Nordiq Canada News

2023 Para Nordic World Ski Championships Competition Team

January 05, 2023

Selection Rationale


Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to the Para Nordic World Ski Championships in Ostersund, Sweden from January 21 – 29, 2023. Athlete selections were based on the 2022-2023 Para Nordic Competition Trip Criteria and summarized in the Athlete Nomination Synopsis and Rationale.


The deadline to appeal Team nominations is January , 11:59 PM MST. Appeals must be submitted in writing to Nordiq Canada’s Appeal Manager, Stefano Mingarelli, at .



Mark Arendz – 0.00 points at WC Finland; 2 Gold, 1 Silver

Collin Cameron  – 0.00 points at WC Finland; 1 Gold 2 Sliver

Brittany Hukad – 4.27 points at WC Finland: 2 Silver, 2 Bronze

Natalie Wilkie – 0.00 points at WC Finland; 2 Gold, 3 Silver

Derek Zaplotinsky – 43.54 points at WC Finland: 4th in Biathlon Middle distance event

Christina Picton – 67.93 points at WC Finland, XC sprint


Athlete nominations were made by the High Performance Committee (HPC) based on the 2022-23 Nordiq Canada Competition Trip Criteria. The HPC oversaw the selection process as per the Nordiq Canada Selection, Nominations and Announcement policy. Members of this committee are:

  • Robbi Weldon (athlete rep – Para)
  • Devon Kershaw (athlete rep – Olympic)
  • Maria Lundgren (BC)
  • Alain Masson (Yukon)
  • John Lofranco (Athletics Canada)
  • Julie Beaulieu (Nordiq Canada)
  • Kate Boyd (Nordiq Canada)
  • Chris Jeffries (Nordiq Canada)

Final athlete selections were approved by Kate Boyd, High Performance Director – Para Nordic