First ever, BEST ever, BC Alpine Girls Fast Forward Camp 2018 at Sun Peaks

Article #3271
Published By: Kathy Stahr

Photo from BC Alpine website: www.bcalpine.comAnd what an undertaking it was! No one was turned away, all U16 girls in BC were welcome and 56 attended this memorable 4-day camp-of-a-lifetime! It happened December 6 to 9 at Sun Peaks Resort and attendees were treated to super-star all-female coaching, guest speakers, workshops and lots and lots of skiing (GS and SL). Every day finished with a fun run - there was a human slalom 62 people long and a 56 girl synchro competition!"Why I Ski" Word Cloud (right) - from the athletes

"Watching the athletes come together and get more comfortable challenging themselves and pushing out of their comfort zones was a very powerful experience," said Molyneux, one of the key organizers. "We encouraged them take ownership of their own skiing, understand what they were working on and why it was important. Thank you to BC Alpine - their support and vision to create an inclusive and affordable camp did not go unnoticed. As a province we have raised the bar!"

GFF Camp Values (as written by the athletes) - Maximize (be present); Willingness (be open); Dedication; Determination; Helpfulness; Friendliness; Energetic; Positivity; Inclusivness, Passion; Teamwork; Hard Work; Send it!

Chanel Leger, 2nd year U16 Fernie Alpine Ski Team racer summed it up when she said,"best camp ever! it was so empowering working with strong girls and women to become a better athlete and to build friendships!" 

Athlete participants were asked "what was the most important lesson you learned at GFF?":

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Final message to the athletes from the GFF coaches: The GFF coaching crew would like to send a Giant THANK YOU to all the athletes for being open and accepting. We encourage you to use any and all of us coaches as tools and resources throughout your journey in sport and beyond, whenever you need us! You all worked hard and challenged yourselves in a variety of ways. Remember that through your hard work and perseverance you have earned your right to play and be where you are - enjoy it and continue to grow!

Thank you to these amazing female coaches for their hard work, energy, creativity and commitment to this unique and important initiative: 


This camp was a dream that could not have happened without the help of these supporters:

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