Saturday, March 10, is the last day of JackRabbits. It's also the day that Beckie Scott (her bio is below) is coming to Onion Lake! Everyone is welcome to join in the fun! Games and activities for all ages start at 3:00 p.m. Bonfire and potluck start around 5:30. Presentations of prizes and a special presentation for the coaches will follow supper. Come out for a ski and to meet Beckie.
The rental shed will be open 1-8 p.m., normal rates for rentals and day passes apply.
Beckie Scott is a three-time Olympian, participating at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan, the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy. Her best placed finish in Nagano was 45th, but Scott won a gold medal in cross-country skiing at the Salt Lake City games. She originally finished third in the five-kilometre pursuit, but she was upgraded to the gold medal when winner Olga Danilova and runner-up Larissa Lazutina were eventually disqualified for using darbepoetin, a performance-enhancing drug. Scott was awarded a silver medal before receiving her gold medal in June 2004, almost 2 and a half years after the Olympics ended. She became the first Canadian and first North American woman to win an Olympic medal in cross-country skiing.