December 24, 2005
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The Defi Boreal 100K Loppet in Forestville Quebec By Devashish Paul

JANUARY 21, 2005
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NOVEMBER 22, 2004
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OCTOBER 25, 2004
Kanata Cross Country Ski Club and NCC Continue Ski Trail Agreement for 2005 Season (pdf document)

OCTOBER 9, 2004
Kanata Racers Train with Member of the National Cross-Country Ski Team (pdf document)

NOVEMBER 7, 2004
Kanata Cross Country Ski Club registration Sunday November 7th. 10am - 4pm Mlacak Centre.

APRIL 14, 2004
Five Kanata Racers went to the Canadian Junior National Championships in Cross Country Skiing during March break this year.  This was the culmination of a complete racing season in which all skiers raced in the 8 races of the Onario Cup series in a variety of venues throughout the province.  After accumulation of points in this series, 3 of our racers (Sven Niederhauser, Lisa McVicar and Julie McVicar) made the Ontario Development team.

This team in comprised of the top 44 skiers in all age groups across the province.  These three skiers in addition to Jessica Blenkarn and Danielle McVicar competed at the elite level representing Ontario at the Nationals.  We are very proud of our racers as our very small team came 17th overall out of the 67 participating teams in Canada!

Some highlights of the Nationals were:  the Challenge girls relay with Lisa, Julie and Danielle McVicar was mentioned as a first "family" relay at Nationals and came 5th overall; Sven Niederhauser came 8th in Junior boys in the combined pursuit; Julie McVicar came 7th in Juvenile girls the classic sprints; Danielle McVicar came 12th in the classic portion of the combined pursuit, and Lisa McVicar came 10th in the 10K skate race.
None of this could have been accomplished without the complete dedication and expertise of our coach, Heinz Niederhauser.


FEBRUARY 25, 2004
CLICK HERE for a copy of the KANATA XC SKI proposed constitution and bylaws 2004. (Microsoft Word Format)

CLICK HERE for a pdf version.


FEBRUARY 13,14,15, 2004
The Kanata Racers did quite well at the Keskinada over the weekend.  The following skiers won medals

Sprints on Friday:
Martel Douglas - first midget boy
5 km classic on Saturday:
Julie McVicar
- third woman overall
- first juvenile girl

Danielle McVicar
- first midget girl
50 km freestyle on Sunday
Dana Klassen
- second junior man
10 km freestyle on Sunday
Sven Neiderhauser
- first man overall
- first junior boy

Julie McVicar
- second woman overall

Danielle McVicar
- first midget girl

Lisa McVicar
- second junior girl

Martel Douglas
- second midget boy


FEBRUARY 14, 2004
The X-C.com racing team and Salomon Canada have teamed up to present the 2004 Skinny Ski Story Contest, a fun writing contest aimed at young skiing enthusiasts. Jackrabbits, Racing Rabbits and anyone who loves to ski (and is 13 years old or younger!) are invited to write and submit a story about HOW CROSS COUNTRY SKIING WAS INVENTED. CLICK HERE to download a pdf with all the details.


FEBRUARY 1, 2004
I have met many club members enjoying the groomed NCC trails at Corkstown road and Timm road trailheads.  Special thanks to Mike Duivenvoorden, our Jackrabbit co-ordinator/trails co-ordinator for persevering in the negotiations with the NCC, the campground authority and the City of Ottawa who provided the funds for the grooming.  The success of this endevour has been announced in the Kanata Kourier-Standard, with special thanks to Harris Kirby.  I also picked up a City of Ottawa pamphlet on cross country skiing at the Mooney's Bay ski centre where the NCC advertises well marked groomed ski trails in both the east and west end of Ottawa thanks to the efforts of both the Orleans club and the Kanata Club. 
Dena Schanzer
President, Kanata XC Ski Club


JANUARY 22, 2004
To all Kanata Cross-Country Ski Club JackRabbit parents,

It seems that one pair of children's XC skis were accidentally switched with another similar looking pair during the lesson on January 17 - probably at break time. Could you please check your children's skis to see if they match the description of the "lost" skis below?

