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Jozo Volunteer Newsletter Vol. 26, Issue 3
Dec. 31,2019.

Opening Weekend
All you need to know

All athletes are encouraged to arrive early at the Blue Mountain Inn, Kandahar room, 8:00 am on Saturday, January 4th for all 2-day Program and Saturday 1-day Program and Sunday, January 5th for the Sunday 1-day Program.

An Information Desk will be set up near the front entrance to the Kandahar room to help you find your team and coaches' names.  Volunteers will be available to answer questions and show you where to go.

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Parent meetings schedule for the weekend

Saturday, Jan 4th, 2020

9:45 am                    U8-U10 - 2 Day & Saturday & U12 Saturday

10:30 am                  U12 - 2 Day program

12:30 pm                  U14-U19 & O-Cup Teams

1:15 pm                    Freestyle / Snowboard XCross - 2 Day programs & Saturday programs

 

Sunday, Jan 5th, 2020

9:45 am                   U8-U12 Sunday program

10:30 am                  Freestyle / Snowboard XCross - Sunday Program
 


Annual General Meeting & Apres Ski - Saturday, January 4

The Annual General Meeting will take place from 3:50 - 4:30pm Saturday Jan. 4 at the Weider Room 3

All Jozo Families/Athletes must be a member to attend and participate.

The Volunteer committee elections will take place, the roles of the committee and the various responsibilities of the positions will be explained. An outline of how the season will unfold for the athletes will also be done. BMR will be in attendance to introduce themselves and explain their roles.

Apres-ski for the entire family will commence at 4:45 pm onwards at Weider Room 2

Appetizers and cash bar will be provided

Please come out as this is a great opportunity to meet everyone and have fun!
 

Ski & Snowboard equipment swap - Saturday, January 4th

Bring your gently used ski equipment and apparel to the Blue Mountain Inn Weider Room 1 after lunch on January 4th. Sticker labels will be provided to place on ALL items for sale and are to include Seller's name, phone number, email and price. The swap will run from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm and then 4:30 pm-5:30 pm in Weider 1 room.  Please remove your unsold items from the room after that. 

Blue Mountain or the Jozo Weider Volunteer Committee are not responsible for the items for sale.  You purchase items directly from the seller and assume all risk.

If you have any further questions related to anything that happens on the hill, what equipment you need for opening day or clothing required for training please contact Anna Gerol, Head Coach, agerol@bluemountain.ca
Parent Handbook Now Available
Based on your feedback from last season, the Volunteer Committee has created a new Parent Handbook to help you navigate the season!  All participants (especially new families!) are encouraged to read it. We hope you find it helpful.
Download Parent Handbook Here
Jozo Race Jackets Are In

Red Race Jackets and Black Warm Up Jackets are in! Anyone who ordered and paid for a jacket at the end of last season can pick jackets up in the Kandahar Room from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm on Opening Weekend. Please bring your email receipt upon pick up. If you have any questions or concerns about your order please contact: Shannon Smith at clothing@jwracers.ca

Look for our new swag clothing line, coming soon! Stay tuned! 

Jozo Membership

Please register your racer(s) and pay a nominal Jozo Weider Racing Club membership fee of $30 per U10 Racer and $60 per U12, U14, U16, U19, Masters Racer and Alumni.
Our Membership fees have not changed in many years.

Some of the benefits of your Jozo Membership include:

  • Jozo Branded Gift and Membership Cards
  • Free Sponsored Events - Opening Weekend (AGM, Ski Swap and Appetizers), Family Day event with Appetizers
  • Subsidized Events - Year-End Awards Banquet
  • Organized Events - Apres Saturday Cash Bar in Kandahar room, Men’s Day, Ladies Day, Family Day Pot-Luck
  •  Subsidized Gear - Jozo Team Jackets and Jozo Branded Apparel & Merchandise
  • Raffle Prizes - BMR Give-aways for Earlybird draw
  • Club Awards - Club Championship and Season Awards
  • Race Day Gear - Racer Warm-up Ponchos, Gate Judge Packages

In addition, as a Member, and by showing your Membership card, you are entitled to an exclusive Discount Program (10-15%) at Blue Mountain Retailers as well as other Local Independent Vendors. More details on this exciting program to come!


