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XC early bird passes on sale

Season passes for the Lost Lake Cross Country Trails went on sale last week, with early bird pricing in effect until Nov. 30.

There are advantages to having a pass. The Lost Lake trails were officially open for just 22 days last season due to the weather, but passholders were able to use a track that was built on Whistler Mountain outside of the Roundhouse Lodge at no extra charge.

In addition, season pass holders and 10-pass holders from last year will receive an additional 20 per cent off early bird pricing to compensate for last year. Passes also include access to the expanded snowshoe trail system.

For adults, early bird season passes are $136 through Nov. 30, when they go up to $170. Night-only passes go from $54 to $68.

For youths aged 13 to 18, early bird passes are $82 and go up to $102. Night passes are $27 and $24 respectively.

Child passes (6 to 12 years) are $68 early and $85 late, and night passes are free.

Family passes are $272 for early birds, and $340 after Nov. 30. Night passes are $109 and $136 respectively.

You can purchase passes at Meadow Park Sports Centre, or by calling 604-935-8250.

For more information contact Kristi King, cross country supervisor, at 604-935-8300, ext. 8631.

Eagles dragon boat team looking for sponsorship

Pemberton’s Laoyam Eagles dragon boat team has a seven-year winning streak going at the Alcan Dragon Boat Festival, not only winning the junior category each year, but also placing among the top teams in the open classes as well. In the past they’ve also put in solid performances at regattas, and placed second in the World Junior Dragon Boat championship in 2003.

Still, finding sponsorship has been hard for the team, and as a result the team is constantly fundraising in order to attend events. With the team looking to compete in the world championships in Toronto this summer, the team will need to raise significant funding for that trip.

The team, which is dryland training through the winter, can wear shirts and hats to events, and there might be some real estate on the boat as well for potential sponsors. As the top junior team in Canada, a strong finisher against adult teams, and a team from a land-locked community with only a small lake to practice on, the Eagles always attract a lot of attention wherever they go.

Anyone interested in sponsoring the team can contact Pemberton Secondary School and ask for Anna Sinclair.

Slideshow showcases Segger’s "marathon of sand"

Last April local adventure racer Jen Segger took part in the seven-day, 245 km Marathon de Sables, crossing a section of the Sahara Desert almost entirely self-supported.

It’s one of the toughest races in the world with temperatures in the 40s during the day, freezing temperatures at night, and long sections through the shifting sand dunes.

Although this was Segger’s first time in the event, and she was one of the youngest and least experienced competitors, she still finished 10 th among women, and was the top challenger from North America.

On Wednesday, Nov. 23, starting at 7:30 p.m., Segger will be giving a slideshow presentation of her experiences in Morocco to raise money and cover her costs at the U.S. Adventure Racing Association Sprint Championships.

The venue is the Spruce Grove Field House, and entry is by donation.

For more information you can email Jen Segger at

Winterhawks strong once again

Whistler Minor Hockey teams won eight, tied two and lost two this past weekend, and heading into week five, two teams remain undefeated in regular season play.

Week Four Boxscores:

Nesters Market Atom C1 (2-1-1) defeat West Van C1; score 16-1

Mountain Building Atom C2 (3-0-1) tie North Van; score 7-7

Peewee (1-3-0) defeat Sea Schelt; score 6-2

Bantam C1 (5-1-1) defeat North Van; score 5-3

Bantam C1 (6-1-1) defeat North Van; score 3-2

Vision Pacific Bantam C2 (1-2-2) lose to Sea Schelt; score 7-3

Vision Pacific Bantam C2 (2-2-2) defeat Squamish; score 5-0

Bantam Rep (6-1-0) defeat Hollyburn; score 5-1

Bantam Rep (6-1-1) tie Snowking; score 6-6

Whistler Blackcomb Midget C1 (5-0-0) defeat Hollyburn; score 5-1

Whistler Blackcomb Midget C1 (6-0-0) defeat Sea Schelt; score 8-4

Intrawest Midget C2 (6-0-0) defeat North Van C3; score 8-0

Intrawest Midget C2 (6-1-0) lose to Hollyburn; score 5-4

Results submitted by Whistler Minor Hockey Association,

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