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    • Ski club bids adieu to digs

      March 16, 2012

      Fort Saskatchewan’s Nordic Ski Club discovered a bit of their history as they bid adieu to their home and prepare for a move to their new chalet at West River’s edge.

      Original club founders Allan Lee and Bjorn ‘Kol’ Carlsen scraped together a package of some of the club’s original documents, dating back to the early 1970s when the River Edge Ski Club was first established.

      Skiing in the Fort, however, had an earlier history, recalled Carlsen.

      “When I came here, back then nobody in the Fort skied,” he said. “My wife and I were very enthusiastic about skiing and we got some neighbours involved.”...