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With 250 riders entered, the 2017 Beaver Valley Banked Slalom capped off the season as Ontario’s largest snowboard gathering, attracting the best park, pipe, race and freeriders, from the newest generation to the legends and champions of old.
The Beaver Valley Banked Slalom is the one annual event that brings together the whole snowboarding community for a fun “bragging rights” chase through the banked course as well as to shred some final park laps, ending with a massive afternoon apres! The Foremast Jacks band were back by popular demand to reprise their live music performance of last year to rock the deck party! Big thanks to Madjack Beer for supporting event!
A new addition this year was a classic spring snow “pond skim” in front of the base lodge deck during the afternoon. It provided some extracurricular fun for a number of banked slalom shredders and plenty of entertainment for onlookers, some of whom got as wet as the pond riders thanks to some well executed pond carves (Nick Marshall and Joel Dalacker!)
This year’s banked course was one of the more challenging and fun to date but still yielded fast times despite softening spring snow conditions. The fastest overall men’s and women’s riders were last year’s champs, boardercrosser’s Ryan Tryhane and Tayler Wilton who also won their 20-29 “Washed Up” age categories. They took home massive jugs of Beaver Valley maple syrup and some new gear for their victories.
As part of the WSF World Snowboard Banked Tour, the Beaver Valley Banked Slalom’s top three fastest men and women will be entered in the Tour’s lottery to score spots in the 2018 Legendary Mt Banked Banked Slalom, to be announced later this year. Congrats to this year’s fastest at BV: Men – 1. Ryan Tryhane; 2. Kenny Riedman; 3. Michael Nazwaski. Women – 1. Tayler Wilton; 2. Hannah Kilmer-Choi; 3. Stephanie Angeja.
Local shop staff and snowboard reps also battled for the coveted “Union Bindings Faster Industry Rider” award. This year it was Endeavor/Electric/Rip Curl rep Lee Jack scoring the fastest lap followed by Capita/Union/Dragon rep Connor Dudgeon and Sanction shop’s Travis Tedford!
The famed Beaver Valley Snow Parks were in great spring snow conditions with multiple jump lines and tons of rail, jib, transition and box set-ups! Big thanks to Caleb Bosse and the BV Snow Parks crews for the amazing work on the parks and banked slalom course!
One of the best things about the Beaver Valley Banked Slalom is all of the charitable funds it raises for Rebecca’s Hope Leukemia Research at Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Centre in memory Beaver Valley snowboarder Jackie Snarr. This year’s Banked Slalom raised over $16,000, adding to the over $47,650 raised by previous year’s events!
Thanks to all of the BV Banked Slalom sponsors: Madjack; Ski Big 3 – Lake Louise/Sunshine/Norquay; Kawartha Metals; Union; Capita; Vans; Burton; 686; Ride; Arbor; Zeal; K2; Dragon; Coal; ThirtyTwo; Beaver Wax; Sandbox, Squire Johns, Beaver Valley Ski Club and its members.
Thanks to the dozens of Beaver Valley member volunteers for their efforts in helping to organize the Banked Slalom, in particular Barb Black and family, Steve Jarrett and family, Arlene and Dave Roberston. And thank-you to all of the Beaver Valley staff for all of their time and behind the scenes work to make the Banked Slalom such a tremendous success.
Banked Slalom Podium Results by age category as follows. For Full Results click here.
