Club News

Jackrabbit Toque Design Contest 2022

Nordiq Canada invites all Bunnyrabbit and Jackrabbit skiers to participate in designing the 2022 Jackrabbit Toque, which will be worn by 10,500 Bunnyrabbit and Jackrabbit skiers across Canada!

Get your ideas ready…here is the template for your design: Jackrabbit Toque Design Contest 2022.

The criteria for entering the contest is as follows:

  • Contestants must be currently enrolled in a Nordiq Canada Jackrabbit or Bunnyrabbit program
  • Contestants must be between the ages of 5-9
  • Artwork must be of original work

Selection process and timelines:

  • Designs should be submitted to Ilona Gyapay: igyapay@nordiqcanada.ca by 1:00 PM, CST on March 11, 2021.
  • Nordiq Canada will select 10 final designs and voting will occur via Survey Monkey. The voting period will run from March 12 to March 19, 2021 until 1:00 PM (CST). Please remember that only Nordiq Canada members are eligible to vote!
  • Announcement of the ‘winning’ toque design will be posted on Nordiq Canada’s Facebook page and website.

Questions: Ilona Gyapay, igyapay@nordiqcanada.ca

Nordiq Canada Annual Club Fundraiser

Ski Local, Support Local

Last year we celebrated over $200,000 raised for our annual club fundraiser. This year we’ll Ski Local, Support Local as more Canadians than ever before are heading to their local ski trails to experience the welcoming nature of cross-country skiing.

The goal of this year’s campaign is to raise $250,000 in support of cross-country skiing across Canada by the close of March 19, 2021.

95% of funds raised by clubs will go back to their local projects.

Annual Club Fundraiser Invitation – Ski Local, Support Local
Application to Participate in the Annual Club Fundraiser
Vendor Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Request Form

FREE Community Coach Workshops until January 15th

Thanks to Nordiq Canada, the online Intro to Community Coaching workshop and Community Coaching workshops are now available at no cost!
 
Between now and January 15th, 2021 there is NO FEE for the Intro to Community Coaching (ICC) workshop in the e-Learning section of The Locker: https://thelocker.coach.ca/
 
You must first complete the Coach Initiation in Sport e-Learning module to gain access to the ICC. That $15 fee cannot be waived but if you create an account with Decathlon Community you will receive a discount code for $3 off.
 
Register now for a FREE Community Coaching workshop.
Saturday December 12th
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Registrants will receive the Zoom invite from Learning Facilitator Kenton Frith.
 
This is a virtual workshop to complete the classroom components of the Community Coaching context. There will be an on-snow component to complete at a later date TBD.
 
Registration deadline: Wed Dec 9th at midnight.
But don’t wait to register as there is HOMEWORK to do prior to the workshop.
Link to course materials will be sent to you after you register.
 
Learn more about our coaching development pathway here: https://www.ccsam.ca/competitive-skiing/coaching-nccp/
 

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