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President's Message - February 2017 | Bruce Ski Club

by Mike Campbell, Bruce Ski Club president

Bruce Ski Club, President, Mike Campbell, Bruce County, OntarioGreetings from the President’s Office. It’s been a great season so far. Skiing got off to an early start in December at the Sawmill Nordic Centre and the snow base held up well for the two weeks of warm weather we had. There is a great base now and we should be in good shape until the March break.

Thanks for all the work that trail captain Fred Scheel and his team put in early season packing the trails and grooming during the difficult thaw we had.

Skiing at the Colpoys’ Trail has been more of a challenge. We need a lot of snow and cold temperatures. We finally have these conditions and Trail Captain Martin Kerr has done a great job in keeping the trail open and laying down beautiful tracks. Martin works by himself in grooming the trail and would welcome any volunteers who are familiar with snow machines to lend a hand.

Activities on the trails continue this year. We have about 100 Jackrabbit skiers, which is the most we have had in many years. It’s great seeing these young faces out on the trails having a lots of fun.

Our club hosted three fun events over one weekend earlier in February at the Sawmill Nordic Centre.

  • On Friday was our Moonlight Ski and Pot Luck.
  • On Saturday the Awesome Adult Afternoon Ski Lesson sponsored by Georgian Bay Nordic. If you would like to upgrade you classic or skate skills this is a great event to participate in.
  • Then on Sunday was the annual running of the Suntrail Special Ski Race. This is an all ages (free skate) fun event, for young kids up to senior citizens, such as myself. For adults the race is 10 km in distance. And if your are a master skier (over 30) all times are age adjusted, so you can compete against the young bucks!

I encourage all members to participate in these great events. The trail was in great shape with all this fresh snow on the ground.

For more information on registering go to our club’s events page.

We still have lots of skiing left this season so get out there and enjoy the trails!!!