ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021INVITATION AND AGENDA


Dear Members of Biathlon New Brunswick,


The Biathlon NB Annual General Meeting of Members has been called for 13:00 hrs, AST,

Saturday, 11 December 2021, to be held by Zoom. The AGM invitation was sent previously.

The Zoom invitation is below. If you have Zoom installed, simply click on the invitation link

and you will be sent to the Waiting Room from where you will be admitted when the meeting

starts.


If you do not have Zoom installed on your computer, click on the invitation link and all the

necessary software will download automatically. After that, follow the onscreen instructions.

Please note that there is a join-by-phone option is available in case you can’t make computer

contact. The instructions for joining by phone are below with the invitation.

Zoom will be live from 12:45 hrs for connection and audio/visual testing and adjustments.

If you have Zoom issues, please contact Ray Kokkonen at 506-627-6437 or External link opens in new tab or windowkokkonen@nbnet.nb.ca.

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ZOOM INVITATION:

Andrew Costain is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Biathlon NB AGM 2021

Time: 1300 hrs AST, Saturday, 11 December 2021

Join Zoom Meeting (click link below)

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FOR JOINING BY TELEPHONE:

Dial: 1-438-809-7799

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All members of Biathlon New Brunswick are cordially invited to attend the Biathlon New Brunswick Annual General Meeting 2021.  As with last year’s AGM, because of the COVID-19 situation, this AGM was postponed from the normal May date to 11 December 2021. Given the ongoing challenges with COVID-19 we are offering two options for the AGM. There will be an in-person option at the Miramichi Cross Country Ski Club or if preferred with Zoom video-conferencing.  The Zoom meeting will join concurrently with the members attending in-person.


Time/Date: 13:00 hrs AST, Saturday, 11 December 2021 – expected to be finished by 16:00 hrs.

 Place(s):  By Zoomthe Zoom invitation will follow separately.

           In-Person – Miramichi Cross Country Ski Club131 Nelson Street (Hwy 126), Miramichi, NB

 Agenda (subject to necessary amendments)


 1.  Call to Order/Preliminaries - Notice of Meeting, Agenda, Review of Minutes of AGM 2020

 2.  Reports for Season 2020/2021 – President, Financial, Membership, Athletes, Coaches,                      BiCan

 3. Sport and Recreation Consultant's Comments

 4.  Sanctioning the Actions of the Board

 5. Plan for 2021/2022 – Calendar: Events, Provincial Team(s), Appointment of                                             Coaches/Officials

 6. Canada Winter Games 2023 – PEI: Manager and Coaches, Selection Criteria, Team

 7. Rifles, Equipment, Waxes

 8. Current Financial Situation and Budget 2021/2022

 9. Policies – COVID-19 Operational Policy

 10. Financial Review by Committee of Club Representatives and Treasurer (ex-officio)

 11. Elections: Vice President, Treasurer, Membership Chair, Coaching Chair,                           Officials Chair,  Masters Chair, Marketing and Fundraising Chair 

 12. Ratification of Athlete Representative, Cadet Representative

 13.  Awards Announcement: Male and Female Athlete(s), Coach, Volunteer(s) of the Year, Builder, Contributing Organization of the Year, Outstanding Service Award       

 14. Other Business

 15. Next Meeting(s)

 16. Adjournment

 

Notes:

 

1. The AGM will be conducted according to Biathlon NB meeting procedures.

2. All members in good standing of Biathlon NB present at the AGM are entitled to vote – no proxies.

3. Motions and nominations may be made from the floor by members.

4. If you wish to have agenda input, please contact Andrew Costain.

5. Meeting information packages will be sent by e-mail.

6. For additional information, please contact Andrew Costain at:

 




To all Biathlon NB Members

 

PRESIDENT’S YEAR-END REPORT FOR 2020/2021

 

 

The effects of COVID-19 have impacted every aspect of our lives for over a year and a half and continue to do so.

 

This season I look forward to supporting training events and competitions that will bring our various clubs together again.  I know many athletes have continued to train during these challenging times and commend their dedication to the sport and self improvement.

 

Now is the time to attract our athletes and volunteers back to competitive sport with a safe and effective plan.

 

We have Canada Games on the horizon and a talented group of young athletes to potentially represent NB.

 

Thank you all for your continued support of Biathlon NB.

 

Here’s to a snowy, safe biathlon season.

 

Respectfully,

 

Andrew Costain

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-BIATHLON NB MEMBERSHIP REPORT

 

Here is a summary of the current Biathlon NB membership situation.

 

Susan Hawkins

Membership and Awards Chair

 

Membership

 

River Valley

5

Miramichi

19

Charlo

11

Supporter

1

 

 

Total

36

 

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 HEAD COACH REPORT FOR AGM 2021

 

I hope everyone is well and navigating as best they can during this pandemic.  It continues to be an ever changing landscape requiring frequent adjustments to our lives. 

 

Last year was certainly one that saw most clubs staying within own bubble and without any competitions, certainly one that was challenging to say the least.  This has to be the focus going forward on getting BNB back into full swing.

 

In saying that, there was still training taking place and activities, be it all only the club level.  Our athlete base did dwindle somewhat but I expect with our plan to get in a more “normal” season that will correct.  We did have two male athletes named to the national development team once again - two years in a row.  It was great hard work and dedication from these athletes under less than ideal conditions.

 

Our focus this year has to breathe life back into Biathlon in NB and Atlantic Canada.  As well, our selection for Canada Winter Games team is at the forefront and it looks like we will be putting forward a very strong team for this event.

 

I look forward to getting our Biathlon families back together again in both training and competition.

 

 

Respectfully,

 

Trent Martin

 

Head Coach Team NB


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MINUTES

ATTENDANCE

 

Ray Kokkonen- President Guy Daigle- Vice-President Paula Septon- Treasurer Lauren Martin- Secretary

Susan Hawkins- Membership Committee

Andrew Costain- Cadet Representative, Marketing and Fundraising Chair

Alexander Niles- Officials Chair

Eric Hebert- Coaching Development Chair

Trent Martin- Head Coach

Krista Peterson Danika Aube Robyn Sulis

Mike Lushington Megan Costain Kathleen Costain Michel Cote

Yves St. Germain Marie-Elyse Fortin Alexandre Comeau Sylvette Fortin

Kari Underhill Kerry Costain Jeff Holder Jim Ketterling

 

Guest: Jean-Luc Benoit, Government of NB Sport and Recreation Branch Consultant

 

 

1.         PRELIMINARIES

 

1.1.      Opening

The meeting was called to order at 1905 hrs, 9 July 2020 by President Ray Kokkonen. He thanked everyone for attending. President Ray made opening comments and set the tone for the meeting.

 

1.2.      Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as presented


Motion # 1- “To approve the agenda as presented. Moved by Yves St. Germain, seconded by Guy

Daigle. Motion carried.

 

1.3.      Review of Minutes

The minutes from the 2018/2019 AGM were reviewed by meeting attendees.

 

Motion #2- “To approve the minutes from the 2018/2019 AGM as presented.” Moved by Jim

Ketterling, seconded by Mike Lushington. Motion carried.

 

2.        REPORTS

 

2.1      President 2018/2019 Year-End Summary

President Ray Kokkonen presented his written report, which was submitted with the AGM package, highlighting key aspects. Please see the attached report.

 

2.2.     Head Coach Report

The Head Coach’s report was read by Head Coach Trent Martin. He expressed general satisfaction about athlete performance, highlighting that two New Brunswick athletes that had been selected for the U20 National Development Team. Please see attached report.

 

2.3.     Treasurer- Financial Report

Treasurer Paula Septon reviewed the written financial report which was also submitted with the AGM package, summarizing the year’s revenues and expenditures. Please note that the financial report had not yet completed the auditing process. Membership Committee Chair Susan Hawkins commented on the success of the open houses hosted by each club and it was agreed that they should continue. Please see the attached report.

 

2.4.     Athlete Representative Report

There was no Athlete Representative report for the 2019/2020 season as there was no Athlete

Representative. Head Coach Trent Martin summarized how athlete morale was during the season.

 

2.5.     Biathlon Canada Report

President Ray Kokkonen summarized various events that occurred with Biathlon Canada in the past competitive season.

 

3.         COMMENTS BY GOVT OF NB SPORT AND RECREATION BRANCH CONSULTANT Government of New Brunswick Sport and Recreation Consultant Jean-Luc Benoit discussed GNB Sport  and  Recreation’s  perspective  on  COVID-19  (coronavirus) and  presented  what  support  is available for the organization.

 

4.        SANCTIONING THE ACTIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE

After the reports, the following motion was made.

 

Motion #3– To sanction the actions of the board.” Moved by Jim Ketterling, seconded by Jeff

Holder. Motion carried.

 

5.           PLANS FOR 2020/2021

The tabled annual plan was reviewed, discussed and amended. Please note that this calendar is subject to change as appropriate with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Motion #4 To approve the calendar in principal.” Moved by Mike Lushington, seconded by

Yves St. Germain. Motion carried.


6.        BUDGET 2020/2021

 

6.1.     Equipment Budget

Head Coach Trent Martin commented on the current state of equipment availability and condition. The existing equipment seems to be satisfying the needs of the athletes at the present moment. Wax Technician Michel Cote commented on the current supply of ski wax and the new restrictions concerning fluoro-waxes.

