The Alberta Biathlon Club is inviting its members and interested individuals to their Annual General Meeting.

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Alberta Biathlon Club (ABC) is having its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held remotely, and the agenda and details to attend will be posted before the date.  

ABC has been supporting grassroots biathlon in Alberta since 1985, all Clubs benefit from ABC funding and the Board ideally needs representation from all clubs. Please consider volunteering for a great cause.

You can find the official AGM notice on the website of ABC HERE.

To join the meeting on January 17, 2024, please follow the link HERE

Gernot Kostera Award applications are now being accepted.

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The Alberta Biathlon Club (ABC) is now accepting applications for the 2024 Gernot Kostera Award.

These prestigious biathlon awards are named after the late Gernot Kostera, an avid supporter of biathlon and a former President of the Alberta Biathlon Club. Gernot passed away in 2007 but left a legacy behind in the form of his charitable foundation that supports these awards.  Since 2008 the Gernot Kostera Award is given annually to one male and one female aged 12-14.  The award amount is $1000 per recipient. In addition, the Gernot Kostera Summer Camp Awards are given to one male and one female in the same age range.  The Camp award is a free registration to the annual ABC summer camp.  It is not a cash award and is not transferable. 

For more information, please visit the ABC’s website HERE.

Biathlon Alberta invites you to register for an in-person Advanced Officials Course in Canmore.

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Please join us on January 27-28, 2024, for this Advanced Level Officials course and bring your Official’s knowledge to the next level. This course will be great for all interested Entry Level Officials who plan to volunteer at the Canmore World Cup or the National Championships in Hinton and of course any other event in Alberta.

Please click HERE to find the Zone4 registration.

The Wapiti Nordic Ski Club invites you to Calforex Cup #3!

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Come and join us in Grande Prairie on January 13-14, 2024, for the first Calforex Cup in 2024.

We are excited to return to Grande Prairie since the last event at our most northern race location was held before the COVID-19 pandemic!

Let’s make this return to Grande Prairie a great race weekend!

To access the invitation and the Zone4 registration, please click HERE.

Calforex Cup #2 in Canmore is welcoming you!

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Why would you only spend one weekend in Canmore, when you can spend two!?

The Bow Valley clubs and Biathlon Alberta are inviting all interested athletes to register for Calforex Cup #2. The competitions will be held on December 2 & 3.

The Sprint race on Saturday will also be the trial event for Zones 1, 2, and 3 for the 2024 Alberta Winter Games.

To find the invitation and the link to the registration, please click HERE.

The Bow Valley clubs welcome you to Canmore!

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The Bow Valley clubs and Biathlon Alberta invite you to join us on November 25-26, 2023, for the first Calforex Cup of the 2023-24 season.

The invitation and registration are now posted on our website and can be found on our “event page” HERE.

Please be aware that Biathlon Alberta has adopted the majority of the new Biathlon Canada categories and that some of you will likely be required to consult with your coach and/or read the invitation and the Biathlon Alberta Hosting Policy in detail to choose your category.

Please note that the registration will open tomorrow, Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 08:00pm.

ATHLETES CAN REGISTER FOR THE EVENT UNTIL NOVEMBER 19, 2023 at 11:59pm!!!

The registration will remain open after that time for coaches to register until November 22, 2023, at 11:59pm. Coaches must register to receive the Zoom link for the Team Captains’ meeting!

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to Canmore!

2023 Jupi Award applications are now being accepted!

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A group of former BATC Head Coach, Richard Boruta’s, athletes have come together to create an annual award to remember their late coach. A minimum of $1,500 ($750 male/ $750 female) will benefit two developing Biathlon Alberta athletes and pay tribute to Richard’s memory.

Boruta’s sudden passing in August 2017 shocked the biathlon community. He was a family man, a respected world-class coach and a builder of biathlon throughout Canada. His work ethic and incredible passion for life were infectious to all those with whom he came into contact. The “Jupi Award,” which is roughly translated as “awesome” in Czech, is intended to recognize a young athlete who personifies these same traits in their pursuit of excellence in biathlon.

Application details and criteria:

  • Biathlon Alberta members, ages 14 to 19 years of age as of January 1st, 2024
  • Submit a maximum of 500 words on your future plans in Biathlon (pdf document)
  • Send applications to Elmar Heger, at elmar@biathlon.ca and include “Jupi Award” and your name in the subject line
  • The deadline to submit your applications is Friday, November 10th, 2023.

All applicants should be prepared to submit 2-3 written season updates for the donating group.

Biathlon Buddy 2.0 is coming!

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Biathlon Alberta is inviting all members, born between 2007 & 2008 (Senior Girls/Boys) to apply to become a buddy of one of our current Biathlon Canada Senior National Team members!

For the 2023-24 season the following athletes have agreed to mentor 1 Biathlon Alberta athlete each:

Emma Lunder

Jenna Sherrington

Nadia Moser

Benita Peiffer

Adam Runnalls

Christian Gow

These athletes will be available to the chosen athletes for help and guidance and to share their experiences on how they made it to be one of Canada’s best biathletes. The goal is that initial in-person meetings will be planned (joint training) before the National Team athletes start their season in Europe. From there the communication would be mostly virtual but will continue throughout the season.

If you are interested and would like to apply, please click HERE and complete the application!

Please complete your application by October 10, 2023!

For more questions, please contact Elmar at elmar@biathlon.ca

We have added another Trainer (silver) coaching course in Edmonton

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Biathlon Alberta invites all members to participate in the NCCP Trainer (silver) coaching course in Edmonton.

The course will be split between a virtual part on Thursday evening, October 19, 2023, from 05:30pm – 09:00pm and an in-person part on Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 08:00am – 04:00pm.

You can find more information and the link to the registration on our event page HERE.