Volunteers will play key role in staging of national nordic ski championships

Dave Kearsey
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CORNER BROOK Local residents have another unique opportunity to put on their volunteer vest to ensure the success of a massive sports event.

The Blow Me Down Cross-Country Club will play host to over 700 athletes, coaches and support staff for the 2014 Haywood Ski Nationals March 15-22 at Blow Me Down Trails.

The local nordic ski group will need the helping hand of local residents to deliver a great event, which will see some of Canada’s Olympic and national team members strut their stuff on the new trail network built for the national showcase of Canada’s top cross-country skiers.

Local organizers expect it will take upwards of 250 volunteers to ensure all participants have a safe and memorable experience. Volunteering opportunities would include areas such as food services, timing and security, and the good news is little or no previous knowledge of cross-country skiing is required for most of the positions available.

If you want to be among those who rub shoulders with some of the best in the country contact volunteer co-ordinator Sheila Seaward at sheilaseaward@hotmail.com or visit the club’s website at http://blowmedown.ca.

Organizations: Country Club

Geographic location: Canada

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