Calgary, Alta. (March 19, 2018) – The 2017-18 racing season is coming to a close and Alpine Canada is pleased to recognize the winners of the Audi 2018 Canadian Ski Racing Awards presented by Helly Hansen on outstanding contributions and performances this season. All nominees and winners of the awards showcase outstanding accomplishments in the Canadian ski racing community, from extraordinary volunteer dedication, performances on snow and contributions to one of Canada’s favourite pastimes.
The Selection Committee (available here: https://alpinecanada.org/awards ), has chosen the following athletes, individuals and organizations as this year’s recipients:
|Alpine Male Athlete of the Year||Dustin Cook|
|Alpine Female Athlete of the Year||Erin Mielzynski|
|Alpine Male Para Athlete of the Year||Mac Marcoux|
|Alpine Female Para Athlete of the Year||Mollie Jepsen|
|SX Male Athlete of the Year||Brady Leman|
|SX Female Athlete of the Year||Kelsey Serwa|
|Volunteer of the Year Award||Phil Wilson|
|Builder Award||Ed Champagne|
|Resort of the Year||Sunridge Ski Area|
|Club of the Year||Okanagan Ski Club|
|Coach of the Year - Senior Level||Serge Dugas|
|Coach of the Year – Grassroots||Jean-François Bernier|
|Minogue Award of Excellence||Mollie Jepsen|
Winners will be honoured at the 2018 Sport Chek National Tech & Ski Cross Championships at Red Mountain in Rossland, B.C. on Saturday, March 24, 2018.
“I would like to commend the whole Canadian Ski Community for their passionate and insightful nominations from volunteers to coaches and resort,” said Emily Brydon, Chair of the Selection Committee. “There were many deserving candidates for the awards this year; A true reflection of the power and beauty of our community. The performances by the athletes were outstanding this year and there were some very tight calls and debates as to the winners. Thank you to everyone who voted or submitted a nominee!”
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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.