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Heinz Niederhauser Outstanding Coaching Award – Kieran Jones

Cross Country Ski Ontario is pleased to announce Kieran Jones of Nakkertok Nordic as the recipient of the Heinz Niederhauser Outstanding Coaching Award.   Kieran’s passion for coaching  is demonstrated through his dedication and commitment to athletes of all abilities.  “Kieran is human embodiment of the quote ‘a good coach can change the [race], a great coach can change a life’. Kieran has had an indescribable impact on the lives of his athletes. Kieran has worked with athletes across the whole development spectrum. He promises every athlete he’d do what he could to help them achieve their goals; and in the process, he’d guided many to realize that cross-country skiing and cross-country ski racing is a large part of their life and something, no matter what the results sheet looked like at the end of the day, that they would continue.”  Heinz would approve! 

World Snow Day – Sunday, January 20, 2019

World Snow day is part of the
International FIS campaign “Bring Children to the Snow” introduced in
2007.  World Snow day celebrates all
things SNOW!  World Snow day will be
comprised of various activities, taking place simultaneously on a single
weekend around the world to make for THE BIGGEST DAY ON SNOW, ALL YEAR!

NOD would like to have as
many clubs host a Snow Day event as possible. 
We can help you out by providing $200 to each club in NOD who hosts a
Snow Day event.  In order to access this

  1. Register your Snow day event on the World Snow Day website https://world-snow-day.com
    1. The first 100 clubs worldwide to register their event will get a package containing 60 bibs, 2 flags, and a World Snow day banner.  First come first served.
  2. Let us know that you are hosting an event and we will put it on the NOD calendar
  3. Run the event
  4. Submit a short Snow day report with 4 photos of the event to [email protected]
  5. We will send you $200

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2019/2020 Ontario Cup Bid – Deadline extended to June 16

Cross Country Ski Ontario is now accepting bids to host Ontario Cups for the 2019/2020 ski season.  Deadline for submissions is extended to June 16, 2019. Please see related documents on our officials page.

Carleton Ravens Nordic Ski Team – Job Opportunity

Carleton University Recreation and Athletics is seeking a highly motivated and skilled applicant for the position of Head Varsity Nordic Skiing Coach.  Click here for more information.

Southern Ontario District

Mono Nordic Racing Celebrates!

On Sunday April 28, Mono Nordic athletes, coaches and parents gathered to celebrate a successful 2018-19 season.  Bryan Dubeau (High Performance Committee, Cross Country Ontario) awarded junior racers with Mono Nordic’s first-ever provincial championship banner, won at the Ontario Youth Championships in North Bay in February.  Thanks to Bryan Dubeau making the trip to personally award this banner and for taking time to talk with athletes about racing at the national and international levels.  Mono’s racers also competed as a team in 5 district and provincial races, including Mono’s own ‘Invitational’.  These races resulted in 7 Mono Nordic racers making the Southern Ontario District Team (the 30 top junior racers in Southern Ontario).  This year we congratulate Theo DeGroote, Meghan Rogers, Levi Dittman, Jerome Dittman, James Rowan, and Thomas Beukeboom in making this team.