 

Motion #5 To approve the budget in principal for 2020/2021.” Moved by Eric Hebert, seconded by Mike Lushington. Motion carried.

 

7.         Coaching Development and Safe Sport Report

Coaching Development Chair Eric Hebert presented the Safe Sport report containing policies that would apply to Biathlon New Brunswick. He also presented his Coaching Development report.

 

Motion #6- “To authorize the Biathlon NB Board to approve the operational return-to-play plan due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the plan is approved, it is to be sent to all members.” Moved by Guy Daigle, seconded by Paula Septon. Motion Carried.

 

Motion #7- “To adopt the Biathlon Canada Safe Sport Manual as the Biathlon New Brunswick Policies Manual with appropriate changes, with this Manual updating any pre-existing Biathlon New Brunswick policies.” Moved by Trent Martin, seconded by Yves St. Germain. Motion carried.

 

8.         AGM LEGAL ITEMS - Appointment of Auditors, Financial Review

The auditing procedure was explained by Treasurer Paula Septon, mentioning that it would be conducted within a few weeks.

 

9.         ELECTION OF DIRECTORS AND APPOINTMENTS

Elections to fill lapsed and vacant board positions and to ratify the Cadet and Athlete representatives respectively were conducted as follows for the listed positions.

 

10.1.    Election of Directors

Elections were as follows:

 

President-                                           Andrew Costain Secretary-                                           Lauren Martin Masters Chair-                                    Krista Peterson

 

Please note that previous President Ray Kokkonen now fills the role of Immediate Past-President and that Head Coach Trent Martin agreed to organize the voting session for the next Athlete Representative.

 

10.2.     Ratification of Cadet Representative

 

Motion #8 - To ratify Andrew Costain as the Cadet Representative.” Moved by Yves St. Germain, seconded by Michel Cote. Motion carried.

 

11.       AWARDS

The annual awards for 2019/2020, determined by the Board, were announced to the AGM:

 

Coach of the Year: Trent Martin

Volunteer of Year: Paula Septon

Athletes of Year: Female- Marie-Elyse Fortin

Male- Alexandre Comeau


Masters Female- None

Masters Male- Jean Corbin

Builder: Ray Kokkonen

Valued Contributing Organization: The Rotary Club of Chatham

 

14.       ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion #9 - To adjourn the AGM". Moved by Mike Lushington, seconded by Paula Septon.

 

 

Ray Kokkonen                                                                           Lauren Martin

 

President                                                                                    Secretary

 

DISTRIBUTION:   Biathlon NB Board, Biathlon NB Website for all Members, Jean-Luc Benoit


BIATHLON NB ANNUAL PLAN FOR SEASON 2021/2022  (9 December 2021)

DRAFT

 

7

 

2021

 

 

Apr/Nov

No biathlon activity due to COVID-19

Various Zoom meetings - Biath Can, Sport NB

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 2021

 

 

 

2

Biathlon NB Board Planning Meeting

Zoom – 19:00 hrs

 

11

Biathlon NB Board and AGM

Miramichi Ski Club and Zoom

 

TBA

Snow Camp

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022

 

 

January

 

 

 

TBA

Coaches Planning/Coordination Meeting

TBA

 

22-23

Time Trial

Miramichi Ski Club

 
 

 

 

 

February

 

 

 

19-20

Atlantic Cup # 1

Brookvale PEI
 

TBA

Eastern Canadian Championships

February/March

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

March

 

 

 

11-17

Canadian Championships

Prince George, BC

 
26-27 Atlantic Cup #2, NB Championships
Charlo,NB 

 

 

 

 

May

 

 

 
7
Biathlon NB Board Planning Meeting
Miramichi
 

28

Biathlon NB AGM

Miramichi

 

 

Individual and regional training conducted throughout at home locations with club coaches.

 

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LONG TERM CRITICAL OBJECTIVES

AND OPERATING PRINCIPLES (Version 10 December 2021)

 

VISION AND VALUES

 

Our Vision is to perpetuate an effective, democratically and ethically based organization dedicated to biathlon, with the largest possible number of members and which incorporates gender equity, the official languages of New Brunswick, the aboriginal peoples of New Brunswick and the disabled, and which is free of discrimination, abuse, harassment and the use of prohibited substances

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 

The mission of Biathlon New Brunswick is to promote, develop and govern all aspects of Biathlon in New Brunswick to the highest standard of excellence.

 

CRITICAL OBJECTIVES AND OPERATING PRINCIPLES

 

1

To operate an effective athlete recruiting, delivery and retention system to produce the best possible competitors for provincial, regional and national events, and for the Canada Winter Games, and to assist New Brunswick athletes to attain National Team positions.

 

2

To conduct a recruiting, training and administration system for officials, coaches and volunteers.

 

3

To operate an effective annual and long term program of challenging and rewarding activities for all members.

 

4

To implement an annual a plan of biathlon activities and organizational programs for athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers, every year and which includes selection of a provincial team and Canada Winter Games team as appropriate, a provincial championships, athlete representation at the Canadian Championships, training courses for coaches and officials, and at least two Board meetings and an Annual General Meeting.

 

5

To identify potential biathlon facilities and promote, develop and assist in the development of biathlon facilities in New Brunswick.

 

6

To host as many as possible major biathlon events in New Brunswick.

 

7

To operate a system of representation and liaison with all organizations and agencies that have an impact on Biathlon New Brunswick, including yearly representation at the Biathlon Canada Annual General Meeting and a reciprocally beneficial interface with the Cadet movement, Cross-Country New Brunswick and the other Atlantic provinces.

 

8

Explore and exploit all possible and potential sources of revenues and resources with the goal of becoming financially independent as soon as possible.

 


BIATHLON NEW BRUNSWICK ORGANIZATION 9 December 2021

MEMBERSHIP - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Overall Policy, One Vote Per Member, No Proxies

Board of Directors and Committees

PRESIDENT
Implementation, Representation, Meetings

Andrew CostainExternal link opens in new tab or window
506-333-9802, External link opens in new tab or windowacostain@acuren.com

VICE PRESIDENT

Deputy President, Administration

Guy Daigle: 506-897-0512, External link opens in new tab or windowguydaigle@xplornet.com

SECRETARY
Constitutional, Protocol, Minutes
Lauren Martin

 External link opens in new tab or windowlgmartin06@gmail.com

 

TREASURER
Financial Monitoring, Long Term Planning

Paula Cavanaugh

506-622-8047, External link opens in new tab or windowPaula.Septon@bellaliant.ca

ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE
Voice for Athletes

VACANT

 

CADET REPRESENTATIVE
Cadet Liaison

Andrew CostainExternal link opens in new tab or window
506-333-9802, External link opens in new tab or windowacostain@acuren.com

MARKETING and FUNDRAISING

Chair - Andrew CostainExternal link opens in new tab or window
506-333-9802, External link opens in new tab or windowacostain@acuren.com

COACHING DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Chair – Eric Hebert

External link opens in new tab or windowcooper284@hotmail.com

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Memberships and Awards

Chair – Susan Hawkins

 External link opens in new tab or windowshawkins@lakeutopia.com

 

OFFICIALS COMMITTEE

Officials Training

 Chair – Alexander Niles

 External link opens in new tab or windowalexanderniles14@gmail.com

MASTERS COMMITTEE

Chair – Krista Peterson

External link opens in new tab or windowpetersen.km@gmail.com

 

HEAD COACH
Trent Martin

506-623-9161, External link opens in new tab or windowtrmartin@nbpower.com

SHOOTING COACHES

Shooting Coach

 

Shooting Coach – Vacant

FEMALE COACH

 

VACANT

WAX AND EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN

Michel Cote

 External link opens in new tab or windowstryker.976@gmail.com

 

with Yves St. Germain

506-773-8990,  External link opens in new tab or windowystgermain@rogers.com

MASTERS COACH

Vacant

 

 

TEAM PHYSICIANS

Dr. Kris Wierzchoslawski

 

Dr. Vona MacMillan

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BIATHLON NOUVEAU-NEW BRUNSWICK

TERMS OF REFERENCE (9 December 2021)

 

DUTIES OF DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND APPOINTED MEMBERS

 

 

List of Contents

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS (DIRECTORS)

 

President

Immediate Past President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Athlete Representative

Coaching Development Committee Chair

Officials Committee Chair

Membership Committee Chair

Marketing and Fundraising Committee Chair

Masters Committee Chair

Cadet Representative (Appointed, Ex-Officio)

 

APPOINTED NON-BOARD POSITIONS

 

Head Coach

Male Coach and/or Female Coach (as required)

Shooting Coach

Wax and Equipment Technician(s)

Team Physician(s)

 

 


 

Position Title:                                    PRESIDENT

 

Reporting to: BNB Board

 

Appointment to Office: Election by Annual General Meeting

 

Term: Two years with no limit on repetitions

 

Primary Responsibilities: To provide overall leadership in all BNB activities and to be

                                              Chairperson of the Board.

