July 29, 2021

Thursday, July 29, 2021 (Canmore, Alberta) – Alberta Alpine is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the Class of 2021, to be indicted into Canadian Rockies Ski Racing Hall of Fame.

Carrying on what has become a very special event for the Canadian ski racing community, the Hall of Fame selection committee will welcome nominees in four categories:

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

Ski racing in the Canadian Rockies has grown through the vision and determination of our many passionate leaders. These efforts have lifted in our athletes to proudly represent Canada, including Olympic, World Championship and World Cup medals. Hard working volunteers, officials and staff 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.

Many of our builders have come from other countries, other parts of Canada as well as from our local ski clubs, to establish some of the most successful ski clubs in our country, to influence major events, to guide our sport internationally, to guide our athletes towards international success and to build strong athletic pathways that form the solid foundation of our athlete pathway.

This is your chance to bring forward an individual you feel is deserving of recognition by the Ski Racing Family.

The Class of 2021 will be recognized at the “Highest Peak Gala”, scheduled for this autumn. This year marks the 53rd 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. Our Alberta event is Canada’s longest-running annual 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, Pat Gillespie. “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 a strong sport programs across the province and Canada.”

Nominations will be accepted until August 31, 2021.

To nominate a deserving individual, provide a brief summary of no more than one page outlining the accomplishments and duration of commitment as well as contact information for both nominee and nominator. Email information to: memberservices@albertaalpine.ca

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For more information:

Canadian Rockies Ski Racing Hall of Fame

Email: memberservices@albertaalpine.ca

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