Weekly Update: August 27 – September 3

September 09, 2020

Annual General Meeting: September 9 at 5:00 pm MT

More documents have been posted in preparation for our September 9 Zoom AGM: Board Report, and Staff Report. All AGM information can be found under the “Corporate” section of Nordiq Canada’s Document Centre. Because of the shortened AGM, there will be very few presentations. Please read reports before the AGM so that time can be used to answer your questions.

You do not need to pre-register for the AGM. Simply join us at Zoom
(Meeting ID: 883 166 3314; Passcode: 834034)

Congratulations to our Volunteers of the Year Award Winners

Volunteers make our sport world go around. One week removed from Nordiq Canada’s 2020 Annual General meeting, we would like to acknowledge and congratulate the following volunteers for their outstanding contribution to the sport of cross-country skiing across Canada.

Volunteers of the Year – Lorenzo Caterini and Richard Turgeon
Dave Rees Award – Norbert Meier
Firth Award – Jo-Ann Wolach and Emily Nishikawa.

Complete story on the significant accomplishments of this year’s volunteer award winners

Webinar Series: Sport Dispute and Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC)

SDRCC is hosting a free webinar series on topics such as

·        Team selection
·        Conflicts of interest
·        Athletes’ rights
·        and much more!

These free webinars are a great way for administrators, coaches, athletes, and any other members to gain practical knowledge to minimize the risk of disputes in their organization.

The first webinar, Main Causes of Disputes and Prevention Strategies, will focus on preventing conflicts and dealing with them properly when they do arise by implementing best practices in sport management. This one-hour webinar will be delivered in English on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (EDT), and in French on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (EDT).


Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee 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 athlete 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 a 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 comes up with.

Value: $2000 – 2 grants available

Applications are due by November 15, 2020More information on how to apply here.