President’s September 2022 Message:With The Cult's Midnight Tour on next door at BC Place, the NFL game on big screens, and a premier league football match, The Pint was packed to the max, but Emma, the manager, opened up a full, previously closed, section to serve us. This area soon filled up with over 70 more guests. She brought in both an extra food lady and waitress to serve us. $19.00 pitchers equals 6 x $5.50 glasses; the best deal in town!! With so many patrons in our private section, some of our food came late but it was hot, fresh, and it was free; some of the drinks were also free, the serving was excellent, and Larry said, “ Tonight was one of the best nights in years.”
We had quite a few great stories about Richard Gaudreau, our PSC Treasurer, and had a round in his memory. Allyson is putting on a festival of life which is to be held in October and this is to be a private and separate event from the PSC.
Another past executive, and the current winner of the Nick White Award, Cathryn Westgarth, also passed away this summer, and their family is holding a private event for her in October as well. Both will be in my memory and prayers.
Being born in 1953, I spent my entire life under Queen Elizabeth II and I must also say a few kind words on her recent passing as well. The longest reigning monarch, bar none, we had been very lucky to have that kind of dedication and loyalty during the many years she was our queen. I will miss her as I became a Canadian under her rule, swore allegiance to Her Majesty then and as a postman when working for Canada Post in 1969 and 1970. May she Rest In Peace; God Save the Queen.
To that end, I must also say, “God Save the King, as in King Charles III.” He is famous as the longest king in waiting, ascending at the ripe old age of 72! May he have a long life as well.
Our 45th Gala Party will be on our next Club Night, October 20th, 2022. We have 45 year ski pins, there will be prizes, a raffle, food, and lots of photos from the past. Put this date onto your calendar and plan to be a part of that fun filled night!Banff has only 6 spots left and two new members just joined. Book today or be on the waiting list. Two avid PSC skiers waiting for snow (Photo right).
September is harvest season and that means picking, washing, stomping and pressing the fresh crop of grapes. Yes, I grow my own Vidal and make an incredible concord from fresh grapes a few club members pick and make into wine. We still have 5 days of summer left as I write, so get out there and enjoy the summer.
Want to join in a Social or three, come join our group at Roxyburger 3 hours before each Whitecaps’s game. Address is 910 Granville Street and you can bring a friend. WE often have an extra ticket, but do not plan of that. Tickets can be bought at Will Call at the Stadium.
On our web site, you will see a complete list of our past presidents and you will see photos of past events at that party, so plan to come down and have a lot of laughs, a few social drinks, and share your stories.Don't forget, we have a new web site, the Pacificskiclub.ca and its PDF links.
- You can use the Translate link to read all of our web pages in 109 different languages.
- Finding ways to pay for ski trips has never been easier.
- You can still pay by Cash and by Cheque, but at club nights or events, you can pay by Debit Card or any Credit Card.
- As well, our new Home Page, our Skiing Page, and our Club Nights Page all have the information you need to E-transfer funds directly to our TD account.
- E-transfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Join our ski club to book trips: Membership Form
It just doesn’t get any better.
See you all at club night. It will be our 45th Anniversary Gala Party Night. DO NOT miss it. Lots of photos and lots of memories.
Don’t forget, pints of Local Beer on tap are discounted all night at Club Nights. So are local pitchers of beer, but ask first!
Sven Stefanov, PSC President
Ski y’all on the sloppy slopes.
- Be kind (yes even to the unvaccinated)
- Be Calm (no raising your voice and arguing on who is right)
- Spread good will, to one and all
- Be at peace, even if you are not at Wreck Beach (see photo right)
- Remain healthy
- Remain Active (ski or sun tan)
- Join a ski club (only the PSC)
- Ski or snowboard (on waxed skis)
- Come Snowshoeing with the Pacific Ski Club