Club News

On Snow Games Video Tutorials

We are thrilled to announce that in collaboration with XC Ski Nation, Nordiq Canada created a video library of 33 on-snow game tutorials to support the development of youth skiers!
The videos will serve as a great tool for Jackrabbit coaches and CC Learning Facilitators, across Canada!

The videos are on the XC Ski Nation Website, in French and in English, but unlike most of the other videos, these are completely open access.



Jackrabbit Program Coordinators Webinar

Information for the Program Coordinators Webinar has been posted to the Nordiq Canada website. Please share with your clubs, coordinators and coaches!

We invite the coordinators from clubs across the country to join us for a forty-five minute online session where we will address the following three broad topics:

  *   Delivering complete and progressive programs that will keep young skiers challenged and engaged while promoting and enhancing a culture of skiing;
  *   Identify and examine the materials and strategies available to Program Coordinators to best effectuate their tasks;
  *   Explore some approaches to managing SDP materials to promote a higher level of engagement and achievement of program goals.

While specifically targeting Program Coordinators, this free and accessible session is by no means restricted. Club administrators and coaches are also invited to attend.

Nous invitons les coordonnateurs des clubs de tout le pays à se joindre à nous pour une séance en ligne de 45 minutes au cours de laquelle nous aborderons les trois grands sujets suivants :

  *   Offrir des programmes complets et progressifs qui permettront aux jeunes skieurs de demeurer motivés et engagés tout en favorisant et en améliorant la culture du ski ;
  *   Identifier et examiner le matériel et les stratégies à la disposition des coordonnateurs de programme afin qu’ils puissent mieux accomplir leurs tâches ;
  *   Explorer certaines approches de gestion du matériel du programme afin de promouvoir un plus haut niveau d’engagement et d’atteinte des objectifs du programme.
Bien qu’elle s’adresse spécifiquement aux coordonnateurs de programme, cette séance gratuite et accessible n’est aucunement restreinte. Les administrateurs de club et les entraîneurs sont également invités à y assister

Birch Trail Clearing Day

Snow is coming soon and we need to get the ski trails ready at Birch.

As you can imagine, the ice/snow storm a few weeks ago has really hit Birch hard. We will need about 10 people (and 1 or 2 more chainsaws, and some branch trimmers) to get the trails cleared.

We will have a trail clearing party on November 2nd from 11:00 to 3:00. Come when you can and also there will be chili and snacks for all helpers!

Let me know if you can make it out.


Steve Scoles
Birch Events Coordinator

Brent Bottomley Awarded Dave Rees Award by Nordiq Canada

Congratulations to this year’s Nordiq Canada’s award winners that were presented at this year’s AGM and Annual Awards Banquet in Saint-Sauveur, Quebec. Thanks to all for their outstanding support of cross-country skiing over many years.

Dave Reese Award
Awarded to a man or woman who has made a long-term, outstanding commitment to the sport of cross-country skiing in Canada at all levels (local, regional and national) and in any of the many ways in which volunteers or professionals give of themselves to our sport.

Winners: Brent Bottomley (Manitoba) and Len Apedaile (British Columbia)

Kym & Michayle Bottomley were able to attend and accept the award, presented by Karin McSherry on behalf of Nordiq Canada.

Firth Award
Presented to a woman who has made an outstanding volunteer contribution to cross-country skiing in Canada.

Winner: Amanda Deulling (Yukon)

Volunteer of the Year Award
Presented to a man or woman to recognize significant achievement in the regional or national development of cross-country skiing in Canada.

Winners: Dave Moore (New Brunswick), and Gerry Brenemen (British Columbia)

Media of the Year
Awarded to an individual, a newspaper publisher, television station or scribe in social media who has effectively highlighted and portrayed athletes in our sport, and/or our sport in a positive and exciting manner, continuously throughout the year or at one significant event

Winner: Carl Tardif, Le Soleil in Québec

Sponsor of the Year
Awarded to a sponsor or supplier who goes beyond the scope of their sponsorship agreement with Nordiq Canada by making a significant commitment and support to the sport and to the National Ski Teams.

Winner: Fischer (Lanctôt domestic and Fischer International)

Congratulations to Downtown Nordic for earning 2 2018-2019 Club Podium Awards (Small Club category):

  • 2nd place OVERALL RANKING
  • 3rd place MOST IMPROVED CLUB