PRESIDENT‘S LETTER – JANUARY 2019

PRESIDENT‘S LETTER – JANUARY 2019

Hello MHRC Members and Racers,

Dryland training is behind us, new race equipment has arrived, the radios are charged, coaches have been hired, staff orientation completed, our Head Coach is ready to go and hopefully your skis are tuned up and ready for a great season. 

With Christmas Camp behind us and the JDL and Race Season starting this weekend, l believe it’s a wonderful time to thank everyone for their hard work in getting the season started. Please remember we are a Volunteer Club which means we need everyones help in making this season a special one. Sign up for Volunteering can be done thru the club’s website and for those in the Race Program please contact your Team manager for more volunteer opportunities.  

We have impletmented some new policies which have been communicated to everyone for this year, please do your part and help support our athletes and the club by respecting those policies. The ccontinuous growth of the MHRC lies in its roots which run long and deep within the Milton community. Each year it’s mine pleasure to work with a dedicated group of parents who make up the MHRC Board of Directors, I would like to thank ALL of them on behave of the MHRC Members for there countless hours and support in making MHRC a better club for today and tomorrow.

In closing, l would like to welcome all new and returning members as we get ready for the start of another fun and exciting ski season at MHRC!

Items for your review as we swing into the height of race season:
JDL Welcome Session – Saturday January 12 – 8:00 AMWe are excited this year to welcome many new families and racers into our Junior Development Saturday program, and look forward to seeing our returning members as well.  Please ensure you arrive at the clubhouse by 8 AM, where Head Coach Brian will have a short introductory chat with both racers and parents. We ask that parents stay after the racers have gone out with their coaches, as some of the members of our board of directors will be presenting an information session, as well as answer any questions you may have concerning the program, the club and volunteering.   Finally, your coaches and coordinators will be sending communications out through Team Snap, therefore PLEASE ensure you have the correct email address listed, the app downloaded to your phone if desired, and that you check it frequently, as it is the tool used to communicate both program and club information.https://www.teamsnap.com/

MHRC Spirit Wear – ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT TO ORDER

PLEASE ensure you try on the samples in the clubhouse this week.  Once ordering is closed, product should be delivered and ready for pick-up within 2 weeks.  Please use this link to order →

Club Gear

Glen Eden Snowflake day and MHRC Snowflake Race – Sunday February 3rd

This year’s Snowflake event is jointly hosted by MHRC, Glen Eden and United Way.  In 2016, Milton Heights Racing Club hosted its first Snowflake race, a dual slalom, the start of the Erika Lamb Snowflake series.

Erika caught the ski bug when she was three years old. She was the kid who would cry when it was time to go in at the end of the day. In high school she discovered ski racing and what was already a passion, became an obsession. Winter was never long enough and there were never enough races. She didn’t join AOA racing until she joined U18. She learned quickly and couldn’t get enough of it all. Her goal in skiing was much like all her other interests in life: to be her best self while having fun and making friends. She learned quickly under the watching eye of great coaches and she was making big plans for her skiing future. Until it all ended in a split second that day in March, 2015 on Blue Mountain.

Erika’s spirit has continued to soar among her peers that knew her. She was well liked and admired for her kindness, her enthusiasm for other kids’ successes and her encouragement of those younger than she. It is the club’s hope and wish that Erika’s spirit can continue to encourage and inspire the sportsmanship, the fun and the camaraderie that she brought to the hill by hosting the Erika Lamb Snowflake race once again this year.

The Lamb Family has established the Erika Lamb Snowflake Fund to support honour and celebrate Erika’s spirit. MHRC’s current goal is to be able to replace some of our timing equipment which has enjoyed a long and fruitful life but needs replacement.

Join the club as well as the entire Glen Eden community on Sunday February 3 for a day of family fun and racing.  We will have registration up shortly – you can register each member of your family – which includes a BBQ lunch, opportunities to race your children or each other, and swag honouring our Erika.   The club will also be raffling off a framed print, by a local artist, of a stunning view of the hill at night! As of now a copy is hanging in the clubhouse to view. Each racer will be asked to take a book of raffle tickets and sell them.  The team that sells the most tickets will receive a prize!! Look for more details by next week!

Regards,

Shawn Murray 

MHRC President

president@miltonheights.com