 

Duties:

 

1.         Preside as Chair of all Board Meetings and the BNB Annual General Meeting,

 

2.         Act as an ex-officio member of all Committees and Sub-Committees.

 

3.         Ensure all duly resolved directions of the AGM and the Board are put into effect.

 

4.         Invite to BNB meetings at his/her discretion a person or persons as appropriate for the best

interests of BNB

 

5.         Represent BNB to other organizations in liaisons or meetings, or appoint a designate to do so.  Some of the other organizations are, but not limited to, Biathlon Canada, SRAL, other NB PSOs (particularly CCNB), PSOs of other Atlantic Provinces and the Cadet movement in NB and Atlantic Canada.

 

6.         Monitor and supervise the overall direction of BNB activities.

 

7.         Monitor, direct and coordinate the activities of the Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Athlete Representative, and oversee the activities of the Committee Chairpersons.

 

8.         Monitor, review and propose changes to BNB Strategic Goals, Special Goals, Long-term Plan, Annual Plan, policies and organizational structure as necessary.

 

9.         Report in writing to Board meetings and the Annual General Meeting, as appropriate, on the overall status and performance of BNB.

 

10.       Act as one of the signing authorities for BNB

 

11.       Perform other duties as required in the best interests of BNB.

 

 

Position Title:            IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

 

Reporting to: President

 

Appointment to Office: Automatic on completion of service as President, by personal choice, with                                        ratification by the next Annual General Meeting.

 

Term: Until the next change of President

 

Primary Responsibilities: To be in an advisory capacity for the President and Board and to                                                       provide a historical perspective for Biathlon NB.

 

 

1.         Act as a non-voting member of the Board.

 

2.         Provide guidance and advice to the President and the Board based on experience

 

3.         Perform other duties and special projects as directed by the President and the Board.


 

Position Title:            VICE PRESIDENT

 

Reporting to: President

 

Appointment to Office: Election by Annual General Meeting

 

Term: Two years with no limit on repetitions

 

Primary Responsibilities: To be the Deputy President and to provide overall leadership in the                                      Administration activities of BNB

 

Duties:

 

1.         Perform all duties of the President in his absence and  become the Acting President in case of death, resignation or long-term incapacitation (three months or more) of the President.

 

2.         Monitor, supervise and coordinate all administration activities of BNB.

 

3.         Participate as a voting member in Board meetings.

 

4.         Monitor, direct and coordinate the activities of the Chairpersons of Marketing and

            Fundraising Committee, Membership Committee and of other administrative standing

            committees or ad-hoc committees which may be struck from time to time, as required.

 

5.         Recommend candidates for the BNB annual awards to the Board.

 

6.         Monitor, direct and supervise the activities of any BNB staff and write their evaluations.

 

7.         Ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the BNB Office,  if one exists.

 

8.         Act as the BNB Personnel Officer for paid Staff, if required, with responsibility for day to day

            disciplinary, conditions of employment, salary, benefits and morale matters.

 

9.         Ensure the proper implementation of all administrative policies.

 

10.       Monitor, review and propose changes to BNB Long-term Plan, Annual Plan, administrative

            policies, staff functions and organizational structure as necessary.

 

11.       Act as one of the signing authorities of BNB, if required.

 

12.       Report in writing to Board meetings and Annual General Meeting, as appropriate, on the overall administrative status and performance of BNB.

  

 

Position Title:                                    SECRETARY

 

Reporting to: President

 

Appointment to Office: Election by Annual General Meeting

 

Term: Two years with no limit on repetitions

 

Primary Responsibilities: To perform all secretarial functions of BNB, including ensuring

                                             that minutes of all meetings are produced correctly and on time,

                                             and to advise the President on  protocol and procedural matters,

                                             and perform special duties assigned by the Board or the President.

 

 

Duties:

 

1.         Participate as a voting member in Board meetings.

 

2.         Ensure the correct recording of minutes at Board meetings, AGMs and other meetings.

 

3.         Monitor and maintain a current manual of BNB policies and procedures, including the creation and updating of policies as required.

 

4.         Acquire and maintain expertise in protocol and procedural matters, particularly in conduct of

meetings, and provide advise in those areas as required.

 

5.         Liaise and correspond with other organizations as required by his/her duties and as

directed by the President.

 

6.         Review and propose necessary changes to the BNB Constitution and By-laws, and

            interface with appropriate Government agencies in constitutional matters.

 

7.         Advise BNB on administrative procedures, in consultation with the Vice President.

 

8.         Advise and assist BNB on organization of meetings.

 

9.         Perform other duties as assigned by the President and the Board.

 

  

Position Title:                                    TREASURER

 

Reporting to: President

 

Appointment to Office: Election by Annual General Meeting

 

Term: Two years with no limit on repetitions

 

Primary Responsibilities: To monitor and oversee the financial functions of BNB and to

                                              conduct financial planning.

 

Duties:

 

1.         Participate as a voting member of Board meetings.

 

2.         Monitor receipts and expenditures, and maintain a current knowledge of  BNB's financial situation to ensure a viable financial status.

 

3.         Inform and advise the President, Vice President, Committee Chairpersons, and the Board on financial matters of BNB.

 

4.         Present an up to date financial report to Board meetings and the annual financial report

            to the Annual General Meeting.

 

5.         Prepare an annual budget in keeping with the Annual Plan.

 

6.         Advise BNB on the conduct of financial activities.

 

7.         Acquire and maintain a current knowledge of financial investment matters and provide advice in the financial investments of BNB.

 

8.         Investigate and report on the requirement to obtain outside financial services, including auditing, and the comparative quality of various services.

 

9.         Act as one of the signing authorities for BNB.

 

10.       Participate as a member of the BNB internal audit team.

 

11.       Perform other duties, normally of a financial nature, as directed by the President or the Board.

  

Position Title:                        ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE

 

Reporting to: President

 

Prerequisites for Appointment: Must be an active Biathlete and must have competed in the

                                                       NB Championships or national level event for BNB within the

                                                       past year.

 

Appointment to Office: Election by all BNB athletes present at the NB Championships or any                                   other occasion set by the BNB Board and subsequent ratification by the

                                         next BNB Annual General Meeting

 

Term: One year, from NB Championships to the next, with no limit on repetitions. In this

            context, the prerequisite stipulations apply for retention of the position.

 

Primary Responsibilities: To provide direct and current athlete input to BNB decision

                                             making and to act as a conduit between the BNB Board and

                                             BNB athletes.

 

Duties:

 

1.         Participate as a voting member of Board meetings.

 

2.         Monitor the morale and welfare situation existing among BNB athletes and report matters which require attention to the President, Head Coach or the Board as appropriate.

 

3.         Inform and advise the President, Head Coach, Committee Chairpersons, and the Board on athlete matters in general.

 

4.         Participate as a member of the BNB Technical Section for particularly planning and selection of athletes for teams and other training or competitive activities .

 

5.         Report verbally or in writing as required at Board meetings

 

6.         Perform other duties, normally relating directly to athletes, as directed by the Head Coach, the President or the Board.

  

Position Title:                        CADET REPRESENTATIVE

 

Reporting to: President

 

Appointment to Office: Appointed by the BNB Board after appointment by NB/PEI Detachment                               Commander.

 

Term: No restrictions

 

Primary Responsibilities: To provide direct and current Cadet input to BNB decision

                                             making and to act as a conduit between the BNB Board and

                                             the NB/PEI Cadet Detachment.

 

Duties:

 

1.         Participate as an ex-officio, non-voting member of Board meetings.

 

2.         Inform and advise the President and the Board on all Cadet matters in general.

 

3.         Provide input to the BNB Annual Plan to ensure coordination and a seamless interface between Cadet and BNB activities.

 

4.         Act as a direct liaison between the NB/PEI Cadet Detachment and BNB.

 

5.         Report on Cadet matters at Annual General Meetings and Board meetings.

 

6.         Perform other duties, normally relating directly to Cadets, as appropriate.

  

Position Title:  CHAIRPERSON COACHING DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

Reporting to: President

 

Appointment to Office: Election by Annual General Meeting

 

Term: Two years with no limit on repetitions

 

Primary Responsibilities: To provide leadership in the activities of the Coaching

                                            Development Committee and coaching advice to the Executive

 

Duties:

 

 

1.         Participate as a voting member in BNB Board meetings.

.

2.         Preside as Chairperson of the Coaching Development Committee and call meetings as

necessary.

 

3.         Select and recruit the members of the Committee.

 

4.         Present coaching development input, in consultation with the Head Coach, for the BNB

            Long-Term Plan and produce the coaching development portion of the Annual Plan.

 

5.         Develop a provincial coaching development plan annually to include: budget;

seminars/activities to be held with dates, locations, instructors and candidates. The plan is

to be based on provincial requirements as determined by the Committee.

 

6.         Maintain a current, provincial coaches data base with names, residence information, qualification record, coaching experience record and instructional experience.

 

7.         Develop and revise the coaches training program as necessary, and acquire and maintain

a current knowledge of coaching development and provide advice and recommendations as required.

 

8.         Liaise with BNB clubs to promote and coordinate coaching training.

 

9.         Liaise with Biathlon Canada and NB CCE on coaching development matters as necessary.

 

10.       Monitor and research current developments in sport science and provide information and

recommendations to BNB in sport science matters.

