Done with your gear? Take it to the Nordic gear swap on Oct. 25 at the Elks Hall in downtown Courtenay.

Done with your gear? Take it to the Nordic gear swap on Oct. 25 at the Elks Hall in downtown Courtenay.

Gear up for new season of cross-country skiing

Strathcona Nordics gear swap and AGM on Oct. 25 at Elks Hall in Courtenay

The Strathcona Nordics are Vancouver Island’s cross-country ski club, and they would like to help you stay fit and have fun this winter. Registration opened for their winter programs on Oct. 1 – and they invite you to their Annual Gear Swap and AGM on Oct. 25.

Cross-country ski programs run for 10 weeks in the winter, every Saturday or Sunday from Jan. 10 to March 21, but they say, “Register now to ensure a spot in a program and to save with early bird prices.” The early bird registration fee deadline is Oct. 31. Visit StrathconaNordics.com to learn about programs for children, youth, and adults of all abilities and to register.

The gear swap and AGM takes place at the Elks Hall in downtown Courtenay, and the Nordics say, “Everyone is welcome!”

The schedule for the cross-country ski gear swap is: drop off your gently used skate and classic ski gear that you want to sell from 9:30-11:30 a.m.; buy a bowl of chili for lunch; catch up on cross-country ski news at the AGM from 12-1 p.m. (note: AGM attendees get in first to the swap); buy gently-used cross-country ski gear from 1-3 p.m.; and pick up unsold gear from 3-3:30 p.m.

Visit StrathconaNordics.com for more information.

 

– Strathcona Nordics

 

 

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