President’s Message –  A Time for Thanks…Part Two

Dear HPSC Friends,

As you read this, I will be on my way in Pittsburgh to celebrate American Thanksgiving with my close friend Tricia, her husband and their two girls.  Which is why I see this as another time to give thanks. 

It is not a stretch to say that the first two years of being President were not exactly what I had envisioned for the club. So a big thank you to all of you who have kept the faith in our club by renewing your membership and to all the new members who have joined this year. And of course, a thank you to those who have talked up our club to your friends and family.  Word of mouth is one of our most effective ways of gaining new members!

I also want to thank the returning members, new members, and potential members who came out this fall to our weekly SkiFit.  Our final session was this past Saturday.  On average we had about 35 to 40 participants each Saturday, which is about the same as pre-pandemic.  A thank you also goes out to John McHutchion and Karen Evans for once again leading the sessions, and to all the weekly volunteers for leading the various hiking groups.  

As we get closer to the start of the season, there will be a number of announcements from our Downhill and Cross-country teams on Facebook and in SnoBiz regarding their portfolios. Please pay attention and read all the information that is published.    

One area we are trying to re-establish as a club are social events, so I am happy to mention that we will be having our First Tracks Holiday Party on December 8th. Please see the article below for more details. I hope to meet as many of you as possible at the party.

On a personal note, as many of you may know I am a huge Toronto Argonaut fan, so I also want to give thanks for our big win in the Grey Cup game this past Sunday.  As a point of interest, the Argos now have more championships than all of the other major Toronto sports teams combined! 


Justin Graham

President, High Park Ski Club