Skiing for a scholarship
What: Alpine Ski Racing The past, present and future of Alpine Ski Racing in Canada gathered on the slopes of Sunshine Village in Banff recently to enjoy a weekend of fun and fundraising.
More than 300 alpine racers hit the slopes during the sunny and snowy weekend in memory of former World Cup downhill racer and Alpine Canada coach, Rob Bosinger, a.k.a. BOZO. The man died suddenly in 2005 from a coronary arrhythmic disturbance. More than $50,000 was raised in support of the Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome Foundation and the Rob Bosinger Alpine Ski Racing Scholarship Fund during the second annual event. Racers of all ages had a chance to participate in the three-day extravaganza, which featured a series of fun competitions and contests, along with an awards presentation and silent auction. The 32-team Gentle Giant Slalom, featuring many dressed in outrageous costumes, was a sell out.
Some of Canada’s top Olympians were on hand to give their stamp of approval. This year’s winners were World Cup champions Thomas Grandi and Sherry Lawrence.
From left, Grant Richardson, John Radostits, Tom Podivinsky, and Scott Bexton can’t resist wearing crazy costumes during the Gentle Giant Slalom team event in support of the Rob Bosinger Scholarship Fund.
Canadian Olympic athletes Felix Belczyk, left, Karen Percy-Lowe and Todd Brooker are refreshed coming off the slopes of Sunshine Village during an Alpine Ski Racing event.
Janet Carswell and Jock Wilson host the silent auction during the awards presentation.