Category Archives: Volunteering

Weekly Update: Nov 21, 2011

Good morning coaches!

Hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend. Have you started on your Holiday Shopping yet? less than 25 days until Christmas! You know what that means right? Christmas camp is just around the corner! Did everyone see the white stuff last week?! Lots of things are happening this week so read below to ensure that you catch all the info:

Thursday Nov 24: Corbetts Night

If you are still looking for gear for the season, whether it is skis, boots, a helmet, tuning stuff, or even clothing… you won’t want to miss this event! Snow school staff are exclusively invited for a night with some GREAT deals. Night begins at 5pm.

Saturday Nov 26th: Training #2

This is the 2nd of 3 mandatory trainings. Training will begin at 10:30am sharp in the Sunset lodge; we will start off with all of the snow school staff for the 1st hour, after which we will break, move into the clubhouse and continue with some MHRC specific training. A reminder that this training, like all other, is mandatory and if you cannot make it, you need to let me know. Milton Heights coaches and apprentices MUST attend the 26th session while the rest of the snow school staff have the option between Saturday and Sunday. Training for coaches will end at 1:00pm.

Saturday Nov 26th: Apprentice Meeting

On Saturday, immediately following the training, at 1:30pm, there will be a 1 hour mandatory meeting for all apprentices and their parents in the clubhouse. This meeting will cover information around expectations, job responsibilities, apprentice program details, etc… Bring your questions, pen and paper.

Sunday, Nov 27: Last Dryland

Yes, it is that time again! Week 7 of dryland is coming up this weekend which means that if you are around and willing to come out and volunteer/help run the last day fun activities, please let us know! A reminder that dryland runs from 10am-12noon.

Pre-season trip: Stratton

On Dec 9-11, 2011, we will be heading down to Stratton, Vermont for a pre-season trip. If you want more information on the trip, cost, etc… check out

Lastly, last year’s apprentices should be gearing up for their level 1 CSCF (EL) course. If you have not yet registered or have any questions regarding this course, do not hesitate to let me know.

CSCF Credits and liscensing: I have posted LOTS of information about this and will review again this weekend, but do make sure that you have all of your credits completed asap. You need them in order to be able to work this season!

Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend!



Weekly Update & Ski swap volunteering?

Hello coaches!

A few updates for this week:

1. Dryland begins this Sunday 10am. Please join us if you are keen in getting in shape for the ski season!

2. Make sure to have looked at the important dates on the calendar for training, etc… on the BLOG. do let me know if you have any conflicts.

3. A few of you have been emailing me re: Stratton trip; I promise that I will provide details as soon as I have them! I hope that we can nail down details this week so we can promote registration at dry land.

4. If you have not yet paid your dues, please do so asap. A reminder that everyone MUST complete educational and risk management credits in order to be licensed for the season. A reminder that it is NOT enough to just pay your dues, you must also complete these credits in order to be ensured as a coach for the ski season. For those of you signing up for your CSCF level 1 coaching course, your membership dues and your licensing requirements are included in the fee of the course for the 1st season- you will have to worry about this next season!

5. I highly encourage you all to register for the RaceLINE articles if you have not yet done so. This is a great way to stay updated on what is happening at a high level in AOA.

6. Coaches’s Conference is happening on Fri October 28 & 29. We would like to ensure that we have a good MHRC representation at this conference so do please take a look at your schedule and see if you can attend. Please send me an email if you plan on attending so I know who will be there from our club.

7. Planning on attending a coaching course this season? If so, please send me an email letting me know when you think you will be attending and which course you are interested in… a reminder that the club does reserve some funds for dedicated and senior coaches who wish to continue their professional development.

8. Prospective apprentices- please ensure that you have submitted your resume and cover letter to me via email along with your interest to apprentice for the 2011-12 season. Please do take a look at the required dates for training on the calendar in “important dates”. do let me know if there are any conflicts.

9. Our ski swap is fast approaching and as you know, we are always looking for some wonderful and keen volunteers like yourselves! so please read the info below and email the correct person if you are interested in volunteering:
For those of you who haven’t experienced this event…. the MHRC Swap is the
2nd largest in Ontario….. run by volunteers from our club, Glen Eden staff
and our partners (Corbett’s and McMaster Sports). It is our largest
fund-raising activity; without it our program fees would increase

I ask that you look at the duties and work-shifts below…. choose
something that suits you and contact Erin  by e-mail at

We will offer training on Thursday evening for those of you who have not
participated before.

Thanks in advance for your support.

SWAP Coordinator

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3rd – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm




FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4th – 9 am to 5 pm




FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4th – 5 pm to 10 pm








SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5th – 9 am to 1 pm

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5th – 1 pm to 5 pm








SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6th – 9 am to 3 pm






SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6th – 3 pm to 6 pm


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6th – 6 pm to 8 pm




That is all for now

I will be back with some more updates shortly so do make sure that you are checking in the blog on a daily basis as I will be increasing my posting frequency from now on! Also, if you have not already done so, you can “subscribe to the blog” which means that you will receive an email alert every time a new post has been published- this way you can stay updated ALL the time!

thanks everyone and looking forward to seeing many of you at the hill soon!



