January 2008

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CANSI Founding Father and Key Sport Builder Passes Away Posted on Jan 6th, 2008

Cross Country Canada regretfully announces the death of one its very dedicated sport builders. Heinz Niederhauser died suddenly while skiing at Duntroon on January 5th, he was there doing what he loved to do: coaching young athletes in the finer points of XC ski racing. Heinz spent his past 35 years as a passionate contributor to coaching and athlete development at all levels of our sport. He was a builder of clubs, the key developer of the Ontario Team, a valued mentor to a strong Coaching community and a leader in Canada’s National Ski Team program.


Example of a News Item with imbedded YouTube Player Posted on Jan 3rd, 2008

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This pages is an example of the code required for imbedding a YouTube Player. To get the code that is on the “Extended” tab, go to the YouTube page containing the video. Use the Embed “customize” (to the right of the player) to set whatever options you want, and , and copy the code from the “embed” box.


More XC courses added in Ontario to satisfy demand Posted on Jan 3rd, 2008

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The class is facing the storm at the end of the XC Refresher course at Highlands Nordic, Dec. 15-16, 2007After the very full XC Level I+II refresher course in mid December of 2007, and listening to your requests, we have added 3 more courses:

XC Level I Refresher (Ottawa)
XC Level I Certification (Ottawa)
XC Level II Preparation (Southern Ontario)

For summary of all 2007-2008 Ontario XC courses read this older news item.

Telemark Instructors Wanted - Ottawa Area Posted on Jan 3rd, 2008

Freeheelers United (FHU) is the largest community of Telemark Skiers serving Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. We are seeking new instructors to add to our roster and would appreciate hearing from you


New X-Country Ski Videos from CANSI's Keith Nicol Posted on Jan 3rd, 2008

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Keith Nicol has created some popular new x-country ski videos for the YouTube market. So far there has been good response on his free skate video and diagonal stride without poles video. Both videos are 3 minutes long so are quick and easy to view. The videos are top ranked so are easy to find. Keith plans on adding more YouTube content shortly. Keith Nicol (CANSI X-C Level IV - Tele Level III) teaches Winter Outdoor Pursuits at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook and runs CANSI courses in Atlantic Canada.