PLEASE NOTE: We have a new process for purchasing your Membership via TeamSnap. If you have an existing account, you will be asked to sign in using your existing login and password. If you don't have an existing TeamSnap account, you will be asked to create one. Please click on the button below:

Membership Sign Up Form

Membership Card & Gift

We will be handing out our new Jozo Weider Membership cards and Gift to each family that purchases a Membership for their racer through TeamSnap, in January. The Membership card also comes with 2 key tags that can be attached to your IKON pass. The Membership card will be required by our families to attend social events including the Season Kick-Off Party, Family Day Party and End of Year Banquet (ticket purchase required), as well as to purchase Jozo branded clothing and gear. If you purchase your membership before Jan 19th, you will also be included in our Earlybird Draw where you could win prizes such as free race programs.

Awards Banquet

Our End of Year Awards Banquet for our 2-day racers will be on the evening of March 7th in the Village Conference Centre. It is a fantastic event to celebrate the end of the season with trophies and medals given out to our Jozo athletes. The event includes Hors D’Oeuvres, Dinner, Dessert, Awards Ceremony & Dancing, with a cash bar. We have tried to keep our costs down in order for the event to break even, with our Membership costs subsidizing some of our costs, but this year we had to increase our costs slightly due to the meal costs increasing.

Tickets are on sale now. Remember that a Membership is required to purchase and attend the Awards Banquet, so make sure you purchase your Membership for your racers first.

No physical tickets will be issued as we will have a registration desk at the Banquet with the names of everyone who purchased tickets. When purchasing your tickets, PLEASE ensure you include the names of EACH attendee, if they are a Racer, and/or Age Group and any dietary restrictions or allergies. 

PLEASE NOTE: We have a new process for purchasing your Banquet Tickets via TeamSnap. If you have an existing account, you will be asked to sign in using your existing login and password. If you don't have an existing TeamSnap account, you will be asked to create one. Please click on the button below:

Purchase Awards Banquet Tickets Here

For more information Membership or the Banquet, please contact Laura Skain or Karen Gigliotti at memberships@jwracers.ca

BLUE MOUNTAIN UPDATE
From Anna Gerol and the Blue Mountain Team
Ski Tuning Session with Coach Turbo Hibbard!
 
On Friday January 3, 2020 from 1-3pm (parents) and 3-5pm (athletes and parents), Coach Turbo (Peter Hibbard) and the Race Department will be hosting a ski tuning session and seminar in the Kandahar room for Jozo Weider families. Learn from one of our most experienced and professional coaches on how to tune, maintain, and prep your skis each and every day for training or race day. There will be lots of giveaways, and we hope to see everyone out there, so please join us that afternoon from some real ski tuning training.
 
 Important Dates Coming Up
 
In order to better prepare for the 2019-2020 winter season, here is a list of important dates and events to save to your calendar:
 
December 27-31, 2019 – BMR Race, Masters and Freestyle Ski/Snowboard Christmas Camp
December 31, 2019 – BMR Race Time Trials (GS, Smart Alec)
January 2-3, 2020 – BMR Race and Freestyle Ski/Snowboard New Year’s Camp
January 4, 2020 – BMR Race, Snowboard Cross (SBX) and Freestyle Ski/Snowboard Programs Start (2-Day and Saturday Only Programs)
January 5, 2020 – BMR Race and Freestyle Ski/Snowboard Sunday Programs Start (Sunday Only Programs)
January 7, 2020 – BMR Masters GS Midweek Race Program Start
January 9, 2020 – BMR Masters SL Midweek Race Program Start
 
Blue Mountain Contact Info
Anna Gerol, agerol@bluemountain.ca, 705-445-0231, ext. 52807
Robert Tankovich, rtankovich@bluemountain.ca
Sean Fuller, sfuller@bluemountain.ca
Race Admin (Abby or Nikki), raceadmin@bluemountain.ca, 705-445-0231, ext. 52808
 
JOZO MASTERS

The Jozo Masters team has been around for as long as the club has been in existence, and has enjoyed many wonderful years of performance, fun, and creating long-lasting friendships.

This year will be an interesting year as we start the year off with the Winter World Masters Games in Austria. There will be 8 current Jozo Masters attending and competing as well as 9 former Jozo Masters competing. Jozo’s has the largest representative of Masters from any club east of the rockies! The WWMG run from January 10-19 in Innsbruck, Austria. Follow us at www.innsbruck2020.com

Our Masters Team will be hosting a GS race at Blue Mountain on February 1st. We would love to see kids, parents, former racers, and everyone come and cheer us on.

If you are interested in joining the Masters Team or are looking for more information please check out the link on the Jozo website. http://www.jwracers.com/masters/

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