The Telemark Junior Racing team is all about technique, talent, fitness and fun combined together at a competitive level. This small club regularly produces athletes obtaining gold medals at the highest national level and countless western and provincial podium placements. The next seasons ahead will continue to see the development of some of Canada’s next National hopefuls, and perhaps even more important, deliver fun, fitness, good memories, and a healthy supportive team environment for our young athletes.
Our sponsors facilitate a race team development program wherein our local youth get to be coached at a National Level and participate in local, provincial and national races of extremely high caliber and see their cross-country heroes in person and in action. Our sponsors have chosen to help our Junior Race team on their journey by supporting them financially.
Friends of the Telemark Racers
We are very grateful to our 7 “Friends” sponsors who have each contributed more than $500 in grants or cash donations to the Telemark Junior Race Team for the 2012/13 season. Their generous support makes it possible for us to offer our athletes the opportunity to train locally in a world-class X-C race program:
CCC is the national sport governing body for cross-country skiing in Canada, recognized as such by Sport Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), Own The Podium and other organizations involved in the Canadian sport system. CCC is also recognized internationally by the Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) through its membership in the Canadian Snowsports Association (CSA). CCC is an incorporated, not-for-profit Association. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, elected by the Voting Members of the Association to govern the Association on their behalf. Its day-to-day operations are managed by the Executive Director and a full-time staff.
Cross Country Canada (CCC) and National Winter Sports Association (NWSA) provide a major annual grant to assist our race team maintain professional coaching and infrastructure.
CCBC is the provincial sport governing body for cross country skiing in British Columbia. As such, Cross Country BC partners with other provincial/territorial sport governing bodies for cross-country skiing and together they constitute a national sport organization – CCC. Cross Country BC is a provincially incorporated, non-for-profit, club-based Association of 14,000 members. In general terms, Cross Country BC provides connectivity to the broader world of cross-country skiing and makes community-level activities more relevant and productive by applying economies of scale to create services to the membership at large. It is instrumental in providing venues and expertise that enable all participants to derive the greatest possible benefit and enjoyment from the sport and, for those so inclined, to facilitate participation in programs that provide for the continuous development of cross-country skiing from introductory experience to competitive excellence at the national level.
Cross Country BC (CCBC) sponsors and subsidizes several ski camps (dryland and on-snow) for BC skiers. Several Telemark athletes participate in the camps, and our team receives grants in return for our head coach being head coach of the BC Development Squad.
Telemark Nordic Ski Club is a non-profit sports club dedicated to fostering and promoting the sport of cross-country skiing, and other nordic winter sports. Our 2500 acre facility offers a modern, spacious chalet with heated washrooms and snack bar. We have over 50 km of groomed trails for both classic and skate cross-country skiing, 4.3 km of lit trails, biathlon range, 40 km of snowshoe trails, ski and snowshoe rentals and lessons. We offer a full range of lessons and programs, and each year we host many events.
Telemark is our team’s host club. Telemark provides funding and administrative infrastructure which helps our race team maintain a full time head coach position.
Your X-C Ski specialty store on Pandosy Street in Downtown Kelowna. Atomic, Peltonon, Alpina, and Craft brands.
Kelowna Cycle participates in our annual Ski Swap, provides generous discounts on race gear for our athletes, donates in-kind equipment and consumables, plus donates proceeds from numerous fund raising events throughout the year.
With 2 locations in downtown Kelowna, Fresh Air Experience continues their 30 year tradition of providing Telemark Junior Racers with a great selection of race products from Fischer, Salomon, Rossignol and Madshus.
Fresh Air Experience participates in our annual Ski Swap, offers generous discounts on race gear for our athletes, plus has sponsored a fundraising raffle.
Heartland Economics is the forest management division of Westbank First Nation and is responsible for managing the forest resources held by Westbank First Nation. We are responsible for the sustainable management of the forest resources under our control including long term planning and analysis, site assessments, log sales, harvesting, tree planting and stand maintenance. Any activity in our forest lands must pass the tests of being:
• ecologically suitable
• economically feasible
• socially responsible
Heartland Economics organizes and hosts tree planting fundraisers for the Race teams in local harvest areas, which in addition to a much appreciated cash injection into the teams also provides a wonderful cross-training opportunity for the athletes.
We are a small family operated professional, courteous, squeaky clean, car, truck, rv and motor home repair shop. We have mechanics and technicians on staff who specialize on both gas and diesel.At Fifth Avenue Auto we are committed to our customers and our community. We build relationships with our clients treating them fairly and with respect. By helping those in need and working to assist non-profit groups, we are dedicated to building a healthy community. We take pride in being recognized for providing the best automotive and customer service care in the industry. It is our belief that if you look after the community you live in, it will look after you.
Fifth Avenue Auto provides a significant cash donation to help fund our athletes.
Our professional team of manual physiotherapists have extensive postgraduate training in the best assessment and treatment of your musculoskeletal conditions. “Put yourself in good hands” with the team of physiotherapists at KMTC and get on the road to recovery.
Kelowna Manual Therapy Centre provides a significant cash donation to help fund our athletes, plus it is the “go-to” resource for the race team athletes for expert healing help.
Local companies that have made donations in the 2014/15 season to help fund our athletes on the Telemark Junior Race team:
This could be your company for as little as $100 donation!