Volunteer Opportunities on Club Executive

  As we continue to enjoy the last few skis of the season we are already looking to planning next season. The club AGM will take place on March 27 where the membership will vote in the 2017-18 Club Executive. Kanata Nordic is entirely run by volunteers and the leadership of the Club Executive. Being part of the Executive is a great opportunity to help shape the club, learn governance, build skills, meet other club members and work on a collaborative team. Open Executive position... More

Annual General Meeting of Kanata Nordic – March 27, 2017

The Annual General Meeting of Kanata Nordic Ski Club (Kanata Cross-Country Ski Club) will be convened on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Ottawa Public Library, Beaverbrook Branch, on Teron Road, Kanata, on the ground floor in Room B. The main item of business is the election of members of the Executive for the 2017-18 year. Candidates must be club members (current memberships are valid until Dec 31, 2017) and nominations may be made by any adult club member. As of this date the ... More

Invitation to Ski on Parliament Hill Wednesday February 15th

Dear Ski Friends, Please come and ski with us on Parliament Hill on Wednesday February 15th at 12 noon until about 1 pm to promote National Health and Fitness Day. Senator Nancy Greene Raine will be joined by fellow Senators, MPs, Ottawa youth, Olympians/Paralympians and a very special guest for a friendly nordic ski on the famed grounds in front of the Parliament buildings. This unique event is being held in partnership with the Nakkertok Nordic Club and XC Ski Fast (skixcfast@nakkerto... More

KN Para-Nordic program at opening of the Sir John A Macdonald Winter Trail

Post by Kanata Nordic Para-nordic skier Maria Borys On Monday January 9 we were invited to represent the Para-Nordic program at the opening of the Sir John A Macdonald Winter Trail from the Canadian War Museum to Westboro Beach. Three of us - at different levels of ability - were there in support of Para-skiing: Troy, Rajiv and myself. The beginning was a bit challenging, there was no one to meet us at the Parking and the museum was closed for maintenance this week, so we were questioning ... More

First Skijoring Fundamentals Clinic a Success

The Mush Larose Association skijoring racers who train at the Kanata Nordic trails offered a skijoring fundamentals clinic on Sunday, December 4th, at the Wesley Clover campgrounds. The clinic was attended by 9 participants interested in teaching their dogs to skijor. They were familiarized with the harnesses and lines used for the sport and given pointers on finding the appropriate size and style of harness for their dogs. That was followed up with some practice exercises to teach the dogs ... More

Skijoring Teams Back to Train at Kanata Nordic for the 2016/17 Season

The Mush Larose Association skijoring racers are happy to be back to train at the Kanata Nordic trails for the 2016/17 season. This year the training times have changed to Wednesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00pm and Sunday mornings from 8:00am to 10:00am. Again this year the skijorers will be taking steps to minimize the impact on other trail users. Signs will be placed at trail heads to let other users know they are on the trails.Teams will be limited to only 1 dog, the teams will be ... More

Jan 15 (next Sunday) Is the 2017 Kanata Nordic Sprint (Pretzel) Race

Snow is ready, the course is ready, are you ready to attend the 2017 installment of the Pretzel Race? Our club has grown a lot, that means keeping all the volunteers extremely busy. Registration in zone4 will be ready when it is approved to be publish. But you can plan ahead to check out the race notice this year following the link to race notice. See you at Wesley Clover Parks, 401 Corkstown road, Nepean. More

First step to get ready for the season: Register!

With the first snow fall recently skiing is certainly on our minds now. Lots of work is underway on new initiatives, improvements and continuing the things you like best about Kanata Nordic as we embark on our second season calling Wesley Clover Parks home. We have listened to all the valuable feedback members shared in the summer survey and it has played an important part in planning for the season. Last week we had a General Meeting to vote on contracting full-time Club Coach, this ... More

Want to lead a conga line on skis? Opportunity to be a Bunnyrabbit or Jackrabbit Leader

Develop your skiing and help younger skiers learn to ski by becoming a trained coach and volunteering to be a leader. We are looking for leaders and assistant leader volunteers for our Bunnyrabbit and Jackrabbit programs. Only basic skiing skills are needed to start. For those who volunteer to be leaders or assistants for our ski programs and take the Introduction to Community Coaching or Community Coaching course Kanata Nordic will reimburse your training cost. Click here to view ... More

Volunteer at Ski Swap & Info Day

We are looking for some volunteers to help at our annual Ski Swap & Info Day. You will work alongside knowledgeable volunteers. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your club and get involved. Date:  Friday November 11 and Saturday November  12 2016 Location: John Mlacak Recreation Centre, Hall C, 2500 Campeau Drive, Kanata Various Volunteer tasks needed for the following hours: Friday November 11 2016 : 6:30 to 8:30 PM Saturday November 12 2016: 9: 30 am  to ... More

General Meeting of the membership, Wed. Nov. 2, 2016 at 7:00pm

Kanata Nordic proposed to hire a full-time club coach, on a contract basis, starting this coming season. Article 4.4 of our bylaws state that “any proposed expenditures that would exceed $5,000 shall be approved in advance by the membership at a General Meeting”. Because the coach’s contract value would exceed this limit, the Executive has organized a General Meeting. The General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Richcraft Recreation Complex Kanata, ... More