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CASTing call


Judging by the number of red and gold suits out there for local ski races, it’s safe to say that Whistler and the Lower Mainland area is home to many Canadian Alpine Ski Team alumni.

If you used to ski for Canada, you’re cordially invited to the CAST reunion in Whistler from March 15 to 17, during the Pontiac GMC Canadian Championships.

The weekend kicks off on Friday with a welcome reception. There is free skiing for alumni during the day, and a chance to participate in the dual slalom event. The Canadian Championships VIP lounge is open to aluni as well.

So far 47 alumni have signed up for the reunion:

Bob Allison, Rob Boyd, Karen Cloutier-Wilson, Michael Culver, Peter Duncan, Dan Irwin, Jim Johnson, Sylvie Matte, Chris McCready, Robin McLeish, Mike Necesanek, Connor O’Brien, Steve Podborski, Dianne Pratte-Acton, Nancy Greene Raine, John Ritchie, Derek Robbins, Jacques Roux, Terry Spence (Toulouse), Joan Wilson, Emily Ringheim-Beauchamp, Dee Dee Haight-Arn, Dave Jacobs, Doug Kerr, Russell Goodman, Jane Tidball, Peter Webster, Gord Acton, Neil Baker, Gary Batistella, Diane Culver, Jim Davis, Karen Dokka, Chris Kent, Brad King, Ruth (Rosi) Niedermayer, Barbara Staniforth (Walker), Kendra Wilson, Laurie Kreiner, Lutz Brode, Guy Christie, Larry McKee, Aidan Ballantyne, Lorne O’Connor, Kathy Kreiner-Philipps, Gerry Rinaldi, and Brian Stemmle.

A fund-raiser for the national team will also be held, on Thursday, March 14 at the Chateau Whistler. The event, open to all, begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes a silent auction of team members’ equipment and cash bar.