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.
The Pretzel Sprint Race is open to all skiers 7 years of age and older. It is a Free Style sprint race that begins with a qualification race followed by a series of sprint heats.The qualification race will be timed.Results of heats will be based on relative finishing position.The intent of the race is to encourage participation and healthy competition in NCD Races at all levels by all member Clubs.Most athletes will participate in the qualification race and 2 heats.
Information is now online and registration is open for Kanata Nordic's Pretzel Race. The event takes place on Sunday Feb. 24 at the club's home base, the Bonnenfant Y Outdoor Centre.
The NCD banquet will be held on Saturday April 13 at Camp Fortune with a DJ dance to follow awards ceremony. The menu and pricing will be posted shortly.
As in the past, reservations should be sent to m by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) followed by your payment. I will send an email to you to confirm your reservation and receipt of your payment. Cheques should be made payable to the NCD and sent to me at 18 Evergreen Dr, Ottawa ON, K2H 6C7.
I will post attendees names on this web page so that people can coordinate. If you don't want your name posted, tell me so in your reservation.
Check out our NCD Banquet page for more details as they become available.
For the past five seasons Cross Country Ontario’s National Capital District has taken Nordic skiing and snowshoeing into schools. Through the XC Fast and Snowshoe Fast programs, several thousand school aged children have had the opportunity to participate and learn new winter activities. The program provides both equipment and instruction at schools or other facilities in the region. While the program has been a success, it has been in search of a home to ensure long-term sustainability.
Cross Country Ontario’s National Capital District and Nakkertok Nordic are pleased to announce their agreement to transfer the operations of the program to Nakkertok. With this agreement Nakkertok will ensure that the program serves the regions schools and ski clubs with a goal of growing the number of participants in winter sports over the long-term. Nakkertok will assume all program operational responsibilities including the management of the equipment inventory, renting the equipment to local ski clubs as needed and managing and delivering the XC Fast and Snowshoe Fast programs.
Long-time Program Director Geoff Tomlinson will remain as overall Program Director ensuring continuity in the program execution and delivery. Nakkertok is committed to achieving the goals of the program, encouraging children, youth and adults to get outside and enjoy winter!
Nakkertok Nordic (www.nakkertok.ca) is the largest cross country ski club in Canada with over 1400 members. Nakkertok is the Inuktitut word for “moving swiftly on snow”. Founded in 1971, the club is a volunteer community which welcomes everyone to enjoy the winter outdoors cross-country skiing or snowshoeing at our world-class facilities. The network of 75 km of expertly groomed trails is located on privately-owned lands in the Gatineau Hills and easily accessible within 20 minutes of downtown Ottawa.
Through recreational or competitive skiing Nakkertok members strive for excellence in skiing and in life. In 2012 The Nakkertok club won the overall Canadian national championships for the 3rd year in a row. In February 2013 the club will be site for the Haywood NorAm (FIS) Eastern Canadian Championship, an International Ski Federation (FIS) sanctioned event (see www.cecski.ca).
National Capital District of Cross Country Ontario is an umbrella organization representing the thirteen cross country ski clubs of Eastern Ontario. National Capital District provides club administration support and oversight, liaison and representation with Cross Country Ontario and coordinates the National Capital District race series on an annual basis.
Questions regarding the program, the National Capital District and Nakkertok can be directed to Steve Howard (Chair NCD) at email@example.com or Thom Lyon (VP Programs Nakkertok) at firstname.lastname@example.org.