North Shore BMX relies solely on the assistance of volunteers to operate. This year we started our season with more people coming forward to help and a big thanks to all those who have taken steps to help. However our club needs MORE people to come forward and be part of making BMX racing happen for the kids!! A big thanks to those generous volunteers thus far, and hence we've been able to run many successful club events. But please remember that all those volunteers have jobs, kids, families and other commitments like you and the present board. For your kids, please consider small commitment of time and help. More volunteers means lighter hands for everyone.
During 2016 season, we are hoping to have a secondary volunteer team to run practices and races when the present board can’t make it due to other BMX commitments. There are only a handful of dates that need to be covered by the second slate. The purpose is to keep our events consistent so the parents and kids can depend on weekly events to schedule into the already busy calendar. Keep in mind, these dates coincide with other National or Provincial races which our development team generally attends as part of their commitment to the devo team goals of finding Provincial or National rankings. This year is special in goals in particular to those riders who wish to tryout and or make the Canadian National Team which is set to compete at the worlds in South Carolina in 2017.
June 3-4, Fri-Sat due to Canadian Nationals at Squamish BMX
July 1-3, Fri-Sat due to 3 Day U.S. Lumber Jack 3Day Nationals @Sumner, WA
July 16, Sat due to BC Provincial Championships at Abbotsford BMX
July 29-30, Fri-Sat due to Canadian Nationals at Victoria BMX
August 19-20, Fri-Sat due to Canadian Nationals at Kamloops BMX
August 26-27, Fri-Sat due to Canadian BMX Championships at Calgary BMX
September 23-24, Fri-Sat due to PCR Final Weekend at Pemberton BMX
If you would like to help but too busy to donate your time, please consider to donate bottles of water, Gatorade, baked goods and other stuff we can sell at our concession. Concession is one of the MOST important revenue generators at the track which helps with the operational expenses such as equipment repair and track maintenance.
Below is a list of the various volunteer positions we need help with on and off the track.
Registration - learn the Race Manager Program & assist with weekly races
Setup & Take Down - setting up/take down equipment, raking, track watering & grooming
Concession & BBQ
Corners - ensure the safety on the track
Safety Coordinator - organize the set up of safety cones and volunteers
Stager - organize the riders at the gate
Gate Starter - operate the gate
Bike Maintenance - maintain and/or repair the loaner bikes
Concession & Half Tracker Awards shopping
Special Event Support
If you are able to help, please email us at [email protected] with the position you would like to volunteer for. Volunteers' names will be entered in our monthly volunteer draw to win a Gift Card!! Thank you to all in advance.