 

11.       Report verbally or in writing as appropriate to BNB Board meetings.

 

12.       Perform other duties as assigned by the President or the Board.

 

 

Position Title:            CHAIRPERSON OFFICIALS COMMITTEE

 

Reporting to: President

 

Appointment to Office: Election by Annual General Meeting

 

Term: Two years with no limit on repetitions

 

Primary Responsibilities: To provide leadership in the activities of the Officials Committee

                                            and advice to the Board on officials matters

 

Duties:

 

 

1.         Participate as a voting member in BNB Board meetings.

.

2.         Preside as Chairperson of the Officials Committee and call meetings as necessary.

 

3.         Select and recruit the members of the Committee.

 

4.         Present officials training and employment input for the BNB Long-Term Plan and produce the officials portion of the Annual Plan, including the appointment of Technical Delegates and Referees for provincial events as required.

 

5.         Develop a provincial officials training and development plan annually to include: budget; seminars/activities to be held with dates, locations, instructors and candidates. The plan is to be based on provincial requirements as determined by the Committee.

 

6.         Maintain a current provincial officials data base which includes names, residence information, qualification record, officiating experience record and instructional experience.

 

7.         Develop and revise the officials training program as necessary, and acquire and maintain

a current knowledge of officials training and development and provide advice and recommendations as required.

 

8.         Liaise with BNB clubs to promote and coordinate officials training.

 

9.         Liaise with Biathlon Canada on officials matters as necessary.

 

10.       Monitor and research current developments in officiating and provide information and

recommendations to BNB in all officiating matters.

 

11.       Report verbally or in writing as appropriate to BNB Board meetings.

 

12.       Perform other duties as assigned by the President or the Board.

 

 

 

Position Title:            CHAIRPERSON MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

 

Reporting to: Vice President

 

Appointment to Office: Election by Annual General Meeting

 

Term: Two years with no limit on repetitions

 

Primary Responsibilities: To provide leadership in the activities of the Membership

                                              Committee and advice to the Board on membership matters,

                                              including awards

 

Duties:

 

 

1.         Participate as a voting member in BNB Board meetings.

.

2.         Preside as Chairperson of the Membership Committee and call meetings as necessary.

 

3.         Select and recruit the members of the Committee.

 

4.         Formulate and recommend ideas and plans for recruiting and retaining members.

 

5.         Present membership recruiting and retention input for the BNB Long-Term Plan and produce the membership portion of the Annual Plan as required.

 

6.         Maintain a current BNB membership data base which includes name, gender, date of birth, membership category, address, telephone, fax, e-mail, coaching and officials qualifications and membership payment and historical status.

 

7.         Communicate with the BNB membership when required.    

 

8.         Liaise with BNB clubs to promote and assist in recruiting and retention of members

 

9.         Liaise with Biathlon Canada on membership matters as necessary.

 

10.       Identify possible recipients of the BNB awards and recommend them to the Board. The

            awards are: Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Coach of the

Year,  Contributing Organization of the Year, and the Builder and the Outstanding Service Award.

 

11.       Act as the Chair of the Nominating Committee, if one is struck for elections. This function is normally done by the Board as a whole.

 

12.       Report verbally or in writing as appropriate to BNB Board meetings.

 

13.       Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President or the Board.

 

 

Position Title:          CHAIRPERSON MARKETING AND FUNDRAISING

                                                      COMMITTEE

 

Reporting to: Vice President

 

Appointment to Office: Election by Annual General Meeting

 

Term: Two years with no limit on repetitions

 

Primary Responsibilities: To provide leadership in the activities of the Marketing

                                Committee and marketing/fundraising advice to the Board

 

Duties:

 

1.         Participate as a voting member in BNB Board meetings.

 

2.         Preside as Chairperson of the Marketing Committee and call meetings as necessary.

 

3.         Select and recruit the members of the Committee.

 

4.         Present marketing input for the BNB Long-Term Plan and produce the marketing portion of the Annual Plan.

 

5.         Develop a provincial marketing plan annually to include the budget and concrete initiatives

for marketing and fundraising  The plan is to be based on BNB requirements as determined by the Committee and the Board.

 

6.         Liaise with the BNB clubs in marketing and fundraising matters.

 

7.         Solicit and develop potential sponsor contacts.

 

8.         Maintain a current  active and potential sponsors data base which includes all contact information and donation record.

 

9.         Recommend deserving sponsors for public recognition.

 

10.       In consultation with the BNB Board, develop initiatives for enhancing the image of  Biathlon to the             public and sponsors.

 

11.       Provide input for marketing material such as brochures, posters and videos, and consult and advise BNB on requirements for marketing materials.

 

12.       Assist athletes who are seeking private or corporate sponsorship by advising the athletes,

            contacting possible sponsors, providing marketing material to the athletes and helping the

            athletes in producing a professional and effective personal marketing package.

 

13.       Actively seek sponsorship for money, goods and services in the private and commercial

            sectors.

 

14.       Report  verbally or in writing as appropriate to BNB Board meetings.

 

15.       Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President or the Board.

 

Position Title:          CHAIRPERSON MASTERS COMMITTEE

 

Reporting to: President

 

Appointment to Office: Election by Annual General Meeting

 

Term: Two years with no limit on repetitions

 

Primary Responsibilities: To provide leadership in the activities of the Masters

                                Committee and Masters issues advice to the Board

 

Duties:

 

1.         Participate as a voting member in BNB Board meetings.

 

2.         Preside as Chairperson of the Masters Committee and call meetings as necessary.

 

3.         Select and recruit the members of the Committee.

 

4.         In consultation with the Head Coach, present Masters input for the BNB Long-Term Plan and produce the Masters portion of the Annual Plan.

 

5.         In consultation with the Head Coach, develop a provincial Masters plan annually to include the     budget and concrete initiatives for activities. The plan is to be based on BNB requirements as determined by the Committee and the Board.

 

6.         Liaise with the BNB clubs on Masters matters.

 

7.         Maintain a current active Masters data base which includes all contact information

 

8.         Report  verbally or in writing as appropriate to BNB Board meetings.

 

9.         Perform other duties as assigned by the President or the Board.

 

 

Position Title:                             HEAD COACH

 

Reporting to: President

 

Appointment to Office: By the BNB Board

 

Term: As set by the BNB Executive

 

Primary Responsibilities: To lead and coach the NB Provincial Team and to provide

                                             guidance to club coaches and to direct the work of the Shooting

                                             Coach, Male/Female Coach and Wax and Equipment Technician(s).

 

Duties:

 

 

1.         Participate as a non-voting member in BNB Board meetings.

.

2.         Act as the NB Team Leader at competitive events, as designated by the Board, and

            conduct the necessary preparations for the Team for such events.

 

3.         Act as the Head Coach at provincial training camps and at in and out of province competitive events.

 

4.         Formulate and disseminate general and individual training plans to club coaches and athletes as required.

 

5.         Advise the President and the BNB Board on all coaching matters.

 

6.         Work closely with the Coaching Development Committee Chair about all coaching development matters and with the Masters Committee Chair about Masters matters.

 

7.         Conduct training for club coaches as appropriate and oversee their development.             

 

8.         Monitor the work of club coaches at provincial activities and in the regions and provide supervision, assistance and advice as necessary.

 

9.         Supervise the work of the provincial Shooting Coach and Wax and Equipment Technician(s).

 

10.       Provide input for BNB long and short term plans and budgets about activities, schedules, participation at events, talent ID and selections.

 

11.       Formulate selection criteria for events and for provincial squads and teams as required.

 

12.       Maintain current expertise in all coaching and sport science matters.

 

13.       Perform other duties as assigned by the President or the Board.

 

 

 

Position Title:                             MALE/FEMALE COACH

 

Reporting to: Head Coach

 

Appointment to Office: By the BNB Board

 

Term: As set by the BNB Executive

 

Primary Responsibilities: To act as a provincial coach under direction of the Head Coach and to                                              be a male/female chaperone for athletes as necessary.

 

Duties:

 

1.         Participate as a non-voting member in BNB Board meetings, when invited.

.

2.         Act as the NB Team Male/Female Coach at competitive events, as designated by the Board, and conduct the necessary preparations for the Team for such events.

 

3.         Act as the Male/Female Coach at provincial training camps and at in and out of province competitive events.

 

4.         Advise the Head Coach and the BNB Board about male or female coaching matters.

 

5.         Monitor the work of club male/female coaches and provide supervision, assistance and advice as necessary.

 

6.         Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Coach or the Board.

 

 

Position Title:                             SHOOTING COACH

 

Reporting to: Head Coach

 

Appointment to Office: By the BNB Board

 

Term: As set by the BNB Executive

 

Primary Responsibilities: To provide shooting coaching to the NB Team and expertise and

                                            guidance in shooting  matters to the Head Coach and Club

        Coaches.

 

Duties:

 

1.         Participate as a non-voting member in BNB Board meetings when invited.

.

2.         Act as the BNB Team Shooting Coach at competitive events, as designated by the Board, and conduct the necessary preparations for the Team for such events.

 

3.         Act as the Shooting Coach at provincial training camps and at in and out of province competitive events.

 

4.         In consultation with the Head Coach, formulate and disseminate general and individual shooting training plans to club coaches and athletes as required.

