Brandon Jackson wearing one of the new race bibs showing the main sponsors Coastal Community Credit Union and Riding Fool Hostel. Photo supplied

Biathlon provincials coming to Mount Washington; volunteers needed

The Vancouver Island Biathlon Club will host the Biathlon BC Provincial Championships from Feb. 28-March 1. The event promises to draw hundreds of biathletes, parents, spectators, and supporters.

Biathlon is an Olympic sport combining cross-country skiing with rifle marksmanship. This event not only presents a great chance for the biathlon club to showcase its great facility but will also allow visitors to enjoy the abundantly snowy trails of the Mt. Washington Alpine Resort and the warm hospitality of the Comox Valley.

Help needed

Biathlon is unlike any other sport, and help is needed to make sure this important event is a success! Volunteers are required in positions from recording the fast-paced results in the range to ski times out on the course. Anyone interested in joining in on the fun and volunteering for this event is asked to send an email to volunteer4vibc@gmail.com.

Draw prizes needed

To contribute to the festive atmosphere of the championships, the Vancouver Island Biathlon Club is seeking items to be used for draw prizes. To contribute, or to offer suggestions, contact Pat Douglas at bpdouglas@shaw.ca

Many Thanks to our Sponsors

An event of this nature could not be possible without the generous support from our sponsors. We would like to thank Coastal Community Credit Union and the Riding Fool Hostel for their contribution, which allowed us to purchase cool new race bibs.

We would also like to thank Pioneer Home Hardware in Campbell River for the donation of wood for 25 new rifle racks, and Timberline Secondary School Woodwork Class for constructing them.

Finally, we would like to give a shout out to Greg MacKenzie and Associates Consulting, Ski Tak Hut, Ed’s Soup Shack, Seaspan Ferries, Mt Washington Alpine Resort, The Grove Health and Wellness for their support.

More information

The Vancouver Island Biathlon Club offers programs for all ages and also holds fun races in the winter and summer!

Visit www.vibiathlon.ca for more information.

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