Unfortunately, due to many time commitments on other projects, as well as his job and family, Chris Reitz has had to step down as Chair of Nordiq Alberta; he will however still remain on the board as a Director and will assist in completing some outstanding projects and then turn his attention to Membership and how to best serve our members.
At this time Nordiq Alberta would like to thank Chris for his time as Chair and all the work he has completed regarding the By-Law changes, leading Nordiq Alberta forward with the new governance change, and the many projects that he has volunteered his time in.
Due to this change, Jo-Anne (Jo) Wolach will act as interim chair with Mike Norton stepping into the role of Vice Chair.
Nordiq Alberta once again thanks Chris for his huge time commitment.
The Nordiq Alberta Board of Directors
Virtual Nordiq Alberta Championships
As we come to the end of what has undoubtably been an odd season, Nordiq Alberta is excited to announce a virtual event to finish the year strong. Open to all, this event is a fun way to put all your training this year to the test! Compete against your peers and see where you rank in comparison to other athletes through our new performance metric: The Babs Ranking System (BRS). Click here for more information and to register!
All registrants are automatically entered into a draw for some awesome prizes such as the ones shown above! Register for your chance to score some sweet swag!
Nordiq Alberta and Alberta World Cup Society Grant Opportunity
Following International Women’s Day on Monday March 8th, Nordiq Alberta and the Alberta World Cup Society are excited to announce our joint grant to support women in the province of Alberta continue their training as coaches and/or officials.
With funding provided by the Alberta World Cup Legacy Fund, the Alberta World Cup Society and Nordiq Alberta are offering up to 6 grants to subsidize participation by women residents, of the Province of Alberta, in NCCP courses at the L2T level or higher, Official Courses Level 2 or higher or Athletes with Impairments Coaching courses of any level. Three grants of $600 will be offered to individuals for travel outside Alberta to attend a course. Three grants of $400 will be offered to individuals traveling within Alberta to attend a course. Grants will be for courses attended during the 2020/21 season.
The Kimberley Nordic Club is seeking a coach with the vision, motivation and collaborative spirit to assist in further developing our thriving nordic community.
The Head Coach will lead programming for youth development and masters training groups. This role will also support program growth, coach and instructor training, school outreach, and general membership communication to collectively unify the club.
The Kimberley Nordic Club (KNC) is a registered not-for-profit, full-service ski club whose goal is to foster nordic skiing as an affordable, life-long winter activity.
Opportunity: Free Professional Development for Coaches
HIGH FIVE national is introducing a new virtual on-demand training for sport coaches across Canada!
Learn more about how to keep the game fun for your players while having a quality sport experience and earn professional development points towards your National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).
This FREE learning opportunity has been made possible through a partnership with Canadian Parks and Recreation Association and supports the Government of Canada (Sport Canada) funding commitment to achieve gender equity in sport at every level by 2035.
The finalists of the 2022 Jackrabbit Toque Design contests are in! Nordiq Canada needs your help to decide which design will be worn by little Jackrabbit skiers across the country. Please provide your input by March 19 at 12 noon MST using the survey.
The Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee is offering up to 4 grants to subsidize participation by female coaches in NCCP courses at the T2T level or higher. Two grants of $600 will be offered to coaches for travel to a different province from which they reside to attend a course. Two grants of $400 will be offered to coaches traveling within their province to attend a course. Grants will be for courses occurring between April 15th 2021 – October 30, 2021 Application guidelines:
Applications should be sent to , with subject line “Women’s Committee Coaching Course Grant”
Applications will be accepted until midnight on 28th March.
Please identify your Club location and the location and level of the NCCP course you would like to attend (applications for online courses are also encouraged).
In your application please provide a brief bio, including your current role in the cross country skiing community, and a short explanation of how you intend to use the knowledge gained at the course (no more than 250 words please!).
Successful candidates will be notified by 7th April.
The Annual Club Fundraiser Exceeds it’s goal of $250,000 raised! Still one more week to go!
Congratulations to all participating clubs! You should be very proud of what you have accomplished.
Special shout out to Nakkertok Nordic and Nelson Nordic who have been jostling back and forth for top spot with an impressive combined $110,000 raised so far! This annual campaign has brought together clubs from across Canada to fundraise for their club projects and helps to elevate our sport across Canada.
There is just one week to go now. Good luck to everyone in your final push!