Announced last fall, the 2020 national championships for cross-country skiing will take place at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre (SLNC), 20 minutes from Vernon, on March 25 to April 2, 2020, and will attract over 800 athletes plus their support staff. The event organizer, the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club, is seeking support from the community. With a $200,000 price tag, hosting the national championships is no small feat, but the organizer is up to the task. “It will take the entire community and local businesses to support this high-profile event,” says Jeff Basset, a volunteer with the sponsorship committee.