Vernon's Sovereign Lake hosting Canada Cup races Dec. 4-5

Help needed for big event

Volunteers are needed for one of the largest cross country ski events of the year.

Racing returns to Vernon's Sovereign Lake with the first FIS race of the year on Dec. 4-5 and more than 80 volunteers are still needed for the Canada Cup event.

Volunteers can get close to the action at the finish and start areas, in timing, helping with food distribution and handing out volunteer gifts as well as assisting on course with control.

Organizers are also looking for a few people with Classic ski technique for assisting the jury on Sunday.

Some of North America's best athletes will be at the event, gaining FIS points to qualify for the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

There is a mandatory vaccination requirement for all athletes, support staff and coaches attending the event.

Should an athlete attend without proper issued paperwork from their PHO or state (or a Vaccine Card for BC Residents), their race status will be listed as a DNS for both events.

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