Canadian Ski Teams Celebrate 100 Days to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games (left to right) Sam Mulligan, Riley Seger, Brodie Seger, Broderick Thompson, Georgia Simmerling, Manny Osborne-Paradis, Kelly VanderBeek (more photos available here https://www.flickr.com/photos/bcalpine/albums/72157686921055622
BC Alpine hosted its 12th annual Peak to Peak fundraising dinner and auction on Wednesday, November 1st at Vancouver's Blue Water Cafe. The sold out affair was attended by 160 supporters of ski racing who enjoyed meeting and mingling with some of Canada's top Alpine and Ski Cross athletes and Olympians. The audience was treated to a number of heart-felt speaches by athletes sharing stories about their journeys to the top of their sports and the importance of mentorship and financial support from their communities along the way.
Olympian, retired alpine skier and sports broadcaster Kelly VanderBeek was the perfect emcee for the evening, and was joined at the podium by retired slalom star Mike Janyk who introduced Canadian Team members Manny Osborne-Paradis, Georgia Simmerling, Broderick Thompson, Brodie Seger, Riley Seger and Sam Mulligan. For VanderBeek this opportunity to give back to the sport and the Country she grew up in was a warmup for her upcoming big assignment...commentating for Team Canada at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang! Some members of the BC's provincial Alpine Ski Team were also on hand to meet the P2P guests.
BC Alpine was pleased to welcome some of its key sponsors to the event, including Teck, Haywood and Anthem Properties! A highlight of the evening was the live auction featuring generous donations from One Ocean Expeditions, Altus Mountain Guides, Selkirk Snowcat Skiing, Air Canada Simulator and Sonora Resort. Thank you to all the organizers, volunteers and everyone who donated or bid on one of our live or silent auction items. You helped us raise much needed funds for BC Alpine and Alpine Canada.
Special thanks to our table and in-kind sponsors:
Delbrook Capital, Fidelity Investments, Ideal Welders, Novex, Teck, Vertex One, Wheaton Precious Metals, Blue Water Cafe, C2 Imaging, One Ocean Expeditions, See Ya Later Ranch, Selkirk Snowcat Skiing, Sonora Resort, Whistler Brewing Co., and Whistler Blackcomb