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How We Help

  • LHNS Junior Race Team Members
    Receive 10% Discounts!
  • Reino Keski Salmi Loppet
    major sponsor, 07-08, 08-09 | $200 sponsor, ’04-05
  • Jackrabbits Snow goals
    donated draw prizes 07-08, 08-09
  • Santa Cruise
    annual donations for food bank auction
  • Larch Hills Junior Race Team
    Waxing Tent, $200 sponsorship, 2006
  • Shuswap Hut To Hut Fundraising Auction
  • Linda Howarth Memorial Preschool
    2003 Silent and Live Auction
  • 4th Annual Salmon Arm Toy Show & Sale
  • Larch Hills Nordic Society
    Numerous donations for Early Bird Membership prizes and Social Draws
  • Shuswap Mountaineering Club
    Banff Mountain Film Festival
    film Salmar Classic screening drawprizes
  • Ranchero Elementary School
    Cross country ski program
    reduced rental rates for Fun Day, an annual LHNS event, usually held in March, prizes donated annually and in 06-07 and 08-09, organized and sponsored by JOHN’S Ski Shack

2007/08 Sponsored Racer: Spencer Jackson

Hometown: Salmon Arm Sponsor: John's Ski Shack (since 2004)
Discipline: XC Skiing Other Sports: XC MTB, XC Running, Badminton, Hiking
Date of birth: Nov 4/93 Likes: Training & hangin' with friends
Team: Larch Hills Nordics Mentors: Dad & Phil
Coach: Phil Wallensteen
Occupation: Student (King’s Christian School), Athlete, Owner/Operator – Shuswap Firewood Products
Career Highlights: 2008 (1st year juvenile)
- BC Winter Games
- 3rd overall BC Sprint series – juvenile boys
- 4th overall BC Cup series – juvenile boys

- 1st 3.5 classic Western Canadians – midget boys


- 1st Reino Keski Salmi Loppet U14
Spencer Jackson

2007/08 Sponsored Racer: Kyle Flatman

Kyle Flatman I am 13 years old and have lived in Salmon Arm most of my life.  I started touring the trails of Larch Hills in my parents backpack.  I started skiing on my own when I was 3 years old.  I feel very privileged to live close to Larch Hills as it is my favorite place to ski.

My family does a lot of outdoor adventure activities like sea kayaking, hiking and bicycle touring.  We have a lot of fun exploring different parts of Canada.

As a first year Midget, the 2007/2008 Race Season was challenging.  I was able to maintain the fastest first year midget time throughout the BC Cup and Sprint competitions.  It proved to be a good experience to race against skiers both older and stronger.  A very exciting finish to the race season was at Midget Championships. This competition allows racers to compete against their specific age group.  I was able to achieve gold in both the classic distance race and skate sprint race.

I am very appreciative to John and Tammy Thielman for their support of equipment and encouragement for this ski season.  The Peltonen Skate Skis that I raced on this season where amazing.  I really liked the sharp edges and the positive camber of the ski.

I look forward to another great season next year.

2007/08 Sponsored Racer: Jonathan Bakker

Jonathan Bakker - BC Cup 1 Jan 4/08 #rd 2.5 interval start classic
- BC Cup 1 Jan 5/08 4th 2.5 mass start skating
- BC Cup 2 Jan 19/08 2cnd 300m classic sprint
- BC Cup 2 Jan 20/08 4th 2.3 km  mass start skating
- BC Sprint Championships Jan 26/08 2cnd 350 m skating sprint
- BC Sprint championships Jan 27/08 8th team sprint skating (with Sergio Pike)
- BC Champspionships Feb 8/08 3rd 2.5 km interval start classic
- BC Champsionships Feb 9/08 8th skate relay (with John Connor & David Bakker)
- Midget Chapionships Feb 23/08 2cnd interval start classic
- Midget Champs Feb 23/08 2cnd skating relay w/ Thomas Hardy, Alex Corbett & Kyle Flatman
- Midget Championships Feb. 23/08 2cnd skating sprint