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50th annual Big White ski swap cancelled due to COVID-19

September 19, 2020 - 3:23 PM

COVID-19 restrictions have made it impossible for the Big White Ski Club to hold its biggest fundraising event of the year.

The 50th annual Ski, Board and Sport Swap event was set to be held Oct. 23 and 24 at the New Life Church this year.

“This was a difficult decision to cancel our 50th Annual Ski, Board and Sport Swap, but COVID-19 restrictions on group sizes and safety protocols would make it impossible to operate our largest fundraiser of the year. This will have a significant impact on our club’s finances, which helps support close to 150 athletes each season. This event has become a go-to event for many locals and we hope to be back next year to continue to support our community and our dedicated regulars who come every year, supporting our club.” says club president Dave Willoughby, in a press release.

READ MORE: Big White proceeding with an abundance of caution after COVID-19 concerns raised

The BWSC’s goal is to provide high quality and affordable ski racing development programs for children aged five to 16 years, where members can develop a skiing ability to each individual’s highest potential, in a fun and safe club environment.

For more information on the Big White Ski Club, visit the club's website.

 


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