Wizard Waterski and Wakeboard Club
The following text is simply an intro to a
not so typical water ski and wakeboard club in North America. For the latest news, click on ALL
the above Bumfluff's but, we encourage you to read about us in the following. We are
located at 53.4 deg nth latitude where the sun shines 18 hours per day in Summer and 6 in
winter. Our season lasts from May (Brrrr) to October (Brrrrr) although we have skied on
April 7th (earliest) and around November 15th (latest) at our site. The rest
of the time, id be frozen man! PS - As I am using a
Microsnot product to produce this page, some elements don't work in Firefox!
I will fix it shortly with some Kweeeeelllll stuff!
I finally figured out how to access this page again and
hopefully update it shortly! The server guys switched to "webdav"
format. Duh - like tell someone! Joey Zasada put up a FlakeBook page
for the Wizard Water Ski & Wakeboard Club. The link is in the Bumfluff
so check it out and add comments at will!
Check out the Bumfluff for more newz!
By the way, this Website doesn't work on Firefox which is a
pain in the butzola so you have to use the virus ridden IE exploiter.
Wizard Winter Skiing Pics
The Wizard Water Ski Club is located about 75 km southwest of
Edmonton, Alberta, on the south shore of Wizard lake. The club is one of the largest and
oldest (since 1961) in Alberta. Our membership ranges from recreational skiers (re.
Wally's) to past national champions (yes Vern Oberg did actually win the senior men's
overall title a few years ago and Cindy Trueman is the Current Women's 3
National Champ!). Besides three event skiers, we also have many wakeboarders
and barefooters (none of the barefooters are any good, but they always have lots of beer).
Actually, methinks we have more wakeboarders! But, can't tell because they
never get up until the afternoon. We even have a few Air Chair wankers -
lots of stuff to do here....
The club site itself is located on a parcel of land which was
acquired in the early 60's as a long term lease from the Goodrich family. Now,
the land is solely owned by the Wizard Water Ski Club. The site
consists of: the club shack (a clubhouse overlooking the lake), lakeside sauna/change room
and pier, equipment and gas sheds, various club member cabins, slalom couse, ski jump, and
of course a couple of ski boats (a 94 American Skier TBX, and a 92 Flightcraft outboard).
The down side is that Wizard Lake is fully accessible to the public and within an hours
drive of Edmonton (750,000 people), so the lake can and does get swamped with (the curse
of all ski clubs) wallies and jet skiers.
We hold at least three waterski/wakeboard events each year; one ratings
tournament; the WizardWorld Cup; at Shalom park on
the first weekend in July, and two recreational tournaments at Wizard Lake. The rec.
tournaments are great for novice or intermediate skiers to get introduced to tournament
skiing; whether it be slalom, kneeboard, wakeboard or barefooting. And, introduced in
1997, an annual year ender Wakeboard Championship! More Wakeboard tournaments are planned
for the future.
The Club also runs a Disabled Ski Clinic every monday nite starting
in early June and going until late August - we have all the latest in equipment for this
effort including Sitzski and side boom and encourage all disabled persons to come out and
have a great time learning to ski and to enjoy our humble amenities.
We are always looking for new members who are interested in more than just
recreational skiing. If that sounds like you, come out to Wizard Lake and introduce
yourself, or contact me (The
Wizmeister). If you are looking for information in general
about waterskiing in the Province of Alberta, check out the Water
Ski Alberta website
The Wizard Water Ski Club is loosely based out of Edmonton Alberta,
Canada. If you are interested in water skiing, or our club, read on. I will be adding
stuff on a regular basis, such as; more information on the Wizard Water Ski Club,
tournament listings, links to other water skiing related web pages, and maybe a simple
bulletin board for any postings people wish to send me.
As you may see thru these links are articles from The Wizard
Bumfluff. Eh? Well, sometimes we have, we feel, interesting comments to make
public and thus find the nearest paper to write them on and post them in an appropriate
fashion. As well, since we do not have the luxury of indoor plumbing and the mice eat the
tissue paper, sometimes these pieces of paper come in handy! For a look at the Club in a
personal way, check out the following links as more will be added as the season goes on...
Gimmee a break, I got other things to do! Check out the links and get
back here soon for updates!
Other Cool Links
If you have any questions, comments, postings, or most likely corrections,
E-mail me, TheWizmeister. Hey, anybody
appreciates a little feedback/criticism etal when they work this hard to keep you
informed! I will soon put up yer olde feedback page to and copy your letters/email on this
connection (removing all the bad words of course)..... ;-)
This page was last updated on 12/05/11.