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The Calgary New and Used Ski Sale 2014 will be held at the Max Bell Arena on Friday October 24 - Sunday October 26. Come to the biggest ski swap in Canada! For more information about the Sale, and to find out how to consign your good quality used ski gear on Wednesday October 22 and Thursday October 23, visit the Calgary New and Used Ski Sale website.
Volunteers Needed urgently!- Please sign up now - particularly for Sunday!!
Calgary New and Used Ski Sale is run entirely by volunteers from Calgary Ski Club, Canadian Ski Patrol (Calgary Zone) and Lake Louise Ski Club. Without volunteers there is no Sale! Thank you to all the people who do volunteer each year, but there are not enough volunteers from Calgary Ski Club.
Volunteers work shifts of varying lengths, normally around about 4 hours in length. You can sign up for one or more shifts, doing a variety of jobs from helping on the sales floor, working cash tills, or helping with 'safety' shifts which are really marshaling positions (there are lots more jobs available, at varying times to fit your day). There are lots of jobs that do not require any special knowledge or experience, as well as some where experienced skiers and snowboarders can use their knowledge. Volunteers receive free refreshments, earn CSC Points, and can participate in the Volunteer Pre-Sale on Thursday night when all the consignment has been completed. So you get first dibs at all the equipment to be sold.
To volunteer you MUST go to the Calgary New and Used Ski Sale website, register as a volunteer and sign up for shifts on the roster on that website. The roster has been revised this year to make it much easier to use than last year! Volunteer registrations cannot be handled through the Ski Club office.
We have been approached for assistance with casting a new Travel Alberta campaign promoting cross country skiing and snowshoeing in Alberta. If interested, please contact Sue Bristow directly: do not send photos to the Calgary Ski Club office.
Sue Bristow of Six Degrees Agency is helping C&B Advertising find some great faces and families for their upcoming Travel Alberta campaign. They would like to look for new faces for all of these shoots and they will be booking the photo sessions for the late part of November or early December for Cross Country Skiing and possibly the early part of next year for the Elk Island Snowshoeing.
Payment for shoot day : $1000.
Mileage to location will also be paid as will overnight accommodation if required.
Shoot day may be on a week day so please let us know if that would pose a problem or how much notice you need to take a day off.
Please submit current photos if you are interested in being part of this project (try not to submit "beauty" shots) - ideally you would send me a current "head and shoulders" picture as well as a full length picture of yourself. Any good photos of you skiing or snowshoeing would be welcome in addition to these two essential pictures. We are looking for a variety of ethnic backgrounds and "selfies" are acceptable if the lighting and resolution are good. You can send in photos to me directly at email@example.com with the subject heading "Calgary Ski Club submission". I would like to have these by Oct 25 for the XC Ski Shoot if people are interested. They are also quite keen to have "real" couples for the Snowshoeing shoot but will look at individuals as well so don't let that stop you if you would like to submit but your partner does not. If you are adept at both sports please indicate that in your submission.
*Previous photo shoot experience is always an asset.
This is what we are hoping you can help us find:
Elk Island Snowshoeing - 5 Friends ( mix of men and women and variety of ages 35-55 - good level of fitness and comfortability with equipment). Scenario is a personal trip and couples are welcome for this photoshoot.
Rockies Cross Country Skiing - 5 Co-Workers (mix of men and women, but no obvious couples, aged 35-55 - they will be cross country skiing so good level of fitness and comfortability with equipment).
The no couples thing is really more of a description of the type of "scenario" they are shooting. We don't need to see pictures of them together as a couple. It is supposed to be people that work together skiing together - like a company retreat or conference.
Our second and final Open House of the season will be on Saturday November 15, at Kingsland Community Hall from 1-4pm. This will be a chance to catch up with old friends, see what activities have been planned for 2014-15 and to plan for an active winter.
We will have details of the winter trips and activities planned for 2014-15, and information about cross country ski lessons for children (Jackrabbits program is nearly full for this season) and for adults. Light refreshments will be provided.
Hope to see you there! Address is 505, 78th Ave SW, Calgary, T2V 0T3, off Macleod Trail near Heritage Drive.
Registration has started for the 2015 Jackrabbits program. The program is open only to Family members of Calgary Ski Club. For more information please look at January 2015 on the Events Calendar.
Friday December 5, 2014 - Sunday December 7, 2014
Winterstart is the CSC's official kick-off to the 2014/2015 winter season.
It's something for the whole family to enjoy!
Over this weekend there will be a number of events that you can sign up for individually including:
The fun begins on Friday night with a Calgary Ski Club Meet and Greet starting at 7:30 at the Lake Louise Inn in the Legends room! Come meet your fellow club members and chat about all the great upcoming activities planned for the year.
If you have any questions about the weekend, please contact Amber Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-827-2941
Due to personal matters, our Marketing co-Directors need some time away from Council or additional help.
Council is looking for a Marketing/Communications Director or co-Director to help with growing the Calgary Ski Club and communicating with members. Someone with knowledge of the club's activities and enthusiasm for sharing them, particularly via promotional events such as Open Houses and street festivals would be ideal, but new ideas for attracting new members are always welcome.
Developing a team of club volunteers to help assist at promotional events would be invaluable, as would joining a team attempting to increase the number of club members who volunteer for fund raising events such as the Calgary New and Used Ski Sale (coming soon!), and the casino (held every 18-24 months).
Regular communication with members via CSC Update! is one of the key aspects of this role, particularly with the new membership year just underway and the snow already flying!
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