February 2008

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Winter 2008 issue of XCitation is now available Posted on Feb 28th, 2008

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Winter 2008 issueThe 2008 season is whipping by! Better late than never, the winter issue of XCitation is now available at the CANSI newsletter page.

In addition to a bio of CANSI co-founder Heinz Niederhauser, who sadly passed away while skiing in January, this issue has some reviews of the technical seminar from a first-timers’ perspective, a story about the telemark racing team in Quebec, and other news about your fellow instructors and x-country addicts in general.

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CANSI Pacific Scholarship Posted on Feb 12th, 2008

CANSI PACIFIC is pleased to be able to offer financial assistance to aspiring ski instructors and course conductors who demonstrate a commitment and enthusiasm to cross-country and telemark skiing.

There are five $200 scholarships available for the 2008 season.

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Heinz Niederhauser, 72: Baker and Athlete Posted on Feb 8th, 2008

Marty - Heinz, November 2007Chocolatier became leading cross-country ski coach

CAROL COOPER
Special to The Globe and Mail
February 7, 2008

Heinz Niederhauser never seriously strapped on cross-country skis until he was in his 30s. Once started in the sport though, he never stopped - all the way to the Olympics. Over a span of 35 years, he tested instructors, started ski clubs, co-founded the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors and served as head coach of the national cross-country team.

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