August 29, 2019

Call For Nominations to the Canadian Rockies Ski Racing Hall of Fame

Recognizing the Class of 2019

Wednesday, August 29, 2019 (Canmore, Alberta) – As Canadian ski racing celebrates the founding of the Canadian Ski Association in 1920, the Canadian Rockies Ski Racing Hall of Fame is calling on the ski racing community to nominate athletes, officials, volunteers and builders, so we may recognize the leaders who have built our sport.

To ensure appropriate recognition in our community to those who have invested countless hours of time and to ensure the sport continues to provide the resources and support to develop future champions, Alberta Alpine and the Friends of Alberta Ski Racing are calling for nominations for the Class of 2019 to the Canadian Rockies Ski Racing Hall of Fame.

Ski racing has grown through the vision and determination of our many volunteers. These efforts have lifted in Albertans to proudly represent Canada, including Olympic, World Championship and World Cup medals.  Volunteers have become indispensable supporters of our own annual World Cup as well as leaders within organizing committees at World Championships and Olympic Winter Games. Technical leaders have been part of the digital revolution. Coaches and Team alumnus have firmly established a culture of success and a pipeline that consistently gives thousands of young athletes the fundamentals of a life-long sport, a deep appreciation for the outdoors and mountain environment, the thrill of ski racing and a passion to aim to represent our country.

The Class of 2019 will be recognized at the “Highest Peak Gala” on October 30. This year marks the 51st year of this event, which was originally founded by Joe Irwin (2013 Honoured Lifetime Builder), Jack Simpson and Allister Ross, as a fundraiser supporting the 1968 Olympic Ski Team. It has become Canada’s longest-running ski fundraising event.

“The Canadian Rockies Ski Racing Hall of Fame is a truly meaningful way to honour those who have worked so hard for our athletes,” said Alberta Alpine President, Rob McClosky. “Every winter, thousands of young athletes get the chance to enjoy ski racing and to aim for the podium, thanks to the determined effort of our supporters. Through their hard work our athletes have developed into champions, life-long ski enthusiasts and good citizens. The leadership of our Honoured Inductees and so many more is a living example to all of us who aim to build strong sport programs across the province and Canada.”

Any member may nominate an individual in the following categories:

  • Builder
  • Volunteer
  • Official
  • Alberta Ski Team or Canadian Ski Team alumnus

 

Nominations will be accepted until September 22, 2019.

 

To nominate a deserving individual, provide a brief summary of accomplishments, as well as contact information for both nominee and nominator. Email information to: memberservices@albertaalpine.ca

 


 

For more information:

Canadian Rockies Ski Racing Hall of Fame

Email: memberservices@albertaalpine.ca

 

 

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