Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Photos from PAXC racers at National 2019

Congrats to the racing team on their great performances at XC Nationals (March 2019) at Nakkertok (Gatineau). Overall results for Nationals are calculated by summing the points earned in each of the 4 events, and tallied by the skiers age-based categories, and PAXC's results were impressive:

Sophie Levasseur 14th
Guillaume Pelchat 15th
Samantha Ciscztu 21th
Thomas Pelchat 33th
Raphael Guérout 43th
Jamie Hopkins 45th
Liam MacDonald 23th

Full results are available here.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thursday April 11th

The Blue trail is groomed for skate and classic.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

AGM April 10th 2019

The Annual General Meeting will be Wednesday April 10th, 2019, at 7:00 pm at École Secondaire Catholique Jeanne-Lajoie, 1257 Pembroke St W.

Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be a brief overview of this winter season, and discussions of future plans. Our constitution stipulates that the executive positions are to be annually be voted for (president, treasurer, secretary, registrar, coordinator of maintenance, coordinator of ski school, 2 members at large).

Also, the club needs volunteers to function, especially for trail maintenance, but also in the ski school: there is a need for instructors and a coordinator.

If you want to help out, and are not sure how to get involved, this is the perfect meeting for it.

Hope to see you there!

Christian Renault
PAXC president


Trails are groomed and in great shape! Snow is a bit sticky but still good skiing.

Monday, December 03, 2018

Early Bird Winners - 25$ Gift cards at GearHeads!

And the winners are...
Matthew Lalonde and Justin Biggs! Congrats and thanks for the early registration. You can pick up your gift cards at GearHeads.
Also a big thanks to Margo and Mark of GearHeads for their awesome support of PAXC!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Grooming Done

The Green trail has been packed and trackset for classic.  Trails are still bumpy and the odd rock and wet spot showing, but overall not bad for late November.

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.