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Cross-country skiers have fun at Sno-cial

Wells Gray Outdoors Club held its second annual Sno-cial at the Candle Creek Ski Trails on Sunday, Jan. 3.
(l-r) Katrina Link and Kris Olson talk with Jean Nelson (facing away from the camera) during Wells Gray Outdoor Club's second annual Sno-cial on Sunday.


Wells Gray Outdoors Club held its second annual Sno-cial at the Candle Creek Ski Trails on Sunday, Jan. 3.

The brilliant blue sky was enjoyed by approximately 65 members and non-members who ventured out to ski on the newly groomed tracks.

Later in the afternoon everyone gathered inside the nicely decorated ski lodge to enjoy some hot drinks and appies, listen to Gerda Faber entertain us with her guitar and socialize with friends and neighbours.

Dave Poole, president of WGOC, used this opportunity to mention those who have helped the club with our projects during the past year. Richard Christenson, president of the Wells Gray Community Forest Society and Paul Streadwick, member of the Wells Gray Community Forest Board were on hand to accept the club’s grateful appreciation for the funding supplied to purchase and erect the new snow cat shed as well as a planned solar power system for the buildings.

Others mentioned for their contributions towards the shed and construction of the mountain bike trails were: John White, Bob Dhillon, Daniel Boudreau, Cal Traub; MacDonald Lowbed; Elaine Gillette (Ministry of Lands, Recreation and Trails), Wadlegger Logging; Borrows; Ray Jackson; District of Clearwater; TNRD, Tourism Wells Gray; Keith McNeill and the Clearwater Times; Dale and Kim Miller; and many others, including club members who have volunteered over 500 hours during the past year to groom trails, teach ski lessons, brush trails, work on the mountain bike trail system, etc.

A big vote of appreciation to everyone who brought food and participated in any way.

Upcoming club events include Rabbit Ski Lessons for children (starting on Jan. 9), the Birchleg on Feb. 6 (time to start getting that Viking costume together) and perhaps another set of ski lessons for adults.

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