News

Youth Programs

10 Dec 2019

Bruce Wurtele

04 Jan 2020 … 22 Feb 2020

Youth Programs including Bunnyrabbits, Jackrabbits, Jack Attack, and Track Attack will be held 1–3pm on Saturdays from Jan 4 to Feb 22. Please check your email for more details from the Youth Program Coordinator. 

For more information check out our programs online or take a look at our Youth Program Handbook

2020 Kawartha Nordic Skiathlon

10 Dec 2019

Bruce Wurtele

02 Feb 2020

Kawartha Nordic is excited to be hosting our skiathlon race on Sunday 2-Feb-2020 starting at 10am. A much longer and more storied, but informal version of the skiathlon has been a staple event at Kawartha Nordic for many years.

This event is meant to be a fun introductory race experience, for skiers of all ages and abilities. Registration Now Open!

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Coffee House and Night Ski

08 Dec 2019

Lucie Blouin

21 Feb 2020

Join us on Friday, February 21 at 7 pm for an evening ski and coffee house at the Woodfine Chalet.

It will not be a full moon, so you will need headlamps! Skiers can leave at any time after dusk but we plan to have some guided ski times every half hour starting at 5:30pm.

The coffee house starts at 7pm and will feature several acts including a classical quartet, folk singers, a ukulele choir and rock duet! Some of the big names include the Classical Chicks, Southside, Mathew Macleod and High Fluoro!

Bring your own snacks and beverages!

The rental shop will be open for this event if you need to rent skis or snowshoes! You will also need to buy a night pass if you are not a member.



Strategic Plan Approved

23 Nov 2019

Bruce Wurtele

The Kawartha Nordic Strategic Plan 2020-2025 was approved at the November 11, 2019 Annual General Meeting. The plan sets out the vision, mission and values for Kawartha Nordic and presents an overarching goal to grow engagement by 20% and invest in creating high quality experiences for our community.

Vision: A thriving, inclusive community, inspiring a love of cross-country skiing and being active outdoors

Mission: Kawartha Nordic is a community whose mission is to provide high-quality trails, facilities and programming to support and develop cross-country skiers of all ages and abilities, as they experience the joy of winter in the Kawarthas

The strategic plan includes strategies and tactics organized around 4 pillars: High-value experiences, Sustainable revenue, Optimal operational capacity, and Loyal and engaged community.

Read up on the strategic plan and think about how you can get involved to help implement this ambitious plan.

Nordic Night

15 Nov 2019

Bruce Wurtele

18 Nov 2019

Nordic Night Nov 18: Drop by Wild Rock from 7-9pm on Monday evening to learn more about Kawartha Nordic Ski club and Peterborough Nordic. It's a great opportunity for skiers to socialize, talk about plans for the season and generally get excited about the season ahead! Staff from WR and Salomon will be on hand and will be offering promotional pricing to get everyone and their kids geared up for the season! Food and drinks provided. Event Details...

Trail Work

13 Nov 2019

Bruce Wurtele

16 Nov 2019

Join us for our next Trail Work day on Saturday, November 16 at 12pm. We'll be out on the trails getting them ready for winter. If you arrive later please check the chalk board at the Woodfine Chalet for instructions. Bring gloves, water, lunch and loppers if you have them. RSVP to membership@kawarthanordic.ca if you're coming out. Thanks!

Ski Swap

09 Nov 2019

Bruce Wurtele

16 Nov 2019

Wild Rock Outfitters is holding their annual ski swap on November 16 at 10am in the back parking lot. For more details visit their website

Note that items for sale are to be dropped off November 11-15.

 

Draft Strategic Plan

18 Oct 2019

Bruce Wurtele

The draft strategic direction provides a roadmap for organizational planning and sets the priorities for the 2020-2025 time horizon. A number of potential initiatives for infrastructure improvement, staffing growth and climate change mitigation require significant investment of club resources in the form of money and volunteer time. The strategic plan priorities are rooted in the core values and principles that were created in the first stage in plan development.

Our strategic plan was developed by Kawartha Nordic (KN) in a process championed by the Board of Directors and a sub-committee throughout 2018 and 2019. A strategic directions survey was sent to all members in April/May 2018 asking for feedback on capital improvements, snowmaking and membership in Cross Country Canada. An external consultant was then engaged to facilitate the development of the strategic plan starting in Fall 2018. The process included five facilitated sessions, including the current Board, staff and some past Board members and volunteers. In December 2018 all members were invited to a brainstorming session on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. All members were consulted in February 2019 on the draft Vision, Mission, and Values and now we're looking for feedback from all members on the draft strategic plan including strategies and tactics.

Please review the placemat and the full strategic plan document posted on our website and provide your feedback to membership@kawarthanordic.ca by November 1. The strategic plan will be presented for endorsement to the membership at the Annual General Meeting on November 11. Thank you!