GROMS 14 & UNDER GIRLS
- Hannah Kilmer-Choi, Alpine Club
- Mikayla Crawford, Beaver Valley
- Brenna O’Brien
GROMS 14 & UNDER BOYS
- Cameron Spalding, Pine Valley Projects
- Liam Denney, Mt St Louis
- Griffin Levy, Beaver Valley
YOUNG GUNS WOMEN 15-19
- Isabella Ottino
- Katie Speiss
YOUNG GUN MEN 15-19
- Michael Nazwaski, Beaver Valley
- Ryan Lalonde
- Riley Howell, Milton Heights Glen Eden
ALMOST WASHED UP WOMEN 20-29
- Tayler Wilton
- Stephanie Angeja, Milton Heights Glen Eden
- Katie Shultz
ALMOST WASHED UP MEN 20-29
- Ryan Tryhane, Caledon
- Kenny Riedmann, Caledon
- Rich Evanoff, Brimacombe
MASTERS WOMEN 30-39
- Erika Langman, Blue Mountain
- Meghan Loney, Bue Mountain
- Marie-Michele Pethick
MASTERS MEN 30-39
- David Offierski
- Brad Martin
- Ryan Caesar, Beaver Valley
LEGENDS WOMEN 40-49
- Aexis Ginn
- Elaine Kilmer-Choi, Apine Club
LEGENDS MEN 40-49
- Chad Critchley, Devils Glen
- Brandon Hune
- Andrew Pethick
- Linda Leistner, Alpine Club
- Techa Van Leeuwen, Beaver Valley
- Annie Hartviksen, Beaver Valley
- Robert Lalonde
- Dennis McGuinness
- Steve Jarrett, Beaver Valley
BEAVER VALLEY BANKED SLALOM MARCH 25 2017
ONE OF CANADA’S COOLEST CONTESTS!
Beaver Valley, Ontario, Canada (written: March 17, 2017) – Building on four successful years as one of Canada’s largest annual snowboard gatherings, the 2017 edition of the Beaver Valley Banked Slalom promises to be the best yet!
While it may be one of the leading North American stops on the World Banked Slalom Tour, the Beaver Valley Banked Slalom is a laid back, super cool contest that celebrates snowboard culture like few others while raising thousands of dollars for Leukemia Research in memory of Beaver Valley snowboarder Jackie Snarr.
The Beaver Valley Banked Slalom is truly one of the only events in Canada where you will find shred “legends” from park, pipe, boardercross and race riding together and alongside the best “groms” and industry icons.
Where a shred legend will kick your ass riding a 20 year old retro board.
And where staff from your local shop compete against staff from your local park.
Where the rider drinking a “Mad Jack” beer next to you on the deck at the afternoon apres might be the Team Manager of one of the biggest companies in snowboarding.
Where kids compete against their dads and moms.
Where the “ski” racks at the base lodge are 100% filled with snowboards!
Where there are more people riding Beaver Valley’s awesome park runs than it’s groomed trails.
Where the afternoon bbq, beers and bands are more important than the awards ceremony!
You can expect something new and cool every year at the Beaver Valley Banked Slalom.This year look for a fun Hip Jump session, Burton Riglet Park for the mini-shreds, Carve of Day contest, Puddle Jump and Jibs galore in the Park! Live bands on the snow featuring the “Foremast Jacks”!
There are tons of charity prize draws supported by the leading brands in snowboarding including Capita, Union, Vans, 686, Arbor, Burton, Ride, K2, Zeal, Dragon, VZ, ThirtyTwo, Beaver Wax and more!
Plus special accolades for the top shop and industry rep riders courtesy of “Union Bindings”. And coveted jugs of Beaver Valley maple syrup for all podium winners sponsored by “Kawartha Metals”!
No wonder the Beaver Valley Banked Slalom sells out every year with 250 riders! Register online now HERE before it’s too late!
Don’t miss this chance to shred spring snow at one of Ontario’s best parks and biggest Banked Slalom!
The Beaver Valley Banked Slalom is a freeride (soft boots only) event with categories for all ages. Entry is open to riders on a first come basis. The best of two runs counts.
Stayed tuned for event updates @beavervalley.snowparks on Instagram.
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Beaver Valley – “Where Adventure Lives!” – is one of Ontario, Canada’s premier family-based snowboard and ski clubs featuring the most diverse terrain in the region including extensive snow parks, legendary steeps and moguls; back bowls; terrain-based learning areas; progressive programs for snowboard, freestyle ski and race; a wide variety of winter recreational activities; and award-winning food and après!
