Congratulations to Ron Pelletier in being elected to Biathlon Canada’s Board Of Directors! Ron has been a dedicated coach and parent volunteer through the years and we wish him all the best!
First off, Good luck to our Biathlon Manitoba athletes and Masters athletes as we edge ever closer to the 2017-18 race season. Training is ramping up and I’m sure snow is on many an athlete’s mind.
Alas, Some of our younger athletes (not so young anymore) who have represented Manitoba on the Biathlon Race Team for many years have moved on to expand their horizons. We wish them all the best on their new endeavours! Here they are.
Ian Mitchell of RRNS&B is off to Augustana Campus in Alberta and skiing for the Augustana Vikings
Bowen LeMay of RRNS&B is studying Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University in Ottawa and hopes to ski with the University Nordic team
Emily Davidson of Birch Mountain Sports is currently overseas in an exchange program in Finland.
Biathlon Manitoba is inviting expressions of interest for the position of Canada Games wax technician . Successful Candidate must be able to attend Western Championships at Red Deer, (Feb 23-25, 2018) and the Canada Winter Games, also at Red Deer (Feb. 2019) Please submit a letter of interest to Brian Walters, Biathlon Manitoba, firstname.lastname@example.org
Canada Games Wax Technician
The Canada Games Wax Technician is responsible for the following duties and roles under the direction of the Head Coach:
- implement the established BAM team waxing protocol while at 2018 Westerns, and at 2019 Canada Games;
- assist in the appropriate equipment selection for CWG athletes;
- provide daily maintenance of CWG team equipment and athlete ski equipment;
- provide necessary team logistics and in competition support as established by the Head Coach;
- communicates and exemplifies standards for skill, passion for excellence, determination, adaptability, bravery, fair play, respect for the rules;
Just a reminder that we have a Fall training camp coming up on September 16 – 17. Canada Games athletes will participate both days and all other athletes of all skill levels are invited to attend on Sunday, the 17th. See everyone there.
Good work to all the athletes, coaches and volunteers for a successful Spring Training Camp held on June 24-25! Keep up with all your training throughout the summer months. See you all at the next camp!
A video was created of that weekend, you can view it by clicking on this link.
Hey everybody, Qu’Appelle Valley Nordic Ski Club is hosting their 2nd Annual Epic Summer Training Camp August 18-20. It is a great event for biathletes to get some solid training, meet and train with fellow athletes outside the province, all in a picturesque locale! View the poster for more information.
Congratulations to Lucas Smith of Red River Nordic Ski and Biathlon Club of Winnipeg for his nomination to Biathlon Canada’s 2017-2018 National Youth Development Team! All the best in the upcoming season Lucas!
Make sure to check out important schedule dates in the attached PDF.
Mark your calendars folks, Biathlon Manitoba is holding its Annual General Meeting at Sport For Life on June 27, 2017. Hope to see many of you there!