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Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee Team-Club Culture Grant – Deadline Nov 30th

Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee is committed to supporting and helping with female athlete retention in the sport of cross country skiing. The committee recognizes that a major contributing factor to female athlete motivation to stay in sport is the concept of relatedness and a sense of belonging. One of the best ways to increase an athlete’s relatedness is to value and strengthen a positive team culture. Through this grant(s) we are looking to provide teams with the resources they need to improve team culture and create a space where female athletes want to be and want to ski. This grant will help fund a team building project that your team comes up with.

Value:
$2000 – 2 grants available (grants awarded will depend on cost of application and discretion)

Eligibility Criteria:
To be eligible, a nominee(s) must:

  • Be a team that includes female athletes or is all female
  • Be a club or team registered with Nordiq Canada
  • Have the intention of attending races as a team
  • Show proof of current and/or plans for future reinvestment into the longevity of female athlete retention at your club or team
  • Outline how your team/Club has adapted workouts/camps during Covid to promote athlete connectedness/team motivation?

Application process:
Interested teams should forward a letter and/or video to the Nordiq Canada’s Women’s Committee that includes the following:

  • Identify ski club and/or team
  • Outline short and long term athletic goals of your team
  • Discuss what makes your team so great!
  • How would this grant be used to create and maintain a positive team culture?
  • Brief budget outline of the expense(s) of your application idea
  • Name of coach and email address (may be contacted to verify application)
  • List of events your team/Club plans on organizing or attending this season 2020/2021
  • Discuss passion for the sport and any ways your team encourages female athlete retention and how this project will lead to long-term positive team dynamics.

Applications are due by November 30, 2020

Successful applicants will be notified by December 15, 2020 . Grants will be awarded based on creativity, quality, specificity and detail of application as well as longevity of investment into a club or team program (ie. female athletes will benefit for longer than just the present season).

Applications should be sent to: info@nordiqcanada.ca

Attention: Allison McArdle, Chair – Women’s Committee

Invitation: 2020 Annual General Meeting of Members

Annual General Meeting of Members
Saturday, October 24, 2020
10:00 AM

Zoom meeting: Club President’s have been sent the meeting link, ID & passcode. Please contact your club or the CCSAM Office for details.
All members of our ski community are welcome to attend.
Please see the note below regarding voting rights.                

Club Reports: For information sharing purposes only. Club reports will be shared with all AGM attendees and posted with other documents on the CCSAM website. If you would like your club report included please submit it to the CCSAM office no later than Thursday October 22, 2020. Please submit your reports by email: info@ccsam.ca

Your club report may consist of anything you like. Here are some ideas:

  • Statement of the club’s 2019-20 membership, i.e. number of registered members/participants, number of Jackrabbits, number of registered coaches/instructors/tour leaders and their certification levels, etc.
  • Description of club activities in 2019-20 i.e. programs offered, workshops coordinated, trips taken, facilities maintained, grants received, etc.
  • Other club activities and any other information you would like to share.

AGM Voting Rights: Each current Member Club* in good standing is entitled to 1 vote at the AGM. If the Club President is not able to attend the AGM then a club representative must present a Proxy form.

*Current Member Clubs are clubs that registered with, and paid club/membership dues to CCSAM in the previous (2019-2020) season.

2020 CCSAM Annual Awards: And The Winners Are…

Sadly, we were unable to hold our annual Awards Banquet last month but that didn’t stop the nominations process!

Congratulations to the following CCSAM members who are the winners of this year’s awards:

Kenton Frith – Coach of the Year

Chris Roe – Sport Builder

Lin-P’ing Choo Smith & Doug Smith – Volunteers of the Year
Also nominated: Pauline Nadlersmith, Julie Brodeur, Floyd Reichel, Lorene Mann-Baxter

Mariko Boorberg & Garrick Wiens and Ben, Naomi, Anika, Paul, James and Joshua – Family of the Year

Turtle Mountain Ski Club – Club of the Year

Levi Warkentine – Senior Skier of the Year
Honourable mentions to: Cam Roe, Simon Giasson, Jesse Bachinsky

Imogen Nadlersmith & Aaron Warkentine – Junior Skiers of the Year

Mia Sawatsky & William Vanden Berg – Juvenile Skiers of the Year

Susanne Hill & Murray Carter – Masters Skiers of the Year

Ben Wiens – Most Improved Skier of the Year

Andy Dwilow & Kristin Madsen – Special Recognition & Thanks for their work on the Selection Committee (ski team selections)

Laurie Penton – Chair’s Award for Sports Excellence


Sport Manitoba Order of Sport Excellence – our 2020 Provincial Champions 


Manitoba Cup Series