Volunteer Engagement Policy:
Lappe Nordic Ski Club is a “club”,  that operates primarily through the efforts of its members who volunteer time and effort. This allows the club to operate its many excellent programs with very low fees for its member participants. To ensure this continues, the Lappe Board has introduced a formal Volunteer Engagement Policy. This plan details volunteer opportunities as well as exemptions for new members and members in the younger Jackrabbit programs. Volunteering for our club is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people and have fun!

Here is a list of some key positions that need to be filled, in addition to those mentioned in the Volunteer Engagement Policy.

  • Chief of Timing Apprentice
  • Chief of Competition Apprentice
  • Chief of Course Apprentice
  • Chief of Stadium Apprentice
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Training and Competitive Programs: Assistant coaches, team manager, wax/ski service technicians

Principles and Values for Coaches at Lappe
We are always looking for ways to provide the best coaching services to our athletes.  To do this we provide a supportive environment to our coaches and our athletes. See our Principles and Values document for details.  Our Club has committed to the prevention of sexual abuse of children and our Club President, Head Coach and Program Manager, as well as several volunteer coaches have received Commit to Kids certification.

Concussion Policy
On July 1, 2019, new rules came into effect through Rowan’s Law, to improve concussion safety in amateur sport in Ontario. When becoming a club member through zone.4 you are requested to read and acknowledge Lappe Nordic Ski Club’s concussion policy.

Jackrabbit Program Leader Policy
For the safety of all participants in the Bunnies, Jackrabbit,  Track Attack programs, the Group Leader (Coach) will only ski in the stadium, the Horseshoe/Bully Barn Loop, Tricky Corner, the Pond Loop and Maaritta’s Loop unless accompanied by a responsible individual who is capable and willing to take on a leadership role if required.

Club Travel Policies
Our Travel Policy. To apply for race team funding, please complete the Race Team Funding Worksheet.  Please check back soon for updates.

Bingo Volunteer Policy
Along with 72 other community groups, we are thankful to the Superior Shores Gaming Association for supporting our Youth programs and Race Teams. As a club, we regularly volunteer at the Bingo Hall. Here is our Bingo Volunteer Policy.

When is it too cold to race?
Have a look at what Cross Country Canada says in the document Cold Weather Advice for Race Events. Then check out Lappe’s Cold Weather Club Race Event Cancellation Policy.