The chill is in the air and the club is now officially in high gear to prep for the ski season. We’ve just launched our exciting new logo design and look, the Open House is next Friday, November 20, we’ve got final details for all our weekend trips — plus, we need to know your birthday (see below).
Check Out Our New Look!
You may have noticed the club’s new visual identity — new logo and colour scheme, and updated web site and social media pages to match. Doesn’t it look fantastic?
A special shout-out goes to two of the club’s volunteers who single-handedly made it all happen: Han Zhang, the club’s Publicity Coordinator, who is responsible for the beautiful design work, and to Pascal Ethier, the club’s web site assistant, for updates to the site.
Members can pick up some of our snazzy new brochures at the Open House to share with friends — or better yet, like us or share on social media to help spread word about the club.
Reminder: Annual Open House — November 20
Hold the date to come out and reconnect with members in anticipation of the upcoming season or to find out more about the club! New and prospective members welcome. Light refreshments will be served and we’ll have some wonderful door prizes!
Friday, November 20, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Avenue
Registration for the club’s three weekend trips will also begin at the Open House (bring your chequebook or credit card for payment). Destinations this year are as follows:
January 15-17, 2016 – The Woolner House, Highlands Nordic — note: cost and room arrangement details are now available — see the web site
February 5-7, 2016 – Blue Spruce Resort, near to both Algonquin and Arrowhead
February 19-21, 2016 – Pine Vista Resort, near to Kawartha Nordic
We Still a Few More Bus Captains — Training Session is December 5
Want to meet more people in the club and get a free Sunday bus fare? Why not consider becoming a Trakkers bus captain?
Our bus captains are responsible for registering all skiers as they board the bus, purchasing and distributing the club’s trail passes when we arrive at the resort, and acting as all-around ambassadors on each Sunday trip. It’s a lot of fun, the club provides full training, and as an extra incentive, if you volunteer as a captain the cost of your Sunday bus fare is covered by the club. We require two bus captains per bus for each of our Sunday trips.
The club is holding our annual Bus Captain training boot camp for all returning and potential new captains on Saturday, December 5. If you are interested in volunteering as a bus captain please contact Sam Tosaria, the club’s Lead Bus Captain, for more details.
Returning bus captains, please note that the training is mandatory, as there are new process improvements we’re lining up this year to make the job even easier.
Thanks to Our Snowfest Volunteers!
The Trakkers booth got a ton of interest from prospective new members at the annual MEC Snowfest last weekend.
Special thanks to all the Trakkers members who helped out at the booth: Paula van Nostrand, John van Nostrand, Han Zhang, Sam Tosaria, Michelle Flanagan, Katja Lutte, Nathalie Auger, Carolyn Sitler, Karen Olsen, Anita Elash, and Doug Seaborn.
Paula and John showing off our gorgeous new promo materials at the Trakkers MEC Snowfest table
We Need to Know Your Birthdate
All members please note: this year there is a new mandatory requirement under Trakkers’ insurance policy for us to collect date of birth for each of our members. A new field has been added to the member profile page — simply log in to your member account and click on the “Member Profile” link in the My Account section to add this information. Trakkers’ insurance policy is administered under Cross-Country Ontario. Please email us if you have any questions.
Renew Before November 30th to Save! — and Don’t Forget to Provide Your Consent!
Still on the fence about renewing your membership? Why wait? The annual membership fee is $75 until November 30, then it goes up to $80. Membership includes free lessons from our CANSI-certified instructors, one free Sunday bus fare (a $27 value), and access to all the club’s social events.
Returning members should log in to their member account. New members simply fill out our online membership application.
Please note that membership renewal is a two-step process: after completing payment, confirmation of informed consent and assumption of risk is also required for our insurance purposes. This step is available from your member account, after you’ve logged in.
Keep on trakkin — we’re approximately 8 weeks out from our first Sunday trip! And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates!
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