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  • 11 Mar 2012 2:21 PM | Anonymous
    What a tremendous amount of great work got done this weekend at the work party! Thanks so much to the dedicated members and local enthusiasts who came out to help us improve the track.
    Several projects were undertaken this weekend. One of the most exciting was the building of a new mini-track for the kids which was spearheaded by Ryan Bradley of 'Bradley Excavating' and assisted by the boys from 'Talboy Contracting'.

    Craig Weme and his son Stephen showed up from 'Craig's Bobcat' and went to work laying pipe to help drainage in some of the track's swampy, low-lying areas. This could be the best thing to happen for the track itself in a long time. Most of the track is in fantastic shape already this season, if we can get a few low areas to drain better the track will be mint!

    New members Dave and Angie Martell also showed up with a Bobcat. Dave worked with Frank Syrotuck on the starting gate area and filled puddles on the track while their wives planted flowers, pulled weeds, and generally made the site a more beautiful place. Also in attendance were the Scheres and Johnson families who made the trek over from Saltspring Island along with the Bradleys.

    NMA is so grateful to all the people who came out to make the track better this weekend. This is the beauty of a volunteer non-profit track...the members have the power to make the track as good as they want to make it! The Wastelands is a National caliber track, and with the kind of support we saw this weekend the track executive hope we can provide a top flight track day in and day out for its members. We are in the process of devising a maintenance program that will keep the track at its best throughout the summer. Stay posted to find out how you can help!!
    Thanks again!
  • 08 Mar 2012 12:51 PM | Anonymous
    Looks like spring is coming! Track executive would like to invite you up to the track this weekend for an informal work party! We will be building a mini track, grooming the main track, and lots of other little jobs that need to be done each spring (see below).

    We will be arriving around ten and working Saturday and Sunday. You can purchase your membership at pre-season rates and do a little riding between work sprints! The track is in pretty good shape and will get better as the day goes on. The BBQ will be fired up if you want to bring something to grill.

    Tasks on the list:
    fence repair- overflow mgmnt- garbage removal- tire wall- grading- painting- re-stack tires- general cleanup (burn pile, nail sweep, misc,)- cut broom- etc...please bring any tools that may be useful: shovels, weed-eater, paint brushes, axe, rakes...bulldozer!

    Any time and energy you can provide is greatly appreciated. Can't wait to see our MX family at the track! A task list will be posted at the tower; see you there!
  • 18 Feb 2012 10:32 AM | Anonymous
    The Vancouver Island Motocross Association (VIMX) and its member clubs Nanaimo, Campbell River and Alberni Motocross Associations, along with CMRC, are proud to announce the Island Event Schedule for 2012. The schedule includes a primary 9 round VIMX Championship Series and a shorter 5 round VIMX Club Series. Given the general preference to avoid double-headers and include more practice days, each race weekend (except Nanaimo Round 6/National Amateur Day) has a Practice Day on Saturday and racing on Sunday. VIMX is pleased to include TriPort Motorbike and ATV Club in our Championship Series as a VIMX associate club. VIMX made significant efforts to include Westshore MX in the Island race schedule this year. This included negotiating with CMRC for the inclusion of a non-CMRC sanctioned track, insurance provision, and first-time free CMRC racing licenses. Unfortunately Westshore MX declined to work with VIMX/CMRC or participate in the Island race series. However the "First Time Free" license offer will still be available at some of our races to riders who have never had a CMRC license.

    VIMX is also extremely excited that CMRC chose Nanaimo Wastelands to kick off the 9 round Monster Energy Motocross Nationals Series this year on Sunday, June 3rd. Like last year, the Nationals Amateur Day on Saturday, June 2nd will also be Round 6 of our Championship Series. See the Monster Energy Motocross Nationals Schedule page on the www.vimx.ca website for the complete series schedule.

    VIMX has included our fellow CMRC/BCMA Mainland riders on this announcement as we'd like to invite you to come race some of our Island events. We're working on providing some incentives to Mainland riders to help encourage you to make the trip and ride with us – to be announced shortly. We also encourage our Island riders to attend some of the BCMA Mainland events, including the planned BCMA Pro Am Championship in Kamloops currently scheduled for August 31st through September 2nd. See the BCMA and BCMA South websites for Mainland schedules.

    For more details about VIMX and CMRC see the  About VIMX page on the www.vimx.ca website.

    VIMX Championship Series

    This is the main 8 round Island CMRC Series including 3 Amateur National Qualifiers.
    • April 14 – Campbell River Practice Day
    • April 15 – Round 1, Campbell River
    • April 21,22 – Nationals Work Party, Nanaimo
    • April 28 – Nanaimo Practice Day
    • April 29 – Round 2, Nanaimo (also ANQ)
    • May 5 – Port Alberni Practice Day
    • May 6 – Round 3, Port Alberni
    • May 12 – Nanaimo Practice Day
    • May 13 – Round 4, Nanaimo
    • May 19-21 – Nationals Work Party, Nanaimo
    • May 26 – Port Alberni Practice Day
    • May 27 – Round 5, Port Alberni (also ANQ)
    • June 2 – Nationals Amateur Day and Round 6, Nanaimo
    • June 3 – Monster Energy National, Nanaimo
    • June 9 – Monster Energy National, Kamloops
    • June 16 – Campbell River Practice Day
    • June 17 – Round 7, Campbell River (also ANQ)
    • June 29-July 1 – Western Canadian Amateur Championships, Raymond
    • August 25 – Campbell River Practice Day
    • August 26 – Round 9, Campbell River
    • August 31-September 2 – BCMA Pro Am Championship, Kamloops
    Note that events in italics are other VIMX or CMRC events planned during the series schedule. The Championship Series Banquet date and location are still to be determined.

    VIMX Club Series
    This is a shorter 5 round series designed to attract new, current and alumni riders. CMRC has agreed to provide prorated/discounted Full CMRC Licenses for this series to riders who have not yet purchased their license. If you haven't been able to manage the time and/or financial commitment to race the full Island Championship Series, now is your chance to dust off your boots and come out and compete. For the regular warriors, we hope this series will draw more competition for you to line up against. The series will also introduce some additional fun classes.
    • August 31-September 2 – BCMA Pro Am Championship, Kamloops
    • September 8 – Nanaimo Practice Day
    • September 9 – Round 1, Nanaimo
    • September 22 – Port Alberni Practice Day
    • September 23 – Round 2, Port Alberni
    • September 29 – Nanaimo Practice Day
    • September 30 – Round 3, Nanaimo
    • October 13 – Campbell River Practice Day
    • October 14 – Round 4, Campbell River
    • October 20 – Port Alberni Practice Day
    • October 21 – Round 5, Port Alberni
    Note that events in italics are other VIMX or CMRC events planned during the series schedule. 

    Other Events
    The VIMX member tracks are also planning many other events throughout the year including open houses, riding schools, evening racing and Endurocross races. Once events and dates are finalized they will be posted on the VIMX and individual club websites.

    It takes an enormous amount of time and effort to plan, promote, organize and run motocross race series and other events in the regions.  We want to thank in advance all the people that take precious time from their already busy lives so that we can all enjoy our great sport. Please remember to actively support these volunteers and consider helping out if you can at the region level, clubs and/or races. We're all looking forward to another fun and exciting season of riding and racing on the Island and abroad.

    Vancouver Island Motocross Association Executive

    Website: www.vimx.ca
    Email: info@vimx.ca
  • 27 Jan 2012 10:23 AM | Anonymous
    Hey Everyone,

    NMA desperately needs a new secretary for our club! We generally meet in Duncan and have a great crew running the club this year. The position comes with a free membership to the club, and a laptop computer! That's right, you get a laptop to take home with you after you have taken our minutes! What other volunteer job offers these kinds of perks!! If you can afford one evening a month, and a tiny bit of homework please contact us, or come out to our next meeting on Feb. 8th! Look forward to hearing from you!
  • 12 Dec 2011 8:53 PM | Anonymous

    NMA is sorry to report that Sarah Stipkala has stepped down from her position as the club secretary. Sarah did a great job and will be missed.

    We hope to have the secretary position filled as soon as possible, with a candidate being officially elected at our January meeting. Secretary Job description:

    • Conduct the correspondence of the society, issue notices of meetings
      of the society and directors, and keep minutes of all meetings
    • Has custody of all records and documents of the society except those
      required to be kept by the Treasurer
    • Maintain the registrar of members
    • Organize all pertinent details for club meetings, and AGM
    • Prepare and distribute club information emails including events,
      meetings, news, etc
    • Distribute club information to webmaster and respond to website emails
    • Maintain sponsor list
    • Prepare announcer notes, race schedules, waivers, and all required
      forms for events for front gate and sign up tower
    • Prepare and distribute a monthly or quarterly newsletter, including
      arranging contributors and content
    • Attend monthly meetings

    If you or anyone you know is interested in the position please respond here.

  • 06 Dec 2011 10:34 AM | Anonymous

    The Nanaimo Motocross Association held the Annual General Meeting in November.  Thank you to those who attended. We are pleased to announce the 2012 Executive:

    President - Mark Swanwick

    Vice President - Matt Muenzler

    Treasurer - Donna Meyland

    Secretary - Sarah Stipkala

    Promotions Manager - Marla Daniels

    Site Manager - Joel Bradbrooke

    Track Manager - Byran Whitcomb

    Watering Manager - Mike MacDonald

    Membership Manager - Kelly Rowlett

    Thank you to all of the outgoing Directors, and their families, for your hours of hard work and dedication.   We would also like to thank the many volunteers and sponsors who have helped out over the years. We appreciate it!

    Our first meeting of the new Executive will be on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at the Silverbridge Inn in Duncan at 7:00 pm.  We will discuss meeting locations and dates at the meeting and then post the dates here on our website. We hope to see you there! If not, have a safe and Merry Christmas.

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