Kimberley comes out for the Canadian Cancer Society this Saturday as the Slopes for Hope fundraising event returns to the Kimberley Alpine Resort and the Kimberley Nordic Club.
All you have to do — individually or as a team — is 14 descents of the Main or four loops of the six K cross country track at the Nordic Club.
But first you have to register, which about 45 people have done so far, though event organizer Sonya Parker says she knows of many more people who plan to take part.
You can register at slopesforhope.ca or you can register this Saturday morning at KAR. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. if you want to do it in person.
The really exciting news, Parker says, is that the event is already at 70 per cent of the fundraising goal.
“We have $14,000 in online pledges and that is changing daily. We are so thrilled with that.
When you register you will received a voucher for a hot drink and muffin for breakfast and a barbecue lunch. Other perks for skiers include priority lift lines for registered skiers.
“We have some awesome raffle prizes,” Parker said. “Local merchants have been so generous. There will be 50/50 draws. We have a DJ providing entertainment. It’s going to be a really fun day, so even if you don’t ski, we encourage you to come up and enjoy the atmosphere.”
Here is the entire schedule of events for Slopes for Hope.
Slopes for Hope Kimberley
March 5, 2016
7:30 a.m. Registration opens. All participants should come to the Slopeside Deli at the KAR to register, drop off any offline donations (cash/cheques) and pick up your bib (you will need to bring $20 in cash for your deposit, which will be returned when you drop your bib off when you are finished skiing/snowboarding).
8:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies in Slopeside Deli and mandatory safety briefing for all participants.
9:00 a.m. Cross-country skiers make their way to the KNC and begin their loops of the 6 km trail.
9:00 a.m. Downhill skiers and snowboarders line up at the priority lift line at the North Star quad chair at the KAR to begin skiing. Mayor McCormick and other dignitaries take the 1st chair up.
10:00 a.m. Comfort station opens at the KAR plaza and the KNC, with granola bars and drinks available for participants.
50/50 tickets go on sale at the KAR plaza and the KNC.
Raffle tickets go on sale at the KAR plaza
11:00 a.m. BBQ lunch pit opens in KAR plaza. Redeem your voucher until 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. Closing Ceremonies in the KAR plaza: Speeches and sponsorship recognition Honor our cancer survivors, Fundraising awards, 50/50 ticket draw,Raffle tickets draws
3:00 p.m. After party in the Stemwinder Bar and Grill at the KAR plaza, with live music by Rick Voisey.