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Southern ON District (SOD) is at the Toronto Snow Show

Representatives from clubs in Southern ON District (SOD) are at the Toronto Ski + Snow Show.  Give roller skiing a try! Learn more about cross country skiing – the best family sport around!  Visit our friends at Booth #1004 near the food area if you are in the neighbourhood.

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Understanding HF & LF wax

An interesting and informative Op-Ed on HF & LF waxes in cross country skiing.

By Erik D. Mundahl, P.E.

Larch Hills Trail Lighting Project – Finalist in Kraft Heinz Project Play

Help our friends in BC win the Kraft Heinz Project Play grand prize of $250,000! Click here to see how you can help!

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ON Cup & ON Team Programming Info now available!

Please check out these links for information on Ontario Team Programming & Development Opportunities and ON Cup Formats/Techniques

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Fund Development Update

Cross Country Ski Ontario would like to thank Cathy Smart for her work on our fund development platform.  Cathy and her husband are moving to Thimphu, Bhutan for an extended period to work with the Bhutan Canada Foundation and the Bhutan government, supporting the re-development of the Trans Bhutan Trail.   An exciting time for Cathy and her family and we are fortunate that Cathy will continue to support cross country skiing in a volunteer capacity!  Please visit our  Donate/Shop page for more information! Please direct any questions to Liz Inkila

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Free NCCP online training for National Coaches Week September 21 – 29

National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. It’s an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach.
For more information or promotional materials, please visit: http://coach.ca/national-coaches-week-s17020
The online multisport modules will be free during that week: access the eLearning page in the Locker<https://thelocker.coach.ca/onlinelearning> to take NCCP Making Head Way in Sport, NCCP Coaching Athletes with a Disability, NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport, NCCP Emergency Action Plan free of charge!
If you are a new coach, take advantage of the free Coach Initiation in Sport module. This is the first step in coach education.
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Enormous Loss – Shelby Dickey

The Duntroon and ski community suffered an enormous loss this weekend with the passing of Shelby Dickey in a cycling accident in North Bay.

There will be a private funeral in several months’ time. Arrangements are being managed by Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, Stayner. The family requests that once the obituary is registered on the funeral home’s website, all messages of condolence be sent through the website found here: https://www.carruthersdavidson.com. A celebration of life will be held at Nipissing University, North Bay on Sunday September 15, 1 – 2:30 pm.

The family wishes for private time and space as they grieve together and thanks everyone for their support and care.

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XCSO Seeking Nominations for Chair of the Board of Directors

Cross Country Ski Ontario (XCSO) is seeking nominations for the position of Chair of the XCSO Board of Directors.  We are looking for a volunteer who is interested in making a difference at the provincial level.

This open call for nomination for Chair is your chance to help your provincial sport organization develop and grow!

Please review our strategic plan for more information.

If you are interested, please email Amy Wheeler Reich, Chair of the Nomination Committee for more information on the process, and how you could contribute.  Deadline for applications is Friday, August 9th.

Nominee must be a member of  an XCSO clubs, or be eligible to become a member of an XCSO club before taking office.


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Donor Wall & New Swag added to Donate/Shop page

Our Donate/Shop page has been updated with a Donor Wall.  Thank you to those who have donated to XCSO programs.

Plus new XCSO swag (buff) has been added to our online store

So… please shop now or donate now!  Thank you.

Nordiq Canada updated competition categories

Nordiq Canada competition model is updated with new ‘U-(age)’  nomenclature for competition categories for the 2019-2020 ski season.