The saying it so true - Time flies when you are having fun!!!! Can you believe that we are going into the last weekend of the regular season? Good luck to everyone at the club champions races this weekend and make sure you take a moment to look at the results on our website for all racers this season. They have done us proud and represented us very well.
For all the racers who are going on to represent us in post season races - Good luck! We know you will represent us well!
There are some changes for the weekend and some important info for you this week.
Most of the pre-ordered JOZO gear was handed out to our members last weekend. But if you are still looking to pick-up your order, please email Alison and look for Allison in the lunch room at The Inn.
Red Jozo Team Jackets:
Red Jozo Team Jackets for next year can be ordered the this weekend from Alison Crozier. You will be able to try on a sample for sizing purposes. Then orders are placed now (with payment) and our jackets are custom-made for delivery before Christmas. Watch for Alison at the U10 Awards Ceremonies this weekend. THIS WEEKEND WILL BE THE LAST CHANCE TO ORDER JACKETS FOR NEXT SEASON!!!!!
Jozo Shopping Night @ MEC – March 8th:
Make sure you drop by MEC to stock up on any equipment or supplies you need before March Break! Jozo Ski Club members are invited to a special shopping night at MEC Toronto and MEC North York. Purchases made during this event (March 8th, 2017) will receive a 10% discount. Please visit the Jozo Table or the Member Service Desk at MEC Toronto (400 King Street West) or MEC North York (784 Sheppard Ave. East) on March 8th to collect your discount card. Discount applies in-store only. 10% discount applies to all regular-priced, in-stock items.
Although a few specific products may be excluded from this discount (including Blundstone footwear, Intense bikes, MEC services, etc. But most merchandise is included! Offer cannot be redeemed for cash, combined with other offers or applied to prior purchases or services. Member must be present at time of purchase. MEC is a retail co-operative that sells exclusively to members. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Club Championships weekend - March 4-5:
We will all be stationed out of Petun Room in the Village Conference Centre (same building our large Banquet is held every year) on Saturday and Sunday from 8am-4pm. The U10 Celebrations on Saturday and Sunday will be held in The Georgian Bay Room from 1pm to 4pm (in Village Conference Centre). The Georgian Bay room is on the top floor with a balcony. The best place to park on March 4th and 5th is in the village parking lot or the lot at the end of the Millpond beside the Westin. Enter the building through the doors facing the parking lot and turn right to get to the rooms.
All teams will meet their coaches at regular time in the morning at the base of the Silver Bullet chair lift.
At the U10/U12 One day Banquets all athletes are to sit with their teams.
The Banquet for the two day U12's, U14, U16 and U19's is this Saturday night at the Blue Mountain Conference Centre. This event is sold out and additional tickets are NOT available at the door.
Registration starts at 5pm. Enjoy a cocktail reception until 6:30pm when our formal event will start. Please note that all members of your party must attend the registration desk to check in, obtain a wristband and dinner ticket. Our volunteers will attach wristbands to everyone who has registered. No one will be permitted into the event room without a wristband. Please also hold onto dinner tickets for your young children as tickets must be provided to staff in the buffet line. If you loose your dinner ticket we cannot provide replacements.
All racers will sit in reserved tables with their coaches and team members. Parents and other children will sit behind our racers.
Please remember that parents are responsible for the behaviour of your children. We know this is an exciting event for everyone and the young children like to run around, but please speak to your children about respecting others attending the Conference Centre and stay in our area.
Medals & Merit Awards:
Awards this year will be presented in much the same manner as previous years. U10 and non-travelling U12 athletes will receive medals and top performers within each age category (boys and girls) will receive merit medals. U12, U14, U16 & U18 racers will see a set of Team awards presented (Top Boy, Top Girl, Most Spirited, and Most Improved). These are chosen by the coaches. We will also award Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for the Club Championships top racers. Additionally, the top 5 finishers in U12, U14, U16 and U18 races and the winners of the Best Boy, Girl, Spirit and Most Improved will receive gift certificates from Mountain Equipment Co-Op.
Club Championships Competition:
All racers within the same age category will compete within the same Club Championships race. Which means our U14 O-Cup racers will compete against the rest of our amazing U14 athletes. The Board of the Jozo Volunteer Committee has elected to have only one category for each age group for 2017 as we believe the true spirit of a Club Championships is to have an open competition among all members of the club, regardless of the league each athlete competes in during the season. The Board believes that while an advantage may be gained by additional training, all athletes are entitled to take on additional training as they see fit, and all racers should be entitled to lay sole claim to the title “Club Champion”. We expect some spirited completion this year and we look forward to an exciting 2017 Championships. Good luck to all!
Club Championships Volunteers:
All Club Championship races will be held on Smart Alec beginning on the morning of Saturday March 4th, and ending on the morning of Sunday March 5th. The schedule of races will be posted on our website at www.jwracers.ca. These races cannot be held without volunteers. If you want to volunteer or if you have not yet volunteered - please do so for the Club Championships. Sign up here: http://www.jwracers.ca/teams/signup We need five sets of volunteers for the following races (feel free to volunteer for more than one race):
U10 Saturday + U12 Saturday
U10 Sunday, U12 Sunday, and U10 2 day
U16 + U18
IMPORTANT!!! Please keep in mind that our races are run totally by volunteers and it is extremely important that you take your turn volunteering when your child is racing! It is the only way that the races can happen! A HUGE shout out and THANK-YOU to all who volunteered at the U14 race last weekend even though THEY DIDN'T HAVE KIDS IN THE RACE!!!!! It is soley because of your dedication that the race was able to happen!
World Cup Ski Cross:
Please note Blue Mountain Resort will be hosting the World Cup Ski Cross on the same weekend as our Club Championships. While this will be a very exciting event, and something very special for our young athletes to witness, it will also bring additional congestion to Blue Mountain’s facilities. Please plan accordingly – arrive early, car pool (if possible), plan to spend more of the weekend in The Village.
The Inn will be open to the public, however there will be no dedicated area for our Jozo Club.
Elan Pro Racing Ski Raffle!!!!
Elan Canada has generously donated a new pair Elan SLX Waveflex 160cm slalom skis and ELX 12.0 Fusion Bindings ($1400 USD Value) to support the Jozo Weider Alpine Racing Team and the development of our athletes. We will be selling raffle tickets for $10 each or 3 for $20 beginning Sunday Feb. 19th at the Family Day cocktail at the Blue Mountain Inn and continue to sell raffle tickets through to the club championships and banquet. The draw will be help on Sunday March 5th at the Blue Mountain Inn Jozo Weider area at lunch time.
King of The Hill (Queens too):
Calling all Jozo Parents. The King of the Hill is back on. What is the King of the Hill? Every year (mostly) we have a race for parents and adult racers between Jozo and TCS. As you may know Jozo has a friendly rivalry with TCS, so this is a fun spirited event, followed by drinks and good comradery. It’s a great opportunity to try your luck at racing against like aged and skilled skiers. Don’t be shy, give it a try. By the way, Jozo is the defending champions. The race is March 25 in the morning. More details to come.
Make sure to get the most from your membership!
Ready to put the ski's away or headed to post season races? Take advantage of your membership. Use your Jozo discount card for your tune at Army’s!