Town of The Blue Mountains

32 Mill St., PO Box 310, Thornbury, ON, N0H 2P0
Phone:                 (519) 599-3131
Fax:                        (519) 599-5723


February 22, 2018

It is with great pleasure that I welcome the athletes, coaches, family and friends attending the 2018 Sport Check U16 National Championships. Our Town has a long history of alpine skiing, and the four host clubs; Georgian Peaks Ski Club, Alpine Ski Club, Craigleith Ski Club and Osler Bluff Ski Club are all a big part of what makes this area Ontario’s greatest alpine recreation destination.

On behalf of Town Council, I would like to thank Alpine Ontario and the Southern Ontario Division for organizing this event, allowing Canada’s best racers to showcase their talents. We wish each racer the best. These young athletes, each striving for their personal best, will become the athletes we will be watching on the Ontario, Canadian, Nor-Am, World Cup and Olympic stages in years to come.

An event such as this cannot run without volunteers, and I know that the skiing community in our area will come together to create an unforgettable experience for the athletes. These volunteers are the heart of any sporting event, and the hours of time spent organizing, gate judging, timing, starting and the many other tasks that go into holding these events does not go unnoticed. We appreciate your efforts.

I am very proud that you have chosen our Town for this event and I wish you all a great event.


Mayor John McKean

Town of The Blue Mountains