Celebration will fund junior Nordic skiing
Kilts, tartans, sporrans and tam o’shanters will be out in force at the 20th year celebrations of the Waiorau Nordic Snow Sports Club this weekend.
Club spokeswoman Cathy Lewsley said the celebrations, which included a dinner and Scottish ‘‘Ceilidh’’ dance, would be held in conjunction with the annual New Zealand Secondary School Cross Country Skiing Championship at the Snow Farm, in the Cardrona Valley on Saturday.
‘‘The Waiorau Nordic Snow Sports Club is primarily cross-country skiing, but in recent times it has branched out to incorporate other Nordic sports such as snow shoeing and dog sledding.’’
There were about 65 members, which the club was trying to grow, she said.
‘‘The biggest attraction of Nordic sports is getting away from the crowds and enjoying the snow environment. It is a peaceful and beautiful area with 40 kilometres of trail at the Snow Farm and there is lots to explore. It caters for all levels and generations. It’s also a way of doing a sport that’s low impact.’’
Money raised from Saturday’s event would go towards junior Nordic skiing development, she said.
The night would include a concert with Martin Curtis.
Meanwhile, the secondary schools’ championships was an individual and team-based event hosted by PACT, the Snow Farm and the Waiorau Nordic Sport Club, she said.