Weekly Update: August 13 – 19

Recommendation on how to Clean Contaminated Equipment from Fluorine Substances

On behalf of the Working Group Fluorinated Waxes Prohibition and in collaboration with SRS, please see the enclosed recommendation on how to clean contaminated used equipment from fluorine substances. Details here.

Domestic Development Committee: Feedback on Terms of Reference

As you know, in 2020-2021 Nordiq Canada is prioritizing working with Divisions and other partners to make improvements to the Olympic stream high performance system. These improvements drive toward our shared long-term goals of working together to (1) achieve sustainable international podium success and (2) provide high performance pathways that help athletes and others reach their full potential, whether domestically or internationally.

As part of these improvements, the High Performance Committee will be retired and replaced with a High Performance Selection Committee and a Domestic Development Committee (DDC). The Para-Nordic Committee will continue to support Para-Nordic domestic development.

Division Chairs and the Athlete Director have been asked to provide feedback on the Domestic Development Committee terms of reference by August 27. If you would like to provide your feedback, please contact your Division Chair or Athlete Director Angus Foster.

ParaNordic Training Opportunity 

The ParaNordic “training opportunity” has completed 2 weeks of altitude and high volume training in and around Canmore. For 13 straight years the team has normally been on snow in New Zealand, but this year the team had to be creative and prepared to change with the times.

Para Sport is about adapting to new challenges overall. Athletes that can be creative and seek out their own opportunities first will inevitably be the most successful in these ever changing times

Save the Date – September 3 Inaugural High Performance and Events Town Hall

Join Nordiq Canada’s high-performance and events staff – Joel Jaques, Kate Boyd and Jeff Ellis – at 5 p.m. MT on September 3 for our Town Hall on the Zoom platform. The inaugural monthly communication tool will be used to provide key updates relating to COVID-19, Nordiq Canada’s plans for national camps, competitions (domestic and international) and criteria amid the pandemic. We are committed to keeping our community up-to-date with regards to decisions made that will impact Canada’s high-performance athletes and coaches. Registration opens next week. As always, any minors attending are encouraged to join with a parent.