Recently, the Foundation received a $102,000 will bequest from Christopher Parfree, formerly of Markdale.
A regular donor to the Foundation, Chris remembered local hospitals with a bequest gift in his Will as well. As it turned out, he left 50% of his Estate to the Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation, and the remainder to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation in support of Markdale hospital.
“Community was important to Chris,” said Estate Trustee, Don Harris. “He was aware of the lack of government funding for medical equipment and considered his regional and local hospital to be at the heart of a strong community.”
Born in 1924 in Milford on the Sea, Lymington Haunts, UK, Chris is survived by his brother Derek, who still resides in their parents’ home. As a young man, Chris apprenticed as a Tool and Die maker with MK Electric. As World War II heated up, he joined the Royal Air Force and was stationed in Cardington, Bedfordshire England, later serving in Egypt and Sudan.
While attending the Festival of Britain after the war, Chris heard about Canada – a country where he could practice his trade and live his passion for skiing. In 1951, he immigrated.
Chris became General Manager of the Beaver Valley Ski Club in 1962. He also worked to retrofit the hydro station below Lake Eugenia. Eventually, he retired in the Beaver Valley.
“Bequest gifts are such wonderful legacies!” said Lance Thurston – President & CEO of Grey Bruce Health Services. “To all our patients, they mean faster, more accurate diagnosis, less invasive surgery, quicker healing, earlier return regular activity – so many lives are impacted.”
Chris thrived on the challenges and adventures life had to offer. He was passionate about exploring and his amazing world map documenting his adventures is displayed at the Bicycle Café in Flesherton. He loved the outdoors, poetry, music and a “proper cup of tea”.
To learn how easy it is to create your legacy of improved hospital care through a will bequest, contact the Foundation office at 519-372-3925
Hello Junior World team,
To say that we, being parents, coaches, supporters, etc… are proud of you is an understatement. This is but the beginning of a wonderful period in your lives when u train hard, race hard, meet amazing elite-level athletes from around the world, and grow together – as a team, our Canadian Junior team. We are proud of you!
Supporters – feast your eyes on our Canadian Junior team – all geared up in Hudson Bay Canadian Olympic gear thanks to your wonderful support – look at those faces. Now, they look like a team!
Athletes, go have fun; eyes wide open; ears wide open and rip among the best juniors in the World – you should be proud! Wish we could be there rooting you on, but we’ll be there in spirit.
Tim Topornicki, owner of Topper Linen and the industrial building that was engulfed in flames on Saturday said his company will “soldier on.”
Crews were still on the scene of the smoldering Topper Linen and Uniform Service building Saturday night, after it caught fire that morning.
Tim Topornicki, the textile rental company’s president, told reporters he had no idea what caused the fire. When he arrived at the scene Saturday morning, he said he “just saw smoke and sadness.”
The building is on Mulock Avenue in the Junction neighbourhood, near Keele Street and Dundas Street West.
Topornicki said the family business, which was started by his parents in 1956, is “very much” a part of the local community. The business has six buildings on Mulock Avenue.
PODIUMS FOR BV SKIERS AT BEAVER VALLEY CANADA CUP MOGULS
Beaver Valley’s top women moguls skiers dominated at the prestigious Canada Cup Series Moguls event hosted at Beaver Valley last weekend.
Beaver Valley’s Adeleine Lyon scored 1st in Women’s Dual Moguls and Beaver Valley’s Berkley Brown took 2nd in Women’s Single Moguls boosting their rankings among Canada best!
Berkley currently stands 2nd and Adeleine 7th in Women’s Canada Cup Series rankings.
Several of Beaver Valley top moguls skiers competed scoring strong results, with Julia Ellis making the finals of the Women’s Dual Moguls and Owen Ellis just missing the cut for Men’s Single Moguls Finals.
