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Herb Bradley Challenge rescheduled

The recent winter weather has played havoc with the planning of the 26th annual Herb Bradley Pepsi Challenge, however Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports’s (VISAS) major fundraiser is a go for Sunday, March 23 at Mount Washington.

To all teams who have already registered, mark your calendar for March 23 and look forward to some great spring skiing. For the rest of you, there’s still time to get a team together and register for a fun day on the slopes.

To join in the fun, just round up three people willing to attach themselves to skis or snowboards and navigate down a gentle slalom course. No experience is required. The entry fee is only $300 and includes lift tickets for the day and lunch, charitable donations are welcomed.

“Each team will be allocated one of our smiling students for the race. And the team closest to their quesstimated time is the winner,” said Brian Lees, co-organizer of the 2014 HBPC. “The short race takes place in the morning and you have the rest of the day to enjoy the mountain experience.”

“This fundraiser,” Lees said, “provides the dollars to run our Winter Sports Festival, the racing program, and upgrade our adaptive ski and snowboard equipment.”

VISAS’s program has grown to be one of the biggest in Canada, offering people with physical challenges or who are developmentally delayed the opportunity to get out each winter and have fun on the slopes and trails. If you are a business owner looking to reward employees with a team building experience on the slopes, why not enter a team? For more information, contact Brian Lees at (250) 202-1513, e-mail: or Brian Gorman at (250) 218-6335, email:

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