e-News | February 20, 2020

Posted by Chloe Sigouin on Feb 21 2020 at 04:26PM PST

Safety Net Set | FIS BC Cup | Parsons Memorial Downhill race

Safety Net Set – Sun, Feb 23 at Garbo Hut 9:30 am

Calling all WMSC parents! Please come out this Sunday (February 23rd) and help with net set for the upcoming BC Cup Whistler FIS Race. All hands on deck for this important safety net set up. It doesn’t matter if you have athletes racing in this event – we need your help! Please meet at Garbo Hut at 9:30 a.m. No experience setting nets? No worries – there will be lots of people to help guide you! The more volunteers the quicker the job gets done! Please email to confirm and your attendance and don’t forget to sign in at Garbo Hut. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Volunteer Now for the FIS BC Cup GS, Super G and Parsons Memorial Downhill Race (February 29 – March 8)

We are about to begin a long and exciting FIS race series on our Dave Murray National Training Centre and we still need lots of volunteers. We have athletes coming from across Canada and beyond! Let’s show them how we put on a race series! The races span two weekends and 4 week days so extra support from all our WMSC parents is needed. And you get to see the next generation of World Cup skiers at the same time! There will be GS races Saturday and Sunday February 29 and March 1, Super G Monday and Tuesday March 2 and 3rd and Downhill Thursday March 5th to Sunday March 8th. Wednesday March 4th is a non-racing day! Pick a day or two or eight to come out and help!

The Downhill race in the race series will be the 41st annual Bob Parsons Memorial race named in memory of the late Bob Parsons. Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, he began skiing in the late 1940s with his older brother Stan. They both raced on Hollyburn and Seymour Mountains, competing in jumping, nordic and downhill skiing. The Parsons family became members of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club in the late 60s. Bob Parsons was committed to junior ski racing and saw the need for junior skiers to have the opportunity to race downhill. This race has been held on the Whistler Back Bowl, Dave Murray Downhill, Green Acres, Blackcomb Panorama/Cloud Nine and the Dave Murray National Training Centre (Raven/Ptarmigan). Jim Parsons (WMSC U16 coach) was the winner of the first memorial DH in 1980 followed closely by Rob Lahti (current Hemlock coach), and Chris Leighton (Parsons) who you all know as the recently retired administrator at WMSC.

Please email with your available dates for these FIS races!

Public Hearing – Zoning Amendment Bylaw (WMSC)

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