Next Sunday March 19th will be the first OuiCanSki Alpine event since the Pandemic.
There will be 90 participants. Half newly-arrived Ukrainian war refugees. Half newly-arrived from other countries around the world.
I am writing to you because in the past you have either volunteered for an event or expressed an interest in volunteering.
Thus, once again, I am asking for your time, patience and generosity.
If you can, OuiCanSki will need bodies to help with the March 19th event @ Ski Montcalm in Rawdon QC
3294 rue Park, Rawdon (Qc) J0K 1S0 (for your GPS)
If you are available:
OuiCanski is looking for people who can SMILE A LOT!
In addition to smiling,
In the morning:
1) Greet participants as they come off the bus and might be scared/nervous
2) “hold participant hands” so people feel less afraid
3) help put on ski boots
4) help attach ski boots to the skis
5) work alongside the instructors on the magic carpet/baby hill as extra bodies to make sure everyone feels safe and comfortable.
Volunteers will, in groups, help people who want to go back onto the slopes and improve their skills.
At the end of the day, everyone will be given a pair of Auclair gloves, maple syrup and Felix and Norton cookies.
Re: language. Most participants have been here for a couple of months and have a rudimentary knowledge of French or English. This should not be an issue for anyone. There will be enough speakers of many languages for everyone to understand.
If you would like to volunteer, have any friends or know anyone else who might want to help, please, feel free to bring them along, and pass around this email.
If you have any questions, please contact me at