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Jozo Volunteer Newsletter Vol. 26, Issue 12
March 5, 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.

We need your photos!

We are currently selecting some photos from the season for the end of the season video slide show and need everyone to contribute from all different teams!  Please upload any photos you wish to share and have permission to and thanks for sharing!  Here is the link to the google photos album where you can upload the photos.

You can upload them here.

Thanks again for all our great volunteers for helping with races last week and over the season!   If you are looking for a quick refresher, please see our Jozo Gate Judge Guide here.

Athlete and team photos TEAM PHOTOS ARE NOW LIVE

All team photos are live at the following links:

·       Saturday, January 25, 2020 – Blue Mountain Race, Freestyle and SBX Teams

·       Sunday, January 26, 2020 – Blue Mountain Race, Freestyle and SBX Teams

Awards Banquet- March 7, 2020

Our Awards Banquet for our 2-day racers will be in the Village Conference Centre, located at 242 Jozo Weider Blvd

Registration opens at 5 pm with the Athlete Parade starting promptly at 6:15 pm
As in previous years, the athletes will walk into the room with their team and sit at their team table at the front of the room. Seating for parents is not assigned. No physical tickets will be issued as we will have a registration desk at the Banquet with the names of everyone who purchased tickets. Registration will be under the last name of your athlete. You will be provided with a wristband that must be worn at all times. Please do not lose or take off your wristband as we cannot replace it.

As last years awards banquet went longer than anticipated members requested a shorter ceremony and more time for dancing and celebration. The agenda was reviewed and shortened. The Awards section of the Banquet will also have slight changes.

Awards given out during the night will include:
Team Awards
Best Female
Best Male

Age Group Awards (1 per age group)
Most Improved (U10, U12, U14, U16)
Most Spirited (U10, U12, U14, U16)

Please also note that Blue Mountain will be giving out the Awards for Club Champs on Sunday, March 8th. Please see Anna’s note for additional information.

As a reminder, parents are responsible for their athletes during the Banquet. Please speak to your athletes to remind them that there is no running in the Banquet room.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday night for some great food, fun, and dancing!

 1 Day Banquets
 
Blue Mountain hosts the 1 Day Banquets. Information on the Banquets can be found in Anna’s update below but dates and times are:
 
Saturday Program - March 7, 2020 / 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Sunday Program - March 8, 2020 / 1:00pm - 2:30pm
 

Volunteers

On Saturday, Feb. 29 we hosted a U12 race at Blue Mountain which did not have

enough parent volunteers.  Our club is built on volunteering and requires that everyone contributes in some way to ensure that the season is a success, races are safe and run properly for all athletes.  Thanks to the quick response of Blue Mountain and some people the race was able to run.  Please do your part and volunteer whenever you can and especially if it is your athlete’s team that is racing.

Volunteers are needed for club championships this Saturday and for the banquet Saturday evening.  Please be sure to sign up for a shift.  We recommend that you pick a shift for a different age group than your athlete(s) so you can enjoy watching your athlete(s) during their race(s).  We must say though that there is nothing quite like standing 20’ from a gate as a gate judge watching the kids fly by!

For AOA Criteria click here

Club Championships 

This weekend is our official end of season race…… Club Championships!!

This is a big deal for the kids and a great opportunity to race against all of the Jozo kids in their age group. As with all home races, we cannot do this without parent volunteers. Why not volunteer for a different age group so you can be at the bottom of the hill cheering on your racer(s). PLEASE SIGN UP FOR AN ON-HILL POSITION. Please note there is a tab on the spreadsheet for each of the different age groups so be sure to make a note of which age group you are signing up for.

Times in the sign-up sheet are approximate and WILL change on the day so volunteers will need to be flexible. All Club Championship volunteers are invited to join the What’s App group below and follow the updates on timing, course resets etc.

