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Jozo Volunteer Newsletter 
February 28, 2019

Club Championships
Saturday March 2
Club Championship Races for all 2 Day U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U19, and Masters Racers

Date: Saturday March 2, 2019
Time: 9:30am Start
Discipline: Giant Slalom (GS)
Location: Blue Mountain Grand Central Lodge, Smart Alec
Race Format: U8/U10 - Best Run, U12 and up Best Combined Time

NOTE: New for this year, all 2 day program U8/U10 athletes will receive their awards at the evening banquet.
Volunteers Required!
Lots more volunteers needed for races this weekend
While we encourage all parents to come out and cheer for all of our racers, we also need volunteers to be able to safely and effectively run these races.  Please remember that we cannot run races without volunteers and are required to have a minimum number of volunteers on the course not only for safety, but to run a successful event. You don't have to have an athlete in the race to volunteer.  In fact, you may prefer to volunteer for a race where your athlete is not participating, so you can then watch your athlete's race.

We need the following number of volunteers for this weekend's Club Championship Races:

U8/U10 - 8 volunteers

U12 - 5 volunteers

U14/U16 - 7 volunteers

U19/FIS/Masters - 12 volunteers

Please do your part and volunteer here.
Awards Banquets
This Weekend!!!
1 Day and Freestyle Team Banquets
Saturday 1 Day Awards Banquet for U8, U10, U12 & U14

Date: Saturday March 2
Location: Village Conference Centre, Petun Room
Time: 1:30-3:30pm.

Blue Mountain will be providing a variety of beverages and desserts for athletes, coaches and parents to enjoy during the awards and medal presentation.

NOTE: Freestyle ski & snowboard teams Saturday 1 Day and 2 Day programs will receive their awards at this banquet.

Sunday 1 Day Awards Banquet for U8, U10 & U12

Date: Sunday March 3
Location: Village Conference Centre, Petun Room
Time: 1:30-3:30pm. Blue Mountain will be providing a variety of beverages and desserts for athletes, coaches and parents to enjoy during the awards and medal presentation. 
NOTE: Freestyle ski & snowboard teams Sunday 1 Day program will receive their awards at this banquet.
Masters Awards & Social
Date: Saturday March 2
Location: Bullwheel Pub, South Base Lodge
Time: 3-5pm immediately after racing club championships
2 Day Awards Banquet
Our Awards Banquet for our 2 day racers is this Saturday in the Village Conference Centre, located at 242 Jozo Weider Blvd (see map)

Registration opens at 5pm with the cash bar opening at 5:15pm. Our athlete parade will start at approximately 6:15pm, with dinner, awards and dancing to follow. Please note that the racers will be seated with their teams at the front of the room with parents seating behind in tables of 10. Parents seating is not assigned.

This will be the largest Awards Banquet ever with over 500 people attending!

No physical tickets will be issued as we will have a registration desk at the Banquet with the names of everyone who purchased tickets. A wristband will be provided to all attendees.

There have been a few questions on dress code. Please feel free to wear what you want. We have had people dress up, while others wear jeans or business casual.

Parents, please ask your racers to remain in the room and to be responsible. They are not permitted to run around the Village Conference Centre.
Raffle – Shot Ski & Pratte Camp
Upon registration, each adult banquet attendee will receive a raffle ticket to win one of 3 Shot Skis.
To assist with Banquet costs, we will be raffling off 2 Pratte ski camps for November / December 2019. One in Tremblant and the other in Sun Peaks. Tickets are only available at the Banquet - 1 ticket for $10 or 3 for $25. Only cash will be accepted. You will have the choice of which camp raffle you would like to enter. Once your tickets are purchased, please write your name and phone number on the back and place in the appropriate raffle box. 
Digital Photos & Retakes
Retakes on Sunday March 3
For those athletes & coaches that missed the photo shoots on Saturday January 19 and Sunday January 20 (including U16 teams), there will be a retake day, this Sunday March 3 in the morning in front of the Blue Mountain Inn.

Please be sure to have your photo taken at that time.

Please see below for instructions on how to access your and download free high res photos. Please note, due to previous feedback from many parents, only online high res digital photos will be available this year for download at no cost. This helps save the environment and makes it easier to distribute the photo(s) to your friends and family for all to enjoy!

FREE PHOTOS - Blue Mountain Race Program 2019

1. Go to
2. Choose "Events"
3. Once you Click your Event, choose FREE PICS
4. To Find your photos, see QuickLinks for Group&Coach's name.
5. Click on Image, and click on FREE High-Res Download


Blue Mountain Race Program - Saturday Jan 19th, 2019

Blue Mountain Race Program - Sunday Jan 20th, 2019

Karbon Jozo Team Gear
Last Chance for Sizing This Weekend
This is your LAST opportunity to try on all of the Karbon Jozo Team Gear and place your online order for delivery in late Fall 2019.

All gear will be available for sizing at the Village Conference Centre, outside the Petun Conference room, during the 1 Day Award Banquets on Saturday March 2 and Sunday March 3 at 1:30-3:30pm.

Don't miss out!
It's Rodeo Time for U10/U12
Friday March 15 to Sunday March 17
For those who are planning to attend the Muskoka Rodeo event, there is a dinner being organized for parents and any kids not attending the athletes banquet on Saturday March 16th at Deerhurst Resort, Eclipse Restaurant. For more information and to express interest in attending, please email Stefano Mastracci 

This is a great event for all U10 & U12 parents and athletes to attend and is always a highlight to finish the season!