Other top Beaver Valley moguls skiers scored well in the Canada Cup Qualifications on Beaver Valley’s national level moguls run, including Max Ramsey, Alex Mysko, Thomas MacDonald, Cadyn Ung, Matthew Droz and Owen Gormley.
It was also very exciting to have Beaver Valley’s own World Cup & National Team Mogul skier Zac Hoffman announce all of the mogul action throughout the weekend!
Congratulations to all of Beaver Valley’s mogul athletes as well as all of the staff and volunteers who helped stage the event!
CANADA CUP SERIES MOGULS RESULTS
Single Moguls Finals – Women
1st Sofiane Gagnon, Ontario
2nd Berkley Brown, Beaver Valley
3rd Mai Schwinghammer, Alberta
8th Adeleine Lyon, Beaver Valley
Single Moguls Finals – Men
1st Ryan Portello, Ontario
2nd Alexandre Lavoie, Quebec
3rd Daniel Tanner, Alberta
Dual Moguls Finals – Women
1st Adeleine Lyon, Beaver Valley
2nd Florence Delsame, Quebec
3rd Mei Pond, BC
7th Julia Ellis, Beaver Valley
Dual Moguls Finals – Men
1st Ryan Portello, Ontario
2nd Christian Frechette, Quebec
3rd Nicolas Campeau, Ontario
The final qualifying event of the Burton Qualifiers amateur snowboard tour just took place across the border at Beaver Valley, Ontario. True to form, this stop brought the region’s hungriest riders together, all in the hopes of earning a piece of the tour’s $20k prize purse, and landing a spot to compete in the finals.
The course was a mix of standard and creative features, with traditional park fixings like a down rail and gap-out flat-down rail on top of a dual-level bowl arrangement. Riders could gap out of the transition of the top bowl to a rail or barrel bonk, and then cruise into the stunt ditch below where unlimited options awaited. The ingredients were there for any type of riding, and the riders cooked up every flavor imaginable over the course of the day.
It started with the 15 & Under division, and this clearly wasn’t their first rodeo. Jesse Jarret led the pack, tossing burly maneuvers down the rails and going hard on the lower section for a solid 1st place finish and $300. Coltan Eckert followed up with a barrage of consistent, stylish and technical tricks across the course, taking home 2nd and $200. Third place and a check for $100 went to Liam Brearly, who’s seasoned competitive skills proved useful in a consistent flow across the whole course.
The open division fired off in true Qualifiers fashion, with the first ten minutes involving an onslaught of chaos and impressive showings of tech rail skills. Riders were hell-bent on sending every trick in the book down the rails, but the judges decided to switch it up again and close off the top section of the course and focus on the bowl. In the end, the clear winner was Joel Dalacker, who claimed dominance on every feature with clean style and a wide variety of tricks across the map. He walked away in 1st place, $800 richer (in U.S. dollars at that, hello exchange rate!) Danny Glibota slid in for 2nd with unique style and proper execution – two high priorities for the judges – and walked away with $400. The highly contested 3rd place spot and a check for $200 went to Ian MacGregor.
As the fifth qualifying stop along the tour, this was the last chance for riders to earn a spot in the finals event at Seven Springs, Pennsylvania. While the top three in each division won cash prizes, the top six all locked in spots at the finals. For full tour info and finals event details head to BurtonQualifiers.com. VIDEO
RESULTS (Top six in each category qualify for the Series Final)
15 & Under: 1. Jesse Jarrett; 2. Coltan Eckert; 3. Liam Brearley; 4. Wiliam Buffey; 5. Connor Sniatenchuk; 6. Brett Weber
Open: 1. Joel Dalacker; 2. Danny Glibota; 3. Ian MacGregor; 4. Adam Camron; 5. Mike Rotsaert; 6. Lukas Schlums
Great Results for BV Park Snowboarders at Beaver Valley Groms Contest!