Found: one pair of Splitkein Lillehammer STEP skis 160 cm in length, rented/purchased from Fresh Air Experience.

Lost: one pair of Splitkein Lillehammer STEP skis, less than 160 cm (140 perhaps?) rented from Trailhead.

If you have the "lost" skis, and think the "found" skis are yours, please phone me at 599-9511, or email me at jstring@magma.ca, and I will arrange for you to contact the owner of the lost skis to arrange for an exchange.

May I also suggest to all parents that you label your childrens' skis? If you don't want to blemish the finish of the skis with a black marker, you can stick a white mailing label on the ski and then write on that.

Thanks very much,
James Stringham
JackRabbit leader level 1 ("Green Twisters")


JANUARY 16, 2004
For a PDF file of the Outaouais Ski Festival Calendar of events Winter 2004 Click here. In it you will find a calendar of activities put together under an "Outaouais Ski Festival" umbrella, a X-C Ski Marketing Tool to promote Outaouais x-c events to visitors and locals and increase viability of the events and partners. Please distribute or forward as you may see fit. Thank you and good ski.




2006 National XC Ski Championships



2005-2006 Results so far...

Friday Mar. 10th, 2006
Skiers left the friendly confines of Lappe Nordic Ski Centre on Thursday for the warmth and slush of Thunder Bay’s city streets for a "Sprint to the finish".

Members of the Canadian cross-country ski team talk strategy Thursday after practising in downtown Thunder Bay.

Read about it in the Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal.


Thursday Mar. 9th, 2006
Quebec skiers continue to shine at Nationals. This time around, Daria Gaiazova is getting the job done while on a national stage in Thunder Bay.

Lappe Nordic Ski Club member Timo Puiras, foreground, crashes on the first hill Wednesday. Read the article in the Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal.

Saturday Jan. 22nd, 2006
Kanata Racers competed in the Nakkertok Invitational Classic Race. Nine athletes competed in an overall field of approximately 150 and came away with 6 medals, 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze... More information available at Zone4.

Thursday Jan. 5th, 2006
HAYWOOD NorAm/Sprint MADSHUS/ATOMIC Cup at the Centre de Biathon Myriam-Bédard in Valcartier Quebec. Kanata Racers Team results include Kate Brennan - 1st Junior A Women 10 km. Classic... More information available at Zone4.

Friday Dec. 30th, 2005
Ontario Cup #1 Classic Mass Start. Kanata Racers Team results include MArtel Douglas- JUV Boys 1st; Danielle McVicar - JUV Girls 1st; Kate Brennan - JR Women 1st and Sven Niederhauser - JR Men 2nd... More information available at Zone4.

29 December 2005
Ontario Cup #1 Skate Sprints. Kanata Racers Team results include Martel Douglas - JUV Boys 1st and Kate Brennan - JR Women 1st.

18 December 2005
2005 Silver Fox NCD Points Race (Skate Style). Kanata Racers Team results include Sven Niederhauser - JR Men 1st; Ari Niemi - Masters Men 3rd; Danielle McVicar - JUV Girls 1st; and Julie McVicar - JR Girls 1st & Jessica Blenkarn - JR Girls 2nd.

27 November 2005
Kanata Racers' Kate Brennan takes 1st Place finish in Sovereign Lake, Vernon BC, 2005 NorAm Freestyle Sprints.

