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Jozo Volunteer Newsletter Vol. 26, Issue 8
Feb. 05, 2020.


 
Racing at Blue- Everything You Need to Know

For weekly updates on training, race schedules and results, please bookmark this site and visit it often.


Race Results:

Another great weekend for Jozo Racers! Please take a few moments to check out the results here


Please also share your photos with us! You can upload them here.

Family Day Weekend

Grab a beer from the bar and celebrate Family Day weekend with other Jozo families on Sunday, February 16th. We will be serving appetizers starting @ 3 pm in Weider Room III.

 Annual Family Day Weekend Pot Luck Lunch, Sat. Feb. 15 Weider 3 room at the Inn

Back by popular demand is our annual Pot Luck Lunch.  Have a family recipe that you want everyone to try?  Think you have the best Chili?  Maybe you have the best desert from back home?  Whatever it is please bring it to the Weider 3 room on Saturday Feb. 15 for all to try!  The Apres bar will be setup early that day so please join us for a great afternoon of great food, great community and fun!

Please click here to put your name and what you are bringing to the pot luck: 

The Jozo Weider Parent Committee will supply paper plates, cutlery and napkins for all.  Please only bring enough food for 10-15 people.  Thanks for your contribution!

Saturday Apres

We have asked for our Apres bar to be open this coming Saturday at noon to coincide with the BBQ Blue Mountain is having for our Jozo families. Please check the Jozo Weider Race Club Facebook page for updates.

Our Saturday Apres bar will be open starting at noon on Family Day weekend on both Saturday, February 15th and Sunday, February 16th. Join us in the Kandahar room and meet our great  Jozo families.  

Membership

Membership Draw

If you were a winner in our Membership draw and have not yet picked up your prize, please email Laura and Karen at membership@jwracers.ca to arrange a time for pick up. Best times would be during drop off and pick up of our athletes. Winners were announced in last weeks newsletter.

For additional details regarding Membership or the Banquet, please contact Laura Skain or Karen Gigliotti at membership@jwracers.ca

Volunteers

Our social club is based upon a bedrock of volunteerism. 
 
And our true colours have shown up as we hosted some races over the last few weekends. Masters racers were blown away by our support!
 
We also want to reward people who stand in the cold on the side of a ski hill, and who volunteer their time to help our kids. It’s always about the kids.
 
At the Banquet, we will draw some prizes for people who have volunteered during the season.  Volunteers also get one Pratte Raffle ticket (1 per person limit).
 
We have 3 home races this weekend. Here are the volunteer sign-up sheets:
 
U14 Jaguars/Cheetahs GS Race - 9 Feb

 2 Day U10/1 Day Sunday GS Race - 9 Feb

 U12 Rockets Terrain/Kombi Race - 8 Feb

Meet Members of our Canadian National World Cup Ski Team!!!

Friday, Feb. 7, North Face Store in the Village, 4-5pm

What an incredible opportunity to meet Erin Mielzynski, Roni Remme and Amelia Smart, all World Cup alpine racers and members of our Alpine Canada Team will be at the North Face store in the Blue Mountain Village this Friday Feb. 7 from 4-5pm.  They will be available for signing things, pictures and to chat about their world cup experiences.  Don’t miss this great opportunity and please come out to support some of our worlds best alpine racers!

Thank you to Protect Our Winters (POW) Collingwood Chapter, Alpine Canada and Blue Mountain Resorts for making this event happen!  These ladies and others are all here competing in the Nor-Am cup series across the escarpment!

Alpine Snow TKO FIS Snowboard World Cup


Alpine Snow TKO FIS Snowboard World Cup at Blue Mountain Feb. 29 – Mar. 1, 2020.

 Volunteers Needed

We invite you to be part of FIS Snowboard World Cup history. On February 29-March 1, 2020, Blue Mountain will host the Alpine Snow TKO FIS Snowboard World Cup.

 BE RINGSIDE FOR THE ALPINE SNOW TKO FIS SNOWBOARD WORLD CUP

By volunteering, you will help welcome over 100 global athletes and create a memorable experience for them, their coaches and teams. You will also help represent as the face of Ontario & Canada Snowboard, for over 20,000 visitors to the Blue Mountain community.
    
We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to help in all aspects of our event from on the hill (major/minor officials), to in the office and as part of our many amazing partner events.  
Volunteer perks include:

·         Exclusive free volunteer winter jacket from Canada Snowboard’s National Team sponsor

·         Volunteer appreciation package including gifts from sponsors

·         Level 1 Certification Opportunity

·         Exclusive Alpine Snow TKO Swag

·         Opportunity to be a part of a nationally broadcast event

·         Volunteer hours (for educational purposes)

·         Flexible scheduling

·         Making new connections

MORE INFORMATION  

 https://www.alpinesnowtko.ca/en/volunteer/

FREE BBQ & Skate for Jozo Members

BBQ for Jozo members organized by Blue Mountain Resort

Tickets to the free BBQ on Feb 8 for Jozo members put on by Blue Mountain Resort (BMR) went in a flash!

BMR staffing limited the number of people they could accommodate so there was a limit on tickets. It would be a nice gesture if any adults with BBQ tickets passed theirs on to children who didn’t get any.

By the way, this is part of our Membership Benefit Program so you must show your keytag or card with your eventbrite ticket.

See the attached note from Becki Relihan of BMR: 

I would like to start off by saying WOW to the numbers that have signed up for this weekend’s BBQ! The RSVPs flooded in faster than I could track, and I am thrilled that you have a group that wants to participate.

Unfortunately, we had to place a cap on the event of 200 attendees. This being our first year testing some social activities for the club we cannot support more than that this go round. At the event I will be present to scan tickets and provide a physical entry ticket for those who registered.

