The Calgary Alpine Snowflyers ski team was the worthy recipient of the Scurfield Memorial Trophy this weekend at The Sunshine Invitational.
The Nancy Greene Sunshine Invitational Alpine Ski Race for young athletes is held annually and the Snowflyers won the team category for ages 7 to 11 years.
“It is my pleasure to award the Scurfield Cup to the winners of The Sunshine Invitational on behalf of Sunshine and the Scurfield family,” said John Scurfield, Senior Vice President of Resort Operations, Sales and Marketing in Banff during the awards ceremony.
“This incredible event has been going on at Sunshine Village since The Sunshine Ski Club was founded in 1971. I was a past club racer although back then they just gave me an orange Nancy Green Toque and told me to go fast.”
The Sunshine Speedsters had a strong finish second place finish during the four run, dual slalom format race which was held on the Snow Snake ski run at Sunshine Village.
The Sunshine Ski Club was founded in 1971 and the Nancy Greene program in 1983 by well-known local ski coach Claudio Berto.
A number of the Sunshine Ski Club’s past ski racers have gone on to compete on the National Team, including Lana Blais Mullen, Darren Thorburn, Shona Rubens and current CAST member Andy Trow.
“It’s incredible the names associated with the Sunshine Invitational including Olympic medalist Karen Percy Lowe and speed skiing world record holder Cary Mullen,” said John Scurfield.
In addition to Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort, sponsors of this year’s event included The National Bank, Jelly Modern Doughnuts, Tronnes Surverys, Abominable Sports Calgary and The Ski Cellar Snowboard.
The Scurfield Cup is presented annually at the Alberta Alpine sanctioned Sunshine Invitational.
Last year the Scurfield Trophy was won by the Bow Valley Quickies.
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