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      April 5, 2016

      The Packet: The collection of skiing and snowshoeing trails at White Hills in Clarenville will now be known as the Corwin Mills Nordic Centre, in memory of the past president and builder for the local trail system.

      © Paul Tilley photo The unveiling of the Corwin Mills Nordic Centre with club members (from left to right): Harry O’Gay, David Warren, Bill Bailey, Peter Cleary, club president Keith Barrington and Corwin’s wife, June Mills.

      In a ceremony this past weekend at the Clarenville Area Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Club’s season-end get together, the group commemorated the trails, of which there are over 30 kilometres, for Corwin Mills who passed away in November.

      Mills was a founding member of the club in October, 1973, working tirelessly to help promote and encourage skiing and develop the trail system in the area since its inception.

      Club president, Keith Barrington says it’s a great honour for the club to remember someone like Mills who has done so much for skiing and snowshoeing in the local area.

      “I would say that if it wasn’t for his leadership and his involvement in the club, probably the trail system wouldn’t exist in there today the way it does,” said Barrington. “We thought it would be appropriate at this time to honour him in that way.”

      Mills was a member of the Cross-Country Ski Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Hall of Fame and, along with his wife June, a patron of the 2014 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games held in Clarenville.

      Mills’ red jacket, for which he became known for, is on display in the Lee Churchill Chalet at White Hills Ski Resort...