|Well, we couldn't have asked for a better day.
Reminiscent of an Alberta Chinook, we had a warm, spring-like day for our first of what we hope will be many Alumni Ski Days at Osler Bluff Ski Club.
The young and the young at heart thoroughly enjoyed a day filled with sunshine, friendship and camp spirit not to mention fabulous ski conditions and beautifully groomed hills.
|Alumni started arriving around 8:30 a.m. to check in, sign up for the fun race, enter the door prize and 50/50 draw and hook up with friends to ski with.
|At 10:30 a.m., the race began with over 90 percent participation, and many of the racers taking 3 runs on the course.
Little did they know that prizes were not necessarily being awarded for the fastest times?
|A delicious lunch was served in the Orchard Lodge catered by Philip Tarlo of Admiral's Post Catering.
Après lunch, we awarded prizes and performed the draws.
Here are the results.
||Kirkie Gibson Santori and Buck Sharp each took home $120.00.
The rest went to the TSCBF and FFAA.
||Pair of Blue Jay Tickets, AOL for one year, Coffee Table Book, Selection of Solitudes CDs, three month subscription to the Toronto Star.
I forgot to write down who won what!
||Prizes were awarded to all those below.
- Closest Guess of Time - Ann Hutcheson
- Biggest Gap in Time - Thomson Hawks
- Only DNF - Sue Calverley
- Most Enthusiastic - Kirkie Gibson Santori
- Oldest Racer - Aggie Tawaststjerna
- Youngest Racer - Jack Curtis
- Closest Animal Appalachian - Peter Budreo
- Most Family Members in Race - Gibson/Sharp/Stewart
- Safest Racer - Heather Collins
- Most Tanned Spectator - Holly Gibson Stewart
- Fastest Teenager - Buck Sharp
- Best Wipeout - Thomson Hawks
- Fastest Male and also Cheater - Keith Harris
- Fastest Female - Ann Hutcheson
- Only Non-Smoking Spectator - Viiu Kanep
|I would like to acknowledge all the people who helped make this day a great success.
Thanks goes to Swebbs, Viiu Kanep and Libby Stephens for meeting, greeting and registering people as they arrived; Missy Gibson Sharp, Barb Hayhurst and Mert Kerrigan for running a great race, and to all the people who donated prizes: Liz Lundell, Jane Avery (Rogers), Jon Hamovitch (AOL Canada), Gordon Gibson (Somerset Entertainment "Solitudes"), Libby Stephens (Toronto Star), Viiu Kanep, FFAA Tuck Shop.
|A Special HOW HOW to all the campers, staff, parents and alumni who left their paddles and lifejackets at home to don their skis, boots and poles in the great TSC tradition of keeping in touch with camp friends.
|Hope to see you for next year's Ski Day, and of course at other events in between.
Holly Gibson Stewart
|To hear about future events, please register your e-mail at www.firesoffriendship.com