 

5.         Advise the Head Coach and the BNB Board on all shooting coaching matters.

 

6.         Work closely with and advise the Coaching Development Committee Chair about all shooting coaching development matters.

 

7.         Conduct shooting coaching training for club coaches as appropriate and oversee their development in shooting coaching.     

 

8.         Monitor the work of club coaches in shooting matters at provincial activities and provide supervision, assistance and advice as necessary.

 

9.         Advise the provincial Wax and Equipment Technician(s) on rifle and ammunition related matters, and purchase ammunition when required for specified provincial activities.

 

10.       Maintain current expertise in all shooting and shooting coaching matters.

 

11.       Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Coach or the Board.

 

 

Position Title:         WAX  AND EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN

 

Reporting to: Head Coach

 

Appointment to Office: By the BNB Board

 

Term: As set by the BNB Executive

 

Primary Responsibilities: To perform all ski glide and equipment related services for BNB.

 

Duties:

 

1.         Participate as a non-voting member in BNB Board meetings, when invited.

 

2.         Advise the Head Coach, club coaches and athletes about ski base preparation and

            waxing and all ski equipment related matters

 

3.         Purchase waxes and related materials for the provincial wax box and for regional wax boxes that            are under BNB jurisdiction,  and other biathlon equipment (such as skis and poles) as required            and authorized by the BNB annual budget or the BNB Board.

 

4          Prepare ski bases and wax BNB Team skis at competitive events and training camps.     

 

5.         Conduct base preparation and waxing clinics for BNB coaches and athletes as appropriate.

 

6.         Travel with the BNB Team as the Wax and Equipment Technician when authorized by the BNB Board.

 

7.         Monitor and research current developments in base preparation and waxing and all biathlon equipment matters and provide information and recommendations to BNB in all ski glide and biathlon equipment matters.

 

8.         Calculate and recommend the wax cost requirements for the BNB annual budget.

 

9.         Seek and mentor apprentice Wax Technicians

 

10.       Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Coach or the Board.

 

 

Position Title:         TEAM PHYSICIAN(S)

 

Reporting to: Biathlon NB Executive

 

Appointment to Office: By the BNB Board

 

Term: As set by the BNB Executive

 

Primary Responsibilities: To be the medical advisor of BNB  and to perform all appropriate                                                       medical services  for BNB.

 

Duties:

 

1.         Participate as a non-voting member in BNB Board meetings, when invited.

 

2.         Advise the Board, Head Coach, club coaches and athletes about medical matters related to             involvement in biathlon.

 

3.         Screen athletes for  possible medical conditions that might be interfering with their performance   especially in situations where they have to perform at the top of their  physical abilities. This would    include screening for possible cardiac disease and includes periodic assessment of physiological            function such as blood pressure, heart rate, heart sounds, weight, growth and others.

 

4.         Advise or refer athletes for additional investigations if indicated and found in the assessment.

 

5.         Advise and counsel athletes to ensure that doping is totally prevented.

 

6.         Monitor and research current developments in sport medicine and advise the Board, Head Coach and athletes as necessary.

 

7.         Travel with the BNB Team as the Team Physician when authorized by the BNB Board.

 

8.         Purchase necessary medical materials for the NB Team as required and authorized by the BNB annual budget or the BNB Board, and calculate and recommend the medical materials     requirements for the BNB annual budget.

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020 INVITATION AND AGENDA


All members of Biathlon New Brunswick are cordially invited to attend the Biathlon New Brunswick Annual General Meeting 2020.  With the COVID-19 situation, this AGM was postponed from 2 May to 9 July to wait if it would be possible to hold a physical meeting. As a physical meeting is still not possible, the AGM will be done with Zoom video-conferencing.

 

Time/Date: 19:00 hrs ADT, Thursday, 9 July 2020 – expected to be finished by 21:00 hrs.

 

Place:  By Zoom – the Zoom invitation will follow separately.

 

Agenda (subject to necessary amendments)

 

1.         Call to Order/Preliminaries - Notice of Meeting, Agenda, Review of Minutes of AGM 2019

 

2.         Reports for Season 2019/2020 – President, Financial, Membership, Athletes, Coaches, Biathlon Canada


3.         Sport and Recreation Consultant's Comments

 

4.         Sanctioning the Actions of the Board

 

5.         Plan for 2020/2021 – Calendar: Events, Provincial Team(s), Coaches/Officials

 

6.         Rifles, Equipment, Waxes

 

7.         Budget 2020/2021

 

8.         Policies – Safe Sport, Fluoro-waxes

 

9.         Appointment of Auditors, Financial Review

 

10.       Elections: President, Secretary, Masters Chair   

 

11.       Ratification of Athlete Representative, Cadet Representative

 

12.       Awards Announcement: Male and Female Athlete(s), Coach, Volunteer(s) of the Year, Builder,   Contributing Organization of the Year, Outstanding Service Award       

 

13.       Other Business

 

14.       Next Meeting(s)

 

15.       Adjournment

 

Notes:

 

1. The AGM will be conducted according to Biathlon NB meeting procedures.

2. All members in good standing of Biathlon NB present at the AGM are entitled to vote – no proxies.

3. Motions and nominations may be made from the floor by members.

4. If you wish to have agenda input, please contact Ray Kokkonen.

5. Meeting information packages will be sent by e-mail.

6. For additional information, please contact Ray Kokkonen at:

 

Tel: 506-627-6437

e-mail: kokkonen@nbnet.nb.ca   website: External link opens in new tab or windowwww.biathlonnb.ca



BPEI Fall Training Camp being held at Brookvale during 20-22 September 2019

Hello All,

 

Attached please find the invitation to the BPEI Fall Training Camp being held at Brookvale

during 20-22 September 2019. The covering email for the invitation is below. Please note

the deadline dates for the accommodations and Zone 4 Registrations.

 

Zone 4 registrations can be done directly but please inform Paula Septon and myself when

you have registered. There will be a Team fee with the amount to be notified soon. A Team

instruction will be issued when some idea about participation numbers are known.

 

Paula has made some accommodation reservations and will provide the information soon.

 

Please give this the widest distribution, thank you.

 

With best regards,

 

Ray

 

Ray Kokkonen

President, Biathlon NB

506-627-6437


2019 BPEI Sept Camp Invitation.pdf

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North American Summer Roller Biathlon Championship

Championnat nord-américain de biathlon d’été sur roulettes

Myriam-Bédard Biathlon Centre

August 9 – 11, 2019


NorAm Summer Champs 2019 Valcartier FR-1.pdf

NorAm Summer Champs 2019 Valcartier.pdf

 




15th ATLANTIC TRAINING CAMP

Charlo, NB, 23-25 August 2019


15th Atlantic Training Camp, Charlo, 23_25 August 2019 - Invitation.doc


Hello Biathlon Friends,
 
I hope that everyone is having an enjoyable summer – the weather has certainly been very summery. We are hoping it will be the same near the end of August for the Atlantic Camp but perhaps not quite so hot.

Attached please find the invitation for the 15th Atlantic Biathlon Training Camp being held in Charlo during 23-25 August 2019. Registrations for the camp will open on External link opens in new tab or windowZone 4 on 3 August and will close on 20 August.
 
A detailed instruction will be sent after the Zone 4 registrations are completed. 
 
If you have any questions, please contact me.
 
With best regards,
Ray Kokkonen
President, Biathlon NB
506-627-6437

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Eastern Canadian Championship and Quebec Cup # 4

February 9 to 10, 2019


Eastern-Championship-9-and-10-Feb-2019-v-18-dec (2).pdf

Centre Myriam Bedard trail map.pdf

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Canada Winter Games 2019 Selection Trials

Charlo, NB, 22/23 December 2018 and 2/3 January 2019


INVITATION AND INSTRUCTION

 

1.         INTRODUCTION

This Invitation/Instruction must be read in conjunction with the Biathlon NB Talent ID and Team Selection Procedures document which has been approved by the Biathlon NB AGM 2017 and 2018 and the 2019 Canada Winter Games Biathlon Technical Package. The two documents are attached separately.

 

In order to be able to field the best possible Biathlon NB Team for the biathlon competitions at the CWG 2019 being held in Red Deer, AB during 15 – 22 February 2019 (Week 1 of the Games), selection trials will be held to select the best athletes by performance in a series of four competitions.

 

2.         PARTICIPATION, REGISTRATION AND DRAWS

All Biathlon NB athletes in good standing who meet all of the eligibility of the Biathlon NB Talent ID and Team Selection Procedures and the Technical Package, with the primary requirement off having been born in the years 1998 – 2002, and who want to try for a position on the Biathlon NB CWG 2019 Team are invited to participate.  Registration is via External link opens in new tab or windowZone 4 under Biathlon NB Canada Winter Games Trials and opens on 14 December and closes on 21 December 2018. The draws for each competition will be conducted by the Organizing Committee after the Zone 4 registrations close.

