We are looking forward to hosting more than 100 club coaches, executives, official and general members this weekend, October 13-15, at the beautiful Sun Peaks Grand Hotel in Sun Peaks. This year’s Member Summit/AGM is shaping up to be an exciting, informative and entertaining event; we are excited to announce our stellar lineup of guest speakers.

Jack Crawford, Olympic Bronze Medalist – “My journey through the club system”

James (Jack) Crawford was born in Toronto on May 3, 1997. He began skiing with his parents, sister, and cousins at the age of three at the Georgian Peaks Ski Club in Thornbury, Ontario. The Crawford family has a tradition of ski racers beginning with his aunt Judy Crawford Rawley, who was on the National team from 1967-1974 and his father, Angus, and his uncles, following closely behind. Jack attended Primary school and part of high school in Toronto before finishing up at Whistler Secondary in Whistler. In his spare time, Jack loves to surf, waterski, golf, road bike and mountain bike, as well as spend time with his family and friends in Whistler and Ontario. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a lot of spare time! Jack progressed through Nancy Greene, K1, and K2 with the Georgian Peaks Ski Club. In his last year of K2, he moved to Whistler to ski in the mountains as a single year experience. It proved to be a very good experience for him, and his family made the decision to allow him to continue to ski out of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club. He was a multi-disciplined athlete, playing A hockey with the York Mills Hockey Club in Toronto until he was 15. After his first year of FIS and at the age of 17, he was named to the National Development Team, and in 2016-2017, he was named to the senior national team.

Lene Puntervold, Norwegian Olympic Training Center: “The Norwegian motor skills philosophy: gym to on-snow

Lene has been a Coach Specialist in the Motor Skill Department of Olympiatoppen since 2008, working with national teams and top athletes in the following sports:

  • Alpine (Able-bodied and Paralympic), Snowboard (Able-bodied and Paralympic), Breakdance Taekwondo, Kickboxing, Kayaking, Swimming (Able-bodied and Paralympic), Table tennis – Paralympic, Equestrian – Paralympic, Badminton – Paralympic, Sledge Hockey, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Freestyle Dance

Lene’s background includes football, tennis, swimming and theatre, but most importantly, 15 years competing as a rhythmic gymnast, and then coaching the Norwegian rhythmic gymnastics team. After receiving a BA in contemporary dance, Lene worked as a professional dancer before joining Olympiatoppen. She also teaches 1st year dance students at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

Claude Lebreux, Norwegian Olympic Training Center: “The Norwegian motor skills philosophy: gym to on-snow”

Claude is a Coach Specialist in the Motor Skill Department at Olympiatoppen, working with national teams and top athletes in the following sports:

  • Alpine – Men and Women, Freestyle, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Handball, Football, Track and Field (middle & long distance runners), Rifle Shooting, Skateboarding

A former competitive gymnast, he studied coaching at the Sport University in Nice, France. Claude has worked at both the club and national team levels for more than 30 years. He spent 14 years as a physical trainer for the French Freestyle Ski Team, travelling to World Championships and multiple Olympic Winter Games (Albertville, Lillehammer, Nagano, Salt Lake City and Torino) with the Europa Cup and World Cup teams.

Below are links to the full Agenda, as well as other related documents. To keep paper to a minimum we’re making these available electronically on BC Alpine’s website.

Schedule of events:

  • Friday, October 13 (PM only) – Coaches Meeting (Day 1)
  • Saturday, October 14 (AM only) – Coaches Meeting (Day 2)
  • Saturday, October 14 (PM only) – Member Summit (Day 1)
  • Saturday, October 14 (Evening) – Goldie Awards and Banquet
  • Sunday, October 15 (AM/early afternoon) – AGM and Member Summit (Day 2)