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Ski nationals need support

Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre is getting ready to host the Canadian cross-country skiing championships in the spring and they need your help.

The event is scheduled to run from March 25 to April 2 and should attract more than 800 athletes and their support staff.

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is seeking financial and volunteer support from the community leading up to the event.

With a $200,000 price tag, hosting the national championships is no small feat, but the organizer said they are up to the task.

"It will take the entire community and local businesses to support this high-profile event," said Jeff Basset, a volunteer with the sponsorship committee.

“It is estimated that there will be a $2.3 million economic impact to greater Vernon with hotel stays, food and general tourism,” said Basset.

Financial aid is not the only assistance the non-profit organization is seeking. About 300 volunteers will be needed to run the event, Basset said.

“Interested parties can apply to volunteer on the event website later this month,” said Bassett.

Businesses interested in sponsoring the event can contact the sponsorship committee through the national championships website.



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