The Coast Outdoors Payak is hosted by Callaghan Valley Cross Country (CVXC), a working cooperative of clubs in the Sea to Sky Corridor, whose executive members come together to organize the loppet, as well as high level events such as the Haywood Ski Nationals and Haywood NorAms.
We need all kinds of volunteers to help with this event. No experience is required; any necessary training will be provided at the start of the shift. Just bring appropriate clothing and a great attitude! We will need volunteers for the loppet events on Saturday plus a few volunteers to help with setup the day before on the Friday. All volunteers are fed a tasty lunch and there is always some type of volunteer swag!
Click here to view a description of the types of volunteer positions at a cross country ski event.
The 2019 volunteer registration will be posted soon. A registration link will be posted here when it is available.
Become a certified ski official!
Your ski club may cover the cost of officials courses. If you wish to gain a better understanding of organizing cross country ski events and become a little more involved, consider taking an officials course. The following courses are being offered locally in the Fall of 2017 (click on links to register):
- Officials Level 1 – November 18 in North Vancouver
- Officials Level 2 – November 18-19 at Whistler Olympic Park (Callaghan Valley)
Click here to see the contacts for these courses and for other courses being offered throughout BC.
Raise funds for your club when you volunteer!
CVXC recognizes volunteers are essential to supporting the amateur racing at Whistler Olympic Park, and the growth of the our sport. To support member clubs and grow the volunteer base, CVXC is running a trial program at the Coast Outdoors Payak to “reward” clubs on a per volunteer basis.
A points system has been developed, based on the amount of volunteer time contributed. The accumulated points will be used to determine what percentage of profits from the event will be paid to each club. In turn, the clubs can designate those volunteer dollars earned to support club programs, lowering costs to its members.
Volunteers who contribute more time, such as a chief of timing, or food co-ordinator, or member of the organizing committee, will earn more points – 10 for a chief, 5 for OC members. A volunteer who comes and works just for the day will earn 1 point.
We encourage you to register as a volunteer, and be sure to designate your home club. Any volunteers without a club affiliation will be considered CVXC volunteers.