Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec.1, saw some good performances from our Manitoba athletes in Canmore, Alberta. In the Senior Girl category, Emma Malkoske won a bronze medal in the Sprint and a Silver medal in the Pursuit. Way to go Emma! Manitoba athletes Levi Brunelle, Meaghan Smith and Matthew Nikkel put out some strong performances in their categories. Congrats to you all! Former Red River Nordic Ski & Biathlon (RRNS&B) athlete Lucas Smith, won a silver medal in the Junior Men’s Sprint race, congrats Lucas! Former RRNS&B alumni Ian Mitchell took some time away from his university studies to get in on the action as well.
Kenora Nordic and Biathlon Club held an introductory biathlon session for the adult ski group on Saturday, November 2nd at Lake of the Woods Gun Club, and even had several students from Northern Ontario School of Medicine try their shooting skills.
There were 12 participants with coaching provided by Tim Wehner, Katie Lockhart and Scott Lockhart.
We hope to see the group again at a Falcon Lake race.
The preliminary schedule of races for Biathlon Canada has been posted on the Biathlon Canada website. Please click on the link below to view.
National Championships and several Nor Am races are scheduled. Athletes should start thinking about races that they may wish to attend. Contact Brian Walters if you have any questions – firstname.lastname@example.org.
We escaped threatening rain and wet terrain to complete a great day of Biathlon training for a host of new young athletes from Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Jackrabbits! Thanks to all the parents and coaches from that club that helped us put it all together. We also held a high performance camp for our advanced group of athletes and we definitely put them through the paces. Again as ritual would have it, Brian Walters laid out the potluck meals for a hearty post camp meal. Thanks to Mark, Lin-P’ing and Doug for coaching, Tom for spending the day repairing much of the facilities equipment. And thanks to Katherine Styrchak for taking these photos, capturing the fun.
This last weekend BAM hosted a day training clinic for Kenora Nordic at Falcon Lake and it was very well attended. Despite the intermittent rain, the athletes in the Fundamental and early Developmental stages plus a number of athletes in the Masters program trained hard. We look forward to implementing more of these programs throughout the summer. Thanks to Mark, Scott, Tim and Doug for all their efforts!
Attached is the notice of our upcoming Annual General Meeting. The meeting will take place in Room B at Sport Manitoba.
We have a number of openings for positions on the board and they are for a two year period (June 2019- June 2021). Please contact Brian Walters (email@example.com) if you are interested in being a Member of the board. Thank you.
Congratulations to Lucas Smith, currently training at the Whistler Nordic Development Centre, in being selected to Canada’s Senior National Development Team for the 2019-20 season. Congratulations Lucas!