SnowPass welcomes kids to ski slopes again

The Canadian Ski Council’s SnowPass is back this season, offering free skiing on slopes across the country for youths.

The Canadian Ski Council’s SnowPass is back this season, offering free skiing on slopes across the country for youths in Grade 4 and Grade 5.

Applications are now available online for the SnowPass, which gives the kids three lift tickets at each participating ski area all across Canada for the entire winter; providing them with an opportunity to ski or snowboard hundreds of times over the winter season.

More than 150 ski areas nationwide are part of the promotion, including Mount Cain Ski Area and Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island.

To sign up, visit www.snowpass.ca, and you have a choice of either uploading your child’s picture, enter your payment and their proof of age, or our printed option that allows you to fill out the information, print the application to mail in to the Canadian Ski Council with a photo, proof of age and payment; all for a one-time administration fee of $29.95 including taxes.

Signing up online is the quickest and easiest way to apply for your child’s Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass card. SnowPass cards will be mailed to each recipient. The passes became valid beginning Dec. 1.

Grade 4 and 5 SnowPass information and applications are available online at www.snowpass.ca or www.passeportdesneiges.ca.

 

 

 

Hometown heroes sought

Pacific Western Brewing (PWB), Official Sponsor of the 2015 Canada Winter Games, is celebrating sports and community leadership with the expansion of its Hometown Heroes program.

In the months leading up to the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George – and with the help of major sports organizations – the brewery will honour Hometown Heroes from all regions of the province.

Application to the Hometown Heroes program is open to any BC resident currently engaged in sports as an athlete or coach, or otherwise excelling in a community mentoring activity.

Applicants must be at least 19 years old. Candidates will demonstrate outstanding sportsmanship; proven interest, ability and passion in the pursuit of their sport; a dedication to their learning with a strong track record of academic success; and, a well- rounded lifestyle including community involvement.

“At least 16 heroes will be selected from all regions of B.C. in four rounds leading up to the Games in February 2015,” said Kazuko Komatsu, owner and CEO of PWB.

Application forms will be available online at www.pwbrewing.com.

Two letters of recommendation by a non-relative should accompany the application. Email the application to: mail@pwbrewing.com or mail to: Hometown Heroes Bursaries, PWB Foundation, 3876 Norland Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5G-4T9.

 

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