Over 65 snowboarders descended on Beaver Valley last weekend for the biggest “Groms” Park Series contest of the season.
Dedicated to novice to intermediate snowboarders, age 15 & under, the BV Groms contest took place in the small side of Andy’s Playground snow park featuring a multitude of small jumps and boxes.
Fifteen of Beaver’s up-and-coming riders participated with six making the podium in their respective age groups!
Congrats to Lucas Droz, Stewie Jones, Lucy Woods and Griffin Levy winning their categories!
Following the contest, all of the riders enjoyed a fun “Jam” session in Beaver Valley’s Hike Park.
Check the results of all of the Beaver riders below along with event photos.
Thanks to the Beaver Valley coaches Shawn Letton, Luke Williams, Mark McElroy and the Beaver Valley Snow Parks crew for staging an awesome event, including Reid Robertson for MC-ing. Special thanks to BV’s legenday volunteer “Starter” Dave Robertson! Photos by Steve Jarrett.
Check @beavervalley.snowparks Instagram for more photos and to follow Beaver’s top snowboarders and skiers throughout the season!
Beaver Valley Groms Snowboard Park Results
Boys Age 8 & Under
- Carter Day, Georgian Peaks
- Cole Thompson, Alpine
- Max Lampert, Alpine
- Jack Meldrum, Beaver Valley
- Finn Murray, Beaver Valley
Boys Age 9-10
- Lucas Droz, Beaver Valley
- Colin Dickson, Alpine
- Kai Taylor, Beaver Valley
- Clive Huddestone, Beaver Valley
- Oleh Vandstone, Beaver Valley
- Jack Moffat, Beaver Valley
- William Shilvock, Beaver Valley
Girls Age Age 11-12
- Lucy Woods, Beaver Valley
Boys Age 11-12
- Stewie Jones, Beaver Valley
- Connor Logan, Beaver Valley
- Josh Kaufman, Devils Glen
- Mason Purkis, Beaver Valley
- Quinn Woodbeck, Beaver Valley
- Wilson Fischer, Beaver Valley
Boys Age 13-14
- Griffen Levy, Beaver Valley
- Daniel Szabo, Blue Mountain
- Connor Todd, Boler Mountain
Beaver Valley Hosts Canada Cup Series Moguls This Weekend!
Freestyle Canada’s prestigious Canada Cup Series Moguls event presented by Toyo Tires will showcase Canada’s top up-and-coming skiers this Saturday and Sunday.
Hosted by Freestyle Ontario in conjunction with Beaver Valley, the Canada Cup Series will feature Single Moguls on Saturday and Dual Moguls on Sunday. Competition will take place on “Freefall” run in Beaver South, one of Ontario’s foremost mogul courses!
Don’t miss the chance to see some of Canada’s best in action, including Beaver Valley’s Berkley Brown and Adeleine Lyon, currently ranked 2nd and 7th respectively in the Women’s Canada Cup Series standings as well as a dozen more of Beaver’s best like Owen Ellis, Max Ramsey, Thomas MacDonald, Alex Mysko, Cole Cashmore, Matthew Droz, Cadyn Ung and Julia Ellis!
Canada Cup Series Schedule
Saturday February 4 – Single Moguls
9:00am – 2:30pm – Training & Qualifications
2:30pm – 3:00pm – Finals
5:00pm – Awards
Sunday February 5 – Dual Moguls
9:00am – 12:30pm – Training & Qualifications
1:00pm – 3:00pm – Finals
3:30pm – Awards
One of North America’s most popular snowboard event tours, the “Burton Qualfiers” returns to Beaver Valley this Saturday February 4.
The Burton Qualifiers is a fun, open jam format event dedicated to showcasing the most progressive up-and-coming riders at the most innovative snow parks.
One of six stops on the 2017 Burton Qualifiers tour, Beaver Valley is the only stop in Canada! It’s also the last stop before the tour finals at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, USA.
