Southern Ontario District

2021-22 SOD Team Selection Criteria

Selection criteria for the 2021-22 SOD Team is now available HERE

Southern Ontario District

Paraffin Series Update

It is with great disappointment that we announce the cancellation of the 2020-21 Paraffin Series.

In consultation with multiple local Public Health Units it has become untenable to consider asking our community to travel or plan for events with such uncertainty.  The SOD Board of Directors would like encourage all clubs to consider hosting local racing and creative alternatives within current public health guidelines.

Our SOD Team will continue to offer opportunities for current athletes and we will be taking the next steps towards communicating selection criteria/procedures for the the 2021-22 team.

Racing is a fun, challenging and fulfilling part of our sport but it isn’t the only reason we ski.  We encourage our membership young and old to continue to get outdoors and find alternative ways to enjoy our beloved sport.

Our series will return when we can safely gather, travel, and enjoy each other in the spirit of healthy competition.

 

Southern Ontario District

SOD AGM and Call for Board Nominations

We had hoped to be able to host an in-person AGM; however, it is now clearly apparent that this will not be possible in the near future. The board has decided to hold the meeting virtually.

The meeting will be held at 14:00 on Saturday, September 26, 2020.

 Online link details will be provided closer to the meeting date.

Notice of Meeting

Call for Nominations

Proxy Form

If you will not have a representative attend the meeting, would you please complete the proxy and name Dwayne Barber (current chair of SOD) as your representative. This will ensure that we have quorum for the meeting.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Richard Lemoine

Secretary/Treasurer SOD

Southern Ontario District

2020-21 SOD Team Nominations

It is our pleasure to announce the following athlete nominations for the 2020-21 SOD Team!

2020-21 SOD Team Nomination List

A special thanks to all the coaches, race volunteers, parents, and supporters of this seasons SOD Paraffin Series.  Your continued enthusiasm and passion for our sport is vital to providing our youth with such meaningful opportunities.

Coaches and athletes will receive additional communication from Scott Dowling, SOD Team Coordinator as to your next steps in the nomination process.

Congratulations to all skiers competing this past season!

Covid -19: Available Financial Supports for Clubs

Disclaimer: You cannot rely on the following as professional advice. The information is accurate as of writing this, but only you know your individual facts and situation. You must make your own assessment of your club’s
situation.

The following document has been provided by Richard Lemoine in hopes of providing our clubs with a summary of important financial supports related to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) potentially available to your club.

http://xcskiontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Available-programmes-for-clubs.pdf

Southern Ontario District

SOD Paraffin Series Points

Thanks everyone for the great showing at Georgian Nordic this past weekend for the Team Sprints! The Paraffin Series points have been updated. Please review and email [email protected] if you see any issues.

http://xcskiontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Paraffin-2020-Totals-v3.pdf

v3 posted Mar 4, 10:30pm

Paraffin Series Finals Quickly Approaching!!!

Only two races left in the 2019-20 SOD Paraffin Series!!!

We are busy ordering prizes for TOP 3 athletes in each category.

Make sure you don’t miss your opportunity to snag some super awesome  JUST SKI swag!!!!

 

Southern Ontario District

Updated Paraffin Series Points

Paraffin Series Points

Points have been updated to include the Suntrail Special.  We hope to see everyone out at the Midland Ski Cross on Feb 23!

 

Ontario clubs celebrate FIS World Snow Day!

Soo Finnish
The 5th Annual Hiawatha SnowFest was held Sunday January 19th, 2020 and was a registered World Snow Day event. The event attracted approximately 200 individuals and families signed up for a fun filled day of cross country ski and fat biking loppets with distances for all ages and abilities, from 1 k to 30 k and trails marked accordingly. We had one person who even did the 5k snowshoe run! As part of the event, there were guided and self-guided snowshoe tours. There was a mass start at 11 AM with staggered starts according to activity and length. Participants were welcome to start their loppet anytime after 11 AM up until 1 PM. Along the trails were two “cookie stops” serving cookies, hot chocolate or hot grape juice. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day with blue skies and sunshine for the whole event. As the loppet participants came to the finish line, they were greeted with music and volunteers cheering them on. All received a snowflake cookie “medal” as a reward. Many went back into the trails to continue enjoyment of them, some switching from one activity to another. After being out on the trails, everyone was invited into the Sugar Shack to enjoy a delicious hearty lunch, snacks and hot beverages. Our volunteers did an outstanding job!

Here is a link to an article in the local news with some photos.

Lappe Nordic
Lappe Nordic celebrated World Snow Day with Families on Skis. The skies were sunny and the temperatures pleasant for the families who were treated to trail tours, skill stations, free rentals, discounted trail passes and a sparkle station for the kids. The famous Lappe pancakes were on the grill in the kitchen and the saunas were hot.

Highlands Nordic
Highlands Nordic served up hot chocolate to over 60 people and all enjoyed a bonfire and a cookie distance challenge. Draw prizes and cookies were the enticement to complete a 3 km or 7 km loop. The trails were decorated with huge cookies to keep everyone moving and motivated. The firepit with hot chocolate, marshmallows roasting and cookie eating was the place to be apres ski. With fresh snow, the day was magical!

Pictures below.

OWG Athlete Nominations: SOD

Congratulations to the following athletes on your nomination to the SOD Ontario Winter Games Team!!

Nominations appear in Yellow.  White are possible candidates should we be granted more allocations.

2020 OWG – SOD selected athletes

We are currently in the process of contacting athletes and coaches to finalize our team list.  Upon acceptance, athletes/coaches will be provided with a registration link.  This will all happen fairly quickly so it is imperative that communication emails are answered as soon as possible. Thank you for your support.

Well done athletes!