RMR connects with community

The Red Mountain Racers held their Annual General Meeting last week, and jumped on the social-media bandwagon.

The Red Mountain Racers held their Annual General Meeting last week, and jumped on the social-media bandwagon in preparation for the upcoming ski season.

The venerable club has added a new facebook page, a blog, and a fresh website to their agenda as a means to improve the way they communicate with the community.

Long term and well respected coach, Grant Rutherglen, will be working with all the Nancy Greene coaches to instruct the kids as they progress through each level.

Rutherglen sets benchmarks for the skiers to strive for as they develop over the 10-week Nancy Greene program. Once completed, young skiers should have the necessary skills and confidence to tackle all types of terrain or discipline on the slopes.

Participants in the RMR program have undergone dry-land training exercises over the past few months and hit the slopes with cross-country skis Sunday, much to the delight of watching parents and coaches, said organizer Linda Schulze.

At the AGM, several new families stepped up to lend their services to the Board of Directors including Patrick Kinghorn, Karen Lavender, Vanessa Lunn, David Livingstone and Paula Gaul.

Early registration for the Nancy Greene program has been extended from the Nov. 17 to the 29. The program is open to skiers ages five and over who are able to get on Red Chair unassisted.  For more information call Trish Dyer at 231-6725.

You can access the Facebook page and become a fan by linking through the new website redmountainracers.wordpress.com.

Included on the website is a blog by head coach Phil Patterson on the activities of the club throughout the ski season and the year.