November 2007

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Fall 2007 issue of XCitation is now available Posted on Nov 30th, 2007

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Fall 2007 issueWinter is fast approaching, and as the snow comes, so do thoughts of skiing. To help you get in the swing, check out the fall issue of XCitation, now available online at the CANSI newsletter page.

This issue profiles CANSI founder and honourary member Sigge Bjorklund, and also contains tales from traveling CANSI members, recipes, pro tips, and other tidbits.

Any feedback, story ideas, photos and other comments are welcome – please send them to me.

Sherryl Yeager
XCitation Editor;

CANSI Ontario – Get Involved Posted on Nov 21st, 2007

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CANSI Ontario AGM, June 2007Do you you like to make some difference, learn and meet new people? Or are you a good writer and want to share your passion? If any of these sound true, than CANSI Ontario board is a good place to start.

The volunteers who keep the CANSI courses running in Ontario need some more help. Two of the positions have been left vacant this year.


CANSI 2007 AGM Announcement Posted on Nov 18th, 2007

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The 2007 Annual General Meeting for the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI) will be held on Saturday January 12, 2008 at Highlands Nordic, Duntroon (Collingwood area) Ontario ( All members are invited to attend. For further information please contact

An Occasion to Celebrate: Heinz and Marty Posted on Nov 18th, 2007

Marty - Heinz, November 2007Nordic skiing has come a long way over the last 35 years and much of that progress is due to the selfless work of the coaches and mentors who have devoted their lives to the sport. Two such men are Heinz Neiderhauser (Founding Father and Honourary Member of CANSI) and Marty Hall. The contribution made by these two consummate coaches was recently celebrated at a retirement party attended by numerous coaches and athletes who wanted to recognize the impact these icons had on the development of the sport from the National Capital Division to Provincial and National levels. Both of these men influenced the shape of Nordic skiing in Canada, having coached the Canadian National Team and mentoring many of the current coaches of the sport. Retirement for Heinz and Marty means a return to their beginnings as athletes and competitors. Watch for their names in future World Masters Competitions!

Quebec 2007-2008 Telemark courses (Updated) Posted on Nov 15th, 2007

The Quebec coordination committee is proud to announce the 2007-2008 Telemark course schedule.


Quebec 2007-2008 XC courses (Updated) Posted on Nov 15th, 2007

The Quebec coordination committee is proud to announce the 2007-2008 XC course schedule.


Nordic Ski Training Secrets for High Performance Posted on Nov 8th, 2007

Dear athletes and coaches,

Natural Fitness Labs and, leaders in “Clean Oxygen Fed Sport Cinematography” are excited to announce the World-Wide release of the breakthrough DVD Nordic Skiing Training Secrets for High-Performance Sport.

”..from an introduction to structured fitness training to a post-graduate course in sports physiology, psychology and pedagogy.”


Québecois, take part in the National Seminar! Posted on Nov 7th, 2007

The National Seminar will be held in the East this year. The Quebec coordination committee would like to have a strong presence from Quebec members this year.


New CANSI X-Country Classic-only Level I Certification Posted on Nov 6th, 2007

XC Skiing in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Winter 2007As a result of a proposal prepared by Mountain and Ontario regions, this September the CANSI Technical committee approved the implementation of a modular approach to the XC Level I instructor certification by introducing a XC Classic-only certification.

This XC Classic-only certification is designed to make CANSI Professional membership available to a larger audience. It is applicable to for school teachers, scout leaders, touring instructors, or instructors at classic-only resorts, who do not have any need to teach skating techniques and/or may themselves lack skating equipment and skiing skills.

Certified XC Classic-only instructors will have the same teaching training and expertise as other XC Level I instructors, and will have the full CANSI insurance coverage while teaching XC Classic skiing.


Ontario 2007-2008 XC Courses (Updated) Posted on Nov 3rd, 2007

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CANSI Ontario Course Conductor training weekend, Dec. 2006Greetings fellow skiers and instructors. Once again we look optimistically to the upcoming winter, setting new goals, and/or continuing to pursue elusive goals from years previous. As long as there is a hint of snow we will keep at it. Please keep checking this web site as course dates approach, since any course changes will be posted here as comments.

Bellow is a summary of all the Ontario XC courses planned for this season - including the newly approved Level III course. Here you can find direct links to the desired course pages from which you can easily register. However, If you know exactly what course your are looking for, simply select the appropriate course on the course page. For easier viewing, make sure you select the ON-Ontario and X-Country options.