Monday, October 08, 2018

Letter from the PAXC president

Hello everyone! It is now time to prepare for Winter 2019 ski season. Each year, the trails have to be cleared of fallen trees and fallen branches, the weeds mowed, and brush trimmed. This is a lot of work that can be shared among club members to make it faster and more pleasant. Please consider joining the handful of volunteers Saturday October 13th. The more, the merrier and the faster. You don’t need to be a specialist to help: we need arms to throw away branches, or snip away the interfering branches. If you have a few hours, and working gloves, please come at about 8:30 am at the PAXC parking lot; someone will coordinate the work. For further information, please contact Damien at:  dmccarthy0701 [at] gmail. com. Please consider coming, to make sure the trails will be ready before the snow.

Registration is open (https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=19177). Registration fees will stay the same as last year:
5$ discount for early registration before Dec. 1, 2018 (and a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards for GearHeads - thanks GH!)
Adults $80 (after Dec. 1)
Youth $40 (after Dec. 1)
Ski School $55 (after Dec. 1)

Keep in mind that part of the registration fees you pay goes to Ski Canada; not all of it is going to the club. Also, there is an extra charge to register online. We cannot register in person. However, there is a donation box at the chalet, in which you can contribute for the trail maintenance costs, if you only ski a few times a year.

Junior racers can sign up for the team as well here: https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=19178 

Our club has received a $15,000 grant from Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) to help us with building a proper garage to store grooming machines and maintenance equipment. We are very grateful to MEC for their generous gift. The garage is in the process of being built, but we need more funds to do the metal siding, and purchase and install 2 overhead doors, and do some landscaping around it. If you are willing to help complete the project, please consider adding a gift of money as you register for the season. Thank you! The PAXC exec is also pursuing other funding opportunities to continue to improve the club and the skiing experience.

There is a need for new Ski School instructors, as some have moved away. Russell Schroeder will not be coordinating the Ski School after this year, and we will need a replacement. Please consider helping as an instructor this year, for a few years maybe. If we do not have ski instructors, we can’t have a ski school to help your family enjoy skiing. An easy course on one weekend will help you become an instructor (PAXC will pay for course fees). If you want to be involved, and have further questions, please contact Russ Schroeder at russdschroeder at gmail.com.

The PAXC executive for this season is:
President - Christian Renault (crenault5 at gmail.com)
Registration - Alicia Berthiaume
Maintenance - Steve Bursey
Secretary - Kathleen Mottershead
Finances - Scott Nichol
Ski School Coordinator (stepping down next year) - Russ Schroeder
Member-at-Large - Tammy McCarthy; Damien McCarthy; Jean Pelchat (representing racing team)

We hope to see you on Saturday October 13that 8:30 am at the trailhead!



Christian Renault, 
PAXC president

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Walls are Up!

Thanks to Christian for all of the layout and leading the construction of the walls.  Damien was instrumental in sourcing materials.  Jean, Clay, Mark, Jeff, Alicia, and Tammy did a great job helping them out with putting it all together.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Floor is Poured

The floor is now ready for the new storage garage.  Thanks to CH concrete and RGT Clouthier Construction for good rates on materials.  Great work by Dugan Hawkins for doing the form work, Damien McCarthy for placing rebar and Chad Paquette for doing the concrete finishing.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Garage Construction

The garage construction has started.  This will give us more secure space for our grooming equipment = better ski conditions for you.  Great work from G.P. Splinter for excavation & gravel, and Dugan Hawkins for layout and forms for footings so far.  If you can help in any way please let us know.  You don't need construction experience.  stephenbursey11(at)yahoo.ca










Monday, April 23, 2018

AGM April 26th

Hello everyone. This is a friendly reminder that the PAXC annual general meeting will be taking place at Ecole Catholique Jeanne-Lajoie Pavillon secondaire, 1257 Pembroke St W, this Thursday April 26th at 7:00 pm.

We hope to see you there!

Christian Renault
president

Friday, April 20, 2018

Weekend update.

Trails are still skiable.  Some debris is down in spots from the heavy snow early in the week. 

Don't forget the Annual General Meeting this coming Thursday April 26th.  More details in an earlier post below.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Grooming Monday April 16th!

Last ski of the year?  The new snow that we're getting on Monday is now packed.  I would have trackset too but the tracksetter was buried under too much heavy snow to get out.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

AGM coming up 26th of April


PAXC Annual General Meeting

Place: CSC Jeanne-Lajoie secondaire, 1257 Pembroke St W, Pembroke; room TBA
time: April 26th, 7:00 pm

Each end of season, the AGM, open to all members, summarizes the season and future plans, and allows to vote for administrators' positions, which are renewable every year. The positions are: president, secretary, registrar, ski school coordinator, finance, and 2 members at large.

You might have noticed there is no survey this year. The stats we received in the last few years showed the same tendencies, so we can save time by not having to repeat the process this year. The club has a lot of need for volunteer work, especially as ski school instructor (you don't need to be an expert, just one simple course), and trails maintenance in the fall. Do not hesitate a second to get involved! Without volunteers, there is no ski possible.

If you like some improvements to the club, you can share some suggestions, or get involved as volunteer or administrator.

Hoping to see you there. Until then, have a good ski for whatever is left of the season!

Christian Renault

PAXC president