This past year the team of Gary Robbins and Todd Nowack became the first team to ever sweep the Mind Over Mountain Adventure Racing series. Robbins and Nowack were also part of a team that placed 16 th in the XPD challenge in Australia over the summer, as well as the Baja Travesia where they were among the teams that needing rescuing after six metre waves drove their boats into the rocks.
To recount the season, as well as raise funds for next year, Robbins and Nowack have put together a multimedia slideshow called “Pushing the Limits”. The first presentation is in Vancouver on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the new Helly Hansen store at 766 Granville Street. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the slideshow is at 7 p.m. Everything in the store will be on sale for 15 per cent off.
On Sunday, Nov. 25 they will be presenting at Frontrunners Footwear in Victoria, 735 Goldstream Ave. The doors open at 6 p.m. and everything in the store is 20 per cent off.
Admission is by donation for both events, and proceeds from both events will go to Team Helly Hansen/MOMAR for the 2008 season. To reserve a seat email firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 604-999-3331.
Nakajima wins silver
Whistler’s Emily Nakajima, a Grade 5 student at Myrtle Philip Community School, won the silver medal at the B.C. and Yukon Territories Sectional Championships last week in the Pre-Juvenile category. The category included 33 skaters.
Nakajima is also the first Whistler Skating Club member to win a medal at the sectionals. She was also selected to the provincial team.
Lisa Nakajima also skated and posted a personal best score of 41 points in her long program, qualifying her for the Per-Novice Sectional Championships.