Ski­ing for a schol­ar­ship

Calgary Herald - - Entertainm­ent - TONYA ZELINSKY FOR THE CAL­GARY HER­ALD

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.

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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.

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