McDonald presented with cheque from ‘Go Alex Go’ campaign

Barriere teen supported financial by his community to help with costs of attending National event

Alex McDonald  (left) is pictured being presented with a cheque from Mary MacLennan and Carman Smith of the North Thompson Recreation Society (NTRS) for the ‘Go Alex Go’ campaign.

Alex McDonald (left) is pictured being presented with a cheque from Mary MacLennan and Carman Smith of the North Thompson Recreation Society (NTRS) for the ‘Go Alex Go’ campaign.

Alex McDonald was recently presented with a cheque from Mary MacLennan and Carman Smith of the North Thompson Recreation Society (NTRS) for the ‘Go Alex Go’ campaign.

The campaign was to raise funds to help pay for Alex’s recent trip to compete at the Cross Country Ski Nationals in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, in March.

The NTRS, the community and the Sun Peaks Nordic Club put their donations together for this project and presented Alex with a cheque worth $1565.12, which included $1245.12 from the North Thompson Recreation Society and community donations; with the additional $320 raised and sent from the Sun Peaks Nordic Club.

Combined with the District of Barriere grant of $250, and the Overlander Ski Club grant of $500 all of these funds raised will go towards the expenses for Alex’s trip which totaled over $3800.

“We are so grateful for the outpouring of support and boost to the end of a long season of racing, travel and expenses,” said Mary MacLennan.

Alex said, “It feels great to know that people care and support my hard work and cross country skiing.”

The support from all the communities and clubs have been a wonderful vote of confidence for Alex who will continue to pursue his passion for cross country skiing after graduation this year.

McDonald finished 16th out of 85 competitors in the Classic 15km race at the Nationals.