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Fighting for the soul of skiing

Winter is an elemental part of the Canadian soul. Ice and snow. Wayne Gretzky and Nancy Greene. The Habs and the Crazy Canucks. Pierre Harvey and the Quebec Air Force.

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Champions School On The Streif

Dr. Michael Huber President, Kitzbuhel Ski Club A-6370 Kitzbuhel, Austria Dear Michael: I knew this day would come. The Streif is an old friend. A venue we always looked forward to. A track that was honest, tough, brutally fair and … Continue reading

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Calgary 2026?

Each winter, the Calgary region hosts up to seven annual World Cup events. Another four winter sports stage World Championship or quadrennial World Cups. Alberta is home to eight of the twelve winter National Sport Organizations. Canadian Sport Institute Calgary … Continue reading

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Time to stand up for our athletes, for sport.

The revelations of poor behavior in our world of sport and been pretty steady over recent months. Sadly, the focus goes off the real victims: Clean athletes. 99% of athletes. The hard-working communities of sports people who volunteer their time … Continue reading

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Bravo Larisa. Thank you.

The wise athlete knows best. Larisa Yurkiw has proved this both on and off the snow throughout her remarkable career. Continue reading

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Follow-up: The Sport and Education Pathway.

My post of August 4th resulted in feedback that prompted further reflection. It appears I was not clear about who finances an action plan for sport and education. As the purpose of my posts are to prompt discussion and reflection, … Continue reading

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When Does Canada Get Serious About Sport and Education?

Throughout the recent Pan-Am Games in Toronto, again and again we heard about Canadian athletes attending NCAA schools. This spring saw some 15 Canadian athletes opt to attend NCAA ski racing programs, in what one US College coach called “a … Continue reading

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