2020 Jozo Club Champs What’s App link

Action Photography

An incredible opportunity to have your athlete(s) photographed in action skiing down Smart Alec on Saturday, Mar. 7th!  The Jozo Weider Volunteer Committee in cooperation with Cllik Photography will be taking professional action photos all day at club championships!

The photos will be available for FREE download to ALL Jozo club members!

For Non-Jozo club members, $20 per athlete can be paid on our online store to receive access to your athlete's photos.  Please be sure to provide your athlete(s) name, bib # and your email address in the notes at checkout to receive the photos after the event.

For any questions please email info@jwracers.ca using the subject "Club Championship Photography"

1 Day Banquets
 
Blue Mountain will be hosting the 1 Day Banquets. Information on the Banquets can be found below, but dates and times are:
 
Saturday Program - March 7, 2020 / 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Sunday Program - March 8, 2020 / 1:00pm - 2:30pm 

2nd Year U16/U19 Photo Book

Do you have a second year U16 or U19 in their last year of racing? We are putting together a photo book as a memento for all final year racers to purchase. Please contact Kristin Dibble at minetspoint2@gmail.com for more information.

Jozo Members Retail VIP Ticketed Event

Blue Mountain / Jozo Membership VIP Retail Shopping Event

Our 3rd Membership reward benefit is just around the corner!  Please join us on this exciting night that is the first of its kind!

This exclusive retail event will take place on March 6th from 7 pm - 9 pm. We will have a bar and snacks while we have the opportunity to socialize with some of the top ski brand reps about their product and get an exclusive sneak peak at next years equipment and styles. Following this the Blue Mountain retail shops will be open just for club members and you will have access to some exclusive discounted items. You must present your membership card to enter the stores and participate in the social time. To sign up for this event please use the following link.

This is going to be a fun event so sign up fast as there are only 200 tickets available, get one here!

 

Jozo Jackets & Apparel

Last Call for Racers to get a Team Jacket!!! 

Remember...Karbon is still available for ordering via our online store. There is still time try a Karbon Jacket on at your nearest ski store as the Karbon sizing is still the same. 

 

U16+ 

We have the opportunity to order your next season team jackets in black. If your racer would like to order one, simply add to the notes section when ordering Online and indicate the colour black, or send an email to Shannon Smith at smcasmith@yahoo.ca and place your order there. She will send you an invoice for payment. 

Please remember that these team jackets will be delivered in the fall ready for next season! 

If you have not yet picked up your Family Swag Order, please email Shannon Smith (smcasmith@yahoo.ca) to arrange pickup 

Shop at our Online Store
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
Latest news from the second Slopestyle GROMS events, Friday night training and results.
Pratte Raffle

Raffle tickets will be on sale at the banquet and the draw will be held then. Tickets are $20 each and 3/$50, and cash only.

We are compiling a list of volunteers and plan to give each of your volunteers a ticket for the raffle at the banquet, as well as entering your name into a draw for some prizes.

Our club is based upon the spirit of volunteerism and for this we thank you! 

 

Alpine Ontario Ski Racing Awards

Thursday, April 23, Steam Whistle Brewing Company, Toronto

Nominations now open for many different award categories including the coach of the year, male/female athlete of the year, the club of the year and event of the year!  Visit https://www.alpineontario.ca/2020Awards/ for more information about selection criteria and the various awards.

Email info@jwracers.ca  subject line “AOA awards” with your nomination(s) within our club and provide reasons why.

Club of the year is based on the total number of votes so stay tuned for when you can vote online when Jozo Weider ski club is nominated.

Purchase your tickets online to attend this great event and meet some great parents, athletes and the AOA team!

BLUE MOUNTAIN UPDATE
From Anna Gerol and the Blue Mountain Team
  • 2-Day U10, U12, U14, U16/U19 and Masters Club Championships
  • 1-Day U8, U10, U12 and Freestyle Afternoon Banquet
  • Upcoming Invitational Races
  • March Break Camps and Training Days
Latest Blue Mountain News
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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