LCNSC club members Andree and Carl spent some time introducing members of Helena’s Girls Thrive to the joys of nordic skiing. In their Facebook post Girls Thrive writes:
“That triumphant feeling when you learn and conquer a new sport and feel amazing about yourself…this is what these powerful, positive girls experienced yesterday. Cross-country skiing takes a lot of grit, resilience, and courage to get back up and keep trying! We couldn’t be more proud and thankful. Thankful for our amazing partnership with The Base Camp(shout-out especially to Tim Lynch and Les Mignery!) for donating and organizing the ski set-ups, thankful for Carl & Andree Anderberg for generously taking time out of their busy days to instruct us (and bring us cookies! Anderbergs FTW our amazing and helpful coaches Karla Clark & Kessa Franklin, Last Chance Nordic Ski Club for grooming the beautiful golf course trails [thanks Dave and partners!] and allowing us access to this incredible facility, and Shalon Hastings, owner of Hub Coffee for donating yummy hot cocoa! So much [love] and gratitude for these supportive people!
One year after the first Women’s March, I can’t help but be proud of Helena for providing opportunities for these girls and young women to experience themselves as strong, competent outdoors people. Great stuff. I encourage you to go to their Facebook page and look at the pictures. You’ll be inspired. You too will be proud to be living in Helena. Plus…we all should be having this much fun!