Lowering the barrier to winter fitness
Launched in February 2019, Kanata Nordic’s new community program aims to lower the barrier to winter fitness for all by introducing snowshoeing and cross-country skiing to Ottawa residents who would not otherwise access these activities.
We know that outdoor activity levels are much lower in winter, and how important fresh air, exercise and community are for physical and mental well-being. For many, the initial cost of equipment and not knowing how to start are deterrents, particularly amongst newcomers to Canada and and lower income sectors.
Thanks to a grant from the Ottawa Community Foundation, Kanata Nordic now has a modest fleet of skis and snowshoes. Coupled with our experienced and enthusiastic club volunteers, we welcome any community groups who are interested in one or two on-snow introductory sessions. These sessions are generally offered free of charge.
Please contact Kanata Nordic President Marlene Alt with any questions.