Divisions Update

Weekly Division Update November 3

November 03, 2022

Dear Divisions, please share this information within your offices and with your members as appropriate.


2022-2023 World Cup Period 1 Competition Team 

Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to the World Cup Period 1 Team from November 15 to December 19, 2022, with races in Ruka, Lillehammer, Beitostolen and Davos. Athlete selections were based on the 2022-23 Nordiq Canada Competition Trip Criteria.

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Ski to School Scholarship: Apply by November 15
This scholarship is to be awarded to an individual who combines excellence in both academics and cross-country skiing. The scholarship has been funded by Canadian university alumni cross-country skiers and other interested parties to encourage students to continue to combine excellence in both academics and cross-country skiing as they proceed with their post-secondary, university or college education.

Amount: $500.00
Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2022

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Black Tusk Nordic Events Society is seeking volunteers to welcome the world to Whistler Olympic Park

The Black Tusk Nordic Events Society and its Organizing Committee are currently working on the final preparations leading to the hosting of the FIS Nordic Junior/U23 World Ski Championships from January 27 to February 5, 2023 and are calling on the Sea-to-Sky Corridor Community and Nordic Community to volunteer their time to create a memorable experience for the 700 + participants taking part in this event.

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NCDF, and Team Coatsworth Grant

The Nordiq Canada Development Fund (NCDF) committee has awarded $18.5K to support Division projects that help develop NextGen athletes. And for the first time ever, $8K was given to directly support individual athletes through the Team Coatsworth grants. Established as a gift by former Nordiq Canada Board Chair Jamie Coatsworth, this new grant provides support to individual elite athletes who are in financial need, pursuing school, and have the potential to reach international podiums.

Athlete Recipients:
Sasha Masson
Emma Archibald
Jasmine Drolet
Sonjaa Schmidt
Dahria Beatty


Invitation to Participate in Lakehead University Research Study

Lakehead University is currently recruiting athletes who are at least 18 years old to take part in a study evaluating the frequency of athletic training in the heat, individual heat management strategies, and the prevalence of EHI (exertional heat illness).  The purpose of this study, called Training in the Heat, is to find out how often athletes are training in conditions that may put them at increased risk for EHI, their heat management strategies, and the prevalence of EHI symptoms during training.  The information gathered in this study could help develop guidelines to better prepare athletes for safe self-directed training in the heat.
Any athlete over the age of 18 who logs their training on Strava™ is eligible to participate in this study. Participation involves athletes sharing their training logs through Strava’s™ integrated data sharing feature with the researchers and completing a short (5-10 minutes) web-based survey about their experiences with heat-related symptoms while training.

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