For more information on how to register please contact Blue Mountain Race Admin.

Hotel rooms fill up quickly so please be sure to book now if you have not already done so.
King of the Hill is Back!!!
Saturday March 16, Smart Alec, GS
Attention all Jozo Masters and Parents!

After 3 years of not being contested, we are pleased to announce that the Annual King of the Hill race is returning to Blue Mountain this year!

We will be hosting this race Saturday March 16th on Smart Alec.

This is a great opportunity for Masters & Parents to show off their Racing skills, and to fuel our on going rivalry with TSC.

Registration can be done through our Race Admins, no later than 12pm March 10th.   

There will be a small $25 fee to enter the race to help cover Race Crew, safety setup / teardown, GS gate setup and timing equipment.  Please see the Race Notice.  All participants are required to sign a waiver (download Page 1 and Page 2) and email to Race Admin office prior to the Race.
Freestyle Team News
Thanks for a Great Season!

Thanks to the support of Jozo Weider Racing, the new JW Freestyle team had a great first season!

With more than 20 athletes spanning both snowboarding and freestyle skiing, it was a fabulous season of learning and competing. Head coach Anna Gerol, encouraged the athletes to give competition a try and many participated in the GROMS Interclub series to great success! A few also came out for the Blue Mountain Friday Night Lights - Rail Jams.

As the official season for the Jozo Weider Freestyle team comes to a close, the athletes and their families would like to extend a BIG thank you to all the coaches for their encouragement, training and fun they provided to all the athletes; to Anna and Abby for their support and great communication as well as the Jozo Weider Volunteer Committee for including the Freestyle team.

Cheers, until next season!
24 Hour Relay
Jozo Team Brings home the Hardware!

Thanks to Team Captain Stefano Mastracci and our team of Jozo Parents, we have raised $6,265 so far and completed a total of 245 laps down Smart Alec in 24 hours!

We managed to beat the Beaver Valley Ski Club team to
take home the inaugural Cowan Cup trophy!

Donations can still be made to our Jozo Weider Ski team
here. All proceeds go to support the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital and Special Olympics Ontario! 

Thank you to all who participated and supported us!  Your donations are greatly appreciated!

Athlete Profile
Zoe King
Zoe King started racing at Jozo when she was 5 and her very first coach was none other than Anna Gerol (who had her team carving that first year). While others moved on to coaching, Zoe and teammates Kathryn Lihou & Paige Villeneuve decided it was time for Jozo to have a U19 team once again so they could keep racing.

Last year they were fortunate enough to be able to participate in the Ontario Winter Games where Zoe came in 3rd in Slalom and 1st in Ski Cross. She discovered she loved Ski Cross and placed 3rd in the Provincials.

In addition to skiing, Zoe has played a number of sports including hockey, baseball, soccer and lacrosse. Whatever the sport, she is ‘all business’ and is seriously competitive. There were hours spent practicing certain moves and stick skills for lacrosse and hockey. Zoe would often be found playing road hockey with friends or shinny at the local rink.

While skiing is her favourite winter sport, lacrosse is her favorite summer sport. She started playing Box Lacrosse with the boys team when she was 6 because there weren’t any other options at the time. When she was 10 her club started a Girls Field Lacrosse team and she’s never looked back. She led Ontario in scoring in her first year and was team MVP for her club team as well as her high school team.  She played for Team Ontario in 2015 and in 2017 was offered an athletic scholarship to Kennesaw State University in Georgia to play on their Women’s lacrosse team. She will be starting in the fall of 2019.
Blue Mountain Corner

Blue Mountain will be hosting Club Championships this Saturday March 2, 2019 for ALL 2 Day athletes. Club Champs will be taking place on Smart Alec (GS), and is set to begin at 9:30am. As we have many racers to get through, please be punctual.

Blue Mountain will not be running a March Break Race Camp this season, as there was not enough interest with all the invitational races happening that same week. Instead, we will be hosting daily training from Saturday March 9 – Tuesday March 12, 2019 for all our athletes competing in invitational races throughout March. Please register through our Race Admin, Abby Gallagher at ext 52808 or at

Blue Mountain will be running a Freestyle Ski and Snowboard March Break Camp. This camp will run 9:30am-3:30pm from March 11-15, 2019. Pick up and drop off will happen at the Blue Mountain Inn. Again, please contact Abby Gallagher if you are interested in registering.

Blue Mountain is hosting both 1 Day Banquets on Saturday March 2, 2019 and Sunday March 3, 2019 1:30pm-3pm in the Petun Room at the Village Conference Centre. Snacks and Drinks will be provided. All 1 Day athletes and parents are encouraged to attend.

As a reminder, there are quite a few invitational races left for the season. As there are limited spots available, please contact our Race Admins if your athlete is interested in competing.

o   U14/U16/U19 SOD Spring Championship @ Craigleith – March 13th

o   U14/U16/U19 SOD Spring Championship @ Alpine – March 14th

o   Master’s King of the Hill GS @ Blue Mountain – March 16th

o   U10/U12 Easter Bunny Classic SL @ Gerogian Peaks – March 23rd

o   U12/U14/U16/U19 Timmins SL Derby – March 29th-31st

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