Update, start of week 4

Hi everyone

Congrats again on a job well done to all the MHRC teams this weekend- we again achieved some pretty amazing results! Hats off to coaches and athletes for doing such a great job! Keep it up guys. So we are hitting the mid point- this is usually when we start getting tired and start “slacking off” so let’s keep up the momentum. Please continue to email your coordinators/managers your start list way ahead of time (i.e. latest on Monday evening of the week before) to spare them the energy and effort of going after you. Continue to keep your teams informed of what equipment to bring for training during the week as well as details for the weekend’s race. A reminder, that evals are due this week, they MUST be looked at by your team leader before being handed out (NG- Kent, K1- Brook, K2-Ian and J- Rick). If you need help with these, look at my previous post for more info.

Here’s this week’s udpate:

Monday night (tonight)- Appleby College Training (Ian, Scott & Connor?)- Full SL course from 5-7pm on race hill. Coaches interested in some extra training, please meet me on snow for 7pm at the top of the race course for re-set and please stick around until the end to help with teardown.

Tuesday night- TNT- Full gate SL on old T-Bar Lane and GS full gate on Race hill, set-up crew- Ian, Kyle and Scott?

Wednesday night- K2/J Training- SL and GS full course on race hill

Thursday night- K1/NG Training- 2 hills- GS on Boomerang (FULL Gate) & PAN SL and stubbie SL on race hill (2 HILLS)- set-up crew Chloe, Tyler + Scott?

Friday– away training- SL for K2/J. If you are registered please meet at the chalet at the base of Moonstone for 8:30am. we need to arrange lift tickets, etc… Training will wrap-up around 3pm. Coaches are myself, Rick and Ian.

Saturday- the only groups home is JHL- coaches and apprentices meet Will and I at the gate cabana for 8:30am for set-up. We will also set full gate SL for JHL coaches and apprentices interested in some extra gate training:)

Sunday– White team is home and we are hosting a K2 GS for group 7- if you are available and would like to come and volunteer yourself to gate keep that day, we would really appreciate it as we are low on helpers with all other teams away racing.

That’s all folks and to wrap-up; I leave you with Developing GS turn technique using S Turns that Rick sent us, enjoy.  Oh and a gentle reminder that I will be entering payroll tomorrow evening so please make sure it is all in for the past 2 weeks of pay! thanks!

Stratton- it’s a go

Hi Team,

Thanks to all who helped out at the swap, it was yet again another super successful weekend! Thanks to everyone who put in  volunteer hours- it would not have been the same without you all!

Second- Stratton is a GO. As a pre-season trip, we will be heading to Stratton this year for Friday December 10th, Sat 11th and Sunday the 12th. If you visit the MHRC website then you will see the registration information should you decide that you would like to attend as a racer.  Coaching will be available for the three days and our hopes is that we may be able to provide some gate training on either the last 2 days or maybe only the last day-all depends on snow availability and hill space availability. More to come on that.

Lastly, a reminder to get your uniforms, season pass waivers and GE training done this weekend ALL. A reminder that even though I may not be present in these training sessions, you are representing MHRC and the coaching staff so please behave as you would in one of our training sessions.

Hope you all have a fantastic week and weekend. see you all soon


Ski Swap Volunteering

I know I posted about this already but we need extra helpers. please send your name to if you are able to help out. Remember, our club wouldn’t exist without all of its volunteers and the ski swap is such an important fundraiser for the club every season- so please help. Positions that we still need help with are the following: computer check in during the day and evening on Friday and floor sales/cashiers over the weekend.

Cheers guys and thanks to everyone who made it out to training last night! Only 1 person was missing a sin # and emailed it to me right away- thanks Dan. Hope for the same success on Sunday- remember what you need to bring with you coaches & remember for your proof of dues paid and licensed for the season!

Ski Swap

Heck yes, every year as you all know, this is our biggest fundraiser! is the new website for the swap. It contains all the information you need to know and need to pass onto your friends so they can all come and buy new and gently used equipment at a great price! Please pass along the link and the date for the swap to all your contacts- see you all there on the 1st weekend of November!

Ski swap is just around the corner!

Hi everyone, please read the below email that is circulating amongst the MHRC families. You will notice that there is a new website for the ski swap this year, address found below, it is now up and running:) Secondly, our board has worked hard in getting a new and improved website up and running for the season check it out, you’ll notice that it is much more user friendly than the previous. Registration is now up and running and everyone MUST create themselves a new log-in and password as it is a new system. Reminder that we will have registration in the clubhouse for the 1st 3 sessions of dryland October 17th. 24th and 31st prior to the early bird pricing deadline which is October 31st for MHRC & November 8th for Glen Eden passes! Check out the email below:


Volunteers Needed

Milton Heights Racing Club’s

Annual Ski Swap

Attention MHRC Club Members!

It’s time to start thinking about skiing again, and what better way to kick off the season than to reconnect  with old friends, find some great  bargains and help out at the Annual Ski Swap?

The Swap is once again being held at the Gambrel Barn at the Country Heritage Park in Milton from November 5th to 7th.

For more information and hours of operation refer to the following websites;

Our Ski Swap is the club’s largest fund raising event, and requires the support of a large number of volunteers to make it a success.

Please mark your calendars…….We need lots of people to help out with set-up, equipment, cash and food sales for a few hours at a time on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It’s a fun-filled, fast-paced event that should not be missed!



Last year, many of our K2 and J racers had a great time helping out with the Ski Swap while receiving high school volunteer hours for their time.

Please e-mail or phone us if you’re able to help out and if possible, specify which day(s) you can help out.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Margaret and Tom Hayes