If you have registered via Eventbrite, please bring your virtual ticket with you to be scanned and your Jozo membership card – you will not be able to participate if you do not present your membership card.

Again I apologize for having to create a limit on this event, but am thrilled to see such a positive response and look forward to continuing to grow an event like this in the coming years.”

Thank you, Becki Relihan

BMR is also hosting a free skate night on Feb 28 at the skating loop above Orchard.  Same deal with signing up so they know how many tickets to issue.

Link to sign up 

Ladies Day

Gal’entine’s Day is almost here! 

Calling all Jozo ladies bring a friend and invite your girl squad.  No need to get fancy this is a slumber party after all.

An excuse to eat chocolate, let loose and drink rose all day.  We have a packed day with something for everyone.

 

Agenda for skiers:

8:30-9:30 – Breakfast and icebreaker

9:30 – 11:00 – Scavenger hunt

12:30 – Slumber Party Lunch buffet, Prizes, Music and Dancing

2pm – Wine Survivor

 

Agenda for non-skiers:

8:30 – 9:30 – Breakfast and icebreaker

9:30 – 12:30 – Scavenger hunt, Yoga and snowshoes

12:30 – Slumber Party Lunch buffet, Prizes, Music and Dancing “CHA CHA SLIDE….”

2pm – Wine Survivor

 

We have loads of prizes including an IKON 2020/21 ski pass for us ladies to win exclusively as well as the classic wine survivor.

See you there!!!

Buy Ladies Day Tickets
Men's Day

Tickets still available online at jwracers.ca

Proceedings start Thursday evening.

Breakfast at 8-10 am at Kaytoo.

Leave your stuff there all day and return around 1:30 for lunch/prizes.

We are using WhatsApp to communicate once again. 

This is the QR code to join the WhatsApp group. 

Or go to http://tiny.cc/Jozomen

Updates will start getting posted Tuesday.

 

New this year is an Oyster Bar courtesy of Ripple Projects,

Heretic Spirits courtesy of Chris Morrison, and our prizes include

a hotel stay in Nashville courtesy of the IPMI (International Performance Management Institute)

The “bestest” Men’s Day ever!!!

 

And a suggestion for the boys – Ladies Day is on Valentines Day – what a great Valentines Day present that would be.  Arrange some childcare and buy your ❤️ a ticket. An easy-peasy way to handle gift-giving for this amazing day of love between two people. Just saying.

Buy Men's Day Tickets
Jozo Jackets & Apparel

"Extra... Extra... Extra Exciting News...Read All About it! 

KARBON GEAR will be available for trying on and purchasing on our online store Family Day Long Weekend! Watch for it as this date is approaching fast!

We are hopeful that all of our Jozo Swag will be in and ready for pick up Saturday and Sunday of the Family Day Weekend! Time TBD 😃

**Attention**

If you ordered a Karbon Tranquility Rain Poncho, Please see Colette and Shannon During Lunch time by the fireplace. February 8-9th as we will have them ready for pick up. 

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Remember...If your Jozo jackets are starting to look small or fit snug... don't stress, we will have a full line of our Red Team Jozo Jackets available in all sizes and ladies fit as well! 

For those beautiful sunny ☀️  days, we will have the famous Insulator Karbon Jackets back in black! 

Racers...got speed! If you are looking for a speed suit you are in luck, we will have a full line of speed suits available to try on too!  Don't forget our full-zip pants and shorts with suspenders from KARBON as well, they sure make race days easier when getting ready at the starting gate! 

New KARBON Tranquility Rain Poncho are still available on the online store!  

**Please know these will not be branded with the Jozo logo but the good news is, they’re waterproof, breathable and will keep your athlete dry on and off the ski hill! 

Shop at our Online Store
Awards Banquet- March 7, 2020

Only 2 weeks left to purchase your Banquet tickets. Tickets for racers and parents are only available until February 16th @ our TeamSnap link. You don’t want to miss out on this great event. Tickets will not be available after this date.

Remember that Membership is required to purchase Banquet tickets.

A new format will be followed for the night so that there will be lots of time for dancing to your favourite tunes!

Purchase Awards Banquet Tickets Here
Team Snap
Friendly reminder that TeamSnap is an initiative from the Jozo Volunteer Committee and not from Blue Mountain Resort. 
Any issues should be directed to teamsnap@jwracers.ca
Freestyle Ski & Snowboard
Latest news from the second Slopestyle GROMS events, Friday night training and results.
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Pratte Raffle

Once again Michel Pratte of Pratteski.com has donated prizes for our membership.

His ski camps are a great way for our skiers to build their skills.

Raffle tickets will be sold during Apres-ski in the Kandahar room on Saturdays, as well as at the March 7 banquet when we will have the draw.

Posters are up in the Kandahar room – see the miniature sample here to see the prizes and ticket prices.

Raymond James Nor-Am Cup

Raymond James Nor-Am Cup Feb. 4-8

Want to watch some of our National Team athletes compete against some of North America’s best?  1996 was the last time the escarpment has hosted this incredible series.  You have probably heard whispers about these athletes training across the escarpment this week and some of us got to watch them train and forerun some of our races this past week!

Saturday Feb. 8th at Craigleith is the grand finale with a night time dual slalom event final under the stars!  Hot chocolate, marshmallows and tonnes of fun for all Saturday night!

For more information click here:  https://www.alpineontario.ca/2020noram/

BLUE MOUNTAIN UPDATE
From Anna Gerol and the Blue Mountain Team
If you have any questions regarding the on snow program please contact Blue Mountain:
 
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
 
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