Who are we?
We are a volunteer organization formed to support the Livingstone Ski Academy. The LSAS is guided by a volunteer board of directors that is voted in annually at an AGM with positions including president, treasurer, secretary and directors-at-large. As with any board, the greater the diversity of the board members, the better representative the Board is of the association. All parents/guardians are invited to attend LSAS meetings, whether they are a member of the board of directors or not. The LSAS will ask for volunteer support from parents, guardians and friends of the LSA for fundraising opportunities through the year.
What do we do?
The LSAS assists LSA in three primary ways:
- The Board members, as well as individual parents attending meetings, provide feedback to LSA on how the program is running as well as opinions on proposed updates. It is important to note that the focus of the LSAS is to provide feedback that can be used to guide the program, but is NOT to implement policy or program changes.
- LSAS helps to provide financial support to LSA. In order to keep fees as low as possible, the LSAS was established to provide additional funding to the LSA program to provide for expenses over and above coaching and transportation, such as clothing, fun days, ski storage shack and additional programming. The target amount identified by LSA for LSAS to raise for the Ski Academy program is $20,000 per year through sponsorship, grants, fundraising and the Fiesta event.
- LSAS also assists the Livingstone School District to identify potential host families for billeting international students taking part in LSA.
How do I get involved?
The LSAS board of directors meets monthly - each meeting is scheduled on our calendar, and all LSA parents/guardians and supporters are welcome each month.
There are so many ways that our community can help out – by attending meetings, running for a board position, assisting with sponsorship or fundraisers or volunteering at events. Watch here for opportunities to join special sub-committees (e.g. organizing the annual Fiesta fundraiser) and calls for volunteers (e.g. for the Tom Tataryn World's Longest Slalom Race).