Fundraiser for Salmon Arm Olympic hopeful

Salmon Arm's Alysson Marshall is aiming for the 2014 Winter Olympics and a fundraiser will be taking place July 5.

Cross-country skier Alysson Marshall

Cross-country skier Alysson Marshall

Salmon Arm’s very own 2014 Winter Olympic hopeful, Alysson Marshall, will be in Salmon Arm on Thursday, July 5 at a special fundraising event.

Sponsored by Lakeside Insurance, a hot dog sale combined with a chance to win prizes and to meet Marshall will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lakeside Insurance parking lot adjacent to Fletcher Park.

Marshall is part of the Canadian X-Country Ski Team and her accomplishments this season  are:

• Winner of the Noram Series and Tech Sprint Series;

• Competed in 13 World Cup events;

• Ranked fourth woman in Canada in both sprint and distance;

• Silver medalist at 2012 National Championship in skate, and bronze medalist in the sprint.

Marshall trains with the Alberta World Cup Ski Academy out of Canmore, a National Development Centre for Cross-Country Canada.

Prizes will be drawn throughout the day with main prizes being:

• X-country skis  with a framed photo  and signed bib of Marshall’s.

• Day of golf for four at Rivershore.

In addition to being on site at Lakeside Insurance for the hot dog sale, Marshall will be in Salmon Arm from July 3 to 8.

For more information  about the event,  call Lakeside Insurance at 832-8103.

Everyone is encouraged to come down and meet Marshall and, for a donation, have a hot dog and drink in the Lakeside Insurance parking lot.

On her blog, Marshall writes:

“This has been a breakthrough year for me and I am so fortunate to be able to pursue my dreams. I would like to thank my coaches, teammates, family, friends and sponsors for your continued support.”