

2017 Raffle Winners!

Posted by Big White Ski Club at Apr 24, 2017 9:25AM PDT

We raised just over $11,000 with the BWSC raffle this year

Congratulations to our winners!

1st prize: “The Gift of Flight” donated by WestJet – Ali Furgala
2nd prize: Cannondale Quick 6 bike donated by Kelowna Cycle – Liechen Naude
3rd prize: Headphones and speaker donated by Andres Electronics – Maxine Chun

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets, and to all of our racers and families who sold tickets and made this fundraiser a success!

Telus Cup Cheque Presentation

Posted by Big White Ski Club at Apr 15, 2017 4:49PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Happy Easter! If any club families are at the hill tomorrow (Easter Sunday) we would love for you to join us at the Village Center Mall where Telus will be presenting our club with a cheque for proceeds of the Telus Cup! If you can make it, we will be gathering at 10:50 for the presentation at 11am. If you have one, please wear your club jacket or even the club t-shirt since it has been so nice out! Hope to see you there! :)


Posted by Big White Ski Club at Mar 29, 2017 2:27PM PDT

This summer is going to be an excellent snow year and the glacier is in great shape! The camp is available to BWSC racers and other racers in the Okanagan zone according to birth years noted below. Racers must re-new their ACA membership through the club to have their liability coverage up to date by July 1st, 2017.

Who: U12/U14/U16
Where: Whistler (we are staying at the Whistler Athlete Centre)
When: July 11th –16th Depart Kelowna 8:00AM, Tuesday, July 11th
Coaches: Trevor Haaheim, Wade Christie and TBA if more than 15 racers

A summer ski camp is a great start for athletes looking to get a head start on next year. Plus there is a lot to do besides skiing while in the Whistler valley. Don’t forget to bring your mountain bike and swim suit! First year U12’s (born 2007) are welcome to join the camp but should consider staying with their parents. Second year U12’s and all U14’s and U16’s may also do this or do the full camp. This year all meals at the camp are included. We have hired a professional chef to prepare hot breakfasts and dinners and bag lunches. Racers just need to bring a bag lunch for the trip to Whistler. Our first meal is dinner in Whistler on the night of July 11th.

U12 – born 2007 and 2006
U14 – born 2005 and 2004
U16 – born 2003 and 2002

Full Camp Fees:
1st deposit: $300.00 due May 15th
Final deposit: $850.00 due June 15th
Total fee: $1,150.00 in total received by June 15th

Making it a family holiday? Join us for the skiing and activities but skip the cost for van travel, meals, and accommodation:

Partial Camp Fees:
Three days $550.00 CAD due June 15th
Four days $700.00 CAD due June 15th
Five days $850.00 CAD due June 15th

*Partial camp fees do not include travel, accommodation, or meals

To register and secure your spot for the camp:

Please mail Trevor two postdated cheques payable to the BWSC. Cheque #1 should be dated May 15th 2017 for $300.00.

The 2nd cheque for the remaining $850 dated June 15th

Send me an e-transfer by the same dates for the same amounts and I will forward the email to our Treasurer, Kim McCuaig.

Trevor Haaheim
1434 Lombardy Square
Kelowna BC V1Y 3S7

Cell: 250-863-5884

Please make cheques payable to “Big White Ski Club” or “BWSC”

Max. numbers: We have room for 20 racers this year

Includes: 5 days skiing, 5 nights accommodation, travel to/from and while in Whistler, all meals starting with dinner on the 11th and ending with lunch on the 16th. We will have lots of left overs to make a bag lunch for the trip home.