March 16 2020
Dear Lappe Nordic Ski Club Membership,
Further to Justin Trudean’s statement that “Canadians should also try to stay home as much as possible, … this will help to protect individuals and those around them” and Thunder Bay’s Medical Officer of Health’s recommendation, the Lappe Chalet is closed, and all Lappe programming and events are cancelled until further notice.
Although the chalet is closed, members may access their lockers. The trails will be open for skiing and will continue to be groomed.
Eric’s training groups will be given training plans by email through to April 11th, which is the last scheduled practice date for the season. Should some athletes choose to complete these training sessions together, we recommend the following:
- We discourage carpooling. Family units should drive together.
- Athletes should only interact outside the chalet, making every effort to keep the minimum recommended social distance of 2 metres.
- Please do not share clothing, food or ski equipment.
- Avoid group games.
- Please do not all choose to train together.
Equipment returns are currently scheduled for drop off outside the club trailer between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 11th. This is subject to change.
Jackrabbit and Track Attack reports will be emailed to participants.
The kilometre board draw and year end awards have tentatively been rescheduled to the Sawdust Run on October 10th, unless an earlier time can be scheduled.
Let’s embrace this gift of time, and get outside with our families. The ski trails at Lappe are in great condition, and the opportunity to stay healthy and be outdoors is a gift that we can still enjoy. I look forward to waving at you, on the ski trails, but from a distance, and hope that we have made a decision that will ultimately contribute to Thunder Bay, and Canada’s ability to cope with COVID 19.
For additional information please contact Rena Viehbeck, Program Manager [email protected] or Club President Stephanie Marler (807) 474-6126