President’s Message – So It Looks Like We Made It!

Looking back last fall, we were unsure of how this season would play out. Would we have to adjust again due to another wave of COVID? Would the resorts retain their pandemic restrictions? Would members still want to go on long trips? Would our membership numbers rebound after 2 long years?

I am very happy to report that this season has for the most part been very successful – the issues we faced had far more to do with weather patterns, and bus issues, than public health concerns. While there are areas we can improve upon for next season, this season showed us that members are excited to be skiing, riding, and snowshoeing with HPSC.

At this point, I would like to specifically thank a number of our volunteer club Directors for their contribution to the club over the last three years and who have chosen to step down from the Board.

Director of Admin, Karen Snow who spearheaded our move from a physical clubhouse to our current virtual clubhouse set-up, as well being in charge of sourcing our new liability insurance policies.

Director of Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding (Snow School), David Manning who, in addition to leading the snow school through a number of difficult years, was also, as a former President, a very valuable member of the board in making sure we were discussing the right issues.

Director of Finance, Clark Seadon who ensured that the club remained in good financial health throughout the pandemic and helped to streamline a number of our processes.

Director of IT, Alex Radulescu who has kept our IT systems running, guided us in streamlining our various IT platforms, and set up and managed our hybrid AGM and Election meetings, thereby allowing more members to participate.

Thank you to each of you for your valuable contribution to the club!

Election night is April 26th – please register to attend in person or virtually.

And finally, I would like to thank all of you, our members, for supporting the club and continuing to make this a fantastic community of members.

I sincerely hope you all enjoy the summer!

Justin Graham

President, High Park Ski Club