March 15, 2009
The number of skiers taking part in this year’s Georgian Lakelands Chapter’s Ski Day set a new attendance record, with over three times as many LO members taking part this year compared to last.  

The high attendance was even more remarkable, considering the whiteouts and nasty road conditions for those driving to the Feb. 20 event at the Alpine Ski Club in Collingwood. This was the 12th annual Ski Day that skiers and snowboarders could enjoy the slopes, followed by food and socializing with fellow LO members.

On the race course, Rob Vogel took the fastest run, with Ray Nyhuis taking first prize for the matched time and Claudia Baun accepting the award for being the most cautious skier.

After the skiing, George Urvari of Oriole Landscaping spoke to the crowd about the economic climate and how to take advantage of it.

The Chapter thanks Dufferin Aggregates and Beaver Valley Stone for sponsoring the trophies and for their ongoing support of LO chapters and their various events. Also, thank you to Atlas Block, United Rentals, Hino Tri Truck Centre, Sheridan Nurseries and Unilock for contributions to the prize table.

There were many new faces this year and we thank everyone for participating in this great annual event. If you missed out this year, there is always next year! Bring your family and friends for this full day of fun and food.

Caption: Steve Fadi, left, and Gerd Hermanns were among those at Georgian’s Ski Day.