Over half of Big White Ski Club (BWSC)
coaching staff (17/32) are WOMEN
55% of our current athletes are FEMALE
Here’s what BWSC coaches have to say about what ski racing taught them:
Brittney Jones, Blazer Coach, BWSC Alumni and Operations Manager for Shoreline Pile Driving & Boat Lifts. Her company is a major sponsor for BWSC, and Brittney credits ski racing with giving her an edge for success off the hill. "Ski racing has taught me a lot of invaluable lessons that have carried through my personal, educational and now professional career at Shoreline. At an early age you’re exposed to consistency, self discipline, determination while improving your personal & physical development. I’ve learned from experience that the harder you work, the better your results are. Whether it’s training for a ski race, studying for an exam or preparing for an important meeting.” Thanks for inspiring another generation of ski racers to success, Brittney!
Jen Meyer, U14 coach, and BWSC Alumni, also gives credit to ski racing for helping her focus on her many achievements. Monday to Friday, Jen is a Commercial Banker with RBC in Kelowna. "All I can say is that ski racing gave me the grit needed to persevere through challenge. It taught me discipline and sacrifice. I enjoyed my time as an athlete so much that I have continued coaching because I love the community. I love seeing kids work hard and achieve their goals. I love seeing kids ‘struggle’ (they could never really fail) and turn it into the determination to succeed.” Jen hopes to pass on the best lessons of ski racing to her athletes, and she understands that some of those lessons have nothing to do with skiing fast. "Over the years I have maintained relationships with some of the athletes, and it’s cool to know that you played a small part in their life - whether they got into a great university, or have a soccer scholarship... ski racing was part of their journey too!”
These coaches are just some of the great women at BWSC who #choosetochallenge not only themselves, but their fellow coaches and athletes. Thanks to Jen and Brittney for being such great leaders, teammates, and skiers!
...may we know them
...may we raise them
...may we be them