I, (Rachel Koroscil) and Jeannine Beattie attended an event known as Snowfest at Mountain Equipment Co-op, more often known as MEC! We were both there to represent Biathlon Manitoba and promote the sport. Between question and answer periods, dry firing demonstrations, biathlon basics, handing out pamphlets, teaching how to put on and take off the rifles and rifle safety I think we both had a great time. Even with our booth gathering a lot of interest we both had a chance to check out some of the other booths, sports, workshops and MEC gear of course! There were many sports and activities to learn about, not to mention the free hot chocolate and energy bars. Jeannine took part in a storytelling session on the roof (and they had a real bonfire going!) and I went “ice” climbing, (picks, helmet and all…) and learned how to make proper cordage out of plants at a survival workshop. Overall, it was an awesome experience and hopefully *fingers crossed* we succeeded in gathering interest in both biathlon and the upcoming events!
Mountain Equipment Co-op is hosting the first annual Snowfest! Snowfest is celebration of all things snowsports related with something for people of all ages and levels of experience. Join us to meet your Manitoba snowsports community, attend some free information clinics and product demonstrations, take part in the gear swap, listen to some winter stories and enjoy some free snacks and hot chocolate!
The Frozen Thunder project which has gotten skiers and biathletes on snow at the Canmore Nordic Centre since October 15th has attracted attention from the rest of the world! Check out this article on biathlonworld.com