 

3.         TRIALS CONDUCT PLAN

There will be two trial events, Trial #1 (21-23 December 2018), Trial #2 (2/3 January 2019). Each Trial will consist of two competitions, Sprint and Individual with Youth Men and Youth Women distances and shooting. The Penalty Loop will be in use for the Sprints and 45 second shot penalty for each miss for the Individuals. A briefing, bib issue and equipment check will be conducted prior to each competition at 0830 hrs. The start interval for both the Sprint and Individual will be 30 seconds. Event schedules are as follows, with ski and shoot specifications:

 

TRIAL #1

Fri, 21 December 2018

1200 – 1500: Official Training (both classes)

 

Sat, 22 December 2018 (both classes)

0900 – 0945: Zeroing for Sprint Competitions

1000:             Sprint Competitions: (Male 7.5 km, 3 x 2.5 km, P, S - Female 6.0 km, 3 x 2.0 km, P, S)

 

Sunday, 23 December 2018 (both classes)

0900 – 0945: Zeroing for Individual Competitions

1000:             Individual Competitions (Male 12.5 km, 5 x 2.5 km, P,S,P,S – Female 10 km, 5 x 2.0 km, P,S,P,S)

 

TRIAL # 2

Wed, 2 January 2019 (both classes)

0900 – 0945: Zeroing for Sprint Competitions

1000:             Sprint Competitions: (Male 7.5 km, 3 x 2.5 km, P, S - Female 6.0 km, 3 x 2.0 km, P, S)  

 

Thu, 3 January 2019 (both classes)

0900 – 0945: Zeroing for Individual Competitions

1000:             Individual Competitions: (Male 12.5 km, 5 x 2.5 km, P,S,P,S – Female 10 km, 5 x 2.0 km, P,S,P,S)

 

4.         SELECTION TRIAL SCORING SYSTEM

Although the scoring system is set out in the Biathlon NB Talent ID and Team Selection Procedures, it

is helpful to also include it here. The eight Team members and two reserves will be selected based on the best aggregate performance in the best two of the four competitions. The best performance is defined as the lowest sum of the athletes' two rankings in the selected two competitions. The four male athletes with the lowest sum of two placings will be selected for the Youth Men’s Team and the four female athletes with the lowest sum of two placings will be selected for the Youth Women’s Team. The reserve for each gender will be the next lowest sum after the selected team members. An example of the scoring is, second and fourth places will be the sum six and two second places will be the sum four. Ties will be resolved in the first case by comparing the percentages of time behind the winner (100%) with the higher percentage being the better.

 

5.         FINANCES, ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS

 

5.1.      Event Fee

Each participating athlete must pay a $50 event fee for each Trial ($100 total) on Zone 4. The fee will cover the training facility costs, coaching support, ammunition and waxing.

 

5.2.      Biathlon Canada and Division Membership

All participants at the camp must be Registered Participants of Biathlon Canada through their Divisions for the year 2018/2019.

 

5.3.      Travel and Accommodation

Travel of individuals and club groups to and from the Trials and the accommodations are the responsibility of the clubs and individuals. Accommodations will be available for out-of-towners in the

Development Building on the Friday and Saturday nights for $12 per night. The les Aventuriers Chalet availability is not known at this time – call 506-826-9243. For the Heron's Nest cottages, contact information is: 506-684-3766 or External link opens in new tab or windowwww.heronsnestcottages.com.

 

5.4.      Meals

All meals will be the responsibility of the participants.

 

5.5.      Equipment, Necessities, Waxing and Ammunition

Athletes are expected to bring the following general categories of equipment for use:

 

-  skis and associated items

-  rifles and associated equipment

-  appropriate clothing for the conditions, with enough changes

-  sleeping bag and pad, toiletries, towel (for out-of-town people) as required

-  food supplies as needed

 

All waxing will be done by Biathlon NB and ammunition will be provided to all participants.

 

6.         COMMUNICATIONS, APPOINTMENTS, HEALTH AND SAFETY

 

6.1.      Communications

Emergency communications through cell phones: Ray Kokkonen 506-627-6437, Yves St. Germain  506-625-4459, Paula Septon 506-623-8118.

 

6.2.      Organizing/Competition Committee Appointments

 

Competition Chief – Marc Levesque

Chief of Range  – Charline Collette

Chief of Course – Greg Schlosser

Chief of Stadium – Isaac Breau

Chief of Timing – Andre Boissonnault

 
 6.3       Juries

 

6.3.1.   Competition Jury

The Competition Committee Chiefs will act as the Competition Jury, chaired by the Competition Chief.

 

6.3.2.   Jury of Appeal

The Board of Biathlon NB will act as the event Jury of Appeal

 

6.4.      Potential Health Issues

Athlete health issues about which the Organizers should be aware are to be reported to me not later than 21 December 2918 (External link opens in new tab or windowkokkonen@nbnet.nb.ca or 506-627-6437).

 

6.5.      Safety

Safety will be of the utmost priority during the camp. All participants are to be extremely alert at all times for unsafe situations and to be vigilantly proactive about prevention of accidents of any kind. Coaches are to ensure that all required safety rules, procedures and practices are used for every activity, and that all laws and IBU, Biathlon Canada and Biathlon NB regulations are respected, particularly for shooting.

 

7.         TRIAL RESERVE DATES

If one of the Trials or one or two competitions cannot be held due to weather or other reasons, they will be held in conjunction with the AC #1/NBCH being conducted during 12/13 January 2019.

 

Ray Kokkonen

President, Biathlon NB

11 December 2018

 

ATTACHMENTS (as separate documents):


Biathlon NB CWG 2019 Talent ID and Selection Procedures

2019 Technical Package - Biathlon - v1.0 - 2017.06.19.pdf

 

BIATHLON NB ON-SNOW TRAINING CAMP (INVITATIONAL)

Charlo, NB, 15/16 December 2018



 Biathlon Friends,

 
Attached please find the Biathlon NB On-Snow Training Camp (Invitational) invitation and instruction. The event will be held during 15/16 December at les Aventuriers, Charlo.
All four Atlantic Divisions are invited to participate.
 
Registration is now open on Zone 4 and will close at the end of day on 13 December 2018.

I hope to see many of you in Charlo soon.
 
All the best,

Ray Kokkonen
President, Biathlon NB
506-627-6437

Invitation and Instruction - Biathlon NB Snow Camp, Charlo, 15_16 December 2018

Master Camp Biathlon Oct 2018.docx



Biathlon NB Team Instruction - Canadian Championships 2018

Charlo, NB,  19-25 March 2018

 

INSTRUCTION

 

INTRODUCTION

The Canadian Biathlon Championships are being held at Les Aventuriers in Charlo, 19-25 March 2018.  It is an excellent opportunity for Biathlon NB to participate at the highest level of Canadian competition at home. Most arrangements for the event have been made and this instruction summarizes and confirms the NB Team participation in the event. The event invitation must be read in conjunction with this instruction - it provides all the event details. Please see the invitation at External link opens in new tab or windowwww.biathlonnb.ca. As revisions have been made to the event program in the invitation, the revised program is enclosed as Annex A..

 

MISSION

Biathlon NB will participate with the largest possible Team in the Canadian Championships 2018 in Charlo during 19-25 March 2018.

 OBJECTIVES

1. To provide high level competition experience for NB athletes and coaches.

2. To win as many medals as possible and to achieve personal bests.

 PARTICIPATION

The Biathlon NB Team will consist of 30 athletes and 6 Team Staff.

 REGISTRATION

Registrations by Name have been made for the Team .

 EVENT PROGRAM

The program for the event is in the invitation.

 

FINANCES, ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS

 

Event Fees

The registration and Biathlon NB Team fees have been paid on Zone 4.

Travel

Travel to and from the event, and during the event, will be the responsibility and at the cost of the club teams or individuals.

Accommodation

Accommodation is the responsibility of the athletes and club coaches. Most arrangements for Acommodation have been completed.

 Meals

All participants are responsible for their own meals for the duration of the event, including the banquet. Most participants have opted for one of the meal plans on Zone 4 available from the Organizers.

 Equipment and Necessities

Ammunition and waxes will be provided by Biathlon NB. Equipment and other necessities will be as directed by the Team Staff and club coaches.

 

COMMUNICATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND SAFETY

 

Communications

Telephone contacts during the event are:

 Trent Martin mobile: 506-623-9161

Paula Septon mobile: 506-623-8118

Yves St. Germain mobile: 506-625-4459 

Ray Kokkonen mobile: 506-627-6437

 Appointments

Team Leader/Head Coach – Trent Martin

All Team members and Staff are under the direction of the Team Leader

Coaches - Mike Lushington, Michel Cote

Wax Technicians: Yves St. Germain, Karl Arseneault

Team Administrator - Paula Septon

 Other necessary Team Staff appointments will be as directed by the Team Leader.

 Safety

Safety will be of the utmost priority during the event. All participants must be extremely alert at all times for unsafe situations and must be vigilantly proactive about prevention of accidents of any kind. All IBU range safety regulations and all firearms safety laws shall be followed..

 

Ray Kokkonen

President

 18 March 2018

 

ATTACHMENT: A. Revised Canadian Biathlon Championships 2018 Event Program

                           B.  List of Biathlon NB Athletes - Canadian Championships 2018

 

REVISED CANADIAN BIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018 EVENT PROGRAM

The competition timings and configurations may change depending on participation numbers for the various classes of competitors.

