In 2009, our 10th year of racing in Ski to Sea, the Boundary Bay Brewery team won first place in their division. AND, 6 of our 7 athletes placed first during their leg of the race, gaining them Top Gun status in the race.
Our first womens team was put together by a group of employees in 1999, but 2000 was the first year for a competitive Team. That year, we came in 13th overall, which made them the fastest women’s team in the history of the race. Our goal ever since has been to break into the top 10 spot. It seems to get harder and harder as the competition for the race gets more fierce every year!
With this year’s win for our Women’s Competitive Team, the Boundary Bay Brewery team is now the ONLY team in Ski to Sea history to win their division 10 years in a row.
On the day of the race, the Top Gun winners (the fastest racers for each leg, both Females and Males) were recognized. Somehow, our official times weren’t posted after the race and didn’t actually post until 48 hours later. Consequently, none of our ladies were given the Top Gun awards right after the race, but we have since found out that almost all of our ladies DID actually finish first in their legs. In fact, the Sanitary Services Team was awarded the Top Gun for fastest canoe leg. On their own, they brought their awards over to Boundary Bay because they knew they didn’t beat our team. We just wanted to take this moment to tell all of our team how proud we are of them and to congratulate Dasha, Brooke, Sabrina, Robin, Debbie, Deighen and Tracy on their official Top Gun status. (We belive all the women awarded the Top Gun status directly after the race are excellent athletes as well…we just wanted our team to receive the recognition they deserve.)
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18th Place Overall
1st Place in the Competitive Women Division