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B.C. Snowboard Team hosting tryouts



Several members of the current Canadian Snowboard Team got their start with the B.C. Snowboard Team. For many it was their first opportunity to work with coaches and follow a plan that includes year-round training, camps and travelling to contests - all experiences that are necessary if you want to make the national team.

While most of the B.C. Snowboard Team has already been selected for the 2010-2011 season, the B.C. Snowboard Association is hosting more tryouts Saturday, Dec. 4 at Mount Seymour.

The provincial and development programs target kids aged 13 to 18 with some competitive experience. Programs are based out of the interior and Lower Mainland.

You must pre-register to take part. Contact coach Andrew George at You must register by Dec. 2 for the Mount Seymour camp. There is also a camp at Big White on Dec. 11, with registration closing on Dec. 9.

Candidates should be athletic and competition-oriented and looking to improve their skills. They should be interested in competing at a provincial level, experienced at competing locally and dedicated to train on the snow and off.

There is no cost to participate in the selection camp.

Competition experience can be in halfpipe, slopestyle, snowboardcross, big air or other disciplines.


Girls soccer team in finals

The Whistler Under 12 Girls Soccer team won their semi-final match in the North Shore Girls Soccer - House League Community Cup last Sunday, defeating the West Van Devils 2-1. Daisy Andrew scored both goals for Whistler.

The team will play in the finals in early December.

The team includes Daisy Andrew, Stephany Derynck, Savanna Ellott, Shannon Isnardy, Nicola McDonald, Sophia Seidler, Stefanie Tomcheck, Eve von Rosen, Arnica Wight and Rhegan Williamson. The team plays nine-on-nine soccer.


Whistler Mountain Ski Club hosting opener

On Dec. 18-19 the Whistler Mountain Ski Club will be hosting the season opener for the Teck Coast Zone Cup, an event that's open to clubs from the Lower Mainland and Mt. Washington. For many K1 athletes (age 11 and 12) it will be their first formal competition, while experienced K2 athletes will be chasing zone and provincial titles, as well as spots in the national championships and a chance to represent Canada in the international Whistler Cup races in April.

On Dec. 18, skiers will take part in a one-run giant slalom race. On Dec. 19, the poles are moved closer together for the opening slalom.

The event is looking for a few volunteers to help out. Contact if you can help out.