Community Sport For All Initiative Funding

Congratulations to Ski Birch (Roseisle, MB) who applied for the Community Sport For All Initiative from the Government of Canada, through Nordiq Canada, and will receive $24,500 for their Ski! Koda! Ski! program in partnership with Mahpiya Hdega (Dakota Plains School).

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Clubs can still apply for this federally funded initiative through the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA). Applications are due November 10th, 2022

In alignment with its mandate to provide publicly accessible community sport and recreation opportunities to all Canadians, this new funding will allow CPRA to support community-led projects that aim to remove barriers and increase participation rates in recreation for underrepresented groups, in particular, Black, Indigenous, racially diverse, 2SLGBTQQIA+, low-income and newcomer populations, as well as people living with disabilities.

Sandilands Ski Club’s Trail Preparation Day on Saturday October 29, 2022

From Sandilands Ski Club:

Plan to come out to Sandilands and assist with trail prep this fall. You are guaranteed to have a good time.  We will meet at 10:00 AM at the new warming hut off the Green parking lot across from Wayside Park.

Contact Laurie Silversides —  204-326-4267 — to let us know that you will be assisting at trail prep, or if you have questions about Trail Preparation Day.

A home-made lunch will be provided for volunteers who work at trail prep.  Cordless drills, pruning shears, shovels, chain saws, a splitting axe, and lots of workers are appreciated. 

Swap Shop Cancelled (for the 3rd year in a row)

CCSAM has again decided to cancel the annual Swap Shop. It had been held in mid November for over 30 years.

In recent years, the vast majority of equipment for sale at the Swap Shop has come from local ski shops who are clearing out previous years’ stock. Again this year, there is little to clear out, so the Swap Shop would have had a shortage of items for purchase.

There are a number of online buy & sell platforms that individuals can use to buy or sell cross country ski items — Facebook Marketplace and Kijiji are the two most obvious. In particular, there is a Manitoba Cross Country ski gear Buy, Sell and trade Facebook group that has almost 2600 members.

Hopefully you’ll find what you need.

NEW Grants for Coach & Officials

The Coach & Official Assistance Grant from Sport Manitoba Coaching reduces barriers for individuals at the community level, so they can focus on training, evaluation, and sport development.

Coaches, officials, or organizations can apply on behalf of up to four coaches or officials.

The Community Sport Development Hosting Grant is a subsidy program designed to support organizations that host sport technical courses or clinics for coaches and officials.