Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November News

It's November! Everyone keeps reminding me there are less than 100 days until the games. It feels kind of like Christmas when you are a kid, you wait for so long it seems it will never happen and then all of a sudden it's here!
Speaking of Christmas, it does feel a little festive already in Canmore, because we got a huge dump of snow, this isn't like the usual pre-season dusting that melts after a few days. It's full on Winter here. Not only is Frozen Thunder in tip-top shape, but it's getting longer each day, and for the more adventurous folk the banff trail is rolled and in great shape! I was down there the other day and didn't hit a single rock. Not too shabby for the first week of November.
I wasn't the only one who was pumped about the snow!

Last week Jesse Cockney I had the amazing opportunity to join Beckie Scott, and Andrew Urton with Ski Fit North for a visit to the Morley Community School  just down the trans-canada highway from Canmore on the Morley Reserve. It was an inspiring afternoon to have a chance to chat with the grade sixes who will take part in the Ski Fit North program and get a chance to ski after christmas. To say they were psyched about this opportunity would be an understatement. We also were able to pass on a few messages to the whole highschool about goal setting and supporting one another. The idea is to continue this dialogue and relationship we have built with the school as we head into the games. I'm not naive in thinking we changed the life of every single student, but if we have made an impact on a handful I believe we have been successful. It was a real pleasure, the school was so gracious, thanking us with poetry readings, gifts, and songs.
A big thank you to the Morley Community School for welcoming us and cheering us on this Winter!
Jess, Beckie and I in Morley. The girls in particular were very happy Jess came to visit!
For the next little while I will be enjoying life at the Nordic Centre. I've had some awesome skis around the outer trails. There's nothing better at this time of year than an endless supply of snowy ski trails!
Until next time,

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