OLYMPIC BID!

$17,975.00 180% $10,000.00
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Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

Friday, 07 February 2014 Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia

UPDATE:
I have recently achieved my initial goal of $10,000 (amazing!) which will cover a portion of my team fees and the support has been incredible!!! Tourism Sun Peaks and Sun Peaks Resort Corporation have teamed up to try and help me fully cover my team fees as well as other expenses!  Tourism Sun Peaks and Sun Peaks Resort Corporation are offering a special experience for anyone who donates – a chance to ski BEFORE opening day! For all the details, visit www.sunpeaksresort.com/elli.  This is available to anyone who has also already donated.  If you would like to be entered in the draw please follow the link!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Elli

My name is Elli Terwiel.   I am from the incredible community of Sun Peaks, British Columbia.  I am an Olympic hopeful with a very strong chance of making the Canadian Olympic Team this season, with a little help from you!  The 2013 season was my most successful season to date, with two 17th place finishes and a 23rd place finish at the World Cup level.  At my race in Maribor, Slovenia where I had my second 17th place finish, I was the second fastest racer in the world on the second run, just 0.07 seconds behind the eventual World Cup champion, Tina Maze!(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpmKqUPdbzA) As well, this season I won races on the NCAA and NorAm circuits and finished 3rd at Canadian Nationals behind two World Cup podium finishers. It has not been an easy journey to get to this point, but perhaps that is why my success this season feels so sweet. Let me tell you a little about my journey thus far.  I made the National Development team when I was 18 years old after a steady progression through the junior programs.  At the age of 19, just over one year out of the Vancouver Winter Olympics, my dreams were crushed.  In a crash during training I tore my ACL, my meniscus, and received a bone bruise so bad on my femur that it resulted in not only crushed cartilage, but also a permanent dent at the impact point at the bottom of my femur.  I was devastated.  I was told I would probably never be able to run again and any career in skiing was in doubt.  After 3 months on crutches and a year off snow, incredibly, I managed to win my first NorAm ever during the second race of the season.  The year proved to be an emotional roller coaster as I had racing success, then managed to slip a disc in my back as well as a few other minor injuries (not unexpected after a year away from racing)  that lead to a good but very up and down year.  In the spring I was devasted to learn that the National Team did not want me back. 

When adversity is thrown at you it is amazing how you pick yourself up.  It made me realize once again how much I loved my sport and I decided to continue to pursue my dream of racing at the next Olympics.  I skied my first World Cup the next season and came 34th.  The next year I decided to accept a scholarship to the University of Vermont in conjunction with continuing to ski at the highest level I could.  That season, in addition to finishing (and loving) the first year of my Civil Engineering degree, I won the Overall NorAm Slalom title, finished 23rd in a World Cup slalom and my University team won the NCAA championships.  These results allowed me to make it back onto the Canadian National Team for the following season.  I have continued to pursue my degree in conjunction with skiing the full World Cup Slalom circuit,  and my slalom rankings are now 36th overall in the world, 3rd overall in  Canada and I am an NCAA double-team all-American. The icing on the cake is that I am half way through my degree in engineering as well.

This summer I have improved my results in physical testing and I am the strongest, and most powerful that I have ever been. I have had very successful on-snow camps where I have progressed a lot in my skiing; I am skiing faster than I ever have before.  My goal for this season is to represent Canada at the Sochi Winter Olympics.  I believe I can make it.  I have created this campaign to try and raise money towards my $15,000 National Team fees.  As an NCAA athlete I cannot accept sponsorship or prize money to help pay my team fees.  Right now my favourite "sponsors" are my good ol' Mom and Dad.  Any donations towards my Olympic goal would be GREATLY appreciated!

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$50

For donating $50 I will make use of another hobby of mine and make you a pair of earrings. I collect cool beads and gems from our travels! So each pair is unique (gentlemen...they make a great gift!)

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$100

For donating $100 I will make you a homemade toque! One of my many on-the-road hobbies includes making toques from wool I pick up on my travels!

