Interested in helping our club grow? Winter 2020-21 was the first season of operation for the SWBC! Consider volunteering - we would love to have you. There are many different roles and activities that need support. No experience necessary & training is provided. Just let us know what peaks your interest or fits your talents.
Community and Competition Coaches needed! Biathlon Saskatchewan offers coaching training throughout the year and is committed to developing coaches for local clubs around the province. Biathlon Canada coaching levels have responsibilities aligned with the amount of training received and coaching experience. These levels align with the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model so that the athletes are working with coaches with training and experience to help them through their development.
Community Coaches: Coach athletes in the FUNdamentals, Learn to Train, and Active for Life LTAD stages.
Competition Coaches: Coach athletes in the Train to Train and Train to Compete LTAD stages.
We are looking for volunteers who can help with trail grooming and maintenance throughout the snow season. The club is in the process of purchasing trail grooming equipment and developing our knowledge and skills for building and maintaining ski trails in and around the range.
Race Day Volunteers
Race day is a lot of fun for our athletes. The SWBC typically hosts a SK Cup race or Regional race each season. This event needs extra helping hands to ensure things go smoothly and the athletes have a great experience. There are a variety of roles:
Preparation: Gathering race supplies and preparing the range and trails prior to race day.
Race day office administration: Taking walk-up registration fees and reconciling race fees collected with the number of racers participating, handing out race bibs.
Race officials: Counting laps, timing the race, tracking scoring on the range.
Race festivities: Organizing music, post race drinks & snacks, wiener roast supplies, handing out cowbells to the fans and making sure medals and chocolate are on hand for the awards ceremony.
Clean up: Ensuring the range and equipment placed on the trails are put back in order once the race is completed.
No experience is necessary for these race volunteer roles. Training is provided on race day.
Behind the scenes there are a number of opportunities to help keep the club up running.
Executive: make strategic and operating decisions for the club.
Equipment and Facilities: maintain a listing of the equipment owned or used by the Saskatoon Wildlife Biathlon Club and ensure it is in good repair, as well as complete ongoing range maintenance and enhancements year-round.
Sponsorship and fundraising: recruit sponsors to help offset the high costs of acquiring and maintaining capital assets, including drafting sponsorship materials, contacting potential sponsors, ensuring appropriate recognition, organizing fundraising activities or events.
Communications: ensuring consistent and complete messaging of club-related information to families involved with the Club, as well as developing and delivering content to market the sport and the club to new members. Includes maintaining our social media presence, updates to the club website, developing marketing materials, and attending events to promote the club.
Finance: maintain the financial records, ensure appropriate controls around financial transactions and activities, and report on the Club’s finances to the Executive.