Who We Are

Our Mission:

 

The purpose of the Sun Peaks Bluebird Society is to provide athletic and recreational programs to support the physical, mental and emotional development of individuals, including those who are economically and/or socially disadvantaged, who exhibit a commitment to the pursuit of their sport.

 

Such support may include sponsorship of year round training camps, winter day camps, event registration, registration with their respective provincial/national organizations, financial reimbursement and filming of promotional videos.  

 

Economically disadvantaged youth may receive priority although assistance is intended for snowboarders and skiers who exhibit an interest in and commitment to pursuing their sport.

 

Our History:

 

The Bluebird Day Fund was established on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 in memory of Bryn Taylor who died November 1, 2006. Bryn moved to Sun Peaks several years ago to pursue his passion for snowboarding and was an active and well-known member of the Sun Peaks community.

 

Initially the purpose of the Bluebird Day Fund was to support the growth and development of local snowboarders and park skiers in their chosen sport.  Support included sponsorship to training camps, event registration and BCSA/CSA registration.  Assistance was for athletes who exhibited an interest in and commitment to pursuing their sport.

 

The Bluebird Day Fund also assisted in the development and enhancement of the terrain park at Sun Peaks Resort through the annual donation of Terrain Park features as identified and recommended by the Committee and approved by the Sun Peaks Resort Corporation. The Bluebird Day Fund also supported the greater local community by donations of items for auction at the Fireman’s Ball to support the Health Centre and by members volunteering with 

Sun Peaks Shares. 

 

Status as a not-for profit society was granted in April, 2010, and operates with an elected board of directors.  

 

The Bluebird Day Fund continues to support snowboarders and skiers in the Terrain Park.

 

 

Our Members:

 

Behind every great organization is a dedicated group of people who devote many hours to their cause. Many thanks go out to our hard working volunteers and board members who make it all possible.

 

Volunteer Spotlight:

 

John Kosciuw

1)How long have you lived in Sun Peaks?

-"My first winter season working at Sun Peaks was 2009-2010.

I officially moved to Sun Peaks the following season and Whitecroft, BC is now my home."

 

2)Do you consider yourself a skier or snowboarder?

-"I consider myself a snowboarder, on my board is where I have the most fun. A hidden secret is that I can also ski."

 

3)How long have you been volunteering with the Bluebird Day Fund?

-"I have been involved with the Bluebird Day Fund when they created the Park Sessions Program in the winter of 2011-2012."

 

4)What is your favourite Bluebird event? 

-"Picking a favourite BDF event is hard for me because there are so many great ones like the Banked Slalom or Golf Tournament. My Favourite one would have to be the Fall Ball, as this event was my first date with my now wife. It is a little anniversary for us and a joy to dress up to the themes each year."

5. What would be your favourite ski run/ line at Sun Peaks Resort?

-"There are so many fun runs, glades and park lines, but if you want to know my favourite run/line, you're going to have to come ride with me."

Joey Riegler

1)How many years have you lived in Sun Peaks?

- "Moved to sun peaks in 2004. Lived there till 2013 I think and then moved to the Kootenays for 3 years. I got back in 2015."

2)Do you consider yourself a skier or snowboarder?

- "Snowboarder."

 

3)How long have you been volunteering with the Bluebird Day Fund?

- "I helped from the start." 

 

4)What is your favourite Bluebird event?

- "Banked slalom for life! Also the Fall Ball and the golf is on a close 2nd place"

Aino Knuutila

1)How many years have you lived in Sun Peaks?

-"Almost 4 years."

 

2)Do you consider yourself a skier or snowboarder?

-"Snowboarder."

 

3)How long have you been volunteering with the Bluebird Day Fund?

-"Just about 2 years I think."

 

4)What is your favourite Bluebird event?

-"Banked Slalom and the Fall Ball."

Marlie Marchewka

1) How long have you lived in Sun Peaks?

- "Total of 6 years."

 

2) Do you consider yourself a skier or snowboarder?

- "Snowboarder."

 

3) How long have you been volunteering with the Bluebird Day Fund?

- "Fortunate enough to have been there since the creation of the Bluebird Day Fund!."

4)What is your favourite Bluebird event?

- "Banked Slalom, building the coarse and the fall ball!!

Dom Koric

1) How long have you lived in Sun Peaks?

- "In sun peaks for 11 years."

 

2) Do you consider yourself a skier or snowboarder?

- "Snowboarder."

 

3) How long have you been volunteering with the Bluebird Day Fund?

- "From the start."

4)What is your favourite Bluebird event?

- "Banked slalom... with the fall ball as a very close second!

Gemma Harris

1) How long have you lived in Sun Peaks?

- "7 years."

 

2) Do you consider yourself a skier or snowboarder?

- "Skier."

 

3) How long have you been volunteering with the Bluebird Day Fund?

- "5 years as a photographer (with Alpine Images)."

4)What is your favourite Bluebird event?

- "Giver Balls Open."

You can get all your BDF Clothing,
Accessories and Stickers at
Bottoms Bar & Grill, Sun Peak Resort
Thank you to all who donate their time, money and effort each year to get kids up the slopes!
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