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$500

For donating $500 I will make you a workout plan! As a elite athlete I have been in the gym for 9 years. If you are looking to get in shape for the ski season I have a bevy of workout ideas to help you attain your

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$1000

I have had a fairly interesting career with a lot of life lessons along the way. For a donation of $1000 I will donate back to you or an organization a presentation on motivation! I have given presentations in the past on success, pursuing goals, overcoming obstacles etc.

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Updates6

Elli Terwiel

5 months ago

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to thank you all once again.  This past weekend I competed in a World Cup in Levi, Finland...and it was AMAZINGLY well!  I came 11th.  My best ever finish in a world cup and I achieved the first of 2 top 12 results needed to qualify for the Olympics!  Thank you all for your support.  This fundraiser has been so successful that my team fees will be completely covered (Paypal and makeachamp do take a cut...so I am actually just over $15,000 in actual funds).  This is such a huge stress lifted off my families shoulders.  I am now about to get to work on all the toques and earrings I need to make!  Thanks again!  I will upload video of my race in Finland if I can!

Elli Terwiel

6 months ago

Hello Everyone!  I would like to THANK everyone for their amazing support.  I have been slightly overwhelmed by everyones generosity!  This has been such a successful fundraiser and its all because of you guys!  I am starting a tally of how many toques, earrings, workouts etc that I will be making and I know Ill not be bored for the rest of the year!  Right now I am just under $1000 from covering all of my team fees..(makeachamp site takes 9% and paypal a little as well).  The success of this campaign will elevate some serious financial stress from my parents!

Right now I am in Colorado getting in my last training block before our first race in Levi, Finland.  The skiing has been great!  I am really excited to race in just over 1 week!  To keep my mind busy and feeling productive I have started a geology class as well.  I am absolutely loving it as well!  Who knew the ordinary rock was so cool!  I hope every one is having a wonderful November thus far and please don't forget to go to www.sunpeaksresort.com/elli to enter for a chance to ski BEFORE opening day at Sun Peaks Resort!

4 Comments

Mike Williams

5 months ago

We are all routing for you Elli! You are an inspiration! The Williams Family Kamloops BC

David Barkay

5 months ago

thank you Elli for this update. all the best!!

Anne Terwiel

5 months ago

Please allow me to add a giant thank you from Elli's family to everyone who has contributed to Elli's fundraiser. A month ago we really weren't sure how we were going to pay Elli's team fees, and now Elli doesn't have to worry about that and can focus fully on her skiing. From what I've heard, Elli is skiing fast in training, so your contributions are giving her wings! It is going to be one heck of a season with everyone really working hard toward their Olympic goals, and I am sure that each bit of support from this wonderful community of people will help to shave those all-important hundredths off of Elli's race times. Thank you so much!

Martina Rota

5 months ago

Good luck in Levi! We'll watch you on TV!

Elli Terwiel

6 months ago

UPDATE:
I have recently achieved my initial goal of $10,000 (amazing!) which will cover a portion of my team fees and the support has been incredible!!! Tourism Sun Peaks and Sun Peaks Resort Corporation have teamed up to try and help me fully cover my team fees as well as other expenses!  Tourism Sun Peaks and Sun Peaks Resort Corporation are offering a special experience for anyone who donates – a chance to ski BEFORE opening day! For all the details, visit www.sunpeaksresort.com/Elli.  This is available to anyone who has also already donated.  If you would like to be entered in the draw please follow the link!  The link will be live as of October 24th, 2013.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Elli

3 Comments

Heather Smuin

6 months ago

Elli, Mark and I made the contribution but it would let me add another name...Just so you know !

Heather Smuin

6 months ago

*would not

David Barkay

6 months ago

Elli, your achievement of your campaign is just amazing! you're a superstar!

Elli Terwiel

6 months ago

UPDATE:
I have recently achieved my initial goal of $10,000 (amazing!) which will cover a portion of my team fees and the support has been incredible!!! Tourism Sun Peaks and Sun Peaks Resort Corporation have teamed up to try and help me fully cover my team fees as well as other expenses!  Tourism Sun Peaks and Sun Peaks Resort Corporation are offering a special experience for anyone who donates – a chance to ski BEFORE opening day! For all the details, visit www.sunpeaksresort.com/Elli.  This is available to anyone who has also already donated.  If you would like to be entered in the draw please follow the link!  The link will be live as of October 24th, 2013.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Elli

Elli Terwiel

7 months ago

Here is another video I just made of me skiing at my last camp in New Zealand!

