Calgary, Alta. (April 11, 2017) – Canada’s largest youth ski racing event, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is kicking off this weekend in Whistler, British Columbia. Over 400 athletes and 150 coaches from more than 20 countries will land in Whistler, finding their way to the podium thanks to the support from event sponsors and the dedicated 300 volunteers. The Mackenzie Investments Whistler Cup races begin on Thursday, April 13th and Alpine Canada is pleased to unveil the athletes who have been selected to represent Team Canada.
Nine boys and nine girls from across the country were selected using criteria from three different events: U16 National Championships, Eastern Can-Ams and Teck U14/16 Westerns.
Dusan Grasic, Alpine Canada Domestic Director, is the Team Canada lead. Joining Grasic on the coaching staff is Jennifer Clarridge (B.C.), Milan Arsoviski (AB), Wayne Howard (ON), and Guillaume Taillefer (QC).
Special congratulations to all the Alberta athletes, their coaches and clubs on earning their place on 7 on Team Canada and 12 on Team Alberta for the 2017 MacKenzie Investments Whistler Cup.
|Bilodeau, Thomas||Equipe Elite Alpine et L’Estrie||Quebec|
|Laniel, Jeremy||EDLS – St- Sauver||Quebec|
|Puskas, Aaron||Norwesters – LSDA||Ontario|
|Profitt, John Daniel||Sunshine||Alberta|
|Van Soest, Gerrit||Vernon||BC|
|Sullivan, Elizabeth||Alpine Ski Club||Ontario|
|Brown, Sarah||Club de Ski Tremblant||Quebec|
|Hoshizaki, Tora||Nakiska Alpine||Alberta|
|Lebsack, Avery||Lake Louise Ski Club||Alberta|
Alpine Canada wishes good luck to all Team Canada athletes participating!
For more details about the Mackenzie Investment Whistler Cup, click here.