October 2006

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Bilingual Volunteers Needed Posted on Oct 21st, 2006

The small group of volunteers that is working with the website developers need help with getting the French version ready to go - the website itself has full support for both official languages, but the content needs to be added.

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CANSI Uniforms from Avalanche for Winter 2006-2007 Posted on Oct 19th, 2006

Avalanche, a Canadian manufacturer of high quality skiwear, is supplying the official uniforms for CANSI.

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National Seminars Posted on Oct 19th, 2006

The National XC (Nov 30-Dec 1) and Telemark (Dec 3-4) Seminars will be held at Silverstar, BC.

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XC Ski Your Best DVD Production Posted on Oct 19th, 2006

Although the production of the CANSI DVD began in 2004, its roots originated in 1976, the year CANSI was established. The film is based largely on the instructor’s manual, which has evolved considerably over 30 years. In 2004 CANSI Ontario was approached by XCZone to develop a DVD on technique. The added dimension of a film would match words with visual images and greatly aid those who are predominantly visual learners. This project also presented an opportunity to bring skating technique up to date by soliciting feedback from CANSI instructors, coaches and racers.

I had no prior experience in producing a film and I thought that we had everything to gain by forming a partnership with Dave McMahon from XCZone, a professional filmmaker and an elite cross-country skier. If we prepared the script, scheduled the instructors and got them to the film location, XCZone would produce the film.

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Karhu Pro Deal Closeout Posted on Oct 15th, 2006

Last season CANSI Ontario offered a Pro Deal on Karhu products. Due to changes in the ownership of Karhu, the distribution channel has changed, and at the present time, we can no longer offer this program. However, the previous distributor has a limited amount of demo XC and telemark and XC racing skis that they are offering to our members at a generous discount. Please contact info@ontario.cansi.ca for details.

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Ontario 2006-2007 Telemark Courses Posted on Oct 15th, 2006

We have the dates set for the courses we are offering for the 2006-2007 season. See the courses page. You can register for these courses on-line.

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Ski Touring in Norway (by Mark Simpson) Posted on Oct 4th, 2006

I knew I was a different place when I left the chrome and glass and urban Euro-bustle of Schipol Airport in Amsterdam and landed in Oslo, Norway. I was greeted at Gardermoen Airport with polished real wood floors, hewn beams and airport staff cruising around on push scooters instead of electric carts. This must be a nation that values natural environments and self-propelled locomotion! I had landed in the cradle of Nordic skiing. It had been a dream of mine since I discovered Telemark skiing to visit its birthplace and drink deeply of the mountain culture…

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Celebrating life of Michael Moran (1958-2006) Posted on Oct 2nd, 2006

Greetings all. In case you have not heard, it is with great sadness that I must inform you that Mike Moran - CANSI Ontario’s master course conductor, a very generous teacher and talented Nordic skier - has just passed away this Saturday morning (around 9 am) in Barrie’s hospital.

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Ontario Summer 2006 News (by Anne McRuer) Posted on Oct 1st, 2006

I am your new Communications Director. My role is to keep you up to date on the goings on of CANSI and how it supports you doing the sport you love.

The Ontario board held its Annual General Meeting in the middle of May. We wrapped up the details of the 2005-06 season and talked about our future.

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