To all our KBMX family The 2018 BMX season has been a great one with the club seeing a huge growth in membership from 87 members to over 130. Almost a 40% increase. We had new riders trying BMX right up until the last race of the season. This growth has not been without some growing pains, especially on practice nights. We have been working over the last 3 seasons working to sent up a better format to practice nights with a structured program. (most tracks do not run a structured coaching program and practice nights are just an open track with gates) We have some changes coming for next season that will make things even better. I want to say a big thanks to our 3 adult coaches, Michael Colling, Jason Kelly and Jamie McQuaig for your support and dedication to the riders of KBMX. Also a thank you to the Jr riders who were there helping out with practices and demonstrating regularly. I would like to introduce our new board for the 2019 season President – Gina Hovencamp Vice President – Jason Kelly Secretary - Cori McQuaig Race Director – Kerry Colling Volunteer Coordinator - Nadia Hovencamp Track Maintenance Director at large – Mike Rutter Every person on this new board has something special to offer the track and they are already working hard to get ready for the 2019 season. I feel you have selected a very strong leadership team, however the team is just the leaders, we need all of you to help make this club a success, we can not run without the volunteers. We say goodbye to Ange Fleming who stepped down from the board after 4 years of service. Thank you ange for your dedication that you have shown to KBMX. Linda Clissold and Chad Bridger have also chosen to leave the board for personal reasons and we thank them for their contribution that they have made to the club. This past season KBMX hosted a Gold Cup Qualifier and a Provincial Qualifier. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a success.next year we hope to once again host the Limestone City Nationals, we will update you as soon as we know the details. We had a large number of riders complete the provincial series and come home with Provincial Nummbers! I will not list all of them as there are so many and I do not want to miss anyone We have had riders Compete the Gold Cup Regional series and come home with Gold Cup Plates, congratulations to Cole Zufelt, Sami Colling, Jason Kelly and Jason Rose. We had Riders awarded CNAG plates, Addyson McQuaig, Rylee Lorbetski, Sami Colling, Cole Zufelt and Britney Hovencamp. All of these rider also earned a CNAT plate as well. We sent 2 riders to worlds and they rode well and make us proud,Cole came home with a podium finish on cruiser taking the #3 world plate and Britney made her main on cruiser coming home with a #6 world plate.! Both these riders spent the season on the National Next Gen Team traveling to camps and races throughout Canada and the US. We held a great time trials sponsored by Coach Michael, A special thank you to Michael and Colling Web Design for hosting this event and putting up the money for the prize payouts, and congrats to Luc Quenneville who walked away the best time in this years event. We implementmented a new personal sponsorship program that I am happy to say has had great success, we had 38 sponsors! From this... * 10 riders recieved their BMX Canada Membership paid for. * 7 recieved their KBMX membership paid for. * 3 riders got their Provincial series paid for. * 1 rider had $270 to put towards nationals or any races of choice. We want to thank our sponsors big and small for all they do. As a not for profit organization we do rely on sponsorship to help keep the prices affordable for our members. If you want any information on our sponsorship programs e-mail us at KBMXracing@yahoo.com and we will send you a digital copy of the sponsorship letters and forms and answer any questions you may have. Thanks to our sponsor and families that support KBMX throught the season BGM Metalworks has been a major sponsor over the past 4 years, I can’t say enough about the contributions of BGM, from awards, to fixing equipment, to allowing us to dump our garbage during clean up days in their dumpsters and so much more, Jason is always willing to help us where it is needed. Bullet Engines who sponsored the money opens for our provincial weekend. Tomlinson for providing us with the port-a-potties. Richard Punchard Construction for getting the prestaging area materials and all who helped him construct it. Paula Rutter of Remax, always there to help and doing donating to the track Tonys Pizza for the use of the pizza warming oven that allowed us to increase canteen revenue and provide the members with hot meals. The Howie family who lent us the hot dog roller for the season. Thanks to all our individual sponsors. And a special thanks to all of the families that donated to the raffle tables to help us raise funds. I apologize if I missed anyone we do appreciate everything our sponsors do for us. If you have any suggestions of ways we can improve the club and your experience please speak to a board member, we are always there to listen. Dont forget to sign up for the banquet on Nov 11th As we close out this year we thank all of you to you who have supported us. Remember all the new friends you have made through this great sport. Next year, choose to befriend a new member, Take them under your wing and help them navigate through those first few confusing weeks, be the familiar face that makes KBMX a family! Keep an eye out for winter events and come join us to keep in touch over the long cold winter, if not we will see you at the track in the spring