ALPINE CANADA LAUNCHES 2017 NATIONAL AWARDS PROGRAM

ALPINE CANADA LAUNCHES 2017 NATIONAL AWARDS PROGRAM

Calgary, Alta. (February 1, 2017) – Alpine Canada announced today, a call for nominations for the 2017 Canadian Ski Racing Awards, presented by Helly Hansen, recognizing outstanding performances and contributions in Canada Ski Racing.   

The Canadian Ski Racing Awards enables Canadians to vote for their favourite and most deserving alpine, para-alpine and ski cross national team athletes.  Fans may vote online at http://www.alpinecanada.org/awards.   

Alpine Canada’s 2017 Canadian Ski Racing Awards also recognizes impactful members of the ski racing community as a whole, including coaches, volunteers, clubs and ski resorts nationwide.

The 2017 Canadian Ski Racing Awards categories are as follows:

Athlete of the Year: Male & Female (Alpine, Para-Alpine, Ski Cross)
Fan Favourite
Coach of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Minogue Award of Excellence
Ski Racing Club of the Year
Ski Resort of the Year
Builder of the Year

Visit alpinecanada.org/awards to view this year’s athletes, nominees and the criteria for submissions.

Canadian Ski Racing Award winners will be selected by a Committee, representing athletes, media, ski resorts and other stakeholders.  The Committee will chaired by Emily Brydon, former member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team.   Joining Brydon on the Selection Committee will be the following individuals:

Emily Brydon – Chair
Gordie Bowles 
Kelly Vanderbeek
Shannon Sullivan
Louis-Pierre Helie
Paul Pinchbeck
Joanna Magee

The selection criteria for each category can be found here alpinecanada.org/awards.

March 5th, 2017 marks the final day for voting and nominations. Winners will be announced at an awards gala hosted at the 2017 Sports Experts Canadian Championships, to be held in Mont-Tremblant on March 25th.

Public Voting and Nomination process

All votes and nominations must be submitted through the following site: www.alpinecanada.org/awards.  

Nominations for Builder of the Year should be forwarded to Ashley Shantz directly as noted below.

Contact Information

Ashley Shantz

Manager, Communications and Media Relations

E: ashantz@alpinecanada.org

T: 587-226-3007

ABOUT ALPINE CANADA

Alpine Canada is the national governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in Canada. With the support of valued corporate partners along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship and World Cup medallists to stimulate visibility, inspiration and growth in the ski community.

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