Cross Country Alberta Nordic News Archive

October 1, 2004

  • CCA has a new website. Feedback wanted - Full Story
  • Kevin Yee resigns as CCA Treasurer - Full Story

  • Help still wanted for trail work at Lake Louise on Saturday and/or Sunday,
    Oct 2 & 3 - More Information

  • 15 athletes participate in the ADT Fall Dryland Camp - Full Story

  • Course Facilitator Training being held October 23-24 in Ft. Saskatchewan -
    More Information

  • Coaching Initiative Program, grants available! Deadline October 15 - More

  • Calgary's 42nd Annual New& Used Ski Sale, Oct 22-24 - More Information

  • Club Fundraiser - Project Podium Calendar - More Information


October 1

  • Cross Country Alberta wants feedback on their new website (back to top)

We've worked hard to improve our website so that it is easier to load and find information you want quickly. If you notice an error or have any general suggestions or comments, please, let us know!

On September 21 we officially had to say good-bye to CCA Treasurer Kevin Yee. Kevin has accepted a job that conflicts with his role here at CCA and consequently had to resign. We plan to keep him busy as a budget consultant and plan to get him out on skis yet! Thank you very much for your time and effort here Kevin, you will be missed.

  • Help still wanted for trail work at Lake Louise on Saturday and/or Sunday, Oct 2 & 3 (back to top)

Help us improve the Fairview Trail before the snow flies.
Help improve XC skiing in periods of low snow-pack.
Help your club’s early season ski camps and Winterstart weekend.

Meeting Places & Times, Car-pool Details:
1/ Lake Louise Government Parking Lot across from Deer Lodge at 10 am ready to work
2/ Car Pool from Calgary - Edworthy Park at 7:45 am Saturday or Sunday

Work Planned:
2 crews of 8 to 12 people working up to 2 km on the Fairview Trail from:
a/ the Moraine Lake Road / Fairview Junction at the east end
b/ the Government Parking Lot opposite Deer Lodge at the west end

Light work – brush cutting and pruning the rapidly growing shrubs and small Christmas trees.

Medium Work – moving and splitting deadfall logs to build up low spots on the trail.

Heavier Work – moving bigger logs to provide a good foundation for the trail. Also pick and shovel work to better level the trail.

What to Wear & Bring:
Because of the uneven, unimproved trail, stout hiking boots (preferably waterproofed) are essential. Bring good work gloves, preferably leather. Be prepared for hiking in the mountains in autumn!

Please bring the following if you have them (and identify your property with a felt pen): heavy shovels or garden spades, 24 inch bow saws, 9 inch folding pruning saws, large pruning shears.

Both the National Parks and Chateau will supply pulaskis and pick-mattocks

Sponsorship for refreshments:
Laggans Bakery is providing packed lunches, The Chateau is extending an invitation to the showers and hot-tub after work
Post-work refreshments and snacks are being finalised, overnight accommodation for Saturday will be arranged for volunteers.

Wilson Mountain Sports and other businesses are supporting this important trail work.

For more information and to register, please contact Alasdair Fergusson before 4 pm Friday at:

[email protected]   Tel: (403) 289-0386

  • 15 athletes participate in the ADT Fall Dryland Camp (back to top)

The first of the CCA fall camps took place last weekend, Sept 24-26 in the Calgary - Kananaskis area. The athletes, most of whom had been at the summer Swift Camp were able to compare test results with Corey at Peak Power. Excellent job to all as increases and improvements were made by everyone.

The ten ADT members;
Georg Jalkotzy, Dougal Owen, Kevin Sandau, Maggie Legere, Ketura Meyer, Hilary Schrama, Reid Hosford, Anthony Killick, Kassandra Legere, and Heather Griffith.

Five invitees
Maryann Heacock, Marlis Kromm, Graeme Killick, Curtis Merry and Matt Woynarowich.

The athletes kept CCA Sport Manager, Michael Neary, busy all weekend. Special thanks to Shawna Wegner, Dave Killick and Matthew Cummings for helping out at this camp.

  • Course Facilitator Training being held October 23-24 in Ft. Saskatchewan (back to top)

We are looking for course facilitators for the new revised NCCP courses.

The first level of Community Coach will be rolled out his fall and we are looking for strong leaders with the following credentials:

  • 3 or more ski seasons coaching experience with Jackrabbits

  • Jackrabbit coordinator or strong program organizational skills

  • Active participant or coach at ski races in the last 3 years

  • Full NCCP Level 2 certification

Other considerations:

  • Experience working with children

  • Other training - adult education, education degree, physical education/kinesiology degree/diploma, psychology

Course Facilitator training will be held October 23-24 2004 in Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Contact the CCA office for more information

  • Coaching Initiative Program, grants available! Deadline October 15 (back to top)

The purpose of the Above and Beyond grant is to provide support to coaches to pursue coach education or development opportunities. Specifically, this is intended for coaches that are in a unique situation (apprenticing, geographically isolated, disadvantaged) and that are experiencing extraordinary circumstances.
Maximum grant $1,500.00

The purpose of the Coach Visitation grant is to provide support to Provincial Sport Associations and their clubs to offset travel and
accommodation costs to host an out of province or out of country coach.
Maximum grant $2,000.00

For more information, contact Shona Schleppe, Sport Consultant at 780-422-7108 or through the Service Alberta Toll Free system at 310-0000.

For application forms:

  • Calgary's 42nd Annual New& Used Ski Sale, Oct 22-24 (back to top)


of Downhill & XC Equipment & Wednesday, Oct, 20 5:30 PM to 10 PM
Snowboards, Snowshoes & Clothing Thursday, Oct 21 5:30 PM to 10 PM

  • Easy access & parking included in admission fee.

  • An easy way to sell your used but good ski and snowboard gear & good, clean ski jackets, pants & suits.

  • We no longer accept old "Straight" DH & Wooden XC Skis or used helmets.

  • A fair evaluation by qualified volunteers, trained by local ski shops.

  • The lowest sales commission - 25% of sale price retained by sponsoring organizations.

  • Prompt payment to the public after Ski Sale on Sunday evening.

  • Option to sell your equipment at Half Price on Sunday, if not previously sold.

  • Bargain priced, safety inspected XC and Downhill Ski Gear, Snowboards & Clothing.

  • Cash, Cheque (With I.D.), Visa, Mastercard & Debit Cards Accepted.

  • Profits support these local community organizations:


    of New & Used Equipment, Friday, Oct 22 5 PM to 9 PM
    Ski & Snowboard Clothing Saturday, Oct 23 11 AM to 5 PM
    at Bargain Prices Sunday, Oct 24 11 AM to 3 PM


    of Selected Equipment Sunday, Oct 24 11 AM to 3 PM
    & Clothing

    RECLAIMING & PAYMENT Sunday, Oct 24 7:30 PM to 9 PM

    The Original CSC - CSPS New & Used Consignment Ski Sale Operated With the Support of Local Ski Shops & Ski Areas at a Very Convenient Location:

    Max Bell Centre
    Memorial Drive & Barlow Trail S.E.

    ADMISSION TO NEW & USED SKI SALE: Adults & Teens $5; Families $10
    Children (16 & under) Free if accompanied by an Adult

    SKI SALE TELEPHONE 282-4122 (24 hours for more information),

Project Podium is back for 2005, with an amazing selection of photos ranging from World Cup through to youth racing and back-country skiing! The 2005 calendar will feature the same attractive characteristics as the 2004 version:

* 14 months (November 2004 to December 2005)
* Large size (reduced a few cms in one dimension to accommodate Canada Post mailing rates)
* $15 retail price (plus GST)
* A coaching tip for each month
* World Cup and Canadian race calendar dates incorporated
* A "Countdown to 2010" - with salient landmark days annotated on the calendar

This means that a club can raise $1,400 by selling just 200 calendars as a fundraiser.

There is very little risk in the project as CCC undertakes to replace any unsold 2005 calendars with 2006 calendars when they become available. Just return the covers of unsold calendars to us and we will credit your account for next year.

If you have any questions feel free to call or email Dave Dyer or the National Office (1-877-609-3215 or [email protected]). Let's get out there and raise some money. The "Countdown to 2010" has begun. Please encourage the members of your club to stand up and be counted.

To view the calendar cover and for more information click here Cross <> Country Canada - Project Podium Calendar 2005

Remember, there are less than 2,000 days until the 2010 Games!