Weekly Division Update March 10
2022 Canadian Cross-Country Ski Championships and SuperTour Final
Entry Deadline: Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE ALLOWED.
- All coaches, volunteers, parent drivers, etc. must register on Zone4 in order to access the venue through the park gate
Nordiq Canada Equity Initiative
We want to hear from you if you are delivering or want to deliver programming specifically for Black, Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQQIA+, low income and newcomer populations to increase their participation and retention in cross country skiing. The Nordiq Canada Equity Initiative aims to partner with clubs and divisions to apply for funding through Sport Canada’s Community Sport For All Initiative to support community sport initiatives for equity-deserving groups.
- Interested? Please complete this application form – outlining your club or division project and send to by March 21.
- Nordiq Canada will screen and select projects and apply to Sport Canada for funding by April 4.
- For those projects that are funded, Nordiq Canada will work with the club or division to refine the project and create a partnership agreement.
- This is a quick turn-around time, but an amazing opportunity to get funding to help welcome ALL Canadians to our sport.
Call for candidates and voting information
The Athlete Directors (often called “Athlete Reps”) are full voting members on Nordiq Canada’s Board of Directors and represent the perspectives of athletes in decision making. They are crucial to ensuring the athlete voice is heard, and to Nordiq Canada’s success as an organization. Nordiq Canada has two Athlete Director positions, with the requirement of gender equity between the two. Terms expire in alternating years. This year, there is an election for the female Athlete Director.
Team Club Culture Grant
Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee is committed to supporting and helping with female athlete retention in the sport of cross-country skiing. The committee recognizes that a major contributing factor to female athletes’ motivation to stay in sport is the concept of relatedness and a sense of belonging. One of the best ways to increase an athlete’s relatedness is to value and strengthen positive team culture. Through this grant(s) we are looking to provide teams with the resources they need to improve team culture and create a space where female athletes want to be and want to ski. This grant will help fund a team-building project that your team produces.
High-Performance NCCP Coach course grant
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 1st 2022 – October 30, 2022