The Strathcona Nordic Ski Club is hosting an evening of fine food, inspiration and fun on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Native Sons Hall in Courtenay.
The Nordics say highlights of the evening include a delicious dinner by Tria Fine Catering, the incredibly inspiring guest speaker Brian Culbert, a silent auction to help you get started with your holiday shopping, an exciting live auction, and more entertaining surprises.
Culbert is an elite multi-disciplined athlete, investment adviser, and first vice-president at CIBC Wood Gundy. He is also the founder of a highly successful charitable foundation Racing4Lives, which fundraises for SickKids International.
For the past nine years Culbert has combined his love of endurance racing with his passion for raising funds for children’s charities. He has dedicated his races towards children’s charities and to date has raised over $600,000 for various Canadian and international children’s causes.
Culbert’s latest project was to race for 43 hours in the gruelling Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB), a 168km race over the French, Suisse and Italian Alps. The UTMB is considered to be one of the toughest ultra marathon races in the world.
Culbert says, “I am not a runner. But somehow I’ve come to qualify for the world’s most prestigious and toughest ultra-marathon trail running race. The 165km Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc which takes place in Chamonix France.”
Culbert is coming from Toronto to the Strathcona Nordics dinner event to share his story. Tickets are only $35. You can purchase tickets by cash or cheque at Ski Tak Hut in Courtenay or contact Berend Henckel at email@example.com.
– Strathcona Nordic Ski Club