On Saturday April 22nd, Banff Alpine Racers hosted their end of season Banquet at Lone Pine, Mt Norquay. Special Thank you to Bonnie and Mike Weigele who joined us for the evening, and shared some memorable stories. Alumni – Jeffrey Read, Erik Read, Huston Philp, Meg Cumming, Georgia Burgess, Kelvin Cochrane, Marcus Holm, Collin Taylor, Sam Wall and Ryan Webster were recognized for their achievements over the season.
Congratulations to all our winners from the evening.
- U16 Top Female – Jessie F (by only 10 points!)
- U16 Top Male – Aidan M (by only 9 points!)
- U16 Most Improved – Daniel MS
- Rob Bosinger Award – Matthew M
- FIS Top Female – Claire T
- FIS Top Male – Ben L
- FIS Most Improved – Luka B
- FIS Sportsmanship – Isla H
- U14 Top Female – Cydnie T
- U14 Top Male – Colin M
- U14 Most Improved – Matthew N
- U14 Sportsmanship – Anya M
- U12 Top Female – Shae O’B
- U12 Top Male – David Z
- U12 Most Improved – Julia N & Lachlan F
- NGSL Sportsmanship – Ana Maria
- U10 Most Improved – Lucas M and Molly
- U10 Sportsmanship – Jack
- Q33 Most Improved – Charlotte M & Cole
- Q33 Sportsmanship – Jaxson R & Norah
- U10 Abby Award – Nicholas
- Tiger Cup – Cody
- Coach of the Year – John Evely
- Club Builder – Ken and Lynda Read
Trevor Philp in an alpine ski, men’s World Cup giant slalom, in Val D’Isere, France, Saturday,Dec. 12, 2015. (Pentaphoto/Pier Marco Tacca)
MEG CUMMING, a former member of Penticton’s Apex Ski Club, will be competing for Team Alberta this season.
Great Weekend at Mt Norquay April 1st hosting Bozo Cup, and Sunday April 2nd Kinder Cup. The Rob Bosinger Memorial Weekend raises money for two important causes: annual scholarships for two talented youth ski racers and donations to The Canadian Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation – in memory of Rob Bosinger – ‘Bozo”. After the Saturday Bozo Cup, the celebrations continued in the Lone Pine Lodge with a silent and live auction to raise money.
BAR Alumni and Former National Team Member, Paul Stutz took 1st in the Men’s pro category. National Ski Cross Member, Brady Leman 2nd, and BAR Coach and Former National Team member Louis Pierre Helie in 3rd. Women’s pro race saw a younger field with BAR athlete Isla Hawkins 1st, Molly Wallace 2nd, and BAR athlete Claire Timmerman 3rd. Mens Masters – Jason Burton 1st, BAR Program Director -Pete Bosinger 3rd, Mt Norquay GM – Andre Quenneville 3rd. Amateur categories – Womens – BAR Coach Mischi Boehnisch 1st, BAR parent Marcia Clark 2nd, and Cheryl Sandercock 3rd. Mens – Dan Berry 1st, Andrew Wilson 2nd, Matthew Topham 3rd.
Sunday brought out U14 and U16 athletes from numerous Clubs. Kinder Cup Results:
U16 Boys – 1st Danny Profitt, 2nd Adam Matejko, 3rd Oliver Haley
U16 Girls – 1st Kiki Alexander, Tora Hoshizaki, 3rd – Kamila Grabinski
U14 Boys – 1st Ryan Turnbull, 2nd Conor McCulloch (BAR), 3rd Oscar Morgan
U14 Girls – 1st Cydnie Timmerman (BAR), 2nd Anya Molesky (BAR), 3rd Kyra Wheatley.