Hello Jackrabbit Managers,
Assiniboine Park Jackrabbits Needs You!
A month from now, on Sunday, 22 March 2015, (you know, when Mother Nature finally warms up enough to allow us to actually ski), the Assiniboine Park Jackrabbits plans to be hosting “SnowKidz Cross-Country Cross 2015” in Assiniboine Park.
FIS/Audi “SnowKidz Cross-Country Cross 2015” is not a race. It is an event. Its aim is to bring kids 4 to 14 years old out to try cross-country skiing. Perhaps for their first time. Maybe even to become Assiniboine Park Jackrabbit members in the future.
We (actually the Cross Country Ski Association of Manitoba) supply the ski equipment for all of these newcomers to try out our favourite winter sport and/or activity.
Now that we actually have enough snow on the ground, the plan is to build our often talked about ski playground (sometimes referred to as a terrain park) in the “Hirose Hills” of Assiniboine Park.
Yes, SnowKidz is an initiative of Fédération Internationale de Ski. Better known simply as “FIS”, FIS is indeed the world racing body for cross-country skiing. Having said that, it seems that our national cross-country skiing body, Cross Country Canada, has best summarised what FIS is looking for during any SnowKidz event.
“SnowKidz Cross-Country Cross 2015” will be happening at the same time as our regular Sunday session, so all our Assiniboine Park Jackrabbit skiers will be part of the mix. Perhaps they can help out their potential future ski friends?
And that brings us back to you. We will likely need volunteers. Volunteers to help build the ski playground (from snow). Volunteers to help video record before the event and during the event. Volunteers to help edit the video. Marketing savvy people perhaps. Oh, and then there are the ski equipment fitters, impromptu ski instructors, course marshalls, snow rakers, first aid people, lap counters and/or timers, colouring table supervisors, snack table resuppliers, and generally a whack load of other people to help here and there through the whole process.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact me, Robert McMahon, through your chosen method.
More details will be forthcoming.