Events & Programs

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Part of the group at Chili Sunday – January 13th, 2019. Photo: © Ian Webster

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TNRD provides funding to the Nicola Nordic Ski Club!

Herb Graham and David Laird presenting David Brown (on behalf of NNSC) a $2000 donation from the TNRD.


Vancouver skiers make a special trip to the Kane Valley trails

February 3, 2018: A busload of 50 skiers from the Vancouver area spent a day skiing and snowshoeing on the Kane Valley trails. They reported soft snow but good skiing and judging by the happy smiles in the photo they had a good time. We look forward to seeing them back again soon.

TNRD provides donation for new equipment

December 2017: The Nicola Nordic Ski Club has a brand-new snowmobile and a new smaller (4ft) groomer/tenderizer. This was funded by the Thompson Nicola Regional District courtesy of local directors Herb Graham and Randy Murray. Thank you Randy, Herb and the TNRD!

TNRD area “N” director Herb Graham, Nicola Motorsports owner Grant Klassen, Nicola Nordic Ski Club member Shelley Cressy-Hassel and area “M” director Randy Murray celebrated the purchase of a new snowmobile and groomer at Nicola Motorsports on Nov. 21. While the club will be receiving a new snowmobile, it won’t be the one pictured here, which belongs to Klassen. (Cole Wagner/Merritt Herald).

Nicola Nordic Ski Club receives generous Rotary Club gift

December 2015: The Merritt Sunrise Rotary Club has awarded our ski club a $500 gift to help with the 2015-2016 cross-country ski season.  The Nicola Nordic Ski Club is very grateful for this generous donation from the Sunrise Rotary Club. This club has previously funded the publication of our coloured trail maps.

David Brown from the Merritt Sunrise Rotary Club in Merritt, BC presents club director Shelley Cressy-Hassel from the Nicola Nordic Ski Club, Merritt B.C. with a $500.00 cheque to help with the 2015-2016 Nicola Nordic Cross Country Ski season.

David Brown from the Merritt Sunrise Rotary Club in Merritt, BC presents Nicola Nordic Ski Club director Shelley Cressy-Hassel with a $500.00 cheque to help with the 2015-2016 ski season.

Nicola Nordic Ski Club awards Life Memberships

At our AGM on 14 November 2012 the NNSC awarded life memberships as a recognition to four people who have done a tremendous amount to develop and maintain our ski club over the past 20 years or more: Katharine and Murphy Shewchuk and Gerry and Jill Sanford. The citation on the Life Membership Certificates reads:  “In recognition of your past and continuing contributions to the club, with sincere appreciation.”

Katharine Shewchuk was one of the founders of the club, has served many years as president and director and continues to be a strong supporter of the club and its events. Murphy Shewchuk has likewise been a founder, director and strong supporter of the club. For many years Murphy maintained the club’s website and he continues to provide the mapping of the Kane Valley trails, for our trail signs, website and brochure, and with detailed GPS locations at his own website.

Katharine and Murphy Shewchuk with their Lifetime Membership certificate.

Gerry and Jill Sanford have contributed countless days to maintaining the Kane Valley Trails. Go out on almost any summer’s day and you will find them there – removing danger trees, cutting brush, burning piles of branches and keeping things in order. Gerry has also served as president and director and helped the club in many other ways.

Gerry and Jill Sanford with their Lifetime Membership certificate.

Congratulations! We look forward to many more years of your company and wisdom in the ski club.