Athlete Intro – Julian Smith

This next athlete needs no introductions- JULIAN SMITH Q. What is your hometown and home club? I was born in Hamilton, ON at McMaster University and was raised in Oxenden, on the Bruce Peninsula. I was three when I shuffled my way down a snowy track for the first time and I joined Georgian Bay Nordic in Gr. 9. Q. Special …

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 …

NTDC COVID Chronicles Interview with Peter M

The guy who didn’t make the team (aka Peter Myllyma – NTDC  Board Member) Where are you now during the time of COVID?   Most days at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.  I work with the real heroes of the world, which includes housekeepers, physicians, nurses, dieticians, physiotherapists, porters, biomedical engineers and other professionals, too numerous to mention, who put the values and …