Look for another exciting, custom park set-up from the Beaver Valley Snow Parks crew lead by Caleb Bosse featuring a multitude of rails, jibs and transitions with multiple approaches.
Last year’s Burton Qualifiers event at Beaver Valley was a sell-out event, so make sure to arrive early this Saturday to sign up. There is no advance registration and there is a cap of 100 riders. Registration is free and runs from 9:00-11:00am in the Silver Creek room in the Beaver Valley base lodge.
There are two rider divisions: 15 & Under ($600 prize money) and Open ($1,400 prize money).
Each division will compete in its own one hour session with riders taking as many runs as they like. Scoring will be based on trick execution and style. Riders should focus on not only landing their most difficult tricks but doing so with style! Judges will notice if you huck, come off a rail early or miss your grab, so focus on execution and style to stand out from the crowd!
The top six from each division will qualify for the $10,000 tour finals at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania.
Check out the videos from last year’s Burton Qualifiers at Beaver Valley by cicking here! ( embed link: http://beavervalley.ca/discover-the-club/snow-parks/snow-parks-gallery/ )
Here’s the contest schedule:
9:00am -11:00am Registration
11:00am -12:00pm Open Practice
12:30pm – 1:30pm 15 & Under Division
2:00pm – 3:00pm Open Division
3:30pm – 4:00pm Awards
Katrina’s best results of the season. After a 4th, 5th and 6th in the previous three NorAm races with a competitive field, she has regained her momentum to stand on the podium representing Beaver Valley and Canada.
After a brief stopover at home next week, she’s off to three World Cup races in Rogla Slovenia, Bansko Bulgaria and Bokwang Korea with maybe another Europa Cup in Maribor Slovenia in between. “What a life! Katrina makes us proud.” say her parents Frank and Shirley.
The first major mogul event of the Season took place December 15-17, Apex Mountain, BC featuring two Canada Cup Series events on back to back days.
Beaver Valley’s Berkley Brown, a member of the Ontario Team landed on the podium twice scoring consecutive 3rd place finishes against Canada’s best.
Beaver Valley’s Zac Hoffman, a member of the Canadian National Moguls Team hit the podium with a 2nd place finish.
Beaver Valley will have a chance to watch and cheer on Berkely and Zac when the Club hosts the Canada Cup Series February 1-5 on “Freefall” run in the south bowl.
Katrina Gerencser Representing Beaver in the Europa Cup
Cheer her on at the following dates for the season:
Dec 5-19 Europe
o Europa Cup race in Hochfugen, AUT
o Training at various alpine venues
o World Cup race in Carezza, ITA
o World Cup race in Cortina, ITA
Jan 2-10 Le Relaix, Quebec
o on hill training
o 2@ NorAm races
o Follow on race camp
Jan 12-16 Steamboat Springs, CO
o On hill training
o 2@ NorAm races
Jan 21-22 HOME AT BV
Jan 24-Feb 5 Europe
o 2@ World Cup races in Rogla, SLO
o 2@ World Cup races in Bansko, BUL
Feb 8-13 Korea
o World Cup race in PyeongChang (2018 Olympic venue)
Feb 14-15 Collingwood
o 2@ NorAm races in Toronto Ski Club (attendance TBC)
Feb 18-20 HOME AT BV
It’s that time of year again!
Do you have toys that are no longer in use by your children and grandchildren? The BVSC Playschool could use some additions to their toy chest to keep little ones happy and occupied. Our Play School is Club to Infants 6 months – Kids Age 6.
The infants are looking for activity saucers, age-appropriate dolls, trucks and large-piece puzzles or stacking toys.
The older children would love to have books, puzzles, table toys and dress-up clothes. The boys are very interested in large trucks, bulldozers and blocks.
Please check your cupboards for toys before November 19th and bring them with you on the AGM/ Ski Swap day to drop off with at Playschool between 10 & 2pm.
The children will be delighted.
Heather Sawyer, Supervisor of Playrooms