We are now into fall and the events calendar continues to become clearer and clearer. We now have the confirmed and final National and Ontario Cup Calendars and we have the tentative dates for the Quebec Cup races (which are to be finalized at the end of September). We continue to refine and confirm the dates for our local events. Please visit the calendar page for updates. More updates to come once we have all dates from Quebec final in September.
Finally it has arrived, the long awaited NCD banquet! This is an opportunity for everyone in the Gatineau and Ottawa regions to get together, eat some food and celebrate our collective success throughout the season across both Ontario and Quebec.
Date: Thursday April 24th Time: 5:30 to 10:00 pm. Dinner at 6 Location: Camp Fortune main lodge
TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED. Contact Carla at email@example.com to order send payment to 115 Hobart Cres, Nepean ON If you would like to order wine let Carla know.
Come on, out, invite your friends and family there will be a DJ for some post dinner dancing and fun! So far the following people are going:
Hennessy, Pouw, Tomlinson, Burns, Young, McClure, Schlatter, Sproule, Hornung, Howard, Kealey, Williams, Nicole, MacIntosh and more 19 adults and 16 children come on out 5 days left to order
Take a look at the NCD Series Results to see how you and your friends did!!! The last day to get tickets is April 18th. TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED
Club de Ski Chelsea Nordiq Ski Club is proud to invite you to the first annual Chelsea Super Sprint Jeunesse in conjunction with the Gatineau Loppet. It is going to be an exciting sprint race for young athletes with a challenging course full of fun bumps, jumps and turns. We will be constructing a sprint course in the heart of Chelsea near the Meredith Centre. This event celebrates youth and is focused on youth.
This race has been added to the NCD Race Series. In keeping with the focus on youth, the race categories are from PeeWee to Junior Boys/Girls. The race notices are attached.
For those who are unfamiliar with the CCC series of officials’ courses, this two-day course covers Level 1 and Level 2 and will address the different race formats and techniques, key race functions, Cross Country Canada Rules and Regulations, and will teach you how to interpret the rules for a specific level of competition, organize and officiate an interval start, pursuit, mass start and relay competitions and make organizational decisions which take into account the athlete and risk management issues. In short, you’ll be ready to give more to–and get more from–races, in any number of key volunteer roles! This certification is also a requirement should you wish to perform major second-level duties (e.g Chief of Course, Race Secretary).
Please note that the course is open to anyone age 14 years old and older. A CCC certification looks impressive on a student resume. Volunteering at events is a great opportunity to get high school volunteer hours.
At CCO’s 2013 AGM held this past weekend in National Capital District, membership fees were discussed and a motion was passed with respect to CCO membership fees for the upcoming season. The following table summarizes the 2013-2014 membership fee as well as the Skill Development Program (SDP) registration fee (as previously announced last year).
CCO membership fee1,2
Skill Development Program Registration Fee (announced in 2012-2013)
1. The only exception is children under the age of 6 who are NOT enrolled in a Skill Development Program
2. NCD, SOD, NOD and LSSD may levy a per member fee in addition to the CCO membership fee
Please note that the increase in CCO membership fees is necessary to continue to ensure the financial viability of CCO into the future. CCO had previously announced the Skill Development Program fee increase in 2012-2013 for the upcoming season. We understand that club planning is underway and wanted to advise you of fees for the coming season as quickly as possible. CCO membership fees will be reviewed over the coming year and subsequent season fees will be determined at CCO’s 2014 AGM to be held in the Southern Ontario District.
Just a reminder that the CCO Workshop and AGM will be held at the Madawaska Kanu Centre (MKC) near Barry's Bay, ON, over the weekend of 3 - 5 May 2013. Details of the weekend are provided in the invitation to the weekend found on the CCO web site:
There is a minimal level of funding available for transportation to MKC. Please contact me if you plan on attending the weekend for further details/coordination.
I highly recommend participating in this event. The workshops are informative, it's a good chance to interact with like minded people from across the province and attendance at the AGM provides you with first hand information on the issues and activities of the organization.
The final standings for the NCD Race Series have been posted here. Congratulations to all the winners for an excellent season!!
We apologize for the delay in getting the results posted. The effort aggregated these results was higher than expected (or necessary) as many race results posted used different categories than the NCD Race Series specified. This will be rectified for future race seasons.
The deadline for making reservations for the NCD Banquet (scheduled for Saturday April 13th) at Camp Fortune is Wednesday 9:00am so there is still time to make a booking. You can send an email to the NCD Treasurer (gibb.kevin at gmail dot com) with your reservation and bring your cheque to the banquet.