Source: Chris Colbeck
National Downhill Cycling Foundation of Canada â€œNDCFCâ€ & 2007 Canadian National DH Cycling Team.
The NDCFC and the 2007 National DH cycling team is making history this month! The team is facing the reality of having no funding! The Canadian Cycling Association will offer no direct funding to the downhill cycling discipline which is in line with the levels of funding the CCA receives from Sport Canada – the protocol is to support Olympic sports and downhill cycling is not an Olympic sport.
With 10 members on the National DH Team and no funding, manager/coach Chris Colbeck and the athletes have come up with a way to help themselves and the future of the sport! All are trying to travel to the biggest event of the year, the 2007 World Mountain Bike Championships in Fort William, Scotland September 8/9.
Chris Colbeck manager/coach of the 2007 National DH cycling team and former member himself is heading up the National Downhill Cycling Foundation of Canada â€œNDCFCâ€. â€œI will not sit back and watch the athletes struggle year after year after year financially! It paralyzes the future growth of the sportâ€ We have organized a major fundraiser in Vancouver, BC to help the athletes.
For more information please visit our web site or contact Chris Colbeck directly
National DH Cycling Team Manager
PO Box 960 Whistler, BC. V0N1B0 Canada
Read on for fund-raiser & athlete details:
Fund-Raiser Event Location: Downtown ~ Vancouver, BC.
Split venue/one night only! Full Moon!
Dinner: Semi Formal 3 course meal
Date: August 28th 2007
Time: 7pm â€“ 9pm
Place: Fiddlehead Joes on the water www.fiddleheadjoeseatery.com
Price: $125 Limited number of tickets are available!
Band & Party Featuring the band YUCA www.YUCA.ca
Date: August 28th 2007
Time: 9pm â€“ Closing
Place: The Plaza Club Grandville St, Vancouver www.plazaclub.net/
Price: $15 in advance or $20 at the door ~ Includes 1 Shot at the door & $4.50 Domestic Beers & Highballs all night long!
Introducing the 2007 Canadian National Downhill Cycling Team-
North Vancouver, BC. 5x National Team Member
North Vancouver, BC. 2x World Championships Jr. Bronze Medalist
Hull, QuÃ©bec. 2007 National Jr. Champion
Squamish, BC. 2006 U17 National Champion
Montreal, QuÃ©bec. 3x Canada Cup Champion, 07 National Champion
St Bruno, QuÃ©bec. 2007 National Jr. Champion
Whistler, BC. 2x National Team Member 2001 Jr. National Champion
Nanaimo, BC. 2006 Jr. National Champion, NZ World Championships 6th
Prince George, BC. 3x National Team Member 2005 National Champ
Nanaimo, BC. 2x National Team Member 2005 Jr. National Champ
Chris Colbeck ~ Milton, Ontario 2x National Team Member 7x National Team Coach
Mike Rothdram ~ Kirkland, Quebec 5x National Team Mechanic & Team Rocky Mt
Thank you; please visit our web site for more info,
Canadian National DH Cycling Team
National Downhill Cycling Foundation of Canada