Rotary Ski-a-thon

Sixth Annual Rotary Ski-A-Thon
Saturday, February 17 2018
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After two warm days and a cold Friday night, we had super fast trail conditions for the Sixth Annual Rotary Ski-A-Thon. This year we had 34 participants skiing, snowshoeing and riding fat bikes to raise funds for the Georgian Nordic Ski Club's youth programs.
Participants started the day with coffee, hot chocolate and muffins. All participants were eligible for door prizes generously donated by local businesses.
Trysport, our Gold Sponsor for six years, generously donated a full set of ski equipment, boots, poles and a pair of skis. Our Silver Sponsors were Parry Sound Furniture and White Squall; our Bronze Sponsors were Dr. Erin Axt, Optometrist, Dr. Bishop and Dr. Marshall, Optometrists, Black Feather Wilderness Tour, Bowman Landscaping & Excavating, FAD Architect Inc., H & R Block, Home Depot, Home Hardware, Parry Sound Bikes, Sobeys, Trestle Brewery and Wellington’s Restaurant.
The Rotary Club of Parry Sound and the Georgian Nordic Ski and Canoe Club thank all of our sponsors, participants and donors. Your generosity and participation resulted in a fun and successful fundraising event.



Don’t miss the 6th Rotary Ski-A-Thon — Saturday, February 17.

Come and ski, snowshoe or fat bike to raise money for the GNSCC’s youth programs.

Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.Start time is 10:00 a.m.

Participants are free to choose style and level of difficulty.

Ski Courses

  • Whistler        5k    -    skate or classic    (beginners)
  • Silver Star        11k    -    skate or classic    (intermediate)
  • Mt. Tremblant    17k    -    skate or classic    (intermediate)

Snowshoe Courses    3-4k       

Fat Bikes        7k

Lots of prizes generously donated by local businesses. The top two prizes will go to the participants with the highest pledges. Every participant has a chance to win a prize. Refreshments and snacks provided.

Registration and Pledge Forms are available at the Ski Club or can be downloaded from the Ski Club website. Pledge Forms can be handed in at registration. The minimum pledge/entry fee is $20 for individuals and $30 for families. If you qualify, you pay no trail fees for the event. For more details, check out the Ski Club or the Rotary Club of Parry Sound websites. Money raised goes to:

  • Purchase of classic and skate ski equipment for children
  • Pay instructors’ training costs for Jack Rabbit program
  • Pay insurance for Jack Rabbit participants
  • Subsidize Jack Rabbit registration fee so that more children can enjoy this winter activities
  • Waive rental payment for after school programs
  • Waive fees for the High School’s Out Trip Club for Fall and winter activities
  • Provide Para-Nordic program and special ski equipment to disabled children
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