Sue Frause is an American writer and photographer. She's had a major crush on Canada ever since she visited British Columbia as a young girl. Even if your heart doesn't pitter patter over all things Canadian, read on. You'll find photos, travel tips, road notes and the latest news and thoughts about our friends north of the 49th parallel. Cool idea, eh?
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Sparkling Hill Masters World Cup 2011 in Vernon, BC
Vernon, BC is the venue for the Sparkling Hill Masters World Cup, March 3-11, 2011. More than 1,100 athletes representing 22 countries are expected for the cross country races on Sovereign Lake and Silver Star Mountain.
The opening ceremonies are Friday, March 4 in the Silver Star Village from 5-6 PM. The village will also host the awards ceremony each evening at 6 pm following the day's competitions.
The World Masters Association was formed in 1982 to unite Masters cross-country skiers around the world. The association includes top competitive skiers, along with those who simply enjoy racing, regardless of their rank. Participants range in age from 30-90+, and are organized into five-year age groups. There are no qualifications to participate.
One of the racers competing in the week-long event is Glenn Bond, Nordic Manager at Silver Star. The 37-year-old (who owns a dozen pairs of Nordic skis), has been training hard and will compete in four races.
Photos at Silver Star Mountain Resort by Sue Frause
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