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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 Bottomly (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

Sport For Life Introduces Revised LTAD e-Learning Course

Sport for Life aims to develop physical literacy and improve the quality ofsport by creating, sharing, and mobilizing knowledge. This acts as a catalyst for governments, institutions, and organizations to improve programs and services. In the spirit of continuous improvement, Sport for Life is proud to release the revised Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity e-learning course to support the new resource. 

From now until July 31, 2019, Sport for Life is offering this course at 50% off (normally $24.95 + tax). Use coupon code 004F78 for the English version or 9DB694 for the French version.

Our aim is to make it accessible to as many leaders and organizations as possible to deliver quality sport and physical activity in your region. Also, if you had previously purchased the old version of this course, you now have automatic free access to this new version through your Sport for Life campus account.

To take the refreshed LTD course, click here: https://sportforlife-sportpourlavie.ca/catalog.php

  • Be familiar with the Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity Framework and the primary objectives of each stage of development.
  • Recognize the characteristics of quality sport and physical activity programs that support the development of physical literacy, strive for excellence, and empower people to be active for life.
  • Know how to find additional resources to analyze gaps in current programs.

This course is presented in four sections. When you have completed the entire course and passed each learning assessment, you will be able to download/print a Certificate of Completion and obtain NCCP professional development points (worth 1 credit).

Sport for Life CEO Richard Way commented on the course saying, “I am excited about the third edition of the Canadian framework as it will support improving the quality of sport and physical activity across Canada. This e-learning module is a quick way to understand the concepts and factors underpinning long-term development, enabling sport leaders to positively impact participants along their individual pathways regardless if they are seeking to be Olympic or Paralympic champions or active and healthy for life.” 

For more information, contact Alex Wilson – alex@sportforlife.ca.

Ski-at-School Start Up Grants – Deadline June 17th

Ski-at-School grants available for start-ups June 17th deadline! 

Ski-at-School is a CCC program, sponsored by AltaGas, which aims to bring cross-country skiing to schools across Canada. The Ski-at-School program will knit together communities of teachers, students, and local ski clubs, Cross Country Canada, AltaGas, coaches, equipment. To apply for a Ski-at-School grant, please fill out this application and send it to igyapay@cccski.com by June 17th, 2019.

Resources for instructional standardization of the Ski-at-School program by means of the CCC Ski-at-School Guidebook, which will serve as a program resource with sample plans and expected learner outcomes can be found here.