 

DATE

TIMINGS

ACTIVITY

MON, 19 MAR

0900 – 1500

1900

 

Arrivals/Unofficial Training (Competition Office open 1000-1400)

Team Captains Meeting: Information, Election of Juries – Les Aventuriers Development Center

TUE, 20 MAR

0800 –1600

0900 –1130

1200

1200 –1430

1445 –1600

1630

1900

Competition Office Opens (throughout event)

Official Training Course and Range – AM Classes

Submission of Entries for Sprint Competitions

Official Training Course and Range – PM Classes

Anschutz Rifle Seminar - for senior provincial coaches - Dev Ctr

Team Captains Meeting: Draw for Sprints – Development Center

Opening Ceremony at Stadium

WED, 21 MAR

0900 – 0945

1000

1200 –1245

1300

 

1630

1730 – 1900

Zeroing – Sprint AM Classes

Sprint Competitions – AM Classes

Zeroing – Sprint PM Classes

Sprint Competitions – PM Classes

Medals Presentations after Final Results – Stadium

Team Captains Meeting, Briefing for Pursuits – Development Centre

Anschutz Rifle Seminar - for senior provincial coaches – Dev Ctr

THU, 22 MAR

0900 – 0945

1000

1200 – 1245

1200

1300

 

1500 - 1700

1630

1700

Zeroing – Pursuit AM Classes

Pursuit Competitions – AM Classes

Zeroing – Pursuit PM Classes

Submission of Relay Team Entries (Official and Unofficial)

Pursuit Competitions – PM Classes

Medals Presentations after Final Results – Stadium

Masters Gathering – VIP Room

Team Captains Meeting – Draws by Relay Teams and Briefs for Relays

Techno Media Night and Free Pizza Supper – La Mosaique du Nord School,  Balmoral

 

FRI, 23 MAR

0900 – 1130

1200 – 1430

1200

1500 - 1630

Official Training Course and Range – AM Classes

Official Training Course and Range – PM Classes

Submission of Relay Names in Running Order

Anschutz Rifle Seminar - for senior athletes, other coaches – Dev Ctr

SAT, 24 MAR

0900 – 0945

1000

1200 – 1245

1200

1300

1630

1800

Zeroing – Relay AM Classes

Relay Competitions – AM Classes

Zeroing – Relay PM Classes

Submission of Entries for Mass Start and Individual Competitions

Relay competitions – PM Classes

Team Captain Meeting – Draws, Briefing for Mass Starts and Individuals

Banquet, Medals Ceremony, Biathlon Canada Awards - High School

SUN, 25 MAR

0900 – 0945

1000

1200 – 1245

1300

Zeroing – Mass Start AM Classes

Mass Start Competitions AM Classes

Zeroing Individual PM Classes

Individual Competitions PM Classes

Medals Ceremony at Stadium after Competitions

AM and PM classes will be defined when participation numbers are known.

Other events such as Biathlon Canada coaching and high performance meetings are taking place but are not included in this program. Information will be provided separately by Biathlon Canada.

 

 

LIST OF BIATHLON NB ATHLETES REGISTERED FOR

CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

(May have been changed and may change)

 

First Name

Surname

Class

Nicolas

St Germain

Junior Men (19-20)

Michael

Vautour

Junior Men (19-20)

Alexander

Niles

Junior Men (19-20)

Felix

Côté

Youth Men (17-18)

Collin

Niles

Youth Men (17-18)

Stefan

Kruse

Master Men (35+)

Jim

Ketterling

Master Men (50+)

Jim

Currie

Master Men (50+)

Ronald

Heppell

Master Men (50+)

Eugene

Leblanc

Master Men (50+)

Jean

Corbin

Master Men (50+)

Dolores

Berube

Master Women (50+)

Marion

Heppell

Master Women (50+)

Anne

Benoit Leblanc

Master Women (50+)

Johanne

Lepage Gregan

Master Women (50+)

Natalie

Landry

Master Women (50+)

Alexandra

Jones

Master Women (50+)

Kevin

Heppell

Men (21+)

Alexandre

Comeau

Senior Boys (15-16)

Francois

Leclair

Senior Boys (15-16)

Jeremy

Leigh

Senior Boys (15-16)

Anika

Leigh

 

Julie

Martin

Senior Girls (15-16)

Laken

McCarthy

Senior Girls (15-16)

Elizabeth

Cooper

Senior Girls (15-16)

Megan

Costain

Senior Girls (15-16)

Lauren

Martin

Youth Women (17-18)

Emma

Septon

Youth Women (17-18)

Emily

Czerwinski

Youth Women (17-18)

 

 

2018 Eastern Canadian Biathlon Championship, & ATLANTIC CUP #3


MESSAGE OF WELCOME FROM BIATHLON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Dear Biathlon Friends:
It is a privilege and a pleasure t o welcome you to the 2018 Eastern Canadian Biathlon
Championships and Atlantic Cup #3 being held in Brookvale, PE, 2-4 March 2018. Our site has
recently been the under a development plan, under the guidance of Stephan Hale’s
Development Plan 2017. There has been updated to stadium area and also we now have a
complete lit stadium/range and a small warm up loop around the back of the range. This is all
in development for the 2023 Canada Games, to be held on our venue. We have hosted 2
competitions already this year and we will also be hosting the Cadet National Championships
the week following the Eastern’s.
Myself and the venue staff welcome you to come join us for what will be an exciting
competition. We wish you all the best in you the upcoming competition.
Sincerely,


Daniel DesRoches
President
Biathlon Prince Edward Island


WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Dear Coaches and Competitors:
On behalf of Biathlon Prince Edward Island, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Biathlon
Canada Eastern Canadian Championships and Atlantic Cup #3 at the Brookvale Provincial Ski
Park March 2 – 4, 2018. The Organizing Committee is proud to once again host this high profile
event.
Please find enclosed our information package for this event. Along with our title sponsor, The
Province of Prince Edward Island, I would like to wish the biathletes, their teams, the organizers
and spectators exciting, successful and fair competitions.


Yours truly,
Bruce Jarvis
Competition Chief

Eastern Canadian Ch_AC3_2018 Invitation (2).pdf


ATLANTIC CUP #2 and NEW BRUNSWICK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

16 - 18 FEBRUARY 2018
CHARLO, NEW BRUNSWICK


A MESSAGE OF WELCOME FROM BIATHLON NOUVEAU – NEW BRUNSWICK


Dear Biathlon Friends:
Once again it is my pleasant task to invite you to an Atlantic Cup, this time #2 instead of
#!, and the New Brunswick Championships 2018 being held in Charlo, NB, 16-18 February.
This will be the 11th Atlantic Cup hosted in Charlo by Les Aventuriers with the first Atlantic
Cup having been held in 2008. With the history of the highly successful Canada Winter
Games 2003 and the outstanding Canadian Championships in 2007, 2011 and 2014,
with the fourth one coming in March 2018, the legacy continues. The volunteers of Les
Aventuriers are eager to demonstrate their hospitality and expertise and will once more
host an excellent event.
We look forward to see you again at the site of the Canada Winter Games and the
Canadian Championships, and will do our very best to present you an interesting and
pleasant experience of the unique Acadian culture and hospitality of the Charlo area.
Sincerely,

Ray Kokkonen
President

1105 Route 430 Highway, Trout Brook, NB, E9E 1R5
Tel:(506)627-6437, email: biathlon@biathlonnb.ca
www.biathlonnb.ca

Invitation AC 2 and NB Championships 2018


Canadian Biathlon Championships 2018

CHARLO, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA

20-25 March 2018


A MESSAGE OF WELCOME FROM BIATHLON NEW BRUNSWICK


Dear Biathlon Friends:Once again it is a privilege and a pleasure to welcome you to an event in New Brunswick: theSenator Paul E. McIntyre Canadian Biathlon Championships being held in Charlo during theweek of 20-25 March 2018. The legacy of the Canada Winter Games 2003, the CanadianChampionships 2007, 2011 and 2014 and other major events continues and I have full trustthat Les Aventuriers Ski Club and the now highly experienced volunteers will again host anoutstanding event.It will be a distinct and genuine pleasure to be the host to teams from across this greatcountry here in New Brunswick’s winter wonderland.Please come and participate at the site of the Canada Winter Games and enjoy the uniqueAcadian culture and hospitality of the Charlo area.

Sincerely,Ray Kokkonen
President Biathlon New Brunswick


Welcome from the Chairman,


On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 2018 Canadian Biathlon Championships, I wantto extend a warm welcome to all Canadian biathletes and coaches. 2018 is a year ofchallenges and opportunities. The road to excellence requires Canadian biathletes to pushthemselves beyond beaten paths. Canada’s Olympian biathletes will travel to the mountainsof South Korea; others will push on to the stadiums of Europe. No one path is the same. Acall goes out to biathletes across this nation, from Yellowknife to Halifax, from Iqaluit toVancouver, to meet in Charlo, New Brunswick, March 20-25, 2018. If your goal is to shineinternationally, or to build your legacy nationally, you deserve moments where skill, training,hope, success, and recognition collide.Canadian biathletes can expect beautiful scenery, great skiing conditions and warmhospitality in Eastern Canada. In the afterglow of the 2018 Winter Olympics, the IBU worldcup races, and other regional biathlon championships, the 2018 Canadian BiathlonChampionships will reunite Canadian biathletes on home ground. This is your time, this isyour place, and these are your races on to the road to becoming a Canadian biathlonchampion

Joseph G. Elias

Invitation - Canadian Championships Charlo 2018.pdf
Invitation Championnat National de Biathlon 2018.pdf


2018 ATLANTIC CUP #1

BROOKVALE, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

February  3-4, 2018


INVITATION INFORMATION

A MESSAGE OF WELCOME FROM BIATHLON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND


Dear Biathlon Friends
It is a privilege and a pleasure to welcome you to the  2018  Atlantic Cup  #1  and      being held in
Brookvale, PE, February 3-4, 2018.  I wish you and your  team the best of luck, aim for your personal best and stay positive. I assure you that my team of officials will do  their  best to insure that the competitions are fair and the best possible conditions are available.
Sincerely,

Tony Arsenault
Chief of Competition

Invitation 2018 Atlantic Cup 1 Brookvale

  

MARITIME TIME TRIALS 13/14 JANUARY 2018

CHARLO, NEW BRUNSWICK


MESSAGE OF WELCOME FROM BIATHLON NOUVEAU –NEW BRUNSWICK


Dear Biathlon Friends:
It  is  my  pleasant  task  to  invite  you  to  the  first-ever  Maritime  Time  Trials being  held  in
Charlo,  NB,  13/14 January 2018.  This  event  replaces  the  traditional  AC  #1  and  NB
Championships as the  first competitive  Maritime event in  January. The AC #1 (as  AC  #2)
and the NB  Championships  will be held in  February  and  will be the pre-Nationals training
event. It is expected that the dates will return to normal in 2019.
With the history of the highly successful Canada Winter Games 2003  and the outstanding
Canadian  Championships  in  2007,  2011  and  2014,   the  legacy  continues.   The
volunteers of Les Aventuriers  are eager to demonstrate their hospitality and expertise and
will once more host an excellent event.
We  look  forward  to  see  you  again at  the  site  of  the  Canada  Winter  Games  and  the
Canadian  Championships,  and  will  do  our  very  best  to  present  you  an  interesting  and
pleasant experience of tecnique Acadian culture and hospitality of the Charlo area.
Sincerely,


Ray Kokkonen
President



Registration for Fall biathlon camp to be hosted by BPEI


Below is the latest information about the PEI camp. Biathlon NB will participate as a Team.

 

Registration will be by individuals or by clubs on behalf of members: External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=16091&lan=1&cartlevel=1.

Registration closes at 1200 hrs ADT, 22 September 2017.

 

A $50 Biathlon NB Team fee will be collected on site by the NB Team Administrator.

 

There has been no actual invitation yet but once it’s received, a Biathlon NB instruction

for participation at the camp will be issued.

 

As an important note, when you register please inform Paul Septon and Ray Kokkonen  by email:

External link opens in new tab or windowPaula.Septon@bellaliant.ca, External link opens in new tab or windowbiathlon@biathlonnb.ca

External link opens in new tab or window

-------------------------------
Here is the plan for our weekend.

Friday evening: Summer Biathlon at Brookvale Nordic, Mass Start format, zero 5:45 pm, start 6:15 pm
Saturday morning/afternoon: roller ski training in Cavendish & shooting training at Brookvale Nordic
Saturday evening: group activity in Cavendish for all
Sunday morning: roller ski activity in Cavendish & shooting activity at Brookvale Nordic
Estimated wrap-up time: 1:30 pm
-----------------------------

MISSION
Biathlon NB will participate with an official Team in the Fall Training Camp in Brookvale, PE during 22-24 September 2017.


OBJECTIVES


1. To provide a pre-snow training opportunity for NB athletes
2. To provide coaching experience for NB coaches
3. To provide team management experience for the NB Team staff


PARTICIPATION
Registration on Zone 4 for the event is still open. It appears from the athletes who have let me know and from various other sources that we will have 15 plus athletes and an official Team Staff of four.


CAMP PROGRAM
The camp activity program is given in the attached document.


TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATION, MEALS, FINANCES
All travel, accommodation and meals are the responsibility of clubs or individuals. A subsidy will be provided for the Team Staff members on an individual basis as arranged with the Team Administrator, Paula Septon. As previously advised, an
NB Team fee of $50 is to be paid by all participating athletes. Collection of the fee will be done by the Paula on site.


EQUIPMENT AND NECESSITIES
Athletes are to bring the equipment and necessities as directed in the invitation and by club coaches.


COMMUNICATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND SAFETY

Communications
Emergency telephone contact during the camp is to Trent Martin’s cell 506-623-9161
or Paula Septon’s cell 506-623-8118.

Appointments
Team Leader/NB Head Coach – Trent Martin
Coaches – Michel Cote, Yves St. Germain, Denis St. Germain
Team Administrator – Paula Septon


Safety
Safety will be of the utmost priority during travel to and from the camp and at the event. All participants must be extremely alert at all times for unsafe situations and must be vigilantly proactive about prevention of accidents of any kind. All range
safety regulations and firearms safety laws shall be tringently followed.


Ray Kokkonen
President


K


MESSAGE OF WELCOME FROM BIATHLON NOUVEAU –NEW BRUNSWICK


Dear Biathlon Friends:
It  is  my  pleasant  task  to  invite  you  to  the  first-ever  Maritime  Time  Trials being  held  in
Charlo,  NB,  13/14 January 2018.  This  event  replaces  the  traditional  AC  #1  and  NB
Championships as the  first competitive  Maritime event in  January. The AC #1 (as  AC  #2)
and the NB  Championships  will be held in  February  and  will be the pre-Nationals training
event. It is expected that the dates will return to normal in 2019.
With the history of the highly successful Canada Winter Games 2003  and the outstanding
Canadian  Championships  in  2007,  2011  and  2014,   the  legacy  continues.   The
volunteers of Les Aventuriers  are eager to demonstrate their hospitality and expertise and
will once more host an excellent event.
We  look  forward  to  see  you  again at  the  site  of  the  Canada  Winter  Games  and  the
Canadian  Championships,  and  will  do  our  very  best  to  present  you  an  interesting  and
pleasant experience of tecnique Acadian culture and hospitality of the Charlo area.
Sincerely,


Ray Kokkonen
President

Invitation 2018 Atlantic Cup 1 Brookvale

Invitation -Maritime Time Trials 2018.pdf



Registration for Fall biathlon camp to be hosted by BPEI


Below is the latest information about the PEI camp. Biathlon NB will participate as a Team.

 

Registration will be by individuals or by clubs on behalf of members: External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=16091&lan=1&cartlevel=1.

Registration closes at 1200 hrs ADT, 22 September 2017.

 

A $50 Biathlon NB Team fee will be collected on site by the NB Team Administrator.

 

There has been no actual invitation yet but once it’s received, a Biathlon NB instruction

for participation at the camp will be issued.

 

As an important note, when you register please inform Paul Septon and Ray Kokkonen  by email:

External link opens in new tab or windowPaula.Septon@bellaliant.ca, External link opens in new tab or windowbiathlon@biathlonnb.ca

External link opens in new tab or window

-------------------------------
Here is the plan for our weekend.

Friday evening: Summer Biathlon at Brookvale Nordic, Mass Start format, zero 5:45 pm, start 6:15 pm
Saturday morning/afternoon: roller ski training in Cavendish & shooting training at Brookvale Nordic
Saturday evening: group activity in Cavendish for all
Sunday morning: roller ski activity in Cavendish & shooting activity at Brookvale Nordic
Estimated wrap-up time: 1:30 pm
-----------------------------

MISSION
Biathlon NB will participate with an official Team in the Fall Training Camp in Brookvale, PE during 22-24 September 2017.


OBJECTIVES


1. To provide a pre-snow training opportunity for NB athletes
2. To provide coaching experience for NB coaches
3. To provide team management experience for the NB Team staff


PARTICIPATION
Registration on Zone 4 for the event is still open. It appears from the athletes who have let me know and from various other sources that we will have 15 plus athletes and an official Team Staff of four.


CAMP PROGRAM
The camp activity program is given in the attached document.


TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATION, MEALS, FINANCES
All travel, accommodation and meals are the responsibility of clubs or individuals. A subsidy will be provided for the Team Staff members on an individual basis as arranged with the Team Administrator, Paula Septon. As previously advised, an
NB Team fee of $50 is to be paid by all participating athletes. Collection of the fee will be done by the Paula on site.


EQUIPMENT AND NECESSITIES
Athletes are to bring the equipment and necessities as directed in the invitation and by club coaches.


COMMUNICATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND SAFETY

Communications
Emergency telephone contact during the camp is to Trent Martin’s cell 506-623-9161
or Paula Septon’s cell 506-623-8118.

Appointments
Team Leader/NB Head Coach – Trent Martin
Coaches – Michel Cote, Yves St. Germain, Denis St. Germain
Team Administrator – Paula Septon


Safety
Safety will be of the utmost priority during travel to and from the camp and at the event. All participants must be extremely alert at all times for unsafe situations and must be vigilantly proactive about prevention of accidents of any kind. All range
safety regulations and firearms safety laws shall be tringently followed.


Ray Kokkonen
President