An in-depth look at Paralympian Collin Cameron, and the community who rallied behind the vision to build Ontario’s first Para Nordic Training Centre – Kivi Park in Sudbury. Watch here.
Cross Country Ski Ontario is seeking to procure a consultant to develop a sustainable para-nordic program. More information here.
Ontario had a banner day on Day 2 of competition at the 2019 Canada Winter Games with 2 gold medals and a silver medal in the free technique sprint event. NTDC Thunder Bay athletes Graham Ritchie (Big Thunder) and Pierre Grall Johnson (Nakketok) took the led at the halfway point of the A Final and didn’t look back after posting the top 2 qualifying times. “The best feeling was sharing this with fellow NTDC Thunder Bay teammate Pierre, our skis were awesome – a huge shout out to the wax techs”. This is Graham’s second medal of the games after winning a bronze medal in the 10K free technique individual start race yesterday. The bronze medal also has an Ontario connection with LU Thunderwolves Conor McGovern also on the podium.
NTDC Thunder Bay athlete and LU Thunderwolves Shaylynn Loewen (Georgian Nordic) posted the 4th fastest time in the qualifier and moved through the heats with ease. Shaylynn had a come from behind push in the final 100 metres to take the gold medal. This is Shay’s first gold medal at a National event. “Everything lined up today – wax techs did an amazing job and the course suited me well”.
NTDC Coach Camille Cheskey is the Head Coach of the CWG Team Ontario and was thrilled with the results. Everyone had a great day today with all our athletes qualifying for the heats. The wax techs outdid themselves and put all the athletes in a great position.
Ontario Paranordic rounded out the medal haul with Kyle Barber of Lively, ON taking a silver medal in the PN standing category 2.5Km free technique and 3-time CWG athlete Tanya Quesnel of Sudbury, ON winning a silver medal in the PN Sitting category 2.5km event. Patti Kitler, PN coach was pleased with the entire team’s results.
Laurentian Nordic’s Collin Cameron wins gold medal at the World Para-Nordic Skiing Championships! Read the CCC story here.
The 2019 Q4G Ontario Athlete Assistance Program selection criteria is now posted. Please click here for full details.
The 2019 Canada Winter Games take place in Red Deer, AB February 24-March 2. Team ON CWG Selection Criteria updated with World U23 Team Canada selections.
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Exciting news out of Sudbury – Kivi Park is home to the new Ontario Para-Nordic Training Centre. This is an important step in the development of para-Nordic skiing in the province of Ontario. Ontario’s Para-Nordic Coordinator and Coach, Patti Kitler, has been instrumental in working with Kivi Park to make this a reality. Paralympian medalist Collin Cameron was on hand at the Opening Ceremonies. Congratulations to all! Check out local coverage of the event.