Last chance for locals to race in World Cup

The deadline is looming for those wanting to participate in the Sparkling Hill Masters World Cup at Sovereign Lake March 3 to 11.

  • Feb. 8, 2011 7:00 a.m.

The deadline is looming for those wanting to participate in the Sparkling Hill Masters World Cup at Sovereign Lake March 3 to 11.

Competitors are reminded no registrations will be accepted past midnight Feb. 14.

“It’s never been in B.C. before and it will be at least eight years before it returns to Canada,” said Miriam Ryan, race secretary.

“Local skiers should consider this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for competing in this event at Sovereign Lake.”

The Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is gearing up to host competitors, ages 30 years-plus, from more than 15 countries.

The event features classic and freestyle races ranging from five to 50 kilometres in length.

To register online, follow the registration links at www.mwc2011.com

Those unable to volunteer at the Sparkling Hill Masters World Cup, can still contribute to making the event a success by entering to win a $8,000 Twin Anchors Houseboats vacation.

The winning ticket holder will be able to book a seven-day houseboat vacation, for 14 people during peak season on Shuswap Lake.

Raffle tickets are $5 each, three for $14 and five for $20. They are available at Stussi Sports, and Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre.

There will be a table set up at the Village Green Mall Feb. 26.