26 November 2005
Kanata Racers' Kate Brennan takes 6th Place finish in Sovereign Lake, Vernon BC, NorAm Pursuit 2005 Junior Women Classic Skate Mass Start


NOVEMBER 22, 2004
Click here for information on an Introduction to Community Coaching Workshop for Cross-Country Ski Coaches

NOVEMBER 7, 2004
The Kanata Cross-Country Ski Club is having a XC Ski Swap and Sale in conjunction with winter program registration Sunday afternoon November 7th in Hall C at the Mlacak Centre. (pdf document)

NOVEMBER 29, 2004
An introduction to Community Coaching Workshop for Cross Country Coaches (Adobe Acrobat Document)

NOVEMBER 7, 2004
XC Ski Swap & Sale. Sunday November 7th. 12pm - 4pm Mlacak Centre.

MARCH 14, 2004
Nakkertok's annual Thea's Race scheduled for Sunday, March 14, 2004. CLICK HERE to download a pdf with more information.


MARCH 14, 2004

Register on-line at www.chelseanordiq.ca
Cost: $10.00 per person

Camp Fortune,
Chalet des érables, Chelsea QC.


FEBRUARY 28, 2004
The Kanata Cross Country Ski Club Annual General Meeting is at 7:00 pm on Saturday February 28th at the Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Drive, Kanata. All members are encouraged to attend. CLICK HERE to download a pdf with more information.

CLICK HERE to download the meeting agenda in pdf format.


FEBRUARY 7, 2004
Gatineau Park Field Trip

When: Saturday February 7, 2004
Meet at the NW CEGEP Parking Lot at 1:30


Where: Gabrielle Roy de L'Outauoias CEGEP, Boulevard Cite' de Jeunnes, Gatineau (Hull)

  1. 417, exit at Pinecrest, North on Pinecrest to Carling Avenue, Right on Carling Avenue to Western Parkway, Western Parkway to Island Park Drive, Left onto Champlain Bridge, Right onto Tache' Blvd (@ tee intersection), Left onto Ch. de la Montagne (first left), first left after the Parkway underpass onto Cite' de Jeunnes, the CEGEP is on the left, drive around the north side of the CEGEP to the back parking lot.

  2. 417 to Rochester exit, cross Rochester, and turn left onto Booth, follow Booth across the bridge at the Domtar Mill, first left onto Tache', follow Tache' and turn right onto Scott (just past the Shell Station), follow Lac des Fees Parkway, this road turns into Cite' des Jeunnes.

  3. Take King Edward across the Bridge to Hwy 5 in Gatineau, exit to Mont Bleu, take Mont Bleu west to tee intersection, turn right and the CEGEP will be on your left.

Costs: Day passes for adults and children over 12 are available at the entrance to the trails.

What to Bring: Dress for the weather. We will be outside for 2 hours or more, skiing on trails. There are areas of the trails that are sheltered by the wind but there are also areas not sheltered. A snack and something to drink. (There are not stop points or washrooms on the trails)

What will we be doing: Check with your leader. Each group may have its own plans but the intent is to ski the trails. We may throw in some lessons along the way.

Safety: Arrange a buddy system that every child has a buddy or two. Insure that there is one adult for no more than four children and that group stays together at all times. For everyone's protection an adult cannot be alone with a child unless that adult is the child's parent. When skiing trails arrange ahead of time for the entire group to meet at interval points. Do not head down side trails or turn back without letting the group leader know.


FEBRUARY 7, 2004
X-C Skiers,
For you last minute shoppers, here is a 50K [or 25K] X-C race just south of Watertown, NY.  I know this is a late notice, but with close to 3 feet of snow and trails in excellent shape, this Classic race might be a nice way to spend Saturday, February 7th.  It's only a week away, so look it up on our web site at: www.tughillskiclub.com .  I hope some of you can make it.
p.s. Next winter will be our 25th anniversary; see you then for sure.


FEBRUARY 1, 2004
Lanark Loppet - a Classic 2, 5 and 10 km event. Sunday Feb 1, Register at Timber Run Golf Club 9:30- 10:30, Start at 11:00.

For directions to Timber-Run, Click here (gif format)
For a registration form, Click here (Microsoft Word Format)

For further information contact Tom Shoebridge 613-259-2452

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