Local Nordic Ski Volunteer honoured with National Award

Nordiq Canada, the national sports governing body for cross country skiing recently honoured Chris Serratore, NTDC Thunder Bay Board chairperson, with one of three national Volunteer of the Year Awards. These awards recognize individuals who have made significant achievements in the regional or national development of cross-country skiing. Chris’ involvement in the Thunder Bay ski scene started over 20 years …

Athlete Intro – Max Mahaffy

Q. How long have you been skiing? 5 years Q. What is your hometown and home club? Walden Cross Country in Sudbury, Ontario Q. Why do you like skiing?  The positive environment and fun people. Q. Are you going to school?  Or working?  Tell us about that. Studying Biochemistry at Lakehead University and working part time at Mountain Warehouse.  Really enjoying both. Q. …

Athlete Intro – Sophie Tremblay

Introducing SOPHIE TREMBLAY Q. How long have you been skiing? I’ve been skiing for 14 years. Q. What is your hometown and home club? I’m from Ottawa, coached by my dad, and started skiing competitively with Nakkertok two years ago. Q. Any special memories about your early days in skiing? Skiing for cookies and racing my brother for hot chocolate. Q. Early competitions? …

Athlete Intro – Shaylyn Loewen

Next up for our athlete introductions is SHAYLYN LOEWEN.  This is Shay’s third year with the NTDC team.  This winter Shay competed in Vuokatti Finland as part of Team Canada at the 2021 FIS Junior/U23 World Championships.  Shaylynn hails from Parry Sound and her home club is Georgian Nordic. How long have you been skiing? I’ve been skiing for 12 years. Any special memories about your …

Athlete Intro – Graham Ritchie

Athlete introductions continued….. GRAHAM RITCHIE, another NTDC veteran, National Ski Team member, and member of Team Canada for the FIS U23 Championships, and Period 3 World Cups.  Home Club: Georgian Nordic from Parry Sound, ON Q. How long have you been skiing? I’ve been skiing for around 16 years now. My parents first put me on skis when I was about 6 years …