CLUB COACH JOB OPENING

CLUB COACH JOB OPENING Location: Wesley Clover Park, Ottawa, ON and other locations in the local area (including Gatineau Park) Organization Kanata Nordic is a non-profit, community-based organization run by volunteers. Established in 1979, it is dedicated to promoting life-long activity, fitness and enjoyment of the outdoors through a variety of cross country-ski programs offered in a family-friendly club environment. Kanata Nordic offers learn-to-ski and racer training programs for young ... More

2017 President’s Report & AGM Meeting Minutes

2017 President’s Report by Marlene Alt More snow, more members, more skiers on the trails, more volunteers, bigger events, and a cozy cabin with roaring fireplace. That could sum up the year we’re just wrapping up. In our second full season at Wesley Clover Parks, we engaged in a coordinated flurry of efforts to deliver value to our members and to day skiers, and to prepare for the future. Front and center was relocating our main base to the campground area (usually referred to by ... More

XC Ski Nation – Video Technique Tips

From Cross-Country Canada XC Ski Nation, launched in 2016, is an online membership site for cross-country skiers who want in-depth, up-to-date information about Nordic ski technique as practiced by the top skiers in the world. CCC and XC Ski Nation will co-produce new skiing technique and drill videos for the joint benefit of XC Ski Nation members and NCCP coaches. The new videos will be available to XC Ski Nation members within the larger XCSN Course Library. NCCP coaches registered with ... More

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