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Greetings Everyone,

This is your invitation to attend the 39th Annual General Meeting and Get Together of the Tay Valley Ski and Fitness Club.

It will be held on Monday, Nov. 7th at 7.00 PM in the Dufferin Square Board Room, (Above Sears)

105 Dufferin Ave. (Highway 7 ). Light refreshments will be served.

Bring all those you know who are interested in Cross Country Skiing.

As you arrive you will have an opportunity to take out or renew your Club Membership which will give you access, for the upcoming season, to the entire network of tails located at Murphys Point Provincial Park. This year we are providing a $5.00 discount on memberships bought before or, at the A.G.M.


This is your occasion to meet with other local Cross Country enthusiasts. It is also your best opportunity to connect with, and hopefully, to join those persons who are providing the essential governance which sustains the great winter facility and programs offered at Murphys Point Provincial Park.



There will be an explanation of the details of the Club’s plans for a refurbished Jack Program. We are now fortunate to be able to announce that a number of persons new to the Club have been recruited, as Jack Rabbit Leaders/Instructors; mostly through the efforts of our Vice President Drew Lampman. This is expected to infuse new energy into this aspect of the Club’s activities

Drew will be joined by Nancy Sweetnam well known Commonwealth Gold Medalist and two time Olympian, as well as Brian Rawerda.and youth coordinator Geoff Hodgins, to describe their plans. They are eager to answer all your questions.


The highlight of this year’s meeting will be a presentation by Claudia Kerchoff-Van Wijk.

Claudia and her husband Dirk are co-owners of Owl Rafting on the Ottawa River and the Madawaska Kanu Centre. They are past international whitewater canoe champions.

Their winter passion is cross country skiing. In particular, they have been a major factor in building the Nakkertok Ski Club to one of the top clubs in Canada. They are past participants in the Tay Valley Loppet.

Dirk and (helper Claudia) were selected to lead the grooming crew for all the Cross Country events at the Vancouver Olympics.

Claudia will give a talk and brief video presentation on her behind the scenes Olympic experience.

All this will take place after a short business meeting which will address the following business agenda.



1)President’s Report

2)Minutes of the previous AGM – Brad Mills

3) Any business arising from those minutes – Brad Mills

4)Treasurer’s Report – Beth Graham

5)Membership Report – Ray Schmidt

6) Very brief Committee Reports

Trails – Don Frizell

Grooming – Dave Reesor

Youth Programs – Geoff Hodgins

Loppet – Jim Reain will describe changes to this year’s format

7)Election of Officers – Phil Laflamme for the Nominating Committee

President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer

8)Other Business