3 Comments

Michael Shpigelman

7 months ago

Amazing!

David Barkay

7 months ago

great video!! share more!!

David Barkay

6 months ago

I just saw the Youtube "Elli Extraveganza" and I am so impress: not only your great Skiing capabilities but also your personality, inside power and determination. I am sure you will be very successful in your career. I wish you all the best!

Elli Terwiel

7 months ago

Here is a short video I made of my World CUp races last season

2 Comments

David Barkay

7 months ago

this looks really good!

Christopher Nicolson

6 months ago

Awesome race shots. Great clips all featured on Elli. This would have saved me hours of watching tv for the brief glimpse of Elli on regular network sports.

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Claire Bays

5 months ago

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Caitlin Gossage

5 months ago

$50.00
Maynard Kirkpatrick

5 months ago

$100.00
David Deol

5 months ago

$100.00
Jacqueline Breitenmoser

5 months ago

$100.00

Good luck for this season. Kick ass! Peter & Jacqueline (Peter's Pasta)

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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Good luck

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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Andrew Chisholm

5 months ago

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It was either spend 20 bucks on pizza or give 20 bucks to someone who actually needs it... Guess who won!? Gittr done this winter!!

Shawn Jette

5 months ago

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Good Luck, Bring home GOLD

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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Lisa Dent

6 months ago

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From two of your "sun peaks racer" fans, Clayton and Calvin. Best of Luck !!!

Thomas Beveridge

6 months ago

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Ingrid Terwiel

6 months ago

$25.00
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6 months ago

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Bob Slipp

6 months ago

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Kelly McBroom

6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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LESLIE GODWIN

6 months ago

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Remi Gauthier

6 months ago

$25.00
Christopher Wilson

6 months ago

$50.00

Best wishes for a great season Elli. Chris and Joan Wilson, Sun Peaks.

Keith G Boughton

6 months ago

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Go Get 'Em Elli, David Boughton and family

Heather Smuin

6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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Cathy Earle

6 months ago

$100.00
Arthur Santema

6 months ago

$50.00
Paul Charlton

6 months ago

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Godspeed Elli

Petr - Ines Duda

6 months ago

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Harold J Hiemstra

6 months ago

$50.00
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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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Anne Nicolson

6 months ago

$150.00
Eric Santema

6 months ago

$25.00
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6 months ago

$500.00

Good luck Elli. Ski fast and make SPAC proud!

Marion Parker

6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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Sherry Hallett

6 months ago

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Deb Ramsay

7 months ago

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Mike Madill

7 months ago

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Jennifer Larsen

7 months ago

$100.00
Gordon Bull

7 months ago

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7 months ago

$1000.00
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7 months ago

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

$100.00
PATRICK CHASE

7 months ago

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7 months ago

$500.00
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7 months ago

$100.00
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7 months ago

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7 months ago

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Doug J Strong

7 months ago

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Mark Bussanich

7 months ago

$100.00
Martina Rota

7 months ago

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Mavis Kupchuk

7 months ago

$25.00

Go Elli go!!!

Selena Olson

7 months ago

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David Lambert

7 months ago

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7 months ago

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Meegan Stewart

7 months ago

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Good luck Elli!

Matthew Buckingham

7 months ago

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

$100.00
Doug Ellis

7 months ago

$50.00

Wishing you all the best Elli- we are so proud of you !

Patricia Gocal

7 months ago

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Melanie Roberts

7 months ago

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caroyn Sluis

7 months ago

$25.00
Kari Geier

7 months ago

$25.00
Damian Francis

7 months ago

$100.00

Hey - you don't need to make a tuque - you'll be making hundreds of 'em! But if you do : make one for Kade - do something cute.

Kyle MacKinnon

7 months ago

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Gordon Harder

7 months ago

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

$100.00

Go out there and kick some serious ass.

Tracey Dickson

7 months ago

$250.00
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7 months ago

$25.00
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7 months ago

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

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