The Rabbits and Track Attack cross-country ski program at Candle Creek took part in a day camp on March 2 as well as a wind up party for the season on March 3. Pictured (l-r) Ivy Simms, Georgia Lamond, Cadence Cisna, Missy Kjellstrom, coach Jen Belle, Theron McLarty, Cleo Coates and helper Dwight Allen. Missing from photo: Hannah Fedato and Hannah Turcotte. Photos submitted

Cross-country camaraderie

Learning techniques for skate skiing and other fun activities

  • Mar. 14, 2019 2:30 p.m.


The “Rabbits” and “Track Attack” cross-country ski program at Candle Creek, through the Wells Grey Outdoors Club, enjoyed a day camp on March 2 as well as a wind up party for the season on March 3.

Coach Jen Belle said the day camp was an amazing day, having Search and Rescue educate the kids on avalanche safety before going for an off trail adventure.

Members of the program also cooked and ate bannock over an open fire, drummed with Georgina Leppky, created a ramp for the following day’s wind up party and learned how to properly wax skis with Charlotte Smith.

Other activities included learning the three techniques for skate skiing with Christine Graham before having a pizza party and ending the day with a night ski while donning many glow sticks.


(L-r) Kallen McLarty, Braeden Osmond, Mathias Dumoulin-Schaller, Owen Lamond, coach Andrea Lamond and helper Dave Simms. Missing from photo: Kash Baker

(L-r) Olivia Bonnamour, coach Vienna Wadlegger, coach Reka, Bree Bonnamour, Ryker McLarty, coach Rose Thon and helper Owen Thon. Missing from photo: Leif Haring

Olivia Bonnamour sports a marshmallow moustache to compliment her toque at the The Rabbits and Track Attack cross-country ski program’s wind up party for the 2019 season.

Theron McLarty, Georgia Lamond, educator Georgina Leppky, Missy Kjellstrom, Cadence Cisna take part in a drumming session.

Hannah Fedato, Georgia Lamond, Jules Dumoulin-Schaller enjoy roasted marshmallows.

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