The season for Jackrabbit skiers kicked off on Saturday. This must have pleased the snow gods, as we welcomed several centimetres of new fluffy play material. The Jackrabbit program is a structured teaching method that aims at teaching children the elements of cross-country skiing while having fun with their own age group. It has been running in Vanderhoof since the 1980’s and has resulted in thousands that have a lifetime sport at their command which will see them fit and healthy through the winters. It has even produced Vanderhoof’s only Canadian Olympian with Tuppy Hoehn in 1998.
Program organiser Dean Marshall was delighted with the participation this year.
“We have about 50 children signed up already, and just about enough coaches with 10 to get off to a flying start,” he said.
If you want to get your chid involved email Dean at Nechako Nordics nechako.nordics.com
There are sessions every Saturday morning and Tuesday evening under the lights at the Nechako Valley Sporting Association grounds just 10 minutes west of town.