Heinz Niederhauser Recognition

Headshot of Heinz NiederhauserHeinz Niederhauser never seriously strapped on cross-country skis until he was in his 30s. Once started in the sport though, he never stopped – all the way to the Olympics. Over a span of 35 years, he tested instructors, started ski clubs, co-founded the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors and served as head coach of the national cross-country team.

Excerpt from the Globe and Mail, February 2008. Click here to read the rest of the article.

Visit the Annual General Meeting page of the website to find the nomination form and deadlines.


2022-2023 René Sauvé

2021-2022 Gord Salt
2018-2019 Kieran Jones
2017-2018 Peter Wiltmann
2012-2013 Marilyn Suke
2011-2012 Eric Bailey
2010-2011 Patti Kitler
2009-2010 Dave Mallory
2008-2009 Jack Sasseville
2007-2008 Larry Sinclair
2006-2007 Martti Puumala
2005-2006 Heinz Niederhauser


This scholarship is awarded to a deserving coach in the Ontario Division each year. This is a one year scholarship ranging from $500 to $1000 for a coach or coaches who are involved in a club program and who are seeking to further their coaching education through Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program.

Donations for the scholarship are accepted on an ongoing basis. These may be given using the donation form.

2015-2016 Bryan Dubeau
2013-2014 Erin Mallinger
2009-2010 Pavlina Sudrich
2008-2009 Tim